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Gordon McKernan, J.D. ’92, Baton Rouge, La., of Gordon McKernan Injury Lawyers, has written a booklet called Who is Your Lawyer? in which he tries to show that we all need representation from a higher source. Please feel free to contact the firm ( for a free copy of Who is Your Lawyer?

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M. Isabel Medina spoke on "The Continuing Impact of Race in Constructions of Citizenship in the United States," at Xavier University of Louisiana on Thursday, September 15 on a panel in recognition of Constitution Day on "Race, Citizenship and Civil Rights."

M. Isabel Medina addressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture in New Orleans at a lunch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 on "Challenges For Hispanics in Louisiana," on Thursday, September 15.

Harold J. Flanagan, have been named to the 2012 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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Paige Sensenbrenner, J.D. '87, Senior Partner in Charge of the Adams and Reese New Orleans office, has been selected as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a membership of about 800 attorneys adjudged and nominated by their peers and judges to be “outstanding in the field of advocacy,” honoring the role of trial lawyer in the justice system.

Membership is by invitation only which is proceeded by a rigorous screening process that considers the lawyer’s ability, experience, accomplishments and ethical standards as assessed by trial lawyers and judges.

Richard Leefe, JD’74 was announced as the Louisiana State Bar Association President-Elect for the 2012-13 year and President for the 2013-14 year.  For more information see,



The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has announced that the 2011 recipients of the Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship are law students Sharonda Childs, Jervonne Newsome and Bobbi Roquemore.

Ms. Roquemore, who is in her second year at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, will be a summer associate in the Firm's New Orleans office. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Marquette University and was a journalist for ten years at prominent publications prior to entering law school.

Dawn Tezino Jones, J.D. ’01, Kingwood, Texas, a shareholder with MehaffyWeber, was elected chair of the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section and chair of the 25th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference to be held in February 2012. Dawn is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Louisiana and practices in the firm’s premise liability, personal injury, and labor and employment areas.


Sharon Bridges, J.D. ’94, current General Counsel and immediate past vice president of the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers and judges, joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as a litigation partner in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi office.


Majeeda Snead, J.D. ’84, clinical professor in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law, was one of five local African-American women recently honored by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.

Bryan Haggerty ’80, M.B.A. ’90, J.D. ’99, was appointed city attorney for Slidell, La. Bryan has been a practicing attorney in Slidell since 1995.  See full press release:



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