Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee


The mission of this committee is to assess the level of racial, ethnic, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability diversity within all components of the legal profession in Louisiana; to identify barriers to the attainment of full and meaningful representation and participation in the legal profession by persons of diverse backgrounds; and to propose programs and methods by which the LSBA can most effectively work to remove those barriers and achieve greater diversity.

In addition to the chairperson and members appointed by the President, the following persons shall serve as ex-officio members of the Committee: the deans of all four Louisiana law schools or their designees; the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana or his/her designee; a designee of the Louisiana Supreme Court, which individual shall either be a member of the Court or a lawyer member of the Court's staff; and one member each from the federal and state judiciary. To ensure the knowledge and understanding required for the success of this committee while also providing for sufficient turnover of committee members, a minimum of one-third and a maximum of two-thirds of the committee shall be reappointed each year.  (Added June 27, 2005; amended January 23, 2010; amended January 17, 2015)


To link to the LSBA By-Laws, please click here.
To link to the LSBA Strategic Plan, please click here.



Diversity Committee Members

Ms. Andrea Maria Agee
Member
7214 Saint Charles Ave
Campus Box 902

New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 861-5590
Fax:
Email: amagee@loyno.edu
Firm: Loyola University College of Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Denia Sylve Aiyegbusi
Member
755 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 581-5141
Fax: (504) 566-4012
Email: daiyegbusi@dkslaw.com
Firm: Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Marcus Allen Augustine
Member
2030 Donahue Ferry Rd
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone: (318) 484-7723
Fax: (318) 484-7685
Email: marcus.augustine@cleco.com
Firm: CLECO Corporation
Parish: rapides
Board District: 6th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 9th - Judicial District

Mr. Jeremy Christopher Lee Babers
Member
211 Burt Blvd
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: (318) 965-0630
Fax:
Email: attorneyjbabers@gmail.com
Firm: 26th Judicial District Public Defender Office
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Mr. Paul Stephen Tuano Balanon
Ad Hoc
2500 Lou Menk Dr Ste AOB3
Fort Worth, TX 76131
Phone: (817) 352-1567
Fax:
Email: paul.balanon@bnsf.com
Firm: BNSF Railway Company
Parish:
Board District: Out of State
Judicial District: Out of State

Mr. Troy Nathan Bell
Co-Chair
7341 Spring Lake Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 243-1285
Fax:
Email: troybelllaw@aol.com
Firm: Troy N Bell, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Hon. Roland L Belsome Jr
Member
410 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130-2199
Phone: (504) 412-6098
Fax: (504) 412-6101
Email: rbeljr@gmail.com
Firm: Louisiana Supreme Court
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Terese M Bennett
Member
909 Poydras St Ste 1400
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 525-7200
Fax: (504) 581-5983
Email: tbennett@midrid.com
Firm: Middleberg Riddle Group
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Corinne Shelov Beth
Member
935 Gravier St Ste 600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 571-9681
Fax:
Email: beth_corinne@yahoo.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Jackson B Bolinger
Member
Caffery Plaza
4023 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste 100

Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 988-7240
Fax: (337) 852-9145
Email: jack.bolinger.l7zq@statefarm.com
Firm: Leah B Guilbeau and Associates
Parish: lafayette
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Ms. Dominique Ruth Bright-Wheeler
Member
Legal Dept
7933 Preston Rd Town Center

Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (972) 372-8413
Fax: (504) 533-5636
Email: dominique.bright-wheeler@capitalone.com
Firm: Capital One
Parish:
Board District: Out of State
Judicial District: Out of State

Mr. George W Britton III
Member
510 Pine St
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: (318) 323-8277
Fax: (318) 387-9576
Email: gewabriii@aol.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: ouachita
Board District: 7th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 4th - Judicial District

Ms. Christine Theresa Changho Bruneau
Member
650 Poydras St Ste 2810
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 568-9393
Fax: (504) 524-1933
Email: cbruneau@csa-lawfirm.com
Firm: Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Kristen L Burge
Member
145 Robert E Lee Blvd Ste 408
New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: (504) 288-2000
Fax: (504) 288-2099
Email: kristen@beahm.com
Firm: Beahm & Green, LLC
Parish: saint tammany
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 22nd - Judicial District

Mr. James D Caldwell
Ex-Officio Member
122 N Cedar St
Tallulah, LA 71282
Phone: (225) 326-6769
Fax: (225) 326-6796
Email: taylorc@ag.state.la.us
Firm: LA Attorney General's Office
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. I J Clark-Sam
Member
720 Travis St
Shreveport, LA 71112
Phone: (318) 222-7186
Fax:
Email: i.j.clark-sam@hotmail.com
Firm: Legal Services of North Louisiana
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Ms. Genia Coleman-Lee
Member
1011 Lakeshore Dr Ste 402
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 436-3308
Fax: (337) 433-2523
Email: gcolemanlee.law@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish:
Board District: Out of State
Judicial District: Out of State

