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Council members are elected by mail ballot and internet voting of the members of the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division from their respective districts by majority vote. The term for Council Members is two years. The Council nominates at least one person for the positions of Secretary and Chair-Elect and solicits additional nominations from the members of the Young Lawyers Division. These officers are elected by majority vote of all members of the Young Lawyers Division by mail ballot and internet voting. Every third year, the Secretary and Chair-Elect must be a resident of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, or Plaquemines Parishes.

Current Young Lawyer Division Council

Chair

Ms. Dylan Tuggle Thriffiley
Dylan T. Thriffiley is assistant vice president of compliance and regulatory affairs for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. She received a BS degree, magna cum laude, in 2005 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her JD degree, cum laude, in 2008 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2008.

Dylan served as the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council chair-elect in 2017-18, secretary in 2016-17 and as a District 1 Council representative from 2012-16. She was a member of the 2010-11 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2011-12 Leadership LSBA Class. She is a member of the LSBA’s Committee on the Profession and the Bar Governance Committee. She also was a member of the Louisiana Bar Journal Editorial Board and serves on the board of trustees for the Louisiana Civil Justice Center.

She is a former president of the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. In 2015, she was named a Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” In 2016, she became certified in healthcare compliance.

In her community, Dylan is the volunteer coordinator for Hogs for the Cause, an organization which provides funding to families whose children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer.

She and her husband, Peter S. Thriffiley, Jr., have been married for six years and are the parents of two children.

Compliance and Privacy
1450 Poydras St Ste 100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 842-9323
Fax:
Email: dylan.thriffiley@ochsner.org

Chair-Elect

Mr. Scott Lehman Sternberg
Scott L. Sternberg is a partner at Sternberg, Naccari & White, L.L.C., in New Orleans, where he focuses on business and media matters. His media focus has involved litigation for newspapers, including The Advocate, and legal and legislative work for the Louisiana Press Association. He received a BA degree in journalism from Louisiana State University and his JD/DCL degree from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2010.

Scott has served as secretary and District 1 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council. He has served on the LSBA’s Public Information Committee, was a member of the 2012-13 Leadership LSBA Class and is a former member of the Outreach and Crystal Gavel Committee. In 2015, he received the LSBA’s Stephen T. Victory Memorial Award for most outstanding Louisiana Bar Journal article.

He serves as chair of the Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter’s Younger Lawyers Division and works with college students as a professional-in-residence at Loyola University’s School of Mass Communication. He serves on the board of the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education. He has been recognized as one of Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40,” as a Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and on New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list.

In his community, he serves on the board of the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce. Scott and his wife Breland are the parents of three children.

643 Magazine St Ste 402
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 324-2141
Fax: (504) 534-8961
Email: scott@snw.law

Secretary

Ms. Carrie LeBlanc Jones
Carrie L. Jones is a partner at Shows, Cali & Walsh, L.L.P., in Baton Rouge. She received a BA degree in mass communication in 2004 from Louisiana State University, an MBA degree in 2005 from Southeastern Louisiana University and her JD/BCL degree in 2008 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2008.

Carrie previously served as the District 5 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council. She has co-chaired the Richard N. Ware High School Mock Trial Competition, served as the Professional Development Seminar coordinator, chaired the Bridging the Gap Committee and served on the Awards Committee. She was a member of the 2013-14 Leadership LSBA Class.

She is a member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and chaired the board in 2017. She is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit. She also serves on the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Capital Area Community Partnership Panel.

In her community, she is a parishioner of St. George Catholic Church. She and her husband, Aaron Jones, have been married for seven years and are the parents of two children.

628 Saint Louis St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 346-1461
Fax: (225) 346-1467
Email: carrie@scwllp.com

Immediate Past Chair

Mr. Bradley Joseph Tate
Bradley J. Tate is tax manager for the firm of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, L.L.C. He received a BS degree in accounting in 2005 from Southeastern Louisiana University, his JD degree in 2008 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and an LLM in taxation in 2012 from the University of Alabama. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2009.

