Young Lawyers Division Council Members


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

Mr. Scotty E Chabert Jr

Scotty E. Chabert, Jr. is an assistant district attorney for the 18th Judicial District and a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Saunders & Chabert. He previously served as an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center. He received a BS degree in 2002 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2006 from Southern University Law Center. He was admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Louisiana in 2006 and in Mississippi in 2007.

Scotty served as chair-elect, secretary and District 5 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council. He was a member of the 2009-10 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2010-11 Leadership LSBA Class. He is a past chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s (BRBA) Young Lawyers Section and a 2010 recipient of the BRBA’s President’s Award.

In his community, he is a member of First United Methodist Church.

Scotty and his wife, Katie D. Chabert, have been married for seven and a half years and are the parents of three children.


6525 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 771-8100
Fax: (225) 771-8101
Email: schabert@saunderschabert.com

Chair-Elect

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 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 is a member of the Louisiana Bar Journal’s Editorial Board.

He is a member of the American Bar Association and serves as chair of the ABA YLD Committee on Real Property, Estates and Trusts.


200B Greenleaves Blvd
Mandeville, LA 70448
Phone: (985) 320-6996
Fax:
Email: btate@cricpa.com

Secretary

Ms. Dylan Tuggle Thriffiley

Dylan T. Thriffiley is a compliance director 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 a District 1 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council 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 Committee on the Profession and the Bar Governance Committee. She also is a member of the Louisiana Bar Journal Editorial Board and serves on the board of 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 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 four years and are the parents of one child.


1450 Poydras St Ste 2300
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 842-4517
Fax:
Email: dylan.thriffiley@ochsner.org

Immediate Past Chair

Ms. Erin O'Brien Braud

Erin O. Braud is staff counsel for GuideOne Insurance Co. in New Orleans. She received a BA degree in mass communications in 2002 from Louisiana State University and her JD degree in 2005 from Loyola University College of Law. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2005.

Erin served as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Board of Governors in 2015-16. She also served as chair, chair-elect, secretary and District 2 representative on the LSBA’s Young Lawyers Division Council. She has participated in several Law Day and Constitution Day presentations. She is a member of the Plaquemines Parish Bar Association and the Jefferson Bar Association.

She and her husband, S. Jacob Braud, live in Belle Chasse, have been married for nine years and are the parents of three children.


3850 N Causeway Blvd Ste 220
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 837-7050
Fax: (504) 837-0249
Email: erin.braud@libertymutual.com

District One Representative

Mr. Scott Lehman Sternberg

Scott L. Sternberg is an attorney at Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, L.L.C., in New Orleans. He received a BA degree in journalism in 2006 from Louisiana State University and his JD/DCL degree in 2010 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2010.

Scott was a member of the 2012-13 Leadership LSBA Class and is a former member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Crystal Gavel Committee and the Publications Subcommittee. In 2015, he received the LSBA’s Stephen T. Victory Memorial Award for most outstanding Louisiana Bar Journal article.

He serves as treasurer of the Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter’s Younger Lawyers Division and is an adjunct professor for the Loyola University School of Mass Communication. 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” lists.

A graduate of the Loyola Institute of Politics, he is active with the Young Leadership Council in New Orleans.

Scott and his wife, Breland, have been married for six years and are expecting their second child this summer.


1100 Poydras St Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: (504) 585-7857
Fax: (504) 569-2099
Email: ssternberg@bhbmlaw.com

District One Representative

Ms. Cristin Fitzgerald Bordelon

Cristin F. Bordelon is an associate in the New Orleans office of Leake & Andersson, L.L.P. She received a BAS degree in 2001 from Louisiana State University and her JD degree in 2005 from Loyola University College of Law. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2005 and is admitted in New York and Georgia.

Cristin served as Louisiana’s representative on the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council for three years and assisted in disaster recovery operations in Louisiana following Hurricane Isaac. She also participated in the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Wills for Heroes program.

She serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Civil Justice Center and on the advisory board for the Legal Innovators for Tomorrow (LIFT) Program. She also is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the New York Bar Association.

Cristin and her husband, Lanson Bordelon, have been married for three and a half years and are the parents of one child.


