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JANUARY 2020 VOLUME 25 ISSUE 8 EDITORIAL

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4&6 ON THE COVER & EDITORS' NOTES

41 STUDENT ACTIVIST Clara Grace Conatser: St. Martin’s Episcopal School

7 KIDS PLAY House Floats, Apps, Baking & More: Though parades may be cancelled, the spirit of Carnival lives on

42 VINTAGE WEDDING Nicette Louise Gensler Weds Glenn Gill Goodier: November 21, 1970

8 CHANGEMAKERS M-Tisha Dillon-Hall: Owner, Kidz Kreationz

44 WITH THIS RING Throneberry – Rousselt

10 WHAT’S HOT Beauty 12 THE DISH Seeking Comfort, Oh Joy: Eschewing virtue in the interest of the public good

PHILANTHROPIC FUN 14 LE PETIT THÉÂTRE'S "CURTAIN CALL BALL" Filled with song and guest appearances, Le Petit’s biggest annual fundraiser supports access to the arts. 16 WWOZ'S "GROOVE GALA" WWOZ gathered Guardians of the Groove all over the globe to celebrate 40 years on the air.

FEATURE 22 ST. CHARLES AVENUE'S REGISTRY OF CHARITABLE EVENTS January-April 2021 27 SUPERLAWYERS

18 HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF LOUISIANA'S "EXCELENCIA GALA" A virtual dinner, dancing and silent auction accompanied the awards presentation. 20 SYLVAIN SOCIETY'S "SUMMER SEERSUCKER SOIRÉE" Approximately 40 patrons donned their best seersucker for socializing and cocktail mixing at this virtual annual event.

46 SHOP TALK Amy Wilson: Co-Owner, Louisiana Caviar Company 47 SHOP TALK Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Ed.D.: Head of School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 48 SNAPSHOTS 56 NOSTALGIA 111 to One11: From sugar storage to hotel and more – one location’s story


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Now that we’ve been home for the last few months, it’s really been a great time to experiment with new beauty techniques. Be sure to check out What’s Hot to see the latest in skincare to confront winter woes and put your best face forward! This issue features our Registry of Charitable Events: JanuaryApril 2021! Because so many fundraisers have become Zoom events, it’s more important than ever to check our calendar because so much is changing. Our nonprofits need us more than ever, so support your favorites and discover new ones! Speaking of supporting your favorites, that goes for our local stores, restaurants and small businesses as well. We really want you to support our advertisers and tell them that you saw their ads in St. Charles Avenue magazine. It is so important! We are the only magazine whose purpose is to support the nonprofit community in New Orleans. We need you, our readers, to get all of us through this pandemic! The vaccine is on the way and we urge you all to consider taking it, but in the meantime wear your mask, wash your hands and stay socially distanced. We will get through this! Happy New Year!

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ON THE COVER We are so excited to present our January cover featuring WYES with four of the eight incredible chefs who will participate in the inaugural event for the “WYES Season of Personal Chefs” beginning on Tuesday, January 26. Thanks so much to Rebecca Wilcomb of Gianna, Susan Spicer of Rosedale, Kevin Belton featured in his series on WYES and Amarys Herndon of Palm&Pine! Also, participating are Melissa M. Martin of Mosquito Supper Club, Cynthia VuTran of Café Minh, Eason Barksdale of Bayona and Jordan Herndon of Palm&Pine. Your tickets will include a delicious multicourse takeout meal and a bottle of wine or tasty libation, and you can join the chef virtually for a discussion. On the day of their dinner, guests will pick up their meal at the participating restaurant (Kevin Belton’s meal will be picked up at WYES). Cost will vary depending on the menu and includes all courses and Zoom access codes. For prices and menus please visit WYES.org/events. We all want to support local restaurants and WYES, so get your tickets before they’re sold out!

I recently went shopping to as many of our advertisers as I could; please join me! First, I went to FeBe for the perfect black turtleneck sweater. Then off to get a fantastic zebra tote and turquoise pashmina scarf from Elysian by Emily Morrison on Magazine Street. Then of course I went to Perlis to get three alligator shirts for our grandchildren and a fabulous cheetah wrap, complete with fur, for me. Next I'm off to Home Malone and Feet First, and then wearing my new outfits to Briquette for dinner. But I won’t forget Arnaud's, Ralph's on the Park and August, too! Look through St. Charles Avenue and support the businesses that support us: the nonprofit magazine that focuses on the best New Orleans has to offer!

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We made it to 2021! This past year was so very hard for so many reasons, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel – unfortunately, it's past Carnival. But there will still be King Cake for King's Day, and though the Phunny Phorty Phellows and the Funky Uptown Krewe won't be partying in the streetcars, the Funky Uptown Krewe has invented a new way to celebrate Twelfth Night – a scavenger hunt along the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line to collect their signature throws: handdecorated bedazzled vinyl records! The krewe is 100 percent volunteer-run and more than 90 percent of every dollar spent by the krewe is spent locally. Their goal is to encourage revelers to responsibly flock to the St. Charles streetcar line on Twelfth Night and provide some small boost to local

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businesses. Follow their Instagram account (@funkyuptownkrewe) for hints starting the afternoon of Twelfth Night, January 6! This issue features our Registry of Charitable Events: January-April 2021, which we'll be continuing to update online at SaintCharlesAvenue.com. If you missed the deadline or your nonprofit just finalized its event, visit MyNewOrleans.com/submit-acharitable-event today, and feel free to email me at Morgan@MyNewOrleans.com with any questions or concern. Our New Orleans Opera has undergone some major changes! Since March they have: hired a new General Director – its first woman in the position – Clare Burovac; created an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; produced three concerts with limited, socially distanced seating; hired a COVID officer; joined the Zoom world with "Cocktails with Clare" and an adult lecture series, Allons; and managed an entire virtual singing competition for regional high school students. In addition, digitally they'll be offering a collaboration with the Louisiana

Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert of operatic favorites, to be presented as a streaming event in January through the LPO’s Orpheum Sessions, as well as a recital filmed at the Women’s Opera Guild Home in the Garden District, featuring internationally acclaimed tenor Bryan Hymel and soprano Irini Kryiakidou, joined by pianist Michael Borowitz, Artistic Director of Opera Louisiane. Live performances will include (locations TBA): Gian Carlo Menotti’s chamber opera, The Medium on March 19 and 20; the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess in concert on April 30 and May 1; and, following the sold-out success of "Opera on Tap’s Guild Home" concerts in October 2020, they're planning another "Opera on Tap – In Our Yard!" series in April. To learn more and join today, visit NewOrleansOpera.org. Eat some King Cake and enjoy the month – but wash your hands!

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House Floats, Apps, Baking & More Though parades may be cancelled, the spirit of Carnival lives on By Brittany Kennedy

At this point we’ve all celebrated various holidays and milestones a bit differently than in years past. Birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas have been socially distanced, Zoomed or even cancelled. Carnival, however, is like Christmas in that you cannot cancel it. We will celebrate Carnival this year as we always do – it will just look a little different. For children, these changes and adjustments have been constant and, in some ways, overwhelming. However, there are ways we can keep the Carnival spirit alive in our homes not just by eating King Cake and making shoe-box floats, but by embracing new ideas and creating new traditions. For Megan Boudreaux, a resident of Algiers Point, this type of innovation began by a simple idea of decorating her house to look like a Mardi Gras float in the hopes that her neighbors would do the same. What began as a simple Facebook group has ballooned into a metro-wide initiative to make Mardi Gras on our front porches. The Krewe of House Floats currently has over 7,000 members, and similar “krewes” have popped up all over the metro area. There have been suggestions for common throws for neighborhoods, and while the hope is that it will help artists who would normally be employed making real floats, there’s ample opportunity to involve children – and perhaps their classmates – in the endeavor. Not only will we be walking by

home “floats” in our neighborhood, the Krewe of Bacchus’s decision to hold a “virtual” parade via an app proves there are ways to use technology to bring about the Carnival spirit. Small shoebox parades on Zoom or socially distanced among friends can be easily organized, and even organized posts on Facebook and Instagram can create community among groups. If you want your Mardi Gras floats to be of the edible variety, there’s also the option of creating a gingerbread float, but instead of using gingerbread, you can simply add cinnamon to sugar cookie mix and make it taste closer to King Cake (baking perhaps a bit longer to have a tougher, more structural cookie). Floats can be easily crafted with four rectangles and a base, and then placed on larger marshmallows to look like the wheels. Your local party supply or craft store will have a plethora purple, green and gold (or yellow) candy, and you can easily use any leftover cookie dough to make signature cookie throws – you may want to source cookie cutters in the shape of shoes, sunglasses or coconuts ahead of time. Besides Carnival crafts that are edible, now is also the time to re-visit your parade route food and even invent some new things. One can easily re-create sidewalk or neutral ground festiveness with some Popeye’s and a boom box on the front porch. Meanwhile, this may be the perfect year to

try your hand at making a King Cake from scratch (Gracious Bakery is selling a King Cake kit with almost everything you need) or even trying King-Cake like desserts. For example, brown butter and cinnamon added to rice crispie treats that are then frosted are an easy and kid friendly way to re-invent a Carnival classic. No matter how you decide to celebrate Carnival this year, know that, while it may be a

little different, it will never be something you can cancel because as Al Johnson tells us in his song, “it’s Carnival time, and everybody’s having fun.” ✦

➺ Just the Facts Krewe of House Floats Facebook Group: Facebook.com/groups/ KreweOfHouseFloats

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M-Tisha Dillon-Hall Owner, Kidz Kreationz By Lindsay Mack

children, Dillon-Hall is able to introduce young people to the therapeutic benefits of art. One such opportunity presented itself while partnering with a local elementary school. “So far, working with GreenPark Elementary in Jefferson Parish has been one of my biggest successes,” says Dillon-Hall. “It gave me the opportunity to give back to my community and allow the children to take a break from the stress of school to simply enjoy themselves. It showed them that their hard work and dedication to their classwork

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wasn’t unnoticed.” DillonHall hopes to transform the company into an after-school program that offers art therapy within the next year or so. Like everyone else, DillonHall had to find creative ways to deal with COVID-19 and shutdowns. She opened a subsection to Kidz Kreationz, a nonprofit organization named Nolaz Kreative Kidz, offering children the opportunity to participate in community service. “When the pandemic hit, I supplied masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and treats in what I called ‘safety bags,' to

local schools and communities,” she says. It’s clear this creative entrepreneur is determined to help her city in so many inspiring ways. ✦

➺ Get Involved Anyone interested in At this time, Dillon-Hall welcomes any donations, volunteers, or increased exposure that can help spread the word about Kidz Kreationz and Nolaz Kreative Kidz. Learn more at KidzKreationzNola.com and Facebook.com/KidzKreationzNola.

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Looking for a way to cope with postpartum depression following the birth of her child in 2016, M-Tisha Dillon-Hall began painting to relax and calm her mind. In time, she decided to help others find solace through artistic expression as well. “With mental health services and art classes being cut in Louisiana, combined with my love for children, I knew that I had to target the youth in our communities,” says Dillon-Hall. “With this idea in mind, Kidz Kreationz was formed in 2018.” By offering mobile painting parties for



W H AT ' S H OT

Beauty By Amy Gabriel

A fresh new year calls for a refresh in your beauty regimen. Put your best face forward, revive your complexion and protect your skin with a few dedicated changes that will leave you glowing with healthful results.

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1. The nightly renewal facial serum from Oxalis Apothecary deeply repairs and restores the skin with powerful antioxidants for overnight radiance. Oxalis Apothecary, OxalisApothecary.com

Supergoop! The Spa at Windsor Court, 300 Gravier St., 523-6000, WindsorCourtHotel.com.

4. The Ormedic Balancing Biopeptide Crème from Image Skincare boosts and balances 2. Get a restful night of sleep and moisture-depleted skin with protect the skin around your eyes botanical butters, hyaluronic acid with a silk charmeuse eucalyptus and organic plant oils. Saintly Skin, eye mask. Vibrant Market, 4528 3000 Kingman St., Suite 101, 475Magazine St., TheVibrantMarket.com 5510, SaintlySkin.com 3. Combat harsh rays with the invisible, weightless and scentless Unseen Sunscreen from

5. Contour, tone and firm your face and neck with the handheld NuFace mini. The Woodhouse Day

Spa, 4030 Canal St., 482-6652, WoodhouseSpas.com

Health, 6600 Fleur De Lis Drive, 888-2829, SkinBodyHealth.com

6. Designed for daily use, the botanical-rich BOTNIA rose water toner balances your skin and helps to reduce inflammation and redness. FREDA, 600 Carondelet St., 3097515, Shop-Freda.com

8. Silky Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever is an all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer that resets skin to its natural state. Glasskin, 4025 Magazine St., 581-8356, GetGlasskin.com

7. Voo Doo DNA Cream is a specialized, anti-aging corrective cream that targets multiple signs of aging and damaged skin to renew and rejuvenate while you sleep. Dr. Kelly Burkenstock Skin Body

9. Living Proof Vanishing Oil provides frizz protection and hydration for smooth, shiny, healthyfeeling hair. Bleu, a Blowdry Bar, 701 Metairie Road, 309-5999, BleuABlowdryBar.com

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Seeking Comfort, Oh Joy Eschewing virtue in the interest of the public good By Jyl Benson

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Every January I write about healthful habits that will carry me into the new year and ready me for my childish practice of out jumping teenagers for Mardi Gras beads. I started last year off as a teetotaling vegan in anticipation of the string of parades that roll just steps from my door. On the first night of parades an off-duty police officer started banging on our front door before Andrew and I could make it out to the route. He informed us that someone had been attempting to cut through the parade line at the end of our block in an SUV. “I told her to turn around and leave,” he said. “Instead she backed down the street … she’s over there.” As she careened down the block in a Hummer H3 the driver nicked one car, dented another, really nailed my car, hit Andrew’s truck and swiped a minivan before the officer stopped her. I went over to talk to her. She appeared to be in her late 70s and was a dead ringer for Chrissie Hyde of The Pretenders, but with none of the swagger. She was scared, confused. I gave her a hug. She clutched at me as though for dear life until her husband arrived. He was Elvis Costello’s Doppelganger.


