Criminal Justice Committee

Criminal Justice Committee


The mission of the Criminal Justice Committee is to develop programs and methods which most effectively allow the bar to work with the courts, other branches of government, and the public to ensure that the constitutionally mandated right to counsel is afforded to all who appear before our courts.

At the request of the Right to Counsel Committee, the LSBA Board of Governors approved a change in the name of the Right to Counsel Committee to the Criminal Justice Committee. The change was made to reflect the interest of the Bar and committee members to be inclusive of all participants when discussing Criminal Justice issues. This website will continue to reference the “Right to Counsel Committee” in regards to work accomplished prior to the name change.


2011 Criminal Justice Summit
The 2011 Louisiana Criminal Justice Summit was convened by the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Committee to help address the ongoing challenges faced by those working in Louisiana’s criminal justice system. At the first statewide Summit, attendees identified six topics that merited shared and immediate attention. After reviewing those topics, the Criminal Justice Summit Planning Committee identified funding as the issue which seemed most critical to maintaining a functional and effective criminal justice system in Louisiana. Funding has long been a challenge for many components of the criminal justice system. As the state faces serious budgeting challenges, improving the efficiency and accountability of the assessment, collection and distribution of fines and costs will serve to improve the funding outlook for the criminal justice system as a whole.
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2012 Criminal Justice Summit
The goal of the LSBA’s annual Criminal Justice Summit is to convene a diverse group of criminal justice community stakeholders in order to effectively address issues of shared concern. In planning the 2012 Summit, there was broad agreement among Committee members, including judges, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement and community organizations that Louisiana’s current expungement law and process are in need of study and reform. The 2012 Summit sessions were moderated by criminal justice leadership with the goal of addressing this important issue, arriving at consensus and developing to recommendations for the State Law Institute to consider as they review the current expungement law. Following a series of topical presentations, participants of the Summit engaged in small group dialogue to develop strategies for improving Louisiana’s expungement statutes.

Committee Members

Mr. Jarrett Philip Ambeau
Member
758 Royal St Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 395-0794
Fax: (888) 821-3163
Email: jarrett@ambeaulaw.com
Firm: The Ambeau Law Firm, LLC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. James E Boren
Member
830 Main St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5597
Phone: (225) 387-5786
Fax: (225) 336-4667
Email: jim@jamesboren.com
Firm: The Law Offices of James E Boren
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Graham Leaming Bosworth
Member
700 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 528-9500
Fax:
Email: gbosworth@bosworthtown.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Brandon Bonaparte Brown
Member
300 Fannin St Ste 3201
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 676-3600
Fax: (318) 676-3663
Email: brandon.brown@usdoj.gov
Firm: US Department of Justice
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Ms. Danielle N Brown
Member
400 Travis St Ste 2000
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-2220
Fax: (318) 221-2247
Email: dnbrownlaw@gmail.com
Firm: Caddo Parish Public Defender's Office
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Mr. Jason C Bruzik
Member
3000 26th St Ste D
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 342-4221
Fax: (504) 324-2277
Email: jason@thecivillawcenter.com
Firm: The Civil Law Center, LLC
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Derwyn Del Bunton
Member
2601 Tulane Ave Ste 700
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 821-8101
Fax: (504) 821-5285
Email: dbunton@opdla.org
Firm: Orleans Public Defenders
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Andrew M Casanave
Member
1032 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 436-1718
Fax: (337) 494-0370
Email: andycasanave@pdolaw.org
Firm: Public Defender's Office Calcasieu Parish
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

Mr. Anthony P Champagne
Member
504 Belanger St
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 873-6831
Fax: (985) 873-6574
Email: inddef@triparish.net
Firm: District Public Defender
Parish: terrebonne
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 32nd - Judicial District

Mr. Bradley D Cousins
Member
4333 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 421-1736
Fax:
Email: courtwatchnola@yahoo.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. John E DiGiulio
Member
1505 Fairmont St
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 383-7241
Fax:
Email: john.digiulio@manassehandgill.com
Firm: Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Hon. Jules D Edwards III
Member
800 S Buchanan St Ste 506
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 269-5708
Fax: (337) 269-5726
Email: judgeedwards@15thjdc.org
Firm: State of LA
Parish: lafayette
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Ms. Jean M Faria
Member
500 Laurel St Ste 300
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 219-9305
Fax: (225) 219-9326
Email: jfaria@lpdb.la.gov
Firm: LA Public Defender Board
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Julie Hayes Ferris
Board Liaison
525 Autumn Oaks Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (504) 982-9340
Fax:
Email: julieferris620@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Lisa Anne Freeman
Member
233 Saint Louis St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 389-3119
Fax: (225) 389-7604
Email: lfreeman@brgov.com
Firm: Baton Rouge City Court
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Burton P Guidry
Member
111 Concord St Ste B
Abbeville, LA 70510-4600
Phone: (337) 740-0834
Fax: (888) 332-4880
Email: burtonguidry@gmail.com
Firm: Burton Guidry & Associates
Parish: vermilion
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Ms. Jamie Rebecca Jacobs
Member
901 Lakeshore Dr Ste 1050
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 433-4405
Fax: (337) 433-4430
Email: bjacobs@waltsanchez.com
Firm: The Sanchez Law Firm, LLC
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

