Legislative Advocacy

Legislative Advocacy


The mission of the Legislation Committee shall be to: inform the membership of legislation or proposed legislation of interest to the legal profession; assist the state legislature by providing information on substantive and procedural developments in the law, disseminating information to the membership, identifying resources available to the legislature, and providing other appropriate non-partisan assistance; and advocate for the legal profession and the public on issues affecting the profession, the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services.

2014 Legislative Session Meeting Dates and Deadlines

  • Friday, February 28, 2014: Bill prefiling deadline for Louisiana legislators
  • Monday, March 10, 2014:  Louisiana legislative session convenes
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014:  LSBA Legislation Committee’s First Meeting; Baton Rouge, La.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014:  “Five Bill” Deadline for Louisiana legislators
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014 LSBA Legislation Committee’s Second Meeting; Hyatt Regency, Celestin Room "A," 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, La. (open meeting); starting 9AM
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014: LSBA’s Board of Governors meeting, immediately following Second Meeting;New Orleans
  • Monday, June 2, 2014: 2014 Louisiana legislative session adjourns

The LSBA Wants Your Timely Input

The LSBA wants your timely input. Make your views known about any proposed legislation which falls within the LSBA’s purview, by contacting:
  • Any Legislation Committee Member;


Legislative Resources

Legislation Committee Members

Mr. Donald R Abaunza
HOD, 2014-2017
701 Poydras St Ste 5000
New Orleans, LA 70139-5099
Phone: (504) 581-7979
Fax: (504) 556-4108
Email: drabaunza@liskow.com
Firm: Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. B Scott Andrews
HOD, 2014-2017
8201 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1623
Phone: (225) 929-7481
Fax: (225) 924-4519
Email: sandrews@dueprice.com
Firm: Due, Price, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews, PA
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Paula Adams Ates
District 2, 2014-2017
13726 River Rd Ste A
Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone: (985) 764-9911
Fax: (985) 764-6222
Email: paa@ateslawfirm.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: saint charles
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 29th - Judicial District

Ms. Susan Brooke Barnett
At-Large, 2012-2015
4041 Essen Ln Ste 500
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 922-5110
Fax: (225) 922-5105
Email: brooke@longlaw.com
Firm: The Long Law Firm, LLP
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. James E Boren
HOD, 2014-2017
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. Charles C Bourque Jr
HOD, 2013-2016
4084 Highway 311
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 876-3891
Fax: (985) 851-2219
Email: cbourque@crescent-farm.com
Firm: Saint Martin & Bourque
Parish: terrebonne
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 32nd - Judicial District

Mr. Sye Joseph Broussard
HOD, 2012-2015
7605 Park Ave
Houma, LA 70364
Phone: (985) 868-4800
Fax: (985) 868-4899
Email: sye@broussarddovelaw.com
Firm: Broussard & Dove, APLC
Parish: terrebonne
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 32nd - Judicial District

Mr. Thomas C Cerullo
HOD, 2012-2015
One Lakeway Center
3900 N Causeway Blvd Ste 1045

Metairie, LA 70002-7285
Phone: (504) 831-6945
Fax: (504) 831-6946
Email: tccerullo@aol.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Hon. Sylvia R Cooks
District 3, 2012-2015
PO Box 3841
Lafayette, LA 70502-3841
Phone: (337) 235-2196
Fax: (337) 235-0026
Email: ebroussa@la3circuit.org
Firm: State of LA
Parish: lafayette
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Mr. Mark Aaron Cunningham
President-Elect
201 Saint Charles Ave Fl 50
New Orleans, LA 70170
Phone: (504) 582-8536
Fax: (504) 582-8583
Email: mcunningham@joneswalker.com
Firm: Jones Walker LLP
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Steven G Durio
HOD, 2014-2017
220 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 233-0300
Fax: (337) 233-0694
Email: durio@dmsfirm.com
Firm: Durio, McGoffin, Stagg & Ackermann
Parish: lafayette
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 15th - Judicial District

Mr. Marcus Eugene Edwards
District 3, 2014-2017
1550 Creswell Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-2135
Fax: (318) 222-6420
Email: marcus@msrlaw.com
Firm: Mayer, Smith & Roberts, LLP
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Mr. James Christopher Erny
District 2, 2013-2016
302 School St
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 580-4573
Fax: (985) 873-9534
Email: jce@jce-law.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: terrebonne
Board District: 3rd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 32nd - Judicial District