Perhaps this strange encounter was a harbinger of things to come? The following days brought the death of a woman after being hit by a float on Wednesday and the death of a man after being hit by a float on Saturday. Two people fell from a second-story balcony on the Uptown parade route on Sunday evening. Earlier that day two riders fell from floats in separate incidents along the same route. I took myself out of the game after I tripped on some beads and face planted in the street resulting in a mild concussion, two black eyes and no desire to investigate what else the season might bring. Two weeks later the ’Rona came to call on New Orleans. As a preventative measure I’m starting this year off seeking comfort and, by extension, joy. Here are a few of my favorite things, none of them healthy, none of them vegan, all of them delicious and worthy of indulgence. 1. Pork Tonkotsu ramen from kin. Kin is on my regular “route” around town and a tug of longing hits every time I’ve passed the sweet little restaurant that has sported boards over the door and windows since ever since this effing pandemic took hold last March and shattered our lives and livelihoods. Kin has been hosting pop-ups around town, and their limited menu usually includes a pork Tonkotsu ramen kit to be prepared at home. The kit includes housemade ramen noodles, braised pork belly, confit ground

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It is always “island time” at The Rum House. The popular Caribbean taco joint recently reopened after a renovation and introduced a new brunch menu with an emphasis on day drinking.

pork shoulder, a marinated soft egg, scallions and caramelized onions. They will reopen soon on Washington Avenue, no firm date yet. 2. Crab Croquettes with green onion remoulade; Lobster Daddy (fried lobster tail on a biscuit with Cajun gravy) and crispy potatoes. This goodness comes from Bearcat Café. 3. My daughter and I recently sat in the sunshine outside of La Boulangerie and shared a Croque Monsieur and Le Parisienne (Butcher ham, butter, Comté and cornichons on baguette). We sighed with joy and contentment and could’ve melted into the sidewalk. We would’ve scarfed down some King Cake, but that doesn’t arrive until January 6. 4. Pretty much anything from Juan’s Flying Burrito. Right now I’m digging the Luau quesadilla (grilled shrimp, bacon, pineapple salsa and Cheddar-Jack) and the Bacon Azul quesadilla (beef, bacon, blue cheese, Cheddar-Jack, roasted mushrooms, grilled onions and salsa, served with a side of chipotle ranch). Whatever your choice at Juan’s when eschewing virtue, it’s always a good idea to wash it all down with a Margarita the size of your head. ✦

Bearcat Café, 2521 Jena St., 309-9011; 845 Carondelet St., 766-7399; BearcatCafe.com La Boulangerie, 4600 Magazine St., 269-3777, BoulangerieNola.com Juan’s Flying Burrito, 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; 515 Baronne St., 529-5825; JuansFlyingBurrito.com kin, 4600 Washington Ave, 304-8557, follow them on Instagram @kinfordin for pop-up locations The Rum House, 3128 Magazine St., 941-7560, TheRumHouse.com SAINTCHARLESAVENUE.COM

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Le Petit Théâtre’s “Curtain Call Ball”

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Filled with song and guest appearances, Le Petit’s biggest annual fundraiser supports access to the arts. By Shelby Simon

The “Curtain Call Ball” is Le Petit Théâtre’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and the $150,000 raised at this year’s virtual gala will support the theater’s main stage season, live digital content and education program. A video of Bryan Batt and Tom Cianfichi set the tone for the evening. This was followed by a welcome video by Co-Chairs Joey Brown and Dana Hansel in which they did a bit of acting themselves. Board of Governors Chairperson Kathleen Van Horn followed with a welcome video from her home. During their remarks, Executive Director Don-Scott Cooper and Artistic Director Maxwell Williams revealed Le Petit’s brand-new mobile stage. Donors at the Backstage Level and up were provided wine, champagne and snacks from Martin Wine Cellar. Pianist Tom Hook and his band opened the show with a rousing rendition of “Down in New Orleans,” and Batt sang an emotional version of “Infinite Joy” from the musical of the same name. Patrons agreed that the highlight of the evening was the performance of “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman by students from Le Petit’s Young Conservatory acting program. Staff collaborated with the students to film them both at home via Zoom and by themselves on stage, then edited the footage together to make it look as though the students were all performing on stage at once. A variety of actors (including Keith Claverie, Leslie Claverie, Ricky Graham, Taylor James, Rachel Looney, Meredith Owens, Adam Seagrave and Tomeka Williams) closed the show with a medley of songs that have been in musicals performed on Le Petit's stage, accompanied by Jefferson Turner on piano. The live auction saw spirited bidding for two items: a pair of art deco earrings from Friend & Company, and an original artwork by Tim Trapolin created exclusively for the Ball and donated by the artist in honor of Joey Brown and Dana Hansel: “Thunderhead, Avery Island Road.” Mark Romig served as Emcee and Main Stage presenting sponsors were Friend & Company and The New Orleans Advocate | Times-Picayune | NOLA.com. ✦

WHAT: “Curtain Call Ball,” benefiting Le Petit Théâtre WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2020 WHERE: Virtual

1. Co-Chairs Joey Brown and Dana Hansel 2. Board of Governors Chairperson Kathleen Van Horn 3. Artistic Director Maxwell Williams and Executive Director Don-Scott Cooper 4. Bryan Batt and Tom Cianfichi enjoyed the gala at home 5. Auctioneer Mark Romig 6. Young Conservatory students performed “together” (each was filmed separately and videos were edited together to make it feel as though they were all on stage)

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WWOZ’s “Groove Gala” WWOZ gathered Guardians of the Groove all over the globe to celebrate 40 years on the air. By Shelby Simon

Fans of WWOZ donned their favorite festival attire in a virtual, worldwide gathering to celebrate WWOZ’s 40 years of broadcasting and Guarding the Groove. Instead of the usual French Quarter gathering, which typically limited the sold-out tickets to a lucky 350 Guardians of the Groove, this year allowed patrons everywhere to tune in to WWOZ’s Facebook page, YouTube, WWOZ.org and a broadcast on 90.7FM. Streaming repeats throughout the evening allowed for the festival to reach different time zones around the country and around the world. The talent lineup included Irma Thomas, Tank and the Bangas, John Boutté, Samantha Fish, Kermit Ruffins, Amanda Shaw with Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and Tuba Skinny. The WWOZ Groove Gala Zoom Patron Party preceded the gala. ✦

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1. Beth Arroyo Utterback and John Goodman 2. Norman Robinson, Ashli Richard Morris and Charlie Steiner 3. Jeff Goldring, Samantha Fish and Bruce Wainer 4. Kermit Ruffins 5. Brittany Major and John Boutté 6. Tank and the Bangas


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A virtual dinner, dancing and silent auction accompanied the awards presentation. By Shelby Simon

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana honored leadership and community engagement within the Hispanic community at its “Excelencia Gala,” which serves to fund critical programming and services. These are more important than ever as the organization works to assist the Hispanic community, which has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 2020 Honorees included Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana – Corporate Partner; Entergy – President’s Choice; Jose Garcia of Televizion – Community Partner; Jeiver Gonzalez Villegas of GNO Tax & Business Center LLC – Small Business; and Cristy Cali of Cristy Cali – Young Leader. Additional honorees were COX Business, OnPath, Chevron, Shell, AT&T, Copa Airlines and Sherwin Williams. The celebration featured restaurants Baru Bistro & Tapas and La Boca Steakhouse, who offered celebratory menus. Julio y Cesar y Su Banda performed live throughout the program. Also featured were prerecorded performances by Krewe de Mayahuel and Mariachi Jalisco. Gala Chairs were Mayra E. Pineda, President and CEO, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, and Raiza Pitre, Account Executive, COX Business/ Second Vice Chair, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. HCCL Chair Martha Castillo delivered remarks in between waves of the silent and live auction bidding, led by Chuck Mutz of Black Tie Auctions. The 30 attendees at the Hyatt Regency enjoyed an elegant, socially distanced atmosphere created by Mardi Gras Productions. The Hyatt Regency’s catering team offered hors d’oeuvres, and signature martinis were sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company and Absolut Juice. Many more patrons tuned in from home through the Zoom and Facebook Live portals in order to follow proper social distancing protocol. COX Business was the gala’s Diamond Sponsor, with Platinum Sponsors OnPath, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Telemundo/KGLA. ✦

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1. Director Alba Huddleston, Auctioneer Chuck Mutz and Board Member Blanca Robinson 2. President’s Choice Excelencia Award Honoree Patty Riddlebarger and HCCL President & CEO Mayra Pineda 3. HCCL Chair Martha Castillo, Anselmo Rodriguez and HCCL Foundation Chair Angelica Rivera 4. Young Professional Excelencia Award Honoree Christy Cali and Board Member Daniel Toro 5. Community Partner Excelencia Award Honoree Jose Garcia, Vice Chair Raiza Pitre, Board Member Luz Lobos and Small Business Excelencia Award Honoree Jeiver Gonzales 6. Dorris Kraft and Board Member Deysi Munoz

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Sylvain Society’s “Summer Seersucker Soirée” Approximately 40 patrons donned their best seersucker for socializing and cocktail mixing at this virtual annual event. By Shelby Simon

The Sylvain Society kicked off the 2020-2021 Opera Season with their annual “Summer Seersucker Soirée.” The virtual event was held on Saturday, August 22, via Sylvain Society’s Facebook live, streaming from Roulaison Distilling Co. in Mid-City, which also sponsored the fête. The affair provided an entertaining virtual mixer for Sylvain members and friends, allowing patrons the opportunity to dress up in seersucker, socialize, learn how to make and mix drinks using rum from the Roulaison Distilling Co. and participate in a best dressed competition. Gabriel Virdure served as the Seersucker Judge, awarding Kat Gilbreath the Best Dressed award. Dylan Tran won Rum Trivia, and the two winners were each given a bottle of Roulaison Cacao Rum. Maria Thomas, winner of the Opera trivia, won a Porgy & Bess mask from the New Orleans Opera Association. Participants also learned how to make a cocktail named The Destin, which includes two ounces of Roulaison Cacao Rum, half an ounce of El Guapo Strawberry Syrup, half an ounce of lime juice and an ounce and a half of coconut water shaken with ice, poured and served with a lime garnish. Andrew Lohfeld, Co-Founder of Roulaison Distilling Co., gave a tour of the distillery. Patrick Hernandez, Co-Founder of Roulaison Distilling Co., and Amanda Credeur, Co-Chair of the Sylvain Society, Co-Hosted the event. Together with Credeur, the 2020-2021 Sylvain Society Steering Committee and Seersucker Committee are Michael Rousel Jr. and Bianca Spears. ✦

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1. Roulaison Distilling Co-Founder Patrick Hernandez and Co-Chair Amanda Credeur 2. Co-Chair Bianca Spears 3. Sylvain Member Stephen Roques 4. Seersucker Best Dressed Winner Kat Gilbreath 5. Sylvain Member Cree Merriman-Jourdain 6. Rum Trivia Winner Dylan Tran

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REGISTRY of CHARITABLE EVENTS January-April 2021 You will notice that this year’s events listings are a little bit sparser than usual. Due to the impact of the pandemic, many events have moved online and many more are postponing celebrations for a little longer in hopes that we’ll be able to gather in greater numbers. Please note that we’ve done all we can to make certain that everything here is correct as of December 14, though all details are subject to change. Additionally, should the event take place as planned, certain aspects which rely on community support (for example food, beverages, auction donations, etc.), may be altered or unavailable. Please check with the nonprofit host before making plans. If you don’t see your event listed, please reach out. We will be continuing to update this calendar online at SaintCharlesAvenue.com as more information and events become available. It is more important than ever to support our city and the nonprofits that lift it up! Compiled by Elizabeth Christy

JANUARY 8 Gretchen and Rodger Wheaton & Nancy Lassen present “Honoring the Life of Shelley Middleberg,” BENEFITS: Contemporary Arts Center EVENT INFO.: “SweetArts 2020: Changes into A Radiant Future,” is a series of curated, intimate events filled with epicurean delights, sumptuous libations and more. Elegantly designed and privately hosted by leading art patrons, the “SweetArts 2020” gatherings, of which this is the last, will be hosted in unique locales for intimate circles of 25 guests.