Mr. William L Kline
Member
504 Mayflower St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6419
Phone: (225) 342-1890
Fax: (225) 342-5338
Email: wkline@corrections.state.la.us
Firm: LA Dept of Public Safety & Corrections
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. James LeBlanc
Member
ATTN: BETH
P. O. Box 70804

Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (225) 342-0553
Fax: (225) 342-2486
Email: bnapoli@corrections.state.la.us
Firm: La. Dept. of Public Safety & Corrections
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Joseph Peter Lopinto III
Member
131 Airline Dr Ste 201
Metairie, LA 70001-2347
Phone: (504) 834-7676
Fax: (504) 834-5409
Email: lopinto3@aol.com
Firm: The Lopinto Law Firm, LLC
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Michael A Mitchell
Member
345 Grandpre St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 344-0300
Fax: (225) 344-0252
Email: mam_opd@bellsouth.net
Firm: 19th JDC Public Defender
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Monte T Mollere
Staff Liaison
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 619-0146
Fax: (504) 566-0930
Email: mmollere@lsba.org
Firm: LA State Bar Association
Parish: saint charles
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 29th - Judicial District

Mr. Michael Gerard Morales
Member
200 Derbigny St
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 361-2831
Fax: (504)361-2899
Email: mmorales@jpda.us
Firm: Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Hon. Robert H Morrison III
Member
PO Box 788
Amite, LA 70422
Phone: (985) 748-9445
Fax: (985) 748-6637
Email: rmorrison@21stjdc.org
Firm: State of LA
Parish: tangipahoa
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 21st - Judicial District

Hon. William A Morvant
Chair
300 North Blvd Ste 8101
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 389-4714
Fax: (225) 389-5692
Email: wmorvant@brgov.com
Firm: State of LA
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Francis X Neuner Jr
Member
1001 W Pinhook Rd Ste 200
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 237-7000
Fax: (337) 233-9450
Email: fneuner@neunerpate.com
Firm: Neuner Pate
Parish: lafayette
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Mr. Barry Singh Ranshi
Member
2700 Tulane Ave Sec J
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 658-9320
Fax: (504) 658-9321
Email: branshi@criminalcourt.org
Firm: Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Charles M Raymond
Member
13551 River Rd
Luling, LA 70070
Phone: (985) 308-1509
Fax: (985) 308-1521
Email: charles@raymondlaw.us
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: saint tammany
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 22nd - Judicial District

Mr. Jonathan Michael Rhodes
Staff Liaison
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 619-0148
Fax: (504) 566-0930
Email: jonathan.rhodes@lsba.org
Firm: LA State Bar Association
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Charles A Riddle III
Member
208 E Mark St
Marksville, LA 71351
Phone: (318) 253-4551
Fax: (318) 240-9000
Email: criddle777@aol.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: avoyelles
Board District: 6th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 12th - Judicial District

Mr. Charles R Scott II
Member
501 Texas St Fl 5
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6956
Fax: (318) 226-5900
Email: cscott@caddoda.com
Firm: Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Ms. Ann S Siddall
Member
4001 Carter St Rm 9
Vidalia, LA 71373
Phone: (318) 336-5526
Fax: (318) 336-9790
Email: annsiddall54@gmail.com
Firm: Concordia Parish District Attorney
Parish: concordia
Board District: 7th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 7th - Judicial District

Ms. Karelia Rachelle Stewart
Member
501 Texas St
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6998
Fax: (318) 226-6204
Email: kstewart@caddoda.com
Firm: Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Mr. Richard M Tompson
Member
521 Ridgewood Dr
Metairie, LA 70001-6125
Phone: (504) 554-9723
Fax:
Email: rtompsonpdo@yahoo.com
Firm: 24th JDC
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Henry C Walker
Member
441 Drexel Dr
Shreveport, LA 71106-2307
Phone: (318) 861-2895
Fax: (318) 861-2895
Email: hcw@walkerlyons.com
Firm: Walker & Lyons, LLP
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Ms. Ivy Wang
Member
1010 Common St Ste 1400A
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 529-1000
Fax: (504) 596-2241
Email: iwang@slls.org
Firm: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Sherry A Watters
Member
1010 Common St Ste 1950
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 799-4200
Fax: (504) 799-4211
Email: saw@obryonlaw.com
Firm: O'Bryon & Schnabel, APLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Jessica Michelle Westmoreland
Member
303 E Oak St
Amite, LA 70422
Phone: (985) 215-1867
Fax:
Email: westmorelandlaw@gmail.com
Firm: 21st JDC Public Defender
Parish: tangipahoa
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 21st - Judicial District

Ms. Adrienne Kimberly Wheeler
Member
4035 Washington Ave Ste 203
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 383-5707
Fax:
Email: adrienne@jaclouisiana.org
Firm: Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Hon. Laurie A White
Member
2700 Tulane Ave Sec A
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 658-9130
Fax: (504) 658-9131
Email: law@criminalcourt.org
Firm: State of LA
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Robert Michael White
Member
301A Main St
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: (504) 297-5291
Fax: (504) 297-5157
Email: robertwhite@25thda.org
Firm: Plaquemines Parish District Attorney
Parish: plaquemines
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 25th - Judicial District

Mr. Jon Wool
Member
546 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 593-0936
Fax:
Email: jwool@vera.org
Firm: Vera Institute New Orleans
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish



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