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. John N Adcock
Member
2001 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: (504) 233-3125
Fax: (504) 308-1266
Email: jnadcock@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Jarrett Philip Ambeau
Member
758 Royal St Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 395-0794
Fax: (225) 343-5018
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. Andre' Robert Belanger
Member
8075 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 383-9703
Fax: (225) 383-9704
Email: andre@manassehandgill.com
Firm: Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC
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. Richard John Bourke
Member
636 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 558-9867
Fax: (504) 558-0378
Email: rbourke@thejusticecenter.org
Firm: LA Crisis Assistance Center
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Anna Margaret Brown
Member
204 Burt Blvd Fl 5
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: (318) 965-2217
Fax: (318) 965-3765
Email: abrown@26jdc.com
Firm: 26th JDC
Parish: bossier
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 26th - 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. 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
909 Poydras St Ste 2400
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 589-9770
Fax: (504) 589-9970
Email: bcousins@barrassousdin.com
Firm: Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. John F DeRosier
Member
901 Lakeshore Dr Ste 600
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 437-3405
Fax: (337) 437-1957
Email: jderosier@cpdao.org
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

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

Mr. James T Dixon Jr
Member
500 Laurel St Ste 300
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 219-9305
Fax: (225) 219-9326
Email: jdixon@lpdb.la.gov
Firm: LA Public Defender Board
Parish: lafayette
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Ms. Amy Elizabeth Duncan
Staff Liaison
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 355-0980
Fax:
Email: amy.duncan@lsba.org
Firm: LA State Bar Association
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Ms. Jennifer B Eagan
Member
400 Royal St Ste 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 310-2616
Fax:
Email: jeagan@lasc.org
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

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
301 Main St Ste 700
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
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. Lisa Anne Freeman
Member
222 Saint Louis St Ste 902
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 389-3114
Fax: (225) 389-5554
Email: lfreeman@brgov.com
Firm: East Baton Rouge Parish Attorneys Office
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Meghan Maureen Garvey
Member
1100 B Milton St
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 343-7175
Fax:
Email: mgarvey@laccr.org
Firm: LA Center for Children's Rights
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Soren Erik Gisleson
Member
820 OKeefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113-1125
Phone: (504) 581-4892
Fax: (504) 561-6024
Email:
Firm: Herman, Herman & Katz, LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Nichole Mart Gray
Member
650 Poydras St Ste 1201
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 525-4649
Fax: (504) 525-4653
Email: nmg@jgmclaw.com
Firm: Johnson Gray McNamara, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

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

Mr. Anthony James Ibert
Member
303 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 822-1359
Fax: (504) 822-3861
Email: anthonyibert@jclawrence.com
Firm: J C Lawrence & Associates, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Mummi Suleiman Ibrahim
Member
4164 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 327-5289
Fax: (504) 327-5289
Email: mibrahim@iandalaw.com
Firm: Ibrahim And Associates, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Calvin Johnson
Member
5025 Willow St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 439-2514
Fax:
Email: fourwakes@aol.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Christy F Kane
Member
1615 Poydras St Ste 1000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 561-7312
Fax: (504) 566-1926
Email: ckane@appleseednetwork.org
Firm: LA Appleseed
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. William L Kline
Vice-Chair
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

Ms. Veronica Jean Lam
Member
712 Fairfield Ave
Gretna, LA 70056
Phone: (504) 457-8302
Fax: (267) 430-2278
Email: vjlamlaw@outlook.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - 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: joe@martinylaw.com
Firm: The Lopinto Law Firm, LLC
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Michael W Magner
Member
201 Saint Charles Ave Ste 5100
New Orleans, LA 70170
Phone: (504) 582-8316
Fax: (504) 582-8583
Email: mmagner@joneswalker.com
Firm: Jones Walker LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Hon. Anthony J Marabella Jr
Member
300 North Blvd Ste 8201
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 389-4722
Fax: (225) 389-8952
Email: amarabella@brgov.com
Firm: State of LA
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - 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

Ms. Mercedes Hardy Montagnes
Member
636 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 529-5955
Fax: (504) 558-0378
Email: mercedesm@thejusticecenter.org
Firm: Capital Appeals Project
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Hillar C Moore III
Member
222 Saint Louis St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 389-3412
Fax: (225) 389-5610
Email: hillar.moore@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

Mr. Michael Gerard Morales
Member
1101 W Saint Bernard Hwy
Chalmette, LA 70043
Phone: (504) 271-1658
Fax: (504) 279-2874
Email: mmorales@stbda.org
Firm: St Bernard Parish District Attorney's Office
Parish: saint bernard
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 34th - Judicial District

Hon. Robert H Morrison III
Member
PO Box 788
New Orleans, LA 70130
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

Ms. Sarah Lynn Ottinger
Member
636 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 529-5955
Fax: (504) 558-0378
Email: saraho@thejusticecenter.org
Firm: Capital Appeals Project
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Jee Yeong Park
Member
2601 Tulane Ave Fl 7
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 821-8101
Fax:
Email: jpark@opdla.org
Firm: Orleans Public Defenders
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

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 charles
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 29th - Judicial District

Mr. Jonathan Michael Rhodes
Member
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) 240-7217
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

Hon. David Alexander Ritchie
Member
1001 Lakeshore Dr Div E
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 437-3530
Fax: (337) 437-3332
Email: dritchie@14jdc.org
Firm: State of LA
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

Mr. Michael David Rubenstein
Member
First City Tower
1001 Fannin St Ste 1800

Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 651-2953
Fax: (713) 651-2952
Email: mdrubenstein@liskow.com
Firm: Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Parish:
Board District: Out of State
Judicial District: Out of State

Mr. Steven R Scheckman
Member
829 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 581-9322
Fax: (504) 581-7651
Email: steve@sswethicslaw.com
Firm: Schiff, Scheckman & White
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Carla Sue Sigler
Member
901 Lakeshore Dr Ste 800
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 437-3112
Fax: (337) 437-3306
Email: csigler@cpdao.org
Firm: Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

Mr. Stephen I Singer
Member
7214 Saint Charles Ave
Campus Box 902

New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 861-5681
Fax: (504) 861-5440
Email: sisinger@loyno.edu
Firm: Loyola University College of Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

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. 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. 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
102 Avenue G
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: (504) 297-5146
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. Samuel Hatfield Winston
Member
201 Saint Charles Ave Fl 49
New Orleans, LA 70170
Phone: (504) 582-8150
Fax:
Email: swinston@joneswalker.com
Firm: Jones Walker LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

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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