TICKETS: $350-$5,000/Ticket LOCATION: Home of Denise Berthiaume Contact: CACNo.org 14 & 21 12th annual Good Apple Gala BENEFITS: Louisiana Appleseed EVENT INFO.: Louisiana Appleseed is a statewide nonprofit based in New Orleans, Louisiana that focuses on policy-level solutions by recruiting attorneys to provide free services through a researchoriented approach to policy change. Each year the “Good Apple Gala” honors the work of Louisiana Appleseed volunteers who embody the organization’s mission and

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gives Social Justice awards to individuals whose daily work exceeds expectations in creating access to justice, education and opportunity. TICKETS: $150-$10,000+/ Sponsorship LOCATION: Sazerac House & Online CONTACT: 561-7312; LouisianaAppleseed. org/2021gala 26 NCJW Hannah G. Solomon Award Virtual Event BENEFITS: National Council of Jewish Women, GNO EVENT INFO.: This award is given annually to a community leader who exemplifies the qualities of Hannah G. Solomon,

founder of the NCJW, GNO. Recipients selected are known for their interest, activity and stand on issues on which NCJW is in sympathy. They have brought about important community programs and services through their leadership in a volunteer capacity and each has been a catalyst for social change. TICKETS: Various levels LOCATION: Zoom CONTACT: 861-7788; NCJWOrleans.org 26 WYES Season of Personal Chefs Featuring Susan Spicer of Rosedale and Eason Barksdale of Bayona BENEFITS: WYES


EVENT INFO.: WYES invites you to a virtual dinner party via Zoom with two notable New Orleans chefs: Susan Spicer and Eason Barksdale. Feast on cuisine from both Bayona and Rosedale restaurants while chefs Spicer and Barksdale discuss the evening’s recipes. Participants can expect a delicious multicourse takeout menu, a bottle of wine and can join in with questions and comments as they savor and watch. On the day of the event, meal pickup is at Rosedale 4-5:30 p.m. The virtual dinner party begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost includes all courses and unique access code to the Zoom event. The event supports local restaurants and WYES, New Orleans’ PBS member station. TICKETS: $99/Ticket LOCATION: Virtual; Meal pickup at Rosedale CONTACT: 486-5511; WYES.org/events

will be a special Shir Chadash Historical Video and messages from Rabbi Deborah Silver and former Rabbis Ethan Linden, Geoffrey Spector and Eric Cytron. TICKETS: Various levels LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 889-1144; ShirChadash.org

31 60 Years of Support, Service and Song BENEFITS: Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation EVENT INFO.: This virtual celebration of Conservative Judaism in the Greater New Orleans Area will honor numerous congregants who have contributed for decades to the Shir Chadash community. There will be musical appearances from Meryl Zimmerman, Shir Chadash Education Director; David Kaplinsky, Ziegler Rabbinical student; and Music and Art from the young people of Shir Chadash. Also featured

28 Student of the Year Kickoff BENEFITS: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society EVENT INFO.: This event honors candidates and officially kicks off their efforts to raise funds to combat blood cancers and support local patients. Throughout the following seven weeks these High School Student Candidates will lead a team of their peers to raise more than $300,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local efforts. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 758-3213; StudentsOfTheYear.org

FEBRUARY 28 French Heritage Society Annual Gala BENEFITS: French Heritage Society EVENT INFO.: The French Heritage Society funds restoration and educational projects which have connections between France and the United States, and will host their annual gala, an intimate formal dinner with limited seating. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: TBD CONTACT: dslabouisse@gmail.com

MARCH 2-4 An Edible Evening at Home BENEFITS: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans EVENT INFO.: An Edible Evening at Home is a new version of the annual garden party under the stars. This year it will support the local restaurants that normally support the event. All ticket options will include your choice of meal from one of many beloved local New Orleans restaurants. All proceeds will be shared between Edible Schoolyard New Orleans and the participating restaurants. TICKETS: $50-$5,000/Ticket LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 941-0089, Bidpal. net/EdibleEvening 5 New Orleans Go Red for Women Luncheon BENEFITS: Greater New Orleans American Heart Association EVENT INFO.: In 2004, “Go Red for Women” was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat: heart disease. Slowly, the campaign grew into a movement – one that not only brought together thousands of women annually but became the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to eradicate heart disease and stroke all over the world. “Go Red for Women” provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives and drive collective action for community transformation. It’s not just about wearing red; it’s about

sharing heart health facts. The “Go Red for Women Luncheon” continues to serve as the cornerstone campaign of the “Go Red for Women” movement in local communities. This empowering campaign focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically needed funds to support research and education initiatives. TICKETS: $150/Ticket LOCATION: Hyatt Regency New Orleans CONTACT: 872-3498; NewOrleansGoRed.heart.org 7 CCANO Pregnancy Services Jazz Brunch BENEFITS: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans EVENT INFO.: Celebrating 50 years of service and benefiting the Pro-Life Services of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, CCANO’s Pregnancy Services program (formerly ACCESS) will host its annual jazz brunch and silent auction. TICKETS: $110/Ticket LOCATION: TBD CONTACT: 885-1509; CCANO.org 20 Sinai Soiree in Slippers BENEFITS: Temple Sinai EVENT INFO.: This event will include home-delivered meals with fun table items to accompany the full course dinner. A Zoom event will work alongside the meal. Music will be streamed online to accompany the meal, and an online auction and

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raffle will also take place. TICKETS: $125/Ticket LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 861-3693; TempleSinaiNola.com 20 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball BENEFITS: United Negro College, Inc. (UNCF) EVENT INFO.: The “UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball” is an annual premier fundraising gala and a major social event focusing on raising public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving students through UNCF. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 581-3794; UNCF.org/NOLAmaskedball 26 Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Fashion Show BENEFITS: Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association EVENT INFO.: An annual fundraising event to support The New Orleans Opera. The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera has been in existence since 1947, serving the mission of “Keeping Opera Alive “ in New Orleans. The membership of the Women’s Guild is

comprised of diverse and amazing women who are dedicated to fostering and promoting the cultural aspects of opera, creating fun and exciting fundraising events, as well as educational efforts in cooperation with the New Orleans Opera Association. This annual event will feature a silent auction, a fashion show and a Hat Contest judged by local celebrities. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: Marriott Hotel CONTACT: 267-9534 27 Ascension DePaul Foundation of New Orleans’ Keeping Our Promises Gala Presented by Louisiana Healthcare Connections BENEFITS: Ascension DePaul Foundation of New Orleans EVENT INFO.: The Inspired Cross Award is presented annually to individuals and/or organizations who have worked with Ascension DePaul Services of New Orleans (ADSNO), a nonprofit health care organization, to provide health care for those in need and to transform health care through innovation and courage. Event proceeds are used to eradicate health disparities locally by providing access to highquality health care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. TICKETS: $125/Patron Party Ticket; $100/Ticket LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 212-9544; one. bidpal.net/dchc/welcome

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28 Parkway Promenade XXIX – An Evening at the Moulin Rouge BENEFITS: Jefferson Beautification, Inc. EVENT INFO.: Jefferson Beautification, Inc. “Parkway Promenade XXIX – An Evening at the Moulin Rouge” will have the Grand Ballroom of Chateau Golf and Country Club “transformed” into the famous cabaret Moulin Rouge featuring fabulous food and drink, live music, games, raffles, silent and live auctions. TICKETS: $80/Ticket; Table Sponsorships Available LOCATION: Chateau Estates Golf and Country Club CONTACT: 466-6063; JeffersonBeautification.org

of Fashion EVENT INFO.: The Men and Women of Fashion’s 48th annual “Prix d’Elegance Luncheon” will honor 10 men and 10 women who exemplify a unique personal style and are significant contributors in helping enhance our community. Including a delicious lunch, silent auction and raffle, the event will present a glamorous fashion show sponsored by Chatta Box Boutique and Jeff’s Haberdashery. TICKETS: $125/Ticket; Sponsorship Tickets and Tables Available LOCATION: Hilton Riverside Hotel CONTACT: 522-0996, extension 208; NOBADance.com

31 Art in Bloom BENEFITS: New Orleans Museum of Art EVENT INFO.: Art in Bloom is the most anticipated springtime event in New Orleans, showcasing spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: New Orleans Museum of Art CONTACT: 658-4100; NOMA.org

8 Man & Woman of the Year Campaign Kickoff Celebration BENEFITS: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society EVENT INFO.: The “Man & Woman of the Year Campaign” is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of those affected by blood cancer and specifically two local children, Jack and Da’Ni, who are both Leukemia survivors. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the 10-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of “Man

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or Woman of the Year” in the community. Since its genesis, the campaign has raised over $4 million in the Louisiana and Mississippi region with thousands of local blood cancer patients and their families receiving direct support along the way. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 837-0945; mwoy.org/mwoy-new-orleans-0 10 JCRS Jewish Roots Jubilee Gala BENEFITS: Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) EVENT INFO.: The 2021 “Jewish Roots Jubilee” will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the modern Jewish Children’s Regional Service, which was born after the closing of the original Jewish Children’s Home orphanage, dating back to 1855. The virtual event will feature New Orleans native Marlene Trestman and her soon-tobe-published book from LSU Press, Most Fortunate Unfortunates: New Orleans’s Jewish Orphans’ Home, 1855-1946. Marlene has received numerous public and academic awards and recognitions for her accomplishments as the former Maryland Assistant Attorney General and for her first book, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. Marlene is a graduate of Isidore Newman School and a JCRS “success story,” having received assistance from JCRS after the untimely deaths of both

of her parents. The gala will also feature music performed by the JCRS “Success Story Ensemble” – educational scholarship recipients who are currently pursuing advanced degrees in musical performance. An online auction focused on once-in-a-lifetime vacations and experiences will round out the evening. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 828-6334; JCRS.org 16 Wine Fete BENEFITS: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses EVENT INFO: This annual event is a wine tasting and silent auction benefitting the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. HermannGrima + Gallier Historic Houses, managed by The Woman’s Exchange, aims to preserve and maintain the architecture and decorative arts of the homes so they may act as a microcosm of life during the 19th and 20th centuries to inspire educational experiences and discourse around our collective past and its contribution to the culture of New Orleans. TICKETS: N/A LOCATION: Hermann-Grima House CONTACT: 274-0744; HGGHH.org 17 Cochon Cotillion XXV BENEFITS: Bridge House / Grace House EVENT INFO.: “Here Ye, Here Ye! Bridge House / Grace

House cordially invites you to support our mission this year by joining us for the first ‘unofficial’ ball of the 2022 Carnival Season: ‘Cochon Cotillion XXV’ Presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust & Goldring Family Foundation.” Guests will don their best costumes and tackiest attire and join King Bill Metcalf and Queen Karen DeBlieux for an evening of festivities, including the marvelous music of ELS and Mike Morris, the Cochon Cotillion mini-parade, delicious fare from local restaurants, an open bar, large silent auction, and a raffle. TICKETS: $150/Patron Party Ticket; $100/Ticket LOCATION: Mardi Gras World CONTACT: 821-7134; BridgeHouse.org/events/ cochon-cotillion 18 Student of the Year Grand Finale BENEFITS: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society EVENT INFO.: An event honoring the success of the 2021 Candidate Class and their teams who will have spent the previous seven weeks raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local efforts. TICKETS: TBD LOCATION: Virtual CONTACT: 758-3213; StudentsOfTheYear.org

ensure that Kingsley House can continue its impactful legacy of educating children, strengthening families and building community. TICKETS: Donations Encouraged LOCATION: Kingsley House & Virtual CONTACT: 5236221, extension 127; KingsleyHouse.org 23 Louisiana Bar Foundation 35th annual Fellows Gala BENEFITS: Louisiana Bar Foundation EVENT INFO.: The LBF 35th annual “Fellows Gala” is a black-tie event that will honor Louisiana’s 2020 and 2019 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award recipients. The gala draws an outstanding mix of attendees, including judges, attorneys and law professors throughout the state in support of the LBF mission. TICKETS: $200/Ticket; $500$6,500/Sponsorship Levels LOCATION: Hyatt Regency New Orleans CONTACT: 561-1046; RaisingTheBar.org/gala

20 Friendraising Luncheon BENEFITS: Kingsley House EVENT INFO.: The annual event provides an inside look at the transformative work of Kingsley House. Proceeds

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THE ANNUAL LIST OF TOP ATTORNEYS

Left to Right: Marie A. Moore*, Elwood F. Cahill, Jr.*†‡, Steven I. Klein*, Travis A. Beaton**, Martha Y. Curtis*, Kevin M. McGlone*, James M. Garner*†, Peter L. Hilbert, Jr.*, Leopold Z. Sher*†‡^, Debra J. Fischman*, Joshua S. Force*, John T. Balhoff, II*, Neal J. Kling* NOT PICTURED: Richard P. Richter* *Selected to Super Lawyers **Selected to Rising Stars † Top 50 Louisiana & Top 50 New Orleans ‡ Top 10 Louisiana ^Ranked #1 in Louisiana

Peter L. Hilbert, Jr. Debra J. Fischman Joshua S. Force

Leopold Z. Sher James M. Garner Elwood F. Cahill, Jr. Richard P. Richter Steven I. Klein Marie A. Moore Neal J. Kling

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AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF THE LAWYERS WHO RANKED TOP OF THE LIST IN THE 2021 LOUSIANA SUPER LAWYERS NOMINATION, RESEARCH AND BLUE RIBBON REVIEW PROCESS.