Brad has served as chair, chair-elect, secretary and the District 5 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council. He was a member of the 2011-12 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2012-13 Leadership LSBA Class. He has served on the Louisiana Bar Journal’s Editorial Board and on the LSBA’s Budget Committee.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) where he has served as chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s (YLD) Committee on Real Property, Estates and Trusts and the ABA YLD’s Committee on Taxation.

111 Veterans Blvd Ste 350
Metairie, LA 70005
Phone: (504) 585-4433
Fax:
Email: btate@cricpa.com

District One Representative

Mr. James Edward Courtenay
James E. (Jimmy) Courtenay is an attorney with The King Firm in New Orleans, handling all aspects of personal injury litigation. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2003 and a master’s degree in public administration in 2005, both from Louisiana State University, while playing football for the Tigers. He earned his JD degree in 2008 from Southern University Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2008.

Jimmy served as the District 1 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Council from 2013-15. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and the Jefferson Bar Association. He was recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2015-18 and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell (2014-18).

He and his wife Brittany have been married for eight years and are the parents of four children.

2912 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 909-5464
Fax: (800) 901-6470
Email: jimmy@kinginjuryfirm.com

District One Representative

Mr. Randy James Marse Jr
Randy J. (RJ) Marse, Jr. is an associate in the New Orleans office of Liskow & Lewis, A.P.L.C. He received his undergraduate degree in 2000 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2012 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2012.

R.J. is a member of the Federal Bar Association. He was recognized as Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2017-18 for commercial litigation. He and his wife Courtney have been married for five years.

701 Poydras St Ste 5000
New Orleans, LA 70139
Phone: (504) 581-7979
Fax:
Email: rjmarse@liskow.com

District Two Representative

Mr. Jeffrey David Hufft
Jeffrey D. Hufft is the sole member of Jeffrey D. Hufft, Attorney at Law, L.L.C., in New Orleans. He received a BA degree in psychology in 2003 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2009 from Loyola University College of Law. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2009 where he began his career as a criminal prosecutor for the State of Louisiana before opening his own firm in 2017.

Jeffrey serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education. He is a member of the Jefferson Bar Association and a member of the Jefferson Parish Alliance for Good Government.

In his community, he is the president of the Homestead Brockenbraugh Civic Association and is a coach of the Jesuit High School Mock Trial Team.

Jeffrey and his wife, Danielle Treadaway Hufft, have been married for five years and are the parents of one child.

825 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 232-3080
Fax:
Email: jeff@hufftlawfirm.com

District Two Representative

Ms. Shayna Beevers Morvant
Shayna B. Morvant is managing partner of the Gretna firm of Beevers & Beevers, L.L.P. She received a BSM degree in 2009 from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and her JD degree in 2012 from Tulane Law School. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2012.

Shayna is serving on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) House of Delegates Liaison Committee. She is a member of the Civil Law and Litigation Section and was a member of the 2015-16 Leadership LSBA Class. She is the current membership chair for the Tulane Inn of Court, is a former chair of the Jefferson Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and is a representative at large on the Jefferson Bar Association’s board.

In her community, she is chair of business evaluation and legislative affairs for the Junior League of New Orleans and a member of the Italian American Ladies Auxiliary.

Shayna and her husband, Wesley C. Morvant, have been married for four years and are the parents of one child, currently expecting their second.

210 Huey P Long Ave
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 361-4287
Fax: (504) 362-1405

District Three Representative

Ms. Megan Elizabeth Reaux
Megan E. Réaux is an associate in the Lafayette firm of Hill & Beyer, A.P.L.C. She handles maritime defense litigation and employment discrimination plaintiff litigation. She received a BA degree, magna cum laude, in English literature and Spanish in 2008 from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and her JD/DCL degree in 2011 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2011.

Megan is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Insurance, Tort, Workers Compensation and Admiralty Law Section. She is a frequent contributor to the LAFreeLegalAnswers online program.

She is a member of the Lafayette Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the Bar Association of the Federal 5th Circuit. In 2010, she received the Public Interest Law Society Fellowship for work with Hearts of Hope in Lafayette.

