LSBA 2018-19 Officers and Board of Governors Installed


The 2018-19 officers and members of the Board of Governors were installed June 7 during the LSBA’s Annual Meeting in Destin, Fla.

Barry H. Grodsky was installed as the 78th LSBA president by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. Grodsky is a partner in the New Orleans law firm Taggart Morton, L.L.C.

Robert A. Kutcher, managing partner in the Metairie law firm Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, L.L.P., was installed as 2018-19 president-elect. He will assume the presidency in 2019-20.

John E. McAuliffe, Jr., an attorney in the Metairie office of Frederick A. Miller & Associates, is beginning his second year of a two-year term as secretary. He also serves as editor of the Louisiana Bar Journal.

Shayna L. Sonnier, a partner in the Lake Charles law firm Hunter, Hunter & Sonnier, L.L.C., is beginning her first year of a two-year term as treasurer.

Dona Kay Renegar, a member in the Lafayette law firm Veazey, Felder & Renegar, L.L.C., will continue her service to the LSBA as 2018-19 immediate past president.

Dylan T. Thriffiley, assistant vice president of compliance and regulatory affairs for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, was installed as 2018-19 chair of the LSBA Young Lawyers Division.

Members of the 2018-19 Board of Governors also were installed by Chief Justice Johnson.

First District
• D. Skylar Rosenbloom, an associate in the New Orleans office of the law firm Fishman Haygood, L.L.P.
• Darryl J. Foster, a partner in the New Orleans office of the law firm Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, L.L.C.

Second District
• Stephen I. Dwyer, managing partner in the Metairie law firm Dwyer, Cambre & Suffern, A.P.L.C.

Third District
• Shannon Seiler Dartez, an attorney with the Glenn Armentor Law Corporation in Lafayette.

Fourth District
• J. Lee Hoffoss, Jr., a partner in the Lake Charles law firm Hoffoss Devall, L.L.C.

Fifth District
• Edward J. Walters, Jr., a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C.
• Valerie T. Schexnayder, a LSBA Distinguished Access to Justice Pro Bono Fellow and a mediator in Baton Rouge.

Sixth District
• Edward L. Tarpley, Jr., owner of the law firm Edward L. Tarpley, Jr., A.P.L.C., in Alexandria.

Seventh District
• Paul L. Hurd, sole shareholder in Paul Loy Hurd, A.P.L.C., and in Home Title Guaranty Co., both in Monroe.

Eighth District
• Patrick J. Harrington, an associate in the Law Offices of J. Dhu Thompson, A.P.L.C., in Shreveport.

At-Large Members
• Jermaine Guillory, section chief for the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge.
• Monique Y. Metoyer, an assistant district attorney and homicide screening chief for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport.
• Lynn Luker, of counsel in the New Orleans law firm Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, L.L.C.

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
• John M. Church, Baton Rouge, Professor of Law at LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Tulane University Law School
• Ronald J. Scalise, Jr., New Orleans, the A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law at Tulane University Law School.

Louisiana State Law Institute
• L. Kent Breard, Jr., an attorney in the Monroe law firm Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher, L.L.P.

House of Delegates Liaison Committee
• Chair Sandra K. Cosby, an associate in the Metairie office of Frederick A. Miller & Associates.
• Member Jeffrey A. Riggs, a partner in the Lafayette office of the law firm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, L.L.P.
• Member Shayna B. Morvant, managing partner of the law firm Beevers & Beevers, L.L.P., in Gretna.


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