Abbott, Charles H., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans

Goodman, Alan H., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Benjamin, Thomas M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Henry, Miriam Wogan, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Reasonover, Kirk, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans Shapiro, Howard, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

Herman, Maury A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Brackett, Alan G., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans

Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans

Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Crosby, E. Howell, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Degan, Nancy Scott, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Lasky, Katie E., Katie Lasky Law, New Orleans

Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Stern, Martin A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Leyens, Jr., Jon F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Theard, Kelly E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans

Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington

Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Fontham, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Frilot, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville

McGoey, II, Thomas J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Futrell, Elizabeth (Lisa) J., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans

Garner, James M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

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Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans


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LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS 2021 Alternative Dispute Resolution .................................. S-3 Antitrust Litigation ...................................................... S-3 Appellate ..................................................................... S-3 Banking........................................................................ S-3 Bankruptcy: Business .................................................. S-3 Bankruptcy: Consumer................................................S-3 Business Litigation ......................................................S-4 Business/Corporate ....................................................S-4 Civil Litigation: Defense ..............................................S-5 Civil Litigation: Plaintiff ...............................................S-6 Civil Rights ...................................................................S-6 Class Action/Mass Torts .............................................S-6 Construction Litigation ...............................................S-6 Consumer Law.............................................................S-6 Creditor Debtor Rights ................................................S-6

THE ANNUAL LIST BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE

The list was finalized as of July 10, 2020. Only attorneys who data verified with Super Lawyers for the current year are included on the list that follows. All current selections and any updates to the list (e.g., status changes or disqualifying events) will be reflected on superlawyers.com. Names and page numbers in RED indicate a profile on the specified page. Phone numbers are included only for attorneys with paid Super Lawyers or Rising Stars print advertisements.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SUPER LAWYERS Shaw, Danny G., ShawADR, Mandeville Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Criminal Defense .........................................................S-6 Criminal Defense: White Collar .................................. S-7 Elder Law ..................................................................... S-7 Employee Benefits....................................................... S-7 Employment & Labor .................................................. S-7 Employment Litigation: Defense ................................ S-7 Employment Litigation: Plaintiff ................................S-8 Energy & Natural Resources .......................................S-8

ANTITRUST LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS McIntyre, Jr., Alexander M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans RISING STARS Chiorean, Dan, Odom & Des Roches, New Orleans

Entertainment & Sports ..............................................S-8 Environmental .............................................................S-8 Environmental Litigation ............................................S-8 Estate Planning & Probate .........................................S-8

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General Litigation........................................................S-9

SUPER LAWYERS Bourgeois, Travis L., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans

Health Care..................................................................S-9

Grundmeyer, Douglas L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Immigration .................................................................S-9

Norman, Joe B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Family Law...................................................................S-8

Insurance Coverage.....................................................S-9 Intellectual Property ................................................. S-10 Intellectual Property Litigation................................. S-10 International .............................................................. S-10 Media & Advertising .................................................. S-10 Mergers & Acquisitions ............................................. S-10 Personal Injury General: Defense ............................. S-10 Personal Injury General: Plaintiff.............................. S-10 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense .................................................................... S-11 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff .................................................................... S-11 Personal Injury Products: Defense ........................... S-12 Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff ............................ S-12

Real Estate ................................................................ S-12 Securities & Corporate Finance ................................ S-12 Securities Litigation................................................... S-12 Surety ......................................................................... S-12 Tax.............................................................................. S-12 Technology Transactions .......................................... S-13

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS SUPER LAWYERS Bendana, Alicia M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5 Caplinger, Christopher T., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Cerone, Rudy J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Congeni, Leo, Congeni Law Firm, New Orleans Derbes, IV, Albert J., The Derbes Law Firm, Metairie, 504-837-1230 Draper, Douglas S., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Forsyth, J. David, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Futrell, Elizabeth (Lisa) J., Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Kadden, Benjamin W., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Laudumiey, IV, Fernand L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Messina, David J., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Nobles, Cherie Dessauer, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Patrick, III, William H., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Peck, Stewart F., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Stern, Martin A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Shelby, Rick M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Ward, Raymond P., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Strohschein, Stephen P., Hinshaw & Culbertson, New Orleans

RISING STARS Dossier, Eva, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-2

King, Charles, Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Munson, Kathryn W., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Paul, Matthew J., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Winston, Sam, The Law Office of Sam Winston, New Orleans

Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Williamson, Stephen L., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

RISING STARS Landis, Michael E., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Rochester, Lacey, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Thurman, Jim W., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

BANKING SUPER LAWYERS Stuckey, James A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans RISING STARS Alonzo, Dustin C., Hinshaw & Culbertson, New Orleans

Transportation/Maritime .......................................... S-13

Bacigalupi, Bart C., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Utilities ....................................................................... S-13

Dysart, Katie L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Workers’ Compensation............................................ S-14

Kingsmill, Adair L., Hinshaw & Culbertson, New Orleans

Siddiqui, Imtiaz A., IAS Law, New Orleans

Professional Liability: Defense ................................. S-12 Professional Liability: Plaintiff .................................. S-12

Guyton, Camalla Kimbrough, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Edwards, Sarah, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER SUPER LAWYERS Vogeltanz, Rachel, The Law Office of Rachel Thyre Vogeltanz, Covington RISING STARS Abshier, Jenny, Big Easy Law Group, Metairie DeTrinis, Jonathan R., DeT Law Firm, New Orleans CONTINUED ON PAGE S-4

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Holtzman, Shannon S., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Jones, Jr., Philip K., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Aaron, Jr., William D., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans

Joyce, John W., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-7

Aguilar, Ricardo A. “Richard”, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

King, Henry A., King & Jurgens, New Orleans

Thornton, Jennifer L., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Usdin, Steven W., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9721 Pg. S-7 Wanek, Peter J., Wanek Kirsch Davies, New Orleans Waters, Jr., John W., Bienvenu Foster Ryan & O’Bannon, New Orleans

Almon, Matthew S., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9728 Pg. S-2, S-7

Allweiss, Michael R., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5

Kutcher, Robert A., Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, Metairie

Anjier, John C., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Lambert, Kent A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Landrieu, Martin E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

Woolf, Matthew A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Ballay, Brian M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9720 Pg. S-2, S-7 Barriere, Brent B., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Beebe, Mark R., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Beh, Thomas M., Elkins, New Orleans Belleau, Ashley L., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Benjamin, Thomas M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Berger, Jamie L., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9784 Pg. S-7 Bergin, Edward H., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Lasky, Katie E., Katie Lasky Law, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Wehlen, Nicholas J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Wise, Jon W., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2

RISING STARS Briggett, Joseph P., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Luker, Lynn, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Carter, Meghan E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Masinter, Paul J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Chaney, III, Mark J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

McGlone, Kevin M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2133 Pg. S-1 McGoey, Patrick S., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans

Cvitanovic, Dominik J., Brettner Cvitanovic, New Orleans Donnelly, Jeanette A., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Dupre, Andy, Carter Dupre, New Orleans Finkelstein, Michael, Sternberg Naccari & White, New Orleans

Brady, Sean P., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Miller, Sr., Allen C., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Brown, Galen S., Sullivan Stolier Schulze, New Orleans

Mince, Loretta G., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Morrison, Corinne A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Hayes, Kristen, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Browne, David L., BrowneLaw, New Orleans

Nowak, Eric, Harrell & Nowak, New Orleans, 504-522-7885 Pg. S-11

Heilprin, Ashley J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Owen, Jr., Thomas P., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Holmgren, Anders F., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Burge, Jason W., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Burvant, Robert J., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Cheatwood, Roy C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Conroy, Stephen K., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie Copley, Steven W., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

Passler, Richard G., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Patron, David L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Gauthier, Camille E., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Hogue, Amanda D., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie Janke, Benjamin West, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans King, Spencer, King & Jurgens, New Orleans

Ralston, Christopher K., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Langlois, Jr., Gary M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Cortazzo, Thomas J., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, New Orleans

Reasonover, Kirk, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans, 504-526-2921 Pg. S-2

LeBon, Jr., Brian G., Ricci Partners, New Orleans

Degan, Nancy Scott, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Redfearn, Robert L., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

Denegre, Jr., George, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Reuter, Bryan C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Evans, Joelle Flannigan, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Farley, Matt J., Krebs Farley & Dry, New Orleans Feldman, Jr., Larry, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Pg. S-2

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Simonson, Eric J., Hinshaw & Culbertson, New Orleans

Veith, Rebekka, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

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Stakelum III, P.J., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Griffin, Samantha P., Taylor Wellons Politz & Duhe, New Orleans

Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Pg. S-2

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Stern, Jr., Charles L., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Bennett, William “Blake”, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

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Kuchler, Deborah D., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans McKay, Jr., Donald E., Leake & Andersson, New Orleans

Cutaiar, Trevor, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Godofsky, Evan J., Larzelere Picou Wells Simpson Lonero, Metairie

Pitre, Jr., Loulan J., Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans

Ordeneaux, James K., Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans

Rieveschl, David, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Saucier, Erin, Didriksen Saucier & Woods, New Orleans

Liuzza, Elizabeth A., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington

Sherman, David R., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Simmons, Jennifer L., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans

Moghis, Matthew D., Connick & Connick, Metairie

Weiner, Monique M., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans

Peterson, Megan S., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

Shreves, John F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Stefani, Robert J., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Stein, Mark S., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5

RISING STARS Boudreaux, Andre, Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Collura-Day, Amanda, Kean Miller, New Orleans

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RISING STARS Arbour, Tyler J., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Barriere, Jennifer E., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Breland, Quin, Breland Law, New Orleans Bukaty, IV, Edward F., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Legrand, Andrew, Spera Law Group, New Orleans Matasar, Adam N., Jones Walker, New Orleans McBride, Annie, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pifko, Erzsebet, Corvinus Law, Mandeville Toups, Ryan C., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Woodruff, Benjamin P., Jones Walker, New Orleans Wootten, Chris, Coats Rose, New Orleans

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Abbott, Charles H., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Bienvenu, David F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Braun, Andrew A., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Breaux, Ralph G., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Degan, III, Sidney W., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans deLaup, Mickey S., Mickey S. deLaup, Metairie Ezkovich, Alan D., Ezkovich & Co., New Orleans Grace, III, Christopher T., Blue Williams, Metairie Grimsal, A. Gregory, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Gristina, Nicholas C., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans Hanna, Mark E., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Holmes, Douglas R., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Horn, Warren, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Iiams, Sarah E., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Javier, Roger, The Javier Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-599-8570

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Royce, Doris A., Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, New Orleans Trew, Tyler D., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Tschirn, Robert W., Preis, New Orleans

O’Bell, Eric J., O’Bell Law Firm, Metairie, 504-456-8677 Parkinson, Erin Fury, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Paulsen, III, Dwight C., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans Reid, Devin C., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Rouen, Deborah B., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Sherman, Kea, Sherman Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-896-7304 Pg. S-9 RISING STARS Courtenay, James, The Courtenay Law Firm, New Orleans Reed, Alexander L.H., Ross F. Lagarde, Slidell St. Romain, Jeanne, The Cheek Law Firm, New Orleans Vicknair, David P., Scott Vicknair, New Orleans Young, Jacob, Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Sensenbrenner, E. Paige, Adams and Reese, New Orleans Wilkes, Forrest Ren, Cosmich Simmons & Brown, New Orleans

RISING STARS Cvitanovic, Andrew, Cossich Sumich Parsiola & Taylor, Belle Chasse Eagan, Kelsey A., Frilot, New Orleans Gaudin Favret, Chelsea, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Geraci, Craig, Kahn Swick & Foti, New Orleans Gower, C. Jacob, Burns Charest, New Orleans Higgins, Anna, Pendley Baudin & Coffin, New Orleans Klevorn, Amanda, Burns Charest, New Orleans

CIVIL RIGHTS RISING STARS Bordes, Kenneth C., Law Office of Kenneth C. Bordes, New Orleans

Mattappally, Jay M., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Napolitano, Shelley, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy, New Orleans

Hass, Amanda, Law Office of William Most, New Orleans

Robertson, Pearl, Irpino Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, New Orleans

Lanser, David, Law Office of William Most, New Orleans

Smith, T. Peyton, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans

Most, William, Law Office of William Most, New Orleans

Spindler, Ali, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Wright, Lydia A., Burns Charest, New Orleans

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS SUPER LAWYERS Barrios, Dawn M., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans Bell, Troy N., Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans

Yelton, Rick, Burns Charest, New Orleans

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

Berniard, Jeffrey P., Berniard Law, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Clement, David C., Clement Gates & May, New Orleans, 504-598-2220

Bickford, Scott R., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans

Frilot, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville Pg. S-2

Centola, Larry J., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans

King, Richard E., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans

Davis, Leonard A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892

Kleinman, Randall L., Law Offices of Randall L. Kleinman, New Orleans

Dugan, II, James R., The Dugan Law firm, New Orleans

Lane, Michael D., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans, 504-581-3300

Eagan, Jr., Ewell (Tim) E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

Emmons, Matthew R., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville Forester, Jonathan S., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans, 504-581-3300 Gibbs, Gillian (Gigi), Gibbs Law, New Orleans Pastorek, Jeffrey, Couhig Partners, New Orleans Pri-tal, Benjamin M., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Riess, Jr., M. Robert C., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans, 504-581-3300 Wynne, Jr., Douglass F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

CONSUMER LAW SUPER LAWYERS Sterbcow, Marx D., Sterbcow Law Group, New Orleans RISING STARS Dye, Bonnie E., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS SUPER LAWYERS Finn, William T., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Grodsky, Barry H., Taggart Morton, New Orleans

CRIMINAL DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Atkinson, Ian L., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Campbell, Nandi F., Attorney at Law, New Orleans Carpenter, Elizabeth B., Attorney at Law, New Orleans Ciaccio, Michael P., Attorney at Law, Gretna Cimino, Cynthia M., BrowneLaw, New Orleans Di Giulio, Letty S., Law Office of Letty S. Di Giulio, New Orleans Hébert, Stephen, Attorney at Law, New Orleans Johnson, Sara, Attorney at Law, New Orleans Mosca, Provino C., Attorney at Law, Harahan Regan, Jr., Martin E., Regan Law, New Orleans

Long, Charles B., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans

Tizzard, Julie C., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-529-3774

Gaudet, William B., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Lund, III, Daniel, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Toale, Robert S., The Law Office of Robert S. Toale, Gretna

Glago, Mark P., Glago Williams, New Orleans, 504-500-2020

Melchiode, Gerald A., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans

Utley, Dylan C., DiGiulio Utley, New Orleans

Gray, Tim, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans

Mercante, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville

Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-2

Orgeron, Glenn P., Kean Miller, New Orleans

RISING STARS Carter, Gregory Q., The G. Carter Law Firm, New Orleans

Irpino, Anthony, Irpino Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, New Orleans Klick, James C., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Leger, Jr., Walter J., Leger & Shaw, New Orleans

Prattini, Jeffrey K., Shields | Mott, New Orleans Puente, Denise C., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Shields, Lloyd N., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

Meunier, Gerald E., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

RISING STARS Blackwell, Michael S., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans, 504-581-3300

Miller, Kerry J., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Daily, Megan, Krebs Farley & Dry, New Orleans