Mr. Val Patrick Exnicios
HOD, 2013-2016
1515 Poydras St Ste 1400
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 410-9611
Fax: (504) 410-9937
Email: vpexnicios@exnicioslaw.com
Firm: Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Louise Prosser Hines
District 2, 2012-2015
222 Saint Louis St Fl 5
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 389-3400
Fax:
Email: louise.hines@ebrda.org
Firm: 19th JDC District Attorney
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Ms. Shawn L Holahan
Staff Liaison
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 619-0153
Fax:
Email: shawn.holahan@lsba.org
Firm: Attorney at Law
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Craig F Holthaus
HOD, 2012-2015
618 Main St
Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1910
Phone: (225) 344-3735
Fax: (225) 336-1146
Email: fholthaus@dphf-law.com
Firm: deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge, LLP
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Keenan Kirk Kelly
Chair, HOD 2013-2016
137 Saint Denis St
Natchitoches, LA 71457-4635
Phone: (318) 352-2353
Fax: (318) 352-8918
Email: kkelly@cp-tel.net
Firm: Kelly & Townsend, LLC
Parish: natchitoches
Board District: 6th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 10th - Judicial District

Mr. Robert A Kutcher
Board Liaison
Two Lakeway Center
3850 N Causeway Blvd Ste 900

Metairie, LA 70002-8130
Phone: (504) 830-3838
Fax: (504) 836-9540
Email: rkutcher@chopin.com
Firm: Chopin, Wagar, Richard & Kutcher, LLP
Parish: jefferson
Board District: 2nd - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 24th - Judicial District

Ms. Loretta Larsen
Staff Liaison
601 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 566-1600
Fax: (504) 566-0930
Email: loretta@lsba.org
Firm: Louisiana State Bar Association
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Robert C Lehman
HOD, 2012-2015
204 Scotchpine Dr
Mandeville, LA 70471-2545
Phone: (985) 778-9891
Fax: (985) 845-4154
Email: lehman71@hotmail.com
Firm: Law Offices of Robert C Lehman, LLC
Parish: saint tammany
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 22nd - Judicial District

Mr. Andrew Tillman Lilly
District 1, 2012-2015
715 Girod St Ste 200
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 812-6388
Fax: (504) 539-4180
Email: andrew@atlpllc.com
Firm: Lilly PLLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Ms. Lynn Luker
District 1, 2014-2017
3433 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 648-6000
Fax: (504) 525-5599
Email: lynn.luker@llalaw.com
Firm: Lynn Luker & Associates, LLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Michael W McKay
HOD, 2013-2016
301 Main St Ste 1150
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 490-5811
Fax: (225) 490-5860
Email: mmckay@stonepigman.com
Firm: Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

Mr. Larry L Murray
LSBA Lobbyist
711 N 6th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 381-0127
Fax: (225) 381-0178
Email: larry@thecapitolgroup.net
Firm: The Capitol Group
Parish: east baton rouge
Board District: 5th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 19th - Judicial District

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

Ms. Marta Ann Schnabel
District 1, 2013-2016
1010 Common St Ste 1950
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 799-4200
Fax: (504) 799-4211
Email: mas@obryonlaw.com
Firm: O'Bryon & Schnabel, APLC
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish

Mr. Joseph L Shea Jr
President
401 Edwards St Ste 1000
Shreveport, LA 71101-5529
Phone: (318) 227-1131
Fax: (318) 227-1141
Email: jshea@bradleyfirm.com
Firm: Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Mr. Ronald J Sholes
HOD, 2014-2017
One Shell Square
701 Poydras St Ste 4500

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

Ms. Ann S Siddall
HOD, 2013-2016
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

Mr. Brad Edward Wilkerson
District 3, 2013-2016
Louisiana Tower
401 Edwards St Fl 10

Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 227-1131
Fax: (318) 227-1141
Email: bwilkerson@bradleyfirm.com
Firm: Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC
Parish: caddo
Board District: 8th - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: 1st - Judicial District

Mr. Jay Christopher Zainey Jr
HOD, 2012-2015
909 Poydras St Ste 1625
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (985) 876-7595
Fax: (985) 876-7594
Email: chris@williamslawgroup.org
Firm: Williams Law Group
Parish: orleans
Board District: 1st - LSBA Board District
Judicial District: Orleans Parish



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