Lawyers in Transition Committee

Lawyers in Transition Committee


The mission of the Louisiana State Bar Association Lawyers in Transition Committee is to:

  1. Study the present rules and practices regarding curatorships of lawyers’ practices;
  2. Study and design a method for preserving the practice oflawyers and protecting their clients for those lawyers who are unable to temporarily practice, either voluntarily or involuntarily as a result of disability due to health, or arising out of the disciplinary process;
  3. Study and design a voluntary method of designating a successor or other transitioning process for a lawyer’s practice in advance of any disability or death;
  4. Provide for a method of involuntary intervention for those lawyers who suffer a severe age-related impairment to protect the clients and deliver assistance to the age-impaired attorney.



Committee Members

Ms. Mathile W Abramson
Member
II City Plaza
400 Convention St Ste 700

Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 387-0999
Fax: (225) 388-9133
Email: mathile.abramson@keanmiller.com
Firm: Kean Miller, LLP
Parish: ascension
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 23rd - Judicial District

Mr. Jesse H Bankston Jr
Member
634 Troutbeck Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-1994
Phone: (225) 767-6875
Fax: (225) 389-8957
Email: jbankston@ebrda.org
Firm: East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Patricia Rino Bonneau
Member
420 Highway 1085
Madisonville, LA 70447
Phone: (985) 845-1352
Fax: (985) 845-1778
Email: pbonneau@bellsouth.net
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: saint tammany
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 22nd - Judicial District

Ms. Aneatra P Boykin
Member
Lasalle Bldg
617 N 3rd St Fl 10

Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 219-5600
Fax: (225) 381-7271
Email: aneatra.boykin@la.gov
Firm: LA Board of Ethics
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Lawrence Joseph Centola
Member
338 Lafayette St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 581-9065
Fax: (504) 581-7635
Email: lcentola@mbfirm.com
Firm: Martzell & Bickford
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. I J Clark-Sam
Member
514 Oregon Trl
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: (504) 366-4782
Fax:
Email: i.j.clark-sam@hotmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish:
Board District: Out of State
Judicial District: Out of State

Mr. Anderson Oliver Dotson III
Member
450 Laurel St Ste 1400
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 346-4044
Fax: (225) 346-4025
Email: dotsonfirm@gmail.com
Firm: East Baton Rouge Parish Attorneys Office
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Geralyn P Garvey
Member
1133 Sena Dr
Metairie, LA 70005
Phone: (504) 838-0191
Fax: (504) 838-0191
Email: ggarvey@cox.net
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. William B Gaudet
Member
One Shell Square
701 Poydras St Ste 4500

New Orleans, LA 70139
Phone: (504) 581-3234
Fax: (504) 566-0210
Email: billy.gaudet@arlaw.com
Firm: Adams and Reese, LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Barry H Grodsky
Board Liaison
1100 Poydras St Ste 2100
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: (504) 599-8535
Fax: (504) 599-8501
Email: bgrodsky@taggartmorton.com
Firm: Taggart Morton, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Cheri Cotogno Grodsky
Staff Liaison
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130-3481
Phone: (504) 619-0107
Fax: (504) 598-6753
Email: cgrodsky@lsba.org
Firm: LA State Bar Association
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Rometra Tullier Gunnels
Member
1885 N 3rd St Fl 4
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 326-6449
Fax: (225) 326-6498
Email: gunnelsk@ag.state.la.us
Firm: Dept of Justice
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Lauren A McHugh
Member
400 Royal St Ste 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 310-2622
Fax: (504) 310-2587
Email: lmchugh@lajao.org
Firm: LA Supreme Court
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. John H Musser IV
Member
201 Saint Charles Ave Ste 2500
New Orleans, LA 70170
Phone: (985) 809-7670
Fax: (985) 892-4608
Email: jmusser@bellsouth.net
Firm: Law Office of JHM
Parish: saint tammany
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 22nd - Judicial District

Mr. Charles B Plattsmier
Member
4000 S Sherwood Forest Blvd Ste 607
Baton Rouge, LA 70816-4374
Phone: (225) 293-3900
Fax: (225) 293-3300
Email: chuckp@ladb.org
Firm: LA Attorney Disciplinary Board
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Joseph A Prokop Jr
Member
628 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5801
Phone: (225) 387-2277
Fax: (225) 387-2499
Email: joe@prokoplaw.com
Firm: Joseph A Prokop Jr & Associates
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Kristi Wagley Richard
Member
301 Main St Ste 1400
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 382-3704
Fax: (225) 343-3076
Email: krichard@mcglinchey.com
Firm: McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Hon. Sheva Meshawn Sims
Member
1244 Texas Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 673-5878
Fax: (318) 673-5845
Email: sheva.sims@shreveportla.gov
Firm: State of LA
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Mr. Edward J Walters Jr
Chair
12345 Perkins Rd Bldg 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 236-3636
Fax: (225) 236-3650
Email: walters@lawbr.net
Firm: Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District



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