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LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS 2021 CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR SUPER LAWYERS Becker, Jr., Walter F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Capitelli, Brian J., Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans, 504-582-2425 Capitelli, Ralph, Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans, 504-582-2425 Castaing, Jr., Edward J., Crull Castaing & Lilly, New Orleans Larson, Herbert, The Law Offices of Herbert V. Larson Jr., New Orleans

Rachal, Robert W., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Shapiro, Howard, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Thorne, René E., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Williams, Michael S., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

RISING STARS Rigterink, Jennifer, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR

Robein, Louis L., Robein Urann Spencer Picard & Cangemi, Metairie Scott, Timothy H., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Shuler, III, G. Phillip, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Stiegler, Charles J., Stiegler Law Firm, New Orleans Veters Cooper, Susanne A., Business Law Group, New Orleans

RISING STARS Bremenstul, Minia E., Jones Walker, New Orleans Bryant, Camille R., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-2

SUPER LAWYERS Alessandra, M. Nan, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Meche, Timothy A., Attorney at Law, New Orleans

Beiser, Stephen P., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

London, Wm. Brian, Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans

Simmons, Jr., Richard (Rick) T., Hailey McNamara Hall Larmann & Papale, Metairie

Bickford, Magdalen Blessey, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Molina, Ross M., Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, New Orleans

Whalen, Jr., Ralph S., Attorney at Law, New Orleans

Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Murphy, Kerry A., Kerry Murphy Law, New Orleans

Davis, Brandon E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Plaiscia, Amanda M., Blue Williams, Metairie

Demmons, Larry Edward, The Demmons Law Firm, Metairie

Roberts, MaryJo L., The Kullman Firm, New Orleans

ELDER LAW SUPER LAWYERS Brown, Gary S., Brown Weimer, New Orleans

Koch, Amelia Williams, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Korn, David M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SUPER LAWYERS Armstrong, Jane E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Conklin, Katherine, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Jeanfreau, Rachael, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE

Masinter, Eve B., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Christy, Walter W., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans

McGoey, II, Thomas J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Fischman, Debra J., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2109 Pg. S-1

Mitchell, Michael S., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans

Harold, Edward F., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans

Pyburn, Jr., Keith M., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans

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Knight, Kathryn M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Livaudais, Julie D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Marks, Kevin A., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Wisdom, Rachel Wendt, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Ransom, Kelly, Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans

Coleman, J. Grant, King & Jurgens, New Orleans

Rhorer, James D., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

Hayes, Steven E., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Simone, Matthew, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Henry, Miriam Wogan, Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Springer Brown, Laura, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Ladouceur, Raymond P., Ladouceur Law Firm, Abita Springs

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS

Zurik, III, Samuel, The Kullman Firm, New Orleans

RISING STARS Carlisle, Laura E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Castoriano, Benjamin M., Frilot, New Orleans Caviness, Laura R., Curry Law Firm, Mandeville McCluer, Matthew, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Sha, Rebecca, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Williams, Christopher L., Williams Litigation, New Orleans RISING STARS Vogeltanz, Kevin, The Law Office of Kevin S. Vogeltanz, Mandeville

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES SUPER LAWYERS Clements, Miles P., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Cook, Jonathan R., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans Darden, M. Taylor, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Hayne, Jr., C. Peck, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Toledano, Suzette, Toledano Entertainment and Arts Law, New Orleans

ENVIRONMENTAL SUPER LAWYERS Johnson, Greg L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Melancon, David, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

RISING STARS Wiegand, Stephen W., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS Johnson, Mary S., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville Kanner, Allan, Kanner & Whiteley, New Orleans, 504-524-5777 Knister, Terrence K., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Kreller, Stephen S., The Kreller Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-484-3488

STEPHEN S. KRELLER www.krellerlaw.com

Losch, Jill T., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville

Jurgens, III, George B., King & Jurgens, New Orleans

Marullo, Dawn Danna, Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans

Kornick, Cheryl M., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Marshall, Jr., Charles D., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans McGlone, Michael A., Kean Miller, New Orleans McNamara, Mark L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans McNeal, Robert B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Nicholson, Cynthia A., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans O’Connor, Scott A., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Pearce, John Y., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Zuckerman, Adam, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

RISING STARS Bambrick, Erin, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Fox, Jonathan J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Swetman, Max, MG+M, New Orleans Wall, Guy E., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans

RISING STARS Gillen, Laura M., Blue Williams, Metairie Gray, Nichole Mart, Johnson Gray McNamara, New Orleans Lewis, Sara M., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans Liuzza, Ashley, Stag Liuzza, New Orleans Rudin, Skylar B., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Schilling, E. Blair, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Valentine, Sara C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE SUPER LAWYERS Abbott, Jr., Hirschel T., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Grant, Meghan, Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Mouledoux, Taylor P., Looper Goodwine, New Orleans

Burkenstock, Susan J., Elkins, New Orleans

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Marks, Christine W., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie Mendler, Joel, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Moragas, Sheila L., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Perez, Robert L., Perez McDaniel Faust & Adams, New Orleans Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Reso, Patrick K., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie Riess, F. Kelleher, Hickey & Riess, New Orleans Rouchell, John A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Sagona, Beau P., The Derbes Law Firm, Metairie, 504-837-1230 Spizer, David “Bruce”, Bruce Spizer, New Orleans

RISING STARS Delerno, Zachary J., Sunrise Law Group, Metairie Gabb, Patrick J., Lukinovich, Metairie Kriksciun, Erin E., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Tournet, Christie Lee, Christie Tournet & Associates, Mandeville

THE KRELLER LAW FIRM New Orleans • 504-484-3488

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Lehmann, Lawrence M., Lehmann Norman & Marcus, New Orleans

FAMILY LAW SUPER LAWYERS Anderson, Ernest S., Anderson & Anderson, Slidell Bayle, Suzanne Ecuyer, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Buhrer, R. Scott, Buhrer Law Firm, Metairie Cabral, H. Craig, Harry Craig Cabral Inc., Metairie Carter, Jennifer C., de Blanc Law Firm, New Orleans Franz, Patricia M., Pat M. Franz & Associates, Metairie Greene, Jennifer J., Scott Vicknair, New Orleans Hoffman, Jeffrey M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5 Hoffman, Mitchell J., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5 Howley Connois, Christy M., Bowman & Howley, Gretna, 504-367-4842 Ladouceur, Lindsey M., Ladouceur Law Firm, Abita Springs Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-2 Lowe, Robert C., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5 Mansfield, Mark J., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Miles, Terri M., Terri M. Miles, Gretna Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Pg. S-2 SEE ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER ON PAGE S-2.


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RISING STARS

Nguyen, Kim Ngan, Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5

Bourgeois, Blake, Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans

Paddison, David R., Attorney at Law, Covington

Calhoun, Lindsay, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Perque, Richard, Law Offices of Richard G. Perque, New Orleans

Deethardt, Mark R., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Prados, David M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5

James, S. Eliza, Forrest Cressy & James, New Orleans

Riegel, Philip, Attorney at Law, Metairie Rue, Stephen R., Stephen Rue & Associates, Kenner

Johnson, James H., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Kraatz, Arthur, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Salley, Laurel A., Salley & Salley, Metairie

Morris, Ebony S., Garrison Yount Forte & Mulcahy, New Orleans

Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Pg. S-2

Wells, Molly L., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Ziv, Barbara J., Barbara J Ziv, New Orleans

RISING STARS Cain, Amber L., Attorney at Law, New Orleans

HEALTH CARE

IMMIGRATION SUPER LAWYERS Gasparian, Kathleen, Gasparian Spivey Immigration, New Orleans RISING STARS Weidner, Samantha, Hart Carter & Associates, New Orleans

INSURANCE COVERAGE SUPER LAWYERS Balascio, Michael A., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-7 Baumgartner, Adrianne L., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington Beckman, Kristin L., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans

Catalanotto, Rachael P., Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, Mandeville

SUPER LAWYERS

Duncan, Lauren A., The Truitt Law Firm, Covington

McKinney, Don S., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Curtis, Martha Y., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2111 Pg. S-1

Pizzo, Stephen M., Blue Williams, Metairie

de Klerk, Andrew S., Frilot, New Orleans

Staub, Jr., Perry R., Taggart Morton, New Orleans

Elliott, Céleste D., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Epstein, Jeremy, Jeremy Epstein Law, New Orleans Hite, Nicholas J., Hite Law Group, New Orleans Kuehl, Jr., Gordon J., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Pg. S-5 Pfeiffer, Sarah, Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer, New Orleans Rotharmel Shanks, Tracy, Rotharmel Shanks, New Orleans Samuel, Scott R., Samuel & Coleman, Metairie

Caesar, Craig L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Tabary, III, Paul A., Tabary & Borne, Chalmette

RISING STARS Shelton, Shannon A., Pendley Baudin & Coffin, New Orleans

Brettner, Jacqueline M., Brettner Cvitanovic, New Orleans

Fischer, Madeleine, Jones Walker, New Orleans Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Pg. S-2 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-10

Treadaway, Kristyl Revelle, Treadaway Law, Metairie Willis, Sheila, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans

KEA SHERMAN

GENERAL LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS Abaunza, Donald R., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Balhoff, II, John T., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1

SHERMAN LAW FIRM, LLC 4905 Freret St., Suite B New Orleans, LA 70115

Benjamin, Jr., Jack C., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Delery Davis, Tiffany, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

PH: (504) 896-7304 | FX: (504) 324-0665

Giarrusso, III, Joseph I., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans

kea@keashermanlaw.com

keashermanlaw.com

Mills, Alysson L., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Ostendorf, Lance, Ostendorf Tate Barnett, New Orleans, 504-343-8989 Patrick, Patrick H., Patrick Miller, New Orleans Perrier, Guy D., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Rather, Jr., James C., Alker & Rather, Mandeville, 985-727-7501

JAMES C. RATHER, JR. ALKER & RATHER, LLC Mandeville • 985-727-7501

www.alker-rather.com Sternberg, Scott L., Sternberg Naccari & White, New Orleans Vale, Richard S., Blue Williams, Metairie Williams, James M., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Super Lawyers Honoree

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF BUSINESS/CORPORATE/PERSONAL INJURY Kea Sherman proudly represents clients in matters involving personal injury, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, construction and commercial litigation. Additionally, she acts as general counsel to a number of businesses. Since founding the Sherman Law Firm over a decade ago, Kea remains committed to providing client-focused legal representation. Her personal involvement in every step of litigation and document drafting produces the results that keep her clients happy, while also fostering long-term relationships. Kea is very active in her civic life and serves on a number of boards and commissions.

Williams, Sharonda R., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-2.

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Giarrusso, Catherine Fornias, Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Guichet, Joseph P., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Pelleteri, Maura Z., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS Harrigan, Brad, Tolar Harrigan & Morris, New Orleans RISING STARS Fincher, Micah J., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Pipes, III, H. Minor, Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Salley, David P., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Schmeeckle, Seth A., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Schudmak, Shaundra M., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Sever, Jay Russell, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Siegel, Robert I., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Sutherland, Dean A., Jeansonne & Remondet, New Orleans

INTERNATIONAL SUPER LAWYERS Fowler, III, George J., Jones Walker, New Orleans

MEDIA & ADVERTISING SUPER LAWYERS Roy, Mary Ellen, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Teske, Christopher R., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Treas, Bill T., Nielsen & Treas, Metairie Wilson, Kristopher T., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

RISING STARS Barton, E. Madison, Wanek Kirsch Davies, New Orleans Burk, Lauren E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Culver, Christina A., Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, New Orleans Farmer, Jay, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Hair, Galen M., Hair Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, Metairie Hinton, Ashley W., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Joachim, Alexis P., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans

Leggette, Laura, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Morse, Amanda Gammon, Kiefer & Kiefer, Metairie Simmons, Samantha Babin, McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch, Covington Stuart, Cory T., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Alvendia, Roderick, Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans Berger, Allan, Allan Berger & Associates, New Orleans, 504-526-2222 Brandner, Jr., Michael S., Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, Metairie Bravo, David D., Bravo Law Firm, New Orleans Bruno, Stephen P., Bruno & Bruno, New Orleans

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Cain, Joseph E. “Jed”, Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892

SUPER LAWYERS Fishman, Louis Y., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Chopin, Justin M., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans

RISING STARS Naccari, Keith J., Sternberg Naccari & White, New Orleans

Cosse, III, Irvy E. “Chip”, Cossé Law Firm, New Orleans

Saulsbury, Albert O. “Chip”, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Acomb, Wm. Ryan, Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans

Chopin, Richard A., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans Creevy, John S., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Delise, Bobby J., Delise & Hall, New Orleans Demarest, Jeanne, Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans Didriksen, III, Caleb H., Didriksen Saucier & Woods, New Orleans DiLeo, Gregory P., Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, New Orleans

Jones, Marne A., Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, New Orleans

DeArmond, Laurie L., DeRouen Law Firm, New Orleans

Exnicios, Val P., Liska Exnicios & Nungesser, New Orleans

DeRouen, Patrick D., DeRouen Law Firm, New Orleans

Fezio, John Mark, The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans

Lambert, Taylor R., Brown Sims, New Orleans

Hurley, Timothy P., Hurley & Cot, New Orleans

Margiotta, Michael, Loeb Law Firm, Mandeville

Maselli, Jr., Joseph, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans

Geiger, Andrew J., Allan Berger & Associates, New Orleans, 504-526-2222

Meeks, Kelsey L., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Riggs, Brooke, Frilot, New Orleans

Nieset, Jr., James R., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans

Siemann, Jeffrey J., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans

O’Bryon, Kevin C., O’Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans

Vorhaben, Tessa P., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SUPER LAWYERS Harris, Lesli D., Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans Norton, Taylor M., Norton IP Law Firm, Metairie Walshe, Jr., Michael Q., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

