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Barrett R. Stephens, J.D. ’07, has joined the New Orleans firm of Lewis & Caplan as an attorney. Mr. Stephens specializes in Civil Litigation with a concentration in Catastrophic Personal Injury, 18 Wheeler Accidents, Company/Commercial and Other Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Property Damage, and Other Personal Injury and Death Litigation in State and Federal Courts.

The Honorable Perry Nicosia, J.D. ’92, has been elected District Attorney of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Nicosia is the first new district attorney of the parish's 34th Judicial District in more than 30 years. Nicosia resigned as judge on the 34th Judicial District Court, Division C in August in order to qualify for the district attorney race.

Jessie Schott Haynes has joined Helis Oil & Gas Co. LLC as Deputy to the President – Civic & Philanthropic Affairs. Jessie was formerly the program director for Louisiana Appleseed and a former associate with Galloway, Johnson, Tomkins, Burr & Smith

While at Loyola, Jessie was Vice-President of the Student Bar Association and was honored with the President’s Award for Excellence. 

Judge John J. Molaison, Jr., ’83 (general studies), J.D. ’86, has been named to the faculty of the National Judicial College, considered the premier training ground for judges in the United States.

Robert A. Kutcher, J.D. '75 (cum laude), has been named by his peers to be included in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation.

Rene Paysse Jr., J.D. ’91, has been promoted to partner at Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse. Paysse specializes in Trucking and Transportation Litigation, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Defense and Coverage Litigation, General Casualty, Federal and State Workers' Compensation, and Commercial Litigation. 

Maurice C. Ruffin, J.D. ’03, has joined the firm of Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse

Mr. Ruffin is a commercial litigator and trial attorney. He has represented clients in hundreds of civil matters, including insurance coverage and casualty disputes, surety and construction matters, complex torts, workers compensation proceedings, medical malpractice litigation, mediations, and appeals.

Cristin F. Bordelon (J.D., 2005) has joined the firm of Leake & Andersson, L.L.P. as an Associate. Her practice will focus primarily on products liability and insurance defense.

During her time at Loyola, Cristin participated in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and served as President of the Association of Women Law Students from 2004-2005.

Ralph J. Aucoin, Jr., J.D. ’07, has joined the firm of Perrier & Lacoste in New Orleans as an Associate. His practice has included personal injury litigation, insurance coverage, first-party property coverage, third-party disputes, bad faith/extra contractual, civil rights litigation, intellectual property, general civil litigation, contracts, premises liability, and products liability.  


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