1100 Poydras St Ste 1700
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: (504) 585-7922
Fax: (504) 585-7775
Email: cbordelon@leakeandersson.com

District Two Representative

Mr. Jeffrey David Hufft

Jeffrey D. Hufft is an associate with Colvin Law Firm, A.P.L.C., in Gretna. 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.

Jeffrey serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education. He is a board member of the Jefferson Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and a member of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association.
In his community, he is the vice president of the Homestead Brockenbraugh Civic Association and is an annual speaker for the Jesuit High School Career Day Law Curriculum.

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


230 Huey P Long Ave
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 367-9001
Fax: (504) 367-0650
Email: jhufft@dcolvinlaw.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 serves in the Louisiana State Bar Association’s House of Delegates and is a member of the Civil Law and Litigation Section. She is a 2015-16 member of the Leadership LSBA Class. She is the current secretary for the Tulane Inn of Court and is a former chair of the Jefferson Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

In her community, she is a member of the Junior League of New Orleans, the New Orleans Children’s Museum Chairish Committee and the Italian American Ladies Auxiliary.

Shayna and her husband, Wesley C. Morvant, are the parents of one child.


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

District Three Representative

Ms. Lauren Ledet Gardner

Lauren L. Gardner is an associate in the Onebane Law Firm in Lafayette. She received her BA degree in 2003 from Louisiana State University and her JD/BCL degree in 2006 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2006 and is admitted in Texas.

Lauren is a member of the Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, the Women’s Energy Network and the Acadiana Society of Human Resource Management. She also is involved with the Lafayette Education Foundation and is a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lafayette.

She and her husband, Paul Gardner, have been married for six years and are the parents of two children.


1200 Camellia Blvd Ste 300
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 237-2660
Fax: (337) 266-1232
Email: gardnerl@onebane.com

District Four Representative

Mr. Adam Patrick Johnson

Adam P. Johnson is an attorney in the Lake Charles firm of Johnson & Vercher, L.L.C. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Louisiana State University and his JD degree 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 was the 2014 president of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He was recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” professional and as a “Top Criminal Defense Lawyer” by Acadiana Magazine. He also currently serves on the Executive Council for the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.

Adam and his wife, Ashley Leonards Johnson, have been married for five 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@johnsonandvercher.com

District Five Representative

Ms. Carrie LeBlanc Jones

Carrie L. Jones is a partner in the Baton Rouge firm of Shows, Cali & Walsh, L.L.P. 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 is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Continuing Legal Education Committee. She is co-chair of the Richard N. Ware High School Mock Trial Competition and serves on the Young Lawyers Division’s Awards Committee. She was a member of the 2013-14 Leadership LSBA Class.

She is the vice chair of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and 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 five years and are the parents of one child.


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

District Five Representative

Ms. Kristi Wagley Richard

Kristi W. Richard is a senior associate 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 has served as co-chair of the Wills for Heroes program for the past two years. She is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, serving as chair of its Holiday Star Project last year.

In her community, she is a community council member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, serving on the board of directors in 2016-17. She was a member of the 2015 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program.

She and her husband, Daniel Richard, have been married for 13 years and are the parents of one child.


301 Main St Ste 1400
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 382-3704
Fax: (225) 343-3076
Email: krichard@mcglinchey.com

District Six Representative

Ms. Christie C Wood

Christie C. Wood is an associate in the firm of Faircloth Melton & Keiser, L.L.C., in Alexandria. She received a BA degree in 1999 from Louisiana Tech University and her JD degree in 2008 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2008.

Christie is a young lawyer observer for the Louisiana State Law Institute. She is a former chair of the Alexandria Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Council and a member of the Crossroads American Inn of Court in Alexandria-Pineville. In law school, she was named to the Chancellor’s List and was a member of the Legal Association of Women and the Civilian Student Society.

She and her husband, Jeremy Wood, have been married for eight years and are the parents of two children.


105 Yorktown Dr
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: (318) 619-7755
Fax: (318) 619-7744
Email: cwood@fairclothlaw.com

District Seven Representative

Mr. Ethan Andrews Hunt

Ethan A. Hunt is an associate in the firm of Dean Morris, L.L.C., in Monroe. He received a BS degree in 2001 from Louisiana Tech and his JD degree in 2006 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2006.