RISING STARS Engler, Jessica C., Kean Miller, New Orleans Estrada de Martin, Ph.D., Paula, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Popich, Robert N., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Truitt, Jack E. (Bobby), The Truitt Law Firm, Covington Wilmore, Charles B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Yacoubian, Alan J., Johnson Yacoubian & Paysse, New Orleans

RISING STARS Ankersen, Brittney, Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans Bernard, David C., Staines Eppling & Kenney, Metairie Davidson, Jared A., Taylor Wellons Politz & Duhe, New Orleans Durham, Meredith, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans

Gertler, Louis L., Gertler Accident & Injury Attorneys, New Orleans Gertler, Meyer H., Gertler Accident & Injury Attorneys, New Orleans Gisleson, Soren E., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Hall, Jr., Alton J., Delise & Hall, Covington Hammond, II, Peirce A., Hammond Law Firm, New Orleans Herman, Maury A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-2 Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-2 Impastato, III, Dominick F., Frischhertz & Impastato, New Orleans, 504-523-1500 Pg. S-14

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III FRISCHHERTZ & IMPASTATO New Orleans • 504-523-1500

www.frischhertzlaw.com

Elam, Jason K., Cosmich Simmons & Brown, New Orleans

Jacobs, Darleen M., Jacobs Sarrat Lovelace & Harris, New Orleans, 504-522-0155 Pg. S-14

Gaither, Channing Nicole, Parlatore Law Group, New Orleans

Gahagan, Peter M., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister Weinstock & Bogart, Metairie

Jacobson, Tamara Kluger, Law Office of Tamara Kluger Jacobson, New Orleans

Ricci, R. Devin, Kean Miller, New Orleans

Gould, Kristopher Michael, Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans

Kelly, III, J. Bart, Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans

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LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS 2021 Kiefer, Kris P., Kiefer & Kiefer, Metairie Lagarde, Ross F., Ross F. Lagarde, Slidell, 985-605-0527 Lamothe, III, Frank E., Lamothe Law Firm, New Orleans Landry, Mickey P., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans Loup, Terry B., Morris Bart, New Orleans Mahone, Jr., Michael A., The Mahone Firm, New Orleans Manard, III, Robert L., Manard Law, New Orleans McGovern, Glenn C., Attorney at Law, Metairie Miller, Joseph M., Davis Saunders & Miller, Mandeville Mitchell, Jeffrey A., The Cochran Firm Metairie, Metairie Nazareth, Neil F., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans Offner, Kurt A., Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans Palazzo, Leo J., Palazzo Law Firm, Gretna Perry, John B., Attorney at Law, Slidell Piacun, Joseph S., Gennusa & Piacun, Metairie

Moore, Timothy B., The Law Office of Timothy B. Moore, Gretna Otten, Christopher G., Glago Williams, New Orleans, 504-500-2020 Pertuit, Matthew, Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie Phillips, Sarah A., Phillips Law, New Orleans Reddy, Ramesh, Ultimate Accident Law, New Orleans Richards, John, Morris Bart, New Orleans Rodrigues, Ana, Gennusa Firm, Metairie Rogenes, Matthew D., Stag Liuzza, New Orleans Salter, Hannah, Salter Law, New Orleans Shlosman, Tom, Shlosman Law Firm, New Orleans Smith, Matt, Matt Smith Law, Mandeville Stein, Joshua A., Baer Law, Metairie Weintraub, Adam, Weintraub Law, New Orleans

Pichon, Jeremy J., Pichon Law Firm, New Orleans

Williams, Jatavian, Glago Williams, New Orleans, 504-500-2020

Rannals, Tracey, Rannals Law Firm, New Orleans

Woods, Trey, Didriksen Saucier & Woods, New Orleans

Redmann, John W., Law Office of John W. Redmann, Gretna, 504-500-5000 Saunders, Benjamin B., Davis Saunders & Miller, Mandeville Silbert, Scott E., Silbert Pitre & Friedman, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE

Smiley, Seth, Smiley Law Firm, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Blankenship, Kurt S., Blue Williams, Metairie

Voorhies, III, Richard P., The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans

Bradley Jr., C. Wm., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans

Zainey, Jr., J. Christopher, The Lambert Firm, New Orleans

Crisler, Richard S., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans

RISING STARS Badeaux, Tommy J., Law Office of Tommy J. Badeaux, Metairie

Curry, Guy C., Curry Law Firm, New Orleans Nolan, Jr., Michael F., Connick & Connick, Metairie

Baer, Jason M., Baer Law, Metairie

Robichaux, Craig J., Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, Mandeville

Bezou, Jr., Jacques Francois, The Bezou Law Firm, Covington

Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Bosso, Adam, Morris Bart, New Orleans

RISING STARS Biller, Benjamin J., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans

Brandhurst, Alaina, Morris Bart, New Orleans Clayton, Joshua P., Clayton Law Firm, Slidell DeReus, Casey C., Baer Law, Metairie Eskew, Patrick J., Blake Jones Law Firm, New Orleans Gray, Kacie F., Irpino Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, New Orleans Gulick, Benjamin, Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, New Orleans

Domreis, Crystal E., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans Miller, Bert J., Blue Williams, Metairie

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF

Lauricella, Alexander A., Didriksen Saucier & Woods, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Abramson, David Alan, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans

Lillis, Michael, Lillis Law Firm, New Orleans

Bialous, Todd J., Bialous Law Firm, New Orleans

Liuzza, Christopher, Liuzza Law Firm, New Orleans

Bowling, David A., The Bowling Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-586-5200

Lorio IV, Philip D., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans Mansfield, Scott M., Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, New Orleans

David, Robert J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Mau, Donald, Miguel A. Elias, Kenner

Ecuyer, Michael J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Mcgregor, George, Burgos & Associates, New Orleans

Gennusa, II, Thomas A., Gennusa & Piacun, Metairie

Melancon, Collin, Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, New Orleans

Morrison IV, Walter C., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Melucci, Mike, Yeager LaNasa Tauzier, Metairie ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-2.

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Orrill, Jr., R. Ray, Orrill & Malbrough, Metairie Samuels, Kara Hadican, Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, New Orleans Silvestri, Frank A., Silvestri & Savoie, New Orleans Wagar, III, Nelson W., Wagar Hickman, Mandeville

Siegel, Kyle Wallace, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-7

Schott, Stephen P., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Sossamon, Meera, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

Serio, Steven C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF

Wicker, III, T. Carey, Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans, 504-582-2425

SUPER LAWYERS Swarr, Frank J., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans

Willis, Jennifer, Willis & Buckley, New Orleans

Williams, Eric, Williams Law Office, Metairie

RISING STARS Christiansen, Zachary Ryan, The Bowling Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-613-4561

RISING STARS Boling, Jeremiah, Baron & Budd, New Orleans, 800-222-2766

Hyla, Erica A., The Bezou Law Firm, Covington

Cheek, Lindsey, The Cheek Law Firm, New Orleans Hoffman, Philip C., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Arras, Barbara L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Capodice, Camala E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

Lambert, M. Palmer, Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Courington, Kaye N., Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans

Ross, William M., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Daniels, Timothy F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

Theard, Kelly E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Pg. S-2

Gay, Jr., Charles F., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

RISING STARS Keller, Robert L., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans

Lavelle, Paul M., Cotten Schmidt, New Orleans Manning, Kathleen A., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Massenburg, Christopher O., MG+M, New Orleans Moore, Kim E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Norwood, Jr., Colvin G., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Olinde, John F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Pugh, III, Lawrence G., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans Sarver, Richard E., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9733 Pg. S-7 Sinnott, John W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Surprenant, Mark C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Talbot, Brent A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Urquhart, Jr., Quentin F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

RISING STARS Brilleaux, Kelly, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Corb, Natasha, MG+M, New Orleans McIntire, Amy L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Penn, Elizabeth R., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Reid, Sarah, Cotten Schmidt, New Orleans Semmes, Mathilde V., Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans Senter, Meghan, MG+M, New Orleans

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Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Title, Peter S., Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Willis, Sterling Scott, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

RISING STARS Beaton, Travis A., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1 Christiansen, Ryan T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Ricci, Michael S., Ricci Partners, New Orleans Riess, Megan C., Coats Rose, New Orleans

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE

Coco-Ewing, Celeste R., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-7

Laborde, Kenneth H., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans

Steeg, Robert M., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans

Schultis, Jonathan, Ricci Partners, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Lund, Daniel, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

Gieger, Jr., Ernest P., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans

Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2101 Pg. S-1, S-2

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Kott, Joseph A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892

REAL ESTATE SUPER LAWYERS Bernard, G. Wogan, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2103 Pg. S-1, S-2

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE SUPER LAWYERS Graffagnini, Mark J., Cara Stone, New Orleans RISING STARS Lambert, Hillary Barnett, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

SECURITIES LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS Freeman, III, George C., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-7 McCardle, Lance C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Peiffer, Joseph C., Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway, New Orleans

RISING STARS Berg, Nicholas, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans, 504-526-2921 Dressel, Robert J., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Pg. S-7 Palestina, Michael J., Kahn Swick & Foti, New Orleans

Crosby, E. Howell, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Pg. S-2 de Lisle, Victoria M., Locke Lord, New Orleans Dwyer, Stephen I., Dwyer Cambre & Suffern, Metairie

SURETY

Eyrich, Lillian E., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS D’Arcy, Adrian A., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

LeBreton, Rose McCabe, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Gordon, Elizabeth L., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

Leyens, Jr., Jon F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-2 McCabe, Ryan M., Dwyer Cambre & Suffern, Metairie Moore, Marie A., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2108 Pg. S-1

Kern, Jay H., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

TAX

Mouton, Robert W., Locke Lord, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Ajubita, A. Albert, Ajubita Leftwich & Salzer, New Orleans

Richter, Richard P., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2104 Pg. S-1

Angelico, Robert S., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Sclafani, Kyle, Law Office of Kyle Sclafani, New Orleans Schneider, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Bell, Hilton S., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans Calhoun, Jaye A., Kean Miller, New Orleans Elkins, Gary J., Elkins, New Orleans SEE ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER ON PAGE S-2.


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LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS 2021 Klein, Steven I., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1 Miller, Bruce A., Attorney at Law, Metairie Rittenberg III, Leon H., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Flotte, David M., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Force, Joshua S., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2130 Pg. S-1

Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Sullivan, Jr., Norman C., Frilot, New Orleans

Goodier, Glenn G., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Tadros, Daniel A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Guy, Matthew C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Talley, Charles R., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Tarcza, Robert E., Tarcza & Associates, New Orleans

Hassinger, Timothy W., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, Mandeville

Thomas, Miles C., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Treuting, Matthew A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Hemphill, Gary A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Waguespack, Jason P., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 Pg. S-14

Roth, III, Richard J., Roth Law Firm, New Orleans

Weiler, John J., Weiler & Rees, New Orleans

Hilbert, Jr., Peter L., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2107 Pg. S-1

Zimmermann, Karl J., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Hufft, Patrick H., Hufft & Hufft, New Orleans

RISING STARS Birdsong, Jeffrey, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Johnson, Christy L., Mainstay Law, New Orleans

Miller, Matthew P., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Sullivan, Andrew, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Jarrett, R. Keith, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Jones, L. Blake, Blake Jones Law Firm, New Orleans Katz, Brian D., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Kenney, Jason R., Staines Eppling & Kenney, Metairie Kessenich, J. Fredrick, Daigle Fisse & Kessenich, Covington

TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS SUPER LAWYERS Slack, Todd R., Cyber Counsel, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Arata, Jr., Blake G., Rome Arata Baxley & Stelly, New Orleans, 504-522-9980 Pg. S-14 Arnold, III, Edward H. “Hank”, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Warshauer, Irving J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Wheaton, Jr., Scott R., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Williams, III, Conrad S.P. (Duke), Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Wynne, William Pitard, Jones Walker, New Orleans Young, Timothy J., The Young Firm, New Orleans, 504-680-4100

Kiefer, Scott B., Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans

TIMOTHY J. YOUNG

THE YOUNG FIRM New Orleans • 504-680-4100

Koch, Jr., R. Joshua, Koch & Schmidt, New Orleans

www.theyoungfirm.com

Laizer, Edwin C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Lambert, Hugh P., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME

Waid, Raymond T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Larzelere, Stephen M., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans LaVie, Kevin J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Leefe, David W., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Legrand, Georges M., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Marino, III, Joseph B., The Young Firm, New Orleans

RISING STARS Bologna, Taylor, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Cambre, Colin B., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans DuBose, III, Emmitt L., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans Guillot, Gavin H., Pusateri Johnston Guillot & Greenbaum, New Orleans

McCleskey, Jr., Robert P., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Hannan, Christopher M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

McLeod, Evans Martin, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Huete, Scott R., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans

Bohman, Martin S., Bohman Morse, New Orleans

Mestayer, Michael J., Michael J. Mestayer, New Orleans

Butterworth, Michael M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Moeller, Matthew A., The Moeller Firm, New Orleans, 504-702-6794

Ibert, Jessica L., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans

Barbier, Robert J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Bland, III, Wilton E., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Carrigee, David, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Cerise, Jr., Charles A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Colletta, Katharine R., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Morrison, Thomas Kent L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Mouledoux, Andre J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Malvin, Maxwell, Montiel Hodge, New Orleans Ramos, Destinee F., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Sanderson, Adam P., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans

Colletta, Jr., Thomas Louis, Attorney at Law, New Orleans

Musser, V, John H., Murphy Rogers Sloss Gambel & Tompkins, New Orleans

Schroeter, David M., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

Cozad, Richard A., Schouest Bamdas Soshea & Ben Maier, New Orleans

Parks, C. Michael, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Stanton, Daniel B., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Crawford, Todd G., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Peterson, Cayce C., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans

Tweedy, Jonathan A., Schouest Bamdas Soshea & Ben Maier, New Orleans

Daigle, Daryl J., Preis, New Orleans

Plunkett, Jr., Lawrence R., Reich Album & Plunkett, Metairie

Walsh, Tarryn E., Murphy Rogers Sloss Gambel & Tompkins, New Orleans

Davis, Christopher O., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Post, Kristi A., Blake Jones Law Firm, New Orleans

Wynne, Mallory, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, New Orleans

DeMarcay III, Lawrence R., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Denny, Danica B., Frilot, New Orleans Dittman, Stevan C., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Dragna, Gerard J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Fay, Jr., John F., Fay Nelson Fay, New Orleans Ferchmin, Adelaida J., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Flint, Jr., Delos E., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Rome, III, C. Perrin, Rome Arata Baxley & Stelly, New Orleans, 504-522-9980 Pg. S-14 Scalise, Kelly T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Zubic, R. Ethan, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

Schlotterer, Bradley J., Kean Miller, New Orleans Schwartz, William B., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Sella, Eric Winder, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans Sharpe, David B., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Silverstein, James R., Kean Miller, New Orleans Soule, Scott A., Blue Williams, Metairie

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Fontham, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Parkerson, G. Bruce, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans Shelton, Dana Marie, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SUPER LAWYERS Brackett, Alan G., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Pg. S-2 Brewster, Arthur J., Brewster Law Firm, Metairie Fontana, Wayne J., Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff & McCollister, New Orleans Mandel, Jeffrey I., Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli & Frieman, Metairie

RISING STARS Babin, Patrick J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Bernstein, Beth S., Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, New Orleans Briscoe, Jeffrey P., Brewster Law Firm, Metairie Frederick, Stephanie, The Keating Law Firm, Metairie Hotard, Amy Dunn, Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Louapre, Lindsay F., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

SORTED ALPHABETICALLY Selected to Super Lawyers

MICHAEL L. ECKSTEIN

Poydras Center 650 Poydras Street Suite 2017 New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: 504-522-9980 Fax: 504-522-9971 barata@romearata.com www.romearata.com

1515 Poydras Street Suite 2195 New Orleans, LA 70112 Tel: 504-527-0701 Fax: 504-566-0040 mle@eck-law.com www.eck-law.com

ROME, ARATA, BAXLEY & STELLY, LLC

Tufts, Mark T., Brown Sims, New Orleans Yoder, Simone H., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

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BUSINESS/CORPORATE ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE TAX

Since 1984, Blake G. Arata Jr. has been representing injured individuals for personal injury and wrongful death involving railroad accidents, maritime personal injury, and severe truck and vehicular accidents. He concentrates his practice on representing injured railroad employees and their families under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and offshore workers and seamen under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Mr. Arata and his firm have used their vast resources and skills to successfully represent these individuals all over the United States. He has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Arata graduated from Loyola Law School in New Orleans and is managing partner in the firm.

Michael L. Eckstein is a board certified Tax Attorney and a board certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist who has a broad-based tax and business practice, which includes individual and corporate tax planning, business planning, estate tax planning, closely held business law, entrepreneurial business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate tax practice, and tax controversy work at the city, state, and federal level. Mr. Eckstein also has significant experience in the representation of professional athletes, high-tech/venture capital concerns, and communications businesses. Mr. Eckstein received his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, his Juris Doctorate degree at Tulane University Law School, and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University.

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Selected to Super Lawyers

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III

DARLEEN M. JACOBS

1140 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: 504-523-1500 Fax: 504-581-1670 dominick@fi-lawfirm.com www.frischhertzlaw.com

823 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Tel: 504-522-0155 Fax: 504-522-3819 dollyno@aol.com

FRISCHHERTZ & IMPASTATO

JACOBS, SARRAT, LOVELACE & HARRIS

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME

Dominick F. Impastato, III has been the lead trial attorney in products liability, toxic tort, industrial equipment, commercial construction, insurance bad faith, and motor vehicle casualty trials since he was admitted to the bar in 2004. He has also served as liaison counsel in mass tort litigation in certain mass tort cases. Dominick takes particular pride in representing the proverbial little guy against parties of far greater resources and capabilities and achieving success for his clients, even when the odds may appear against them. Dominick graduated second in his class from Loyola Law School in 2004, served on the Loyola Law Review, and was named Best Oral Advocate in the seven-state region for the National Moot Court Competition.

Darleen M. Jacobs is the managing partner of her firm. Her offices are located in New Orleans and Violet. Her firm specializes in personal injury, general negligence, medical malpractice, maritime, Jones Act and class action law. She is a member of the LTLA, NYSTLA, NBOTA, New Orleans Bar Association, St. Bernard Bar Association, DCBAR and the NYSBA. Darleen is AV rated and was recognized as a Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2014 she was selected for the cover of Super Lawyers Magazine in Louisiana. She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She received over 76 judgments for $1 million or more and one judgment in excess of $3 billion. She is admitted to practice law in Louisiana, New York and the District of Columbia.

Selected to Super Lawyers

C. PERRIN ROME, III

LEWIS UNGLESBY

Poydras Center 650 Poydras Street Suite 2017 New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: 504-522-9980 Fax: 504-522-9971 prome@romearata.com www.romearata.com

246 Napoleon Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Tel: 225-387-0120 Fax: 225-336-4355 lisa@unglesbylaw.com www.unglesbylaw.com

ROME, ARATA, BAXLEY & STELLY, LLC

ECKSTEIN LAW FIRM, APC

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

Mineo, John, The Monson Law Firm, Mandeville Montiel, Jr., Mark G., Montiel Hodge, New Orleans

Selected to Super Lawyers

BLAKE G. ARATA, JR.

UNGLESBY LAW FIRM

Selected to Super Lawyers

JASON P. WAGUESPACK

GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR & SMITH, APLC Hancock Whitney Center, 40th Floor 701 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70139 Tel: 504-525-6802 Fax: 504-525-2456 jwaguespack@gallowaylawfirm.com www.gallowaylawfirm.com

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME INTERNATIONAL GENERAL LITIGATION

Perrin Rome is a senior partner in the New Orleans (and Houston) law firm of Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly where he handles significant litigation (primarily railroad litigation) throughout the United States. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has handled jury trials in a wide variety of arenas, including trials in 14 different states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Rome serves as national designated counsel for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for all commuter railroads, including Amtrak. Mr. Rome has been recognized as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, wherein membership is limited to trial lawyers whom have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving several trial verdicts of $1 million or greater.

Lewis Unglesby serves as co-counsel to lawyers throughout the U.S. in all areas of litigation. For 45 years, he has been achieving successful outcomes and is described as one of the premier trial lawyers in the country. His cases have been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN, Court TV, numerous periodicals and several books. He has achieved more than 25 multimillion-dollar jury awards, plus more than 20 jury awards in excel of $1 million. He has won acquittals in more than 50 felony jury trials. Unglesby was awarded the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He serves on the Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee.

Jason P. Waguespack is a recognized leader in the maritime and international legal fields. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Galloway, a Gulf South law firm with its headquarters in New Orleans. He maintains a regional practice based in New Orleans and Houston and specializes in the representation of maritime owners, charterers, operators, and insurers in all types of marine casualty losses. He serves as national counsel to several clients with ongoing international interests. He is also an Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University School of Law and Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business. He is active in the civic life of his community and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ogden Museum as well as several other non-profits.

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Clara Grace Conatser St. Martin’s Episcopal School By Mallory Lindsly

PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

“Realizing that there are people my age who would give their right hand for a life like mine has made me so grateful for all of my blessings. It is so easy to get caught up in the petty annoyances of everyday life that you forget to be grateful,” says Clara Grace Conatser, a senior at St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Conatser is involved in many clubs and organizations at St Martin’s and in her community. She is the Founder and President of St Martin’s Cloaks and Dresses Club, which provides clothing and other resources for abused kids and teams. “My activism has definitely increased my empathy. Imagining what these kids and teens are going through makes me never want to complain about my circumstances again,” says Conatser.

“I’ve also gained a lot of insight as to how the vicious cycle of abuse starts and is perpetuated.” Cloaks and Dresses is the sister charity to Listen to Kids which helps abused kids and teens in the New Orleans area.Conatser is also in the National Honor Society, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, where she plays principal horn, captain of the St Martin’s Quiz Bowl, and Co-President of the Admissions Ambassadors Club. One of her favorite volunteering experiences was a delivery bake sale that she did for Listen to Kids. In March 2020, the Cloaks and Dresses Club planned for a bake sale, but a few days before it was scheduled St. Martin’s switched to virtual learning. Conatser realized that just because she

and her classmates switched to virtual learning, the abused kids’ and teenagers’ needs weren’t going away. During the summer, Conatser and her friends baked goods to delivery to people’s houses. Conatser's father created an online order form and engaged in social media to help spread the news about the bake sale to raise money for Listen to Kids. Michelle Scandurro, the founder of Listen to Kids, helped Conatser become a student activist by helping her realize the hardship abused children have to endure. After high school, Conatser’s dream college is Harvard University, where she plans to major in biophysics and become a climate change researcher. She also plans to continue playing the French horn and her activism. ✦

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Nicette Louise Gensler Weds Glenn Gill Goodier November 21, 1970 By Bev Church

It was pretty much love at first sight for Glenn Gill Goodier and Nicette Louise Gensler, but it took five-and-a-half years before they were married. Glenn met Nicette at a Jesuit dance when she was a junior in high school. They were both dating other people when Glenn heard that Nicette had broken up with her boyfriend. He asked her best friend, Peggy McCausland, if Nicette would go out with him and the rest is history! Nicette went to Newcomb and Glenn to Loyola and then to Loyola Law School, where he had top honors including Law Review, president of Alpha Sigma Nu national Jesuit honor society and more. They dated on and off and Glenn asked her to marry him on Christmas Eve 1969 at Holy Name’s midnight Mass! Of course, he asked her parents first. Glenn tied the engagement ring to a rose and proposed right before midnight Mass so she could let all of their friends and family know that she said yes! Glenn had just been offered a position at Jones Walker and

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Nicette was going to take a job with Delta Airlines right after graduation, so everything was perfect for a November wedding. Nicette’s mom’s friends had the engagement party and the showers, bridesmaid’s luncheon, dinners and cocktail parties followed. Glenn’s mother hosted the rehearsal dinner at Etienne’s Restaurant. They were married at a noon Mass at Holy Name with Nicette’s brother, George, as the officiant. Nicette’s mom planned the decorations in the church and at the reception at the Orleans Club with Rohm’s Florist, and the cake was from Gambino’s. (Her mom was good friends with Mr. Gambino, so the cake was extra special!) Leon Trice took all of the photos. The dresses were from Town & Country. After changing into their going away outfits they were off to St. Thomas for their honeymoon. Glenn and Nicette have just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have four children and five grandchildren. ✦


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Throneberry – Roussel By Megan Holt

Each hoping to meet someone special, Sarah Bess Throneberry and Peter Conway Roussel decided to join the dating app Bumble. Because Bumble gives the power to initiate conversations only to women, Sarah made the first move, which eventually led to her inviting Pete to a Shania Twain concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The concert turned into the most fun date either had experienced, and both knew that evening was the beginning of a relationship. Almost exactly one year later Pete was planning his proposal. He popped the question during a trip to Cape San Blas, Florida. The couple went for a long walk along the water, and he timed it so that they got back to the boardwalk just as the sun was setting. Pete got down on one knee with an absolutely stunning sunset in the background, and Sarah happily said “yes!”. Their celebration began with a rehearsal dinner at Nashville restaurant Etch, where guests enjoyed classic Southern food. On July 18, 2020, Sarah walked down the aisle of Wightman Chapel, which the couple selected for its beautiful grounds and greenery. Julian Goodpaster pronounced them husband and wife. Knowing their big day would be a whirlwind surrounded by friends and family, Sarah and Pete wrote a letter to one another before the ceremony and exchanged them during their “first look” on their wedding day – a perfect way to have a private moment for just the two of them. Following the wedding

Unbeknownst to many people there, Sarah and Pete had taken dance lessons in preparation for their first dance as a married couple, and they wowed guests with their footwork to “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne, which they chose because it’s an upbeat song with a great message. Following this and many more dances, the magical night drew to a close. Guests took home monogramed personalized matchbooks with the inscription “The Perfect Match” as keepsakes. For their honeymoon trip, Pete and Sarah took a nine-hour road trip back to the place where their life together officially started, Cape San Blas. After a relaxing week at the beach, they returned to Nashville, where Pete is a sports agent representing college and NFL coaches and Sarah is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Cath Lab. ✦

ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed to CJ’s Off The Square in Franklin, Tennessee, for a reception full of special touches that truly represented Pete and Sarah. The venue was decked out in pastel watercolor florals with a mix of soft shades ranging from purple to pink to blue. The décor felt like the perfect complement to the specialty cocktail, a “Perfect Pear Martini” made with Pear

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Grey Goose and St. Germain. Everyone raved about both the cocktail and the catering from Red Pony, especially the shrimp and grits. Accompanying the meal were two spectacular cakes, and the groom’s cake featured a message from a someone who couldn’t make it to the party. The cake was adorned with a personalized Golden-Retriever cake topper of the couple’s dog, Samson, and read “I do, too.”

Coordinator: Ashley Sweetwater with Sweetwater Events Wedding Gown & Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Glitz Bridal (Nashville) Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Navy blue tuxedo Engagement Ring & Bride’s Wedding Band: Emerald cut diamond from Simon G. with Matching Simon G. band Groom’s Wedding Band: Tiffany Classic Gold Milgrain Wedding Band Florist: The Enchanted Florist Invitation: Shine Wedding Photographer: Rachel Moore Photography Hair and Makeup: One10 Beauty Music: High-Tone Entertainment


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Amy Wilson Co-owner, Louisiana Caviar Company By Lani Griffiths purchase our caviar over 30 years ago. We (Amy Wilson, Alden Lagasse and Allison Vega-Knoll) purchased Cajun Caviar in 2016 because we wanted more people to be able to indulge in this affordable luxury. We all have a passion for fine foods, and we thought with a new face, some marketing and a little work we could reintroduce Cajun Caviar to not only New Orleans but the greater South and beyond.