Ms. Sandra Diggs-Miller
Member
639 Loyola Ave Fl 26
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 576-5334
Fax: (504) 576-2106
Email: smille3@entergy.com
Firm: Entergy
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Dana Marie Douglas
Member
701 Poydras St Ste 5000
New Orleans, LA 70139
Phone: (504) 556-4097
Fax: (504) 539-7097
Email: dmdouglas@liskow.com
Firm: Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Alex Selico Dunn Jr
Member
1020 Nunez St
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 810-8631
Fax:
Email: legalcounselasdunnjr@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Derrick Edwards
Member
1615 Poydras St Ste 1250
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 592-4600
Fax: (504) 592-4641
Email: dedwards@uwmlaw.com
Firm: Usry, Weeks & Matthews, APLC
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Ms. Monique M Edwards
Member
1323 Orlando Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Phone: (225) 923-3837
Fax: (225) 929-8925
Email: edwards.law.group@gmail.com
Firm: The Edwards Law Group, LLC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Krystle Marguerite Ferbos
Member
1100 Poydras St Ste 3700
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: (504) 599-8191
Fax: (504) 599-8124
Email: kferbos@frilot.com
Firm: Frilot, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Micah John Fincher
Member
201 Saint Charles Ave Ste 5100
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
Phone: (504) 582-8464
Fax: (504) 589-8464
Email: mfincher@joneswalker.com
Firm: Jones Walker LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

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

Mr. Demarcus Johnathan Gordon
Ad Hoc
400 Poydras St Ste 1812
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 343-7768
Fax:
Email: demarcus.gordon@kellyhart.com
Firm: Kelly Hart & Hallman
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Scherri Neewana Guidry
Member (Private)

Ms. Erin Guruli
Member


Phone: 225-578-4055
Fax:
Email: erin.guruli@law.lsu.edu
Firm: LSU Law Career Svcs.
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Kandace Runita Hamilton
Member
Office Of Institutional Equity
200 Broadway St

New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 862-8083
Fax: (504) 862-8220
Email: khamilt3@tulane.edu
Firm: Tulane University
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Joseph Henry Hart IV
Member
1615 Poydras St Ste 1300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 592-0691
Fax: (504) 592-0696
Email: jhart@kuchlerpolk.com
Firm: Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Crystal Marie Heine
Member
200 Derbigny St Ste 3200A
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 365-3394
Fax: (504) 365-3397
Email:
Firm: Bureau of Administration Adjudication
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Paul Damon Hesse
Member
61025 Highway 1091
Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: (985) 643-2413
Fax: (985) 649-5830
Email: paul@joneslagarde.com
Firm: Jones Lagarde, LLC
Parish: saint tammany
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 22nd - Judicial District

Mr. Nicholas John Hite
Member
701 Loyola Ave Ste 201
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 252-0678
Fax: (504) 592-4009
Email: nicholas@hitelawgroup.com
Firm: The Hite Law Group LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Mary Louise Jackson
Member
1515 Ford St
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-0822
Fax: (318) 226-0822
Email: mljack43@aol.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Hon. Bernette Joshua Johnson
Ex-Officio Member
400 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130-8102
Phone: (504) 310-2350
Fax: (504) 310-2359
Email: bjohnson@lasc.org
Firm: Louisiana Supreme Court
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Daisy Gurdian Kane
Member
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: (504) 842-4003
Fax: (504) 842-4822
Email: daisy.kane@ochsner.org
Firm: Ochsner Health System
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. Derrick D Kee
Member
900 Ryan St Ste 403
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Phone: (337)347-6108
Fax: (337) 347-6118
Email: thekeelawfirm@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

Ms. Arlene D Knighten
Member
47026 Scott Dr
Hammond, LA 70401-7323
Phone: (985) 345-6616
Fax: (985) 429-8773
Email: aknighten@ldi.la.gov
Firm: LA Dept of Insurance
Parish: tangipahoa
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 21st - Judicial District

Ms. Lisha Charlene Landry
Member
1885 N 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 326-6400
Fax: (225) 326-6499
Email: landryl@ag.state.la.us
Firm: LA Attorney General's Office
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Malcolm Xerxes Larvadain
Member
626 8th St
Alexandria, LA 71301-7707
Phone: (318) 443-3533
Fax: (318) 445-4030
Email: larvadain@bellsouth.net
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: rapides
Board District: 6th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 9th - Judicial District

