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Charles “Chuck” Bourque, Jr., J.D. ’90, Houma, La., retired from the Louisiana National Guard after nearly 30 years of service. During Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav, Chuck flew rescue and assist missions in south Louisiana and was one of the guardsmen who helped rescue survivors in the waterlogged areas of New Orleans after Katrina. As an attorney, Chuck specializes, in part, in maritime and aviation cases.

Carol A. Newman, J.D. ’84 was named one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year by The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). This is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education, and community involvement. Carol, who also does business as Newman Title Insurance Agency, lost her home and was displaced due to Hurricane Katrina. Not only did she survive and relocate to Baton Rouge, she expanded her private law practice with offices in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Erin Guruli, J.D. ’03 was named director of career services and employer relations for the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Previously, Erin served as a business development director for Special Counsel, a national, full-service legal staffing organization in Washington, D.C.

Full Press Release: http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2011/09/item35569.html
 

Whitford “Whit” Remer, J.D. ’10, Washington, D.C., is the policy analyst for Environmental Defense Fund’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration project. In this role, Whit works to advance EDF’s federal coastal restoration policy goals. His key responsibilities include monitoring and responding to congressional developments, securing adequate funding for restoration efforts, and preparing research to help increase public and decision-maker awareness of restoration efforts.

Morris Bart, J.D. ’78, New Orleans, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

Allan Berger, J.D. ’74, Metairie, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

Frank G. DeSalvo, Sr. ’65, J.D. ’68, New Orleans, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

For the entire article visit: http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/goods-and-services/Content?oid=1872115

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 (pjones@igotgordon.com) for a free copy of Who is Your Lawyer?

Full Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/11670097-confessions-of-faith-based-practice.html

 

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.

See news release for more information.

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, http://www.lsba.org/NewsResources/newsresources.asp?NewsID=743

 

 

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.

 

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