101 La Rue France Ste 502
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 344-9940
Fax:
Email: mreaux@hillandbeyer.com

District Four Representative

Mr. Adam Patrick Johnson
Adam P. Johnson is a partner in The Johnson Firm in Lake Charles. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2006 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2009 from Southern University Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2009.

Adam was a member of the 2013-14 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2014-15 Leadership LSBA Class. He co-chairs the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Wills for Heroes Committee.

He serves on the Executive Council for the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. He was recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” professional and as a “Top Criminal Defense Lawyer” by Acadiana Magazine (2014 and 2017).

In his community, he is a member of the V.I.S.A. Coalition of Lake Charles and Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles.

Adam and his wife, Ashley Leonards Johnson, have been married for seven years and are the parents of two children.

910 Ford St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 433-1414
Fax: (337) 433-3234
Email: adam@johnsonfirmla.com

District Five Representative

Ms. Loren Diane Shanklin
Loren D. Shanklin is a partner in the Baton Rouge firm of Smith Shanklin Sosa, L.L.C. She received a BS degree in secondary education (concentration in history) in 2005 from Louisiana State University and her JD/GDCL in 2010 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2010.

Loren participated in the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Symposium in 2016 and 2017. She is the 2018 recipient of the YLD’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

She is a former chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice. In law school, she received the LSU Law Center’s 2006 Exceptional Volunteer Award and was recognized in 2010 for volunteering more than 100 hours of pro bono services.

In her community, she is involved in the K.I.D.S. (Karing is Doing Something) Program and is a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Loren and her husband, David C. Fleshman, have been married for four years and are the parents of two children.

16851 Jefferson Hwy Ste 7C
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: (225) 223-6333
Fax: (888) 413-8345
Email: loren@smithshanklin.com

District Five Representative

Ms. Kristi Wagley Richard
Kristi W. Richard is a member in the Baton Rouge office of McGlinchey Stafford, P.L.L.C., and an adjunct instructor of business law and sports law at Louisiana State University. She received a BS degree in management, summa cum laude, in 2004 from LSU, a master’s degree in business administration in 2009 from LSU, and her JD/BCL degree, magna cum laude, in 2009 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2009.

Kristi was a member of the 2012-13 Leadership LSBA Class and served as co-chair of the Wills for Heroes Program in 2014-16. She served as chair of the Young Lawyers Professional Development Seminar in 2017 and as chair of the Awards Committee this year.

In her community, she is a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, serving on the board of directors in 2016-18. She is a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and was named a 2018 Susan G. Komen-Baton Rouge “Big Wig.” She was a member of the 2015 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program. She received the Dermot S. McGlinchey Commitment to Pro Bono Award in 2016 and was recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for business/corporate work in 2018.

She and her husband, Daniel Richard, have been married for 15 years and are the parents of two children.

301 Main St Fl 14
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 382-3704
Fax: (225) 343-3076
Email: krichard@mcglinchey.com

District Six Representative

Ms. Jessica Ann Perez
Jessica Perez Reynolds is an associate in the Plaquemine office of Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. She received a BS degree in biology in 2005 from Campbell University, a MS degree in forensic sciences in 2007 from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and her JD degree and graduate diploma in comparative law in 2011 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2011.

Jessica is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). She is co-chair of the Taxotere MDL Litigation Group for AAJ and has worked on several complex litigations. She also has lectured at CLE programs.

While attending law school, she served as a judicial extern to Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. She was captain of LSU’s National Moot Court Team and a member of LSU’s AAJ National Trial Advocacy Team. In 2011, she was awarded the Wex Malone Scholarship for Outstanding Oral Advocacy.

In her community, she is a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She and her husband, Aidan Reynolds, have been married for two years. She is the stepmother of two children.

24110 Eden St
Plaquemine, LA 70765
Phone: (225) 687-6396
Fax: (225) 682-6398

District Seven Representative

Mr. Russell Alan Woodard Jr
Russell A. Woodard, Jr. is a sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Russell A. Woodard, Jr., L.L.C., in Ruston. He received an undergraduate degree in 2008 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2011 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2011. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.