Hon. Quintillis Kenyatta Lawrence
Co-Chair
300 North Blvd Ste 2201
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 389-2562
Fax: (225) 389-5690
Email: qlawrence@brgov.com
Firm: 19th JDC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Genia C. Lee
Member
1125 Enterprise Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Firm: Attorney At Law
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

Mr. Wayne J Lee
Ex-Officio Member
546 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 593-0814
Fax: (504) 596-0814
Email: wlee@stonepigman.com
Firm: Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Kelly McNeil Legier
Member
654 Main St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-9978
Fax: (225) 342-8773
Email: kellylegier@aol.com
Firm: Division of Administrative Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Luis Arturo Leitzelar
Member
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 248-2136
Fax: (225) 248-3036
Email: lleitzelar@joneswalker.com
Firm: Jones Walker LLP
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Kellen James Mathews
Ad Hoc
450 Laurel St Ste 1900
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 336-5200
Fax: (225) 336-5220
Email: kellen.mathews@arlaw.com
Firm: Adams and Reese, LLP
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Claire McDaniel-Ojeh
Member
42144 Highway 931
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: (225) 622-2005
Fax:
Email: claire.m.ojeh@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. David D Meyer
Ex-Officio Member
6329 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 865-5937
Fax: (504) 862-8857
Email: Meyer@tulane.edu
Firm: Tulane Law School
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Lawrence W Moore S.J.
Ex-Officio Member
7214 Saint Charles Ave
Campus Box 901

New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 861-5739
Fax:
Email: lmoore@loyno.edu
Firm: Loyola University New Orleans
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Barbara Bourgeois Ormsby
Co-Chair
755 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 581-5141
Fax: (504) 566-1201
Email: bormsby@dkslaw.com
Firm: Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Elena M Perez
Member
1010 Common St Ste 1400A
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 529-1000
Fax: (504) 529-1009
Email: eperez@slls.org
Firm: Southeast LA Legal Services Corporation
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Mr. John K Pierre
Ex-Officio Member
9233 Cuyhanga Pkwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70815-1014
Phone: (225) 925-2383
Fax: (225) 771-5913
Email: jpierre@sulc.edu
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Tricia Renee Pierre
Staff Liaison
601 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 619-0129
Fax: (504) 566-0930
Email: tricia.pierre@lsba.org
Firm:
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Patsy Antoinette Randall
Member
911 Lee Ave Fl 5
Lafayette, LA 70502
Phone: (337) 231-5886
Fax: (337) 235-1354
Email: parandall@15thjdcda.org
Firm: 15th Judicial District Attorneys Office
Parish: lafayette
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Ms. Deidre Deculus Robert
Member
1885 N 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 326-6400
Fax: (225) 326-6499
Email: robertd@ag.state.la.us
Firm: LA Dept of Justice
Parish: pointe coupee
Board District: 6th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 18th - Judicial District

Mr. Michael Ray Robinson
Member
635 Barracks St
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 250-5540
Fax:
Email: rayrobin68@hotmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Chantell Marie Smith
Member
102 W Pujo St Ste 200
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 214-6800
Fax: (337) 491-2208
Email: csmith5@lwc.la.gov
Firm: LA Workforce Commission
Parish: calcasieu
Board District: 4th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 14th - Judicial District

Hon. Max N Tobias Jr
Ex-Officio Member
410 Royal St Fl 3
New Orleans, LA 70130-2199
Phone: (504) 412-6074
Fax: (504) 412-6077
Email: mnt@la4th.org
Firm: State of LA
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. James Thao Tran
Member
71380 Highway 21 Ste 104
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 893-6080
Fax: (985) 893-6090
Email: jtran@jttranlaw.com
Firm: J T Tran, LLC
Parish: saint tammany
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 22nd - Judicial District

Ms. Emily Christine Trostle
Member
1900 S Acadian Thrwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 303-5256
Fax:
Email: etrostle@ccdiobr.org
Firm: Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Rolando Roberto Urbina
Member
412 N 4th St Ste 102
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 400-5225
Fax:
Email: urbinalawfirm@gmail.com
Firm: The Law Offices of Rolando R Urbina & Associates LLC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Diana Elizabeth Velez
Member (Private)

Ms. Corinne Elizabeth Warren
Member
1631 Esplanade Ave Apt H
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (203) 414-5888
Fax:
Email: warrencorinne@gmail.com
Firm: 22nd Judicial District Public Defender
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Lori Allen Waters
Member
1615 Poydras St Ste 1300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 592-0691
Fax: (504) 592-0696
Email: lwaters@kuchlerpolk.com
Firm: Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. John Adam Womble
Member
Two Lakeway Center
3850 N Causeway Blvd Ste 1700

Metairie, LA 70002-8178
Phone: (504) 840-4900
Fax: (504) 835-3464
Email: john.womble.nj41@statefarm.com
Firm: Frederick A Miller & Assoc
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District



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