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He practices primarily in the areas of environmental litigation, toxic tort defense, environmental regulation, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Oil & Gas law. 

Laura R. Caviness, J.D. ’07, was named partner in the law firm Curry & Friend, PLC in New Orleans.  She practices in the areas of environmental and toxic tort defense; health care litigation, and medical malpractice defense.  She represents nursing homes and health care providers in litigation as well as medical malpractice claims and provides advice on legal and regulatory issues affecting their business.

Over 120 alumni of Jesuit law schools delivered a letter to Congressional leadership and the offices of Jesuit-educated members of Congress calling for passage of bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation.  Among the signatories are 22 professors and alumni of Loyola University College of Law.  The letter coincides with the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s historic address to Congress last September. 

Among the justices was Loyola alumna Jeannette Theriot Knoll, who will retire at the end of the year.

Professor Monica Hof Wallace says the winning paper was written for her Family Law Seminar class.  The award and $1,000 prize will be presented at the upcoming LSU Family Law Seminar.

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority's (NORA) Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Brenda M. Breaux, J.D. ’94, Executive Director.  The appointment, effective August 15, 2016, followed the appointment of outgoing Executive Director, Jeff Hebert, to the position of Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Orleans.  Breaux served as NORA's Chief Operating Officer since May 2012, where she was responsible for the day to day operations of the Agency.

Robert A. Kutcher, J.D. ’75, and Thomas M. Richard, J.D. ’83, have been named 2017 Super Lawyers.  Both are partners at Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais LLP.   Kutcher has appeared in Super Lawyers since 2008.  Richard appeared in 2007 and 2016.

Bryan Jeansonne, J.D. ’06, was honored with the Dr. W. Turrentine Jackson Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award at the 154th anniversary convention of Theta Xi fraternity in Minneapolis. The award is bestowed upon a member “committed to ensuring the highest level of accountability and achievement of the Chapter and its membership.”  He has served as chapter adviser of LSU’s chapter of Theta Xi since 2008.

The award is named in honor of the late Camille Gravel, a veteran trial attorney and a champion in the battle for civil rights and equal justice. 

Richard is a successful litigator in state and federal district courts whose experience extends to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

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