In law school, Russell finished first in legal writing and was a member of LSU’s Sports Law Moot Court team. He also competed in LSU’s annual Flory Trial Competition, finishing second place overall.

In his community, he has coached youth baseball and football for several years and has served in a leadership role with youth sports organizations.

114 N Trenton St
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: (318) 366-5963
Fax: (318) 255-4897
Email: raw@woodardclement.com

District Eight Representative

Mr. Joshua K Williams
Joshua K. Williams is an assistant district attorney for Caddo Parish in Shreveport. He received a BS degree in business in 2009 from the University of New Orleans and his JD degree in 2013 from Southern University Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2014.

Joshua was a member of the 2016-17 Leadership LSBA Class. He is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He was recognized by SB Magazine as a “Top Attorney” in 2017 and 2018.

Joshua and his wife Samerrial have been married for two years.

2221 Jewella Ave Ste A
Shreveport, LA 71109
Phone: (318) 422-4145
Fax:
Email: jwilliams@caddoda.com

At-Large Representative

Mr. Travis Jordan Broussard
Travis J. Broussard is a partner in the firm of Durio, McGoffin, Stagg & Ackermann in Lafayette. He received a BA degree in sociology in 2003 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2010 from Southern University Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2010.

Travis was a member of the 2013-14 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2014-15 Leadership LSBA Class. He is secretary-treasurer of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Civil Law and Litigation Section and a member of the LSBA’s Outreach Committee.

He is the immediate past president of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Section, a member of the board of directors of the Lafayette Bar Association and a member of the American Inn of Court. He was named the Lafayette Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2016. He is a member of the board of directors of the Lafayette Education Foundation.

220 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 233-0300
Fax: (337) 233-0694
Email: travis@dmsfirm.com

YLD Representative to the ABA House of Delegates

Mr. Graham Harris Ryan
Graham H. Ryan is a business litigation associate in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker LLP, where he represents businesses and individuals in all phases of litigation and appellate practice. He graduated summa cum laude in finance from Louisiana State University and received his JD/DCL degree in 2011 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Louisiana Law Review).

Graham serves on the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Access to Justice Committee’s Disaster Leadership Team and chairs the Barristers for Boards Project. He was a member of the 2014-15 Leadership LSBA Class. He received the 2016 LSBA Young Lawyers Division Chair’s Award.

He was named a 2017 Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow and has served as a council member of the Louisiana State Law Institute. He was a board member of Young Lawyers Divisions of the American Bar Association and the Jefferson Bar Association. He is an active member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He served a three-year term overseeing the American Bar Association-FEMA partnership providing free legal services to low-income Louisiana residents following a presidentially declared disaster.

In his community, he is past chair of HandsOn New Orleans, a nonprofit volunteer center founded after Hurricane Katrina that has engaged more than 60,000 volunteers to rebuild south Louisiana. He also is an attorney volunteer to the homeless and veterans at the Father Harry Tompson Rebuild Center in New Orleans.

Graham and his wife Erin are the parents of one child.

201 Saint Charles Ave Ste 5100
New Orleans, LA 70170
Phone: (504) 582-8370
Fax: (504) 589-8370
Email: gryan@joneswalker.com

ABA YLD Representative

Ms. Danielle Lauren Borel
Danielle L. Borel is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. She received a BS degree, magna cum laude, in 2011 from Louisiana State University and her JD degree, magna cum laude, in 2014 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center (member, Louisiana Law Review, 2012-14; Order of the Coif). She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2014.

Danielle is a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division and the ABA Health Law Section. She was recognized as the ABA Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter in spring 2017 and fall 2017. She also is a member of the Louisiana Hospital Association and has participated in the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Holiday Star Program.

In her community, she is an advisory board member for Lighthouse Louisiana Baton Rouge and a volunteer for PulseBR (American Heart Association).

Danielle and her husband, Nathan Judice, have been married for seven years.

301 Main St Ste 2300
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 387-4000
Fax: (228) 381-8029
Email: danielle.borel@bswllp.com
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