Ethan is a member of the 4th Judicial District Bar Association and a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

In his community, he is a member of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, a member of Delta Waterfowl and a Sunday school teacher for First Methodist Church in Monroe.

Ethan and his wife, Erin, have been married for 12 years and are the parents of three children.


1315 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 235-1412
Fax:
Email: ethanh007@gmail.com

District Eight Representative

Ms. Allison C Foster

Allison C. Foster is an associate in the Shreveport firm of Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, A.P.L.C. She received a BS degree in general business in 2006 from Louisiana State University and her JD degree in 2009 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2009.

Allison was a member of the 2014-15 Leadership LSBA Class. She is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.

In her community, she is involved with Holy Angels Champions for Individuals with Disabilities.

Allison and her husband, Ben, have been married for two years and are the parents of one child.


333 Texas St Ste 1700
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 227-7712
Fax: (318) 227-7850
Email: allison.foster@cookyancey.com

At-Large Representative

Mr. Kellen James Mathews

Kellen J. Mathews is an associate in the litigation practice group in the Baton Rouge office of Adams and Reese, L.L.P. He received a BA degree in political science in 2004 from Millsaps College and his JD degree in 2008 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2008.

Kellen was a member of the 2010-11 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2011-12 Leadership LSBA Class. He currently serves as the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Diversity Committee chair and is a member of the LSBA Conclave on Diversity Subcommittee. He also has chaired the YLD’s Law School Outreach Committee, helping to put on the Law School Mock Trial competition in 2013.

In his community, he is a board member of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, assisting more than 130 charitable agencies in Baton Rouge and 11 surrounding parishes. He also is a member of the City Year Baton Rouge Associate Board, serving on the Host Committee charged with coordinating City Year Baton Rouge’s signature fundraiser, the School House Rock Gala.

Kellen and his wife, Mikki Ceasar Mathews, have been married for three years.


450 Laurel St Ste 1900
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 336-5200
Fax: (225) 336-5220
Email: kellen.mathews@arlaw.com

YLD Representative to the ABA House of Delegates

Ms. Kristen L Burge

Kristen L. Burge is an associate in the firm of Beahm & Green in New Orleans. She received a BS degree in neuroscience in 2005 from Vanderbilt University, her JD degree in 2010 from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and an LL.M. in 2011 from the University of Washington School of Law. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2014 and is admitted in Washington (2012) and Florida (2013).

Kristen is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Diversity Committee and its Pipeline to Diversity Subcommittee. She also is an editor for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and a member of the A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court and the Defense Research Institute. She also has volunteered as a mock trial judge.

In law school, she was recognized for the best thesis in the LL.M. intellectual property program (2010-11), the best casenote in the Law Review and the highest grade in law school courses. She also has published three articles in law reviews and two online articles for the ABA.

In her community, she is a youth soccer coach and plays on a tennis team.

Kristen and her husband, Chris Burge, have been married for eight years and are the parents of three children.


145 Robert E Lee Blvd Ste 408
New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: (504) 288-2000
Fax: (504) 288-2099
Email: kristen@beahm.com

ABA YLD Representative

Mr. Graham Harris Ryan

Graham H. Ryan is a business litigation associate in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker LLP. He received a BS degree, summa cum laude, in finance in 2007 from Louisiana State University and his JD/DCL degree in 2011 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he served on the Louisiana Law Review. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2011.

Graham serves on the Louisiana State Bar Association Access to Justice Committee’s Disaster Leadership Team and as co-chair of the LSBA’s Annual Meeting and Summer School Planning Committee. He was a member of the 2014-15 Leadership LSBA Class.

As the Louisiana representative on the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Council, he is responsible for implementing disaster legal services in Louisiana following a presidentially declared disaster. He also serves on the board of the Jefferson Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

In his community, he is chair of HandsOn New Orleans, a nonprofit volunteer center founded to assist rebuilding efforts post-Hurricane Katrina. He also provides pro bono legal services to the homeless and veterans at the Father Harry Tompson Rebuild Center in New Orleans.

Graham and his wife, Erin, are recently married and live in New Orleans.


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