What is Cajun Caviar? It is a caviar produced from choupique or bowfin roe. What do you do for the company? I run the operations; a little bit of everything since we’re such a small company. How does your product stand out in the market? We have a local seafood delicacy fished from the fresh waters of the Atchafalaya basin. Our caviar is a premium bowfin, arguably the best on the market. The roe is milder than most and the pearls really separate and pop in your mouth. Do you sell anything in addition to Cajun Caviar? We sell our traditional bowfin, spicy bowfin and paddlefish, and starting next week we will be introducing a couple of different flavors of smoked salmon. Tell us a little background on the company. Commander’s Palace was the first restaurant to

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Louisiana Caviar Company, 3005 Veterans Blvd., 813-3515, CajunCaviar.com

Is there anything else you’d like to highlight about Cajun Caviar? Our home base will now be located at Larder, a new market in Metairie co-owned by my husband and Alison. Opened in mid-December, Larder sells all our products and features them on the menu. Last month we won food runner-up for Garden & Gun’s “Made in the South Awards,” which was a huge honor for us. Our caviar can be found at Larder, Martin Wine Cellar, Rouses, Langenstein’s, Whole Foods, Destin Ice and across many menus in the South.


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Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Ed.D. Head of School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School By Lani Griffiths What does your job for St. Andrew’s entail? As Head of School I’m responsible for ensuring the continued academic, financial, operational and spiritual health of the St. Andrew’s community. Every day I’m moved and inspired by what I see, and I marvel at the incredible faculty and staff devotion to utilizing their unique abilities to teach and inspire our children. I believe that the success of our school is built on a foundation of mutual respect and inclusiveness. How has the pandemic impacted the school’s education process? FWe opened the 2020-2021 school year on August 12 for in-person learning as planned and are taking extraordinary measures to keep everyone safe. Since St. Andrew’s has one class per grade, each grade is socially distanced from all of the others. If one person in a grade – teacher or student – tests COVID-positive, then the entire grade will quarantine and learn from home. So far, we haven’t had to quarantine any classes or move to distance-learning.

What's new? St. Andrew’s has recently renovated the play yard at the corner of Short and Zimpel streets thanks to the generosity of our donors, friends and the hard work of our Director of Development Dominique Chauvin. Not only is this play yard a crucial element of our preschool students' experience, it also serves as the “front porch” of St. Andrew’s.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, 8012 Oak St., 866-6553, StAndrewsEpiscopalSchool.org

What are some of the core beliefs of St. Andrew’s? St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans, with 63 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. We enroll boys and girls from 12 months through eighth grade, offering a nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on cherishing childhood, developing character and cultivating leaders. St. Andrew’s is unique not only for its intimate size (we’re especially proud of our student-to-teacher ratio of 5-to-1), but also for creating an educational environment in which every child is known and loved by experienced faculty and staff. At St. Andrew’s we strive to build on each child’s individual strengths, interests and abilities while fostering teamwork within the greater school community.

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*Please note: some events portrayed here were held before COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and face covering requirements. 1. Conery, Ellie and Anna Schmidt enjoyed a night of bowling at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Student of the Year Kickoff Party” held at the Rock ‘N’ Bowl in March 2020. Conery – a student at Louise S. McGehee School – was among the 16 candidates representing top schools in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas participating in a seven-week fundraising campaign. 2. “Student of the Year” committee member Jamie Cangelosi posed with Tracie Richards – a leukemia survivor and “Honored Hero” for the 2020 Student of the Year Campaign – Rylie Richards and Kate Triplett, Executive Director of the MississippiLouisiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the 2020 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Student of the Year Kickoff Party.” 3. Suzette, Ashley, Matthew and Johnny Gerrets posed with Reese Dawson and Stephanie Coln at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Student of the Year Kickoff Party” in March 2020. Matthew Gerrets is the 2020 Student of the Year candidate from Holy Cross School and Reese Dawson is the candidate from St. Mary’s Dominican High School. The party was held in honor of all 16 Student of the Year Candidates participating in a seven-week fundraiser to benefit local blood cancer patients and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s new pediatric research initiative. 4. Bradley Sumrall, Ma Po Kinnard, Martin Payton, David Kerstein and William Andrews celebrated the opening of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s exhibit “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads” in February 2020. 5. Fern Watters, Jessie Haynes and Allison Kendrick posed at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s opening reception for the exhibit “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads” in February 2020. 6. Todd Battiste, Caryn Rodgers-Battiste and Ron McClain shared a smile at the opening reception of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s recent exhibit, “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads.”

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7. Erica Dudas, Ana Hernandez, Rontherin Ratliff and Horton Humble attended the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s opening reception for the exhibit “Melvin Edwards: Crossroads.” 8. New Orleans Film Society Executive Director Fallon Young poses with Susan Brennan, the New Orleans Film Society Gala 2019 Honoree, and Alexa Georges, the New Orleans Film Society Gala 2020 Honoree at an event in March 2020, held to announce the upcoming NOFS Gala. Georges is a lifelong New Orleanian, philanthropist and executive producer who provides foundational support and advice to key arts and culture organizations in New Orleans. 9. Guests celebrated the upcoming 2020 New Orleans Film Society Gala at an announcement event in March. For the past 31 years, this elegant evening has been dedicated to lifting up the voices of vanguard Louisiana storytellers and celebrating the vitality of independent cinema in New Orleans. 10. Guests celebrated the upcoming 2020 New Orleans Film Society Gala at an announcement event in March 2020, in anticipation of the 31st annual fundraising event. Established in 1989, the New Orleans Film Society produces the Oscar-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival every October, as well as year-long and game-changing professional opportunities to emerging, diverse filmmakers in Louisiana and the South. 11. Past Queens of the Krewe of Hermes gathered for their annual luncheon at Antoine’s Restaurant’s Hermes Bar in February. (Standing) Emily Davis, Mary Frances Parker, Emily Cara Valentino, Anna Elise Reed, Lisa Alexandra Long, Lauren Alexandra Levy, Tessa Mariana Martinez, Jennifer Van Vrancken Dwyer and Vanessa Van Vrancken Dick; (Seated) Judie Gabler Tidwell, Susan Kessenich and Beverly Walther Devier with the Captain, and Susan Schoen Holmes, Patricia Fitzgerald Simpson and Mary Jean Gabler. 12. Former Queens of The Krewe of Atlanteans gathered for their annual luncheon at the home of Anne Redd, the 1989 monarch, in February 2020: (Front Row) Anne Montgomery Grace, Grace Gambel and Virginia McConnell Walker, the 1950 monarch; (Second Row) Lizzie Redd, Lydia Williams Buckley, Lilo Simmons Ukrop, Adair Brown, Kate Gardiner Tucker, Anne Fox Gillin, Barkley Rafferty, Yvette Young Semmes and Gina Soniat Talton; (Third Row) Miriam Wogan Henry, Anne McIlhenny Gardiner, Logan Howcott. Fourth row, Eleanor Williams Hohnstein, Ginger Logan Smith, Tatine Maginnis Frater and Rachael Tullis Gambel; and (Fifth Row) Anne Flower Redd, Margaret Villere Wynn, Emilie Montgomery and Eileen Eshleman Stewart. SAINTCHARLESAVENUE.COM

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Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans 821 General Pershing St., New Orleans 504-896-4500 | EBNola.com

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans is the only private French school in New Orleans that’s accredited by the French Ministry of Education and State of Louisiana, providing multilingual education for 18-month-old students to eighth grade. Since its founding in 1998, Ecole Bilingue’s mission has been to provide a strong and distinctive bilingual education for children in New Orleans by combining the best of French and American academics.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 8012 Oak St., New Orleans 504-861-3743 | StAndrewsEpiscopalSchool.com

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 63 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 12 months through eighth grade, offering over 10 years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on “Cherishing Childhood, Developing Character and Cultivating Leaders.” Faculty strive to teach each child in a manner that builds on his or her individual strengths, interests and abilities while at the same time fostering teamwork within the greater school community. St. Andrew’s utilizes small classes to promote a challenging learning environment where students interact with teachers and grow spiritually, socially and intellectually. A strong academic program, enhanced by state-of-the-art technology, includes Spanish, music, chapel, fine arts, athletics and information literacy skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports and community service round out St. Andrew’s program. This year, virtual one-on-one tours and in person tours are available by appointment only. For more information, visit saesnola.org/admissions.

Stuart Hall School for Boys 2032 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans 504-861-1954 | StuartHall.org

Since 1984, Stuart Hall has offered a unique faith-based environment for the Catholic education of boys from preschool through seventh grade. Their motto is "Leaders for Life." They inspire boys to be lifelong leaders – throughout school, in their homes, their careers and their words. Faith, Scholarship,

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Leadership and Honor are the foundations upon which Stuart Hall builds future leaders of our community. Stuart Hall holds membership in The Archdiocese of New Orleans, Independent Schools of the Southwest, National Association of Independent Schools and the Independent Boys’ Schools Coalition. To schedule a private tour of the campus, visit StuartHall.org.

Trinity Episcopal School 1315 Jackson Ave., New Orleans 504-525-8661 | TrinityNola.com

Trinity Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent day school serving students 15 months through eighth grade. Trinity’s mission is to build confident, resilient upstanders on a foundation of academic excellence, moral responsibility and faith who are prepared to make a positive difference in the world. Trinity seeks to enroll qualified students without regard to gender, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin. During these unprecedented times, Trinity strives to strike a balance between the safety of isolation and the benefits of in-person interaction. Email admission@trinitynola. com for more information and to schedule your virtual or in-person tour!

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Ursuline Academy 2635 State St., New Orleans 504-866-5292 | Go.UANola.org

Serving Toddler 1 through 12th grade, Ursuline Academy is proud to have the distinction of being the first all-girls Catholic school in the nation. As girls progress through Ursuline, a highly interactive approach exposes them to increasingly complex concepts in STEM and the arts that go beyond learning the material. The Academy focuses on STEM and the arts as equal partners to power 21st century learning. Starting in early childhood, a Reggio Emiliainspired approach builds each girl’s confidence, social-emotional resiliency and appreciation of others. Continuing throughout the academy, Ursuline’s all-girls environment empowers girls to challenge themselves, explore outside their comfort zones and expand what they're capable of achieving. From the first female law professor at Loyola University New Orleans to a U.S. senator and a U.S. Army colonel, Ursuline women lead fearlessly.


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Benjamin Franklin High School 2001 Leon C. Simon Dr., New Orleans 504-286-2610 | BFHSLa.org

Benjamin Franklin High School celebrates diversity and respects the individuality of each student with high-achieving students from every ZIP code in the city. With a mission of helping students of high academic potential to be successful in life, they're ranked the No. 1 public school in the state, year after year. They’ve had the most National Merit Semifinalists in the state for two years running, and their students go on to earn prestigious scholarships at some of the best colleges in the world. Whether your passion is arts, science, math, literature or history, you'll find inspiring teachers ready to fuel your academic interests and help you EXPLORE, EXPRESS and EXCEL at Franklin!

Higher Education

University of Holy Cross 4123 Woodland Dr., New Orleans 504-394-7714 | UHCNO.edu A fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,200 students.

With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they’re encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Counseling, Healthcare and Arts & Sciences.

Tutoring

NOLA Learning Support 8131 Oak St. #100, New Orleans NolaLearningSupport.com NOLA Learning Support offers academic intervention for elementary, middle and high school students. As experienced educators, they work as a team offering support to students needing reading, spelling, writing and organizational interventions. They specialize in working with struggling readers using an Orton-Gillingham approach and also use a variety of methods and strategies specifically tailored to each student. They provide measurable academic success which leads to gains in students’ self-confidence and pride. NOLA Learning Support also offers private school placement consulting including prep schools for dyslexic students. Zoom sessions are currently being offered out of their offices in the Carrollton neighborhood. Whether your child is in the first grade or the 12th, the staff can assist in helping them meet success and build self-advocacy skills to live happier lives and feel more successful. SAINTCHARLESAVENUE.COM

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Health & Beauty

Glass Skin 4025 Magazine St., New Orleans 504-581-8356 | GetGlassSkin.com

Ketamine Infusion Center 3100 Galleria Dr., Suite 200, Metaire 504-354-8567 | Ketamine-La.com

Glasskin is an active skincare studio specializing in skin workouts, hightech facials and clean ingredients. They are obsessed with clear, dewy, luminous skin as a result of ample hydration levels in the skin. They believe that skin care should be accessible, efficient and transparent. They want to deliver real results.

Ketamine Infusion Center is the first infusion ketamine center in Louisiana and they pride themselves on being effective, safe and feasible. They are located in Metairie and Covington. They have over an 80% response rate to Depression, PTSD, anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraines, any neuropathy and most chronic pain disorders. Their fees are the lowest in the country and they are ready to help you! Call or visit for more information!

Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans 504-899-9511 |CHNOLA.com

Dr. Kelly Burkenstock’s Skin Body Health 6600 Fleur de Lis, New Orleans 504-888-2829 SkinBodyHealth.com

Children’s Hospital New Orleans welcomes world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Frank Pigula.Children’s Hospital New Orleans is home to one of the largest pediatric heart centers in the region, and is proud to welcome Dr. Frank Pigula, one of the country’s most accomplished congenital heart surgeons, as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Pigula’s arrival comes at a time of unprecedented growth and investment in pediatric heart care for Louisiana’s children. Learn more at chnola.org/heartcenter.

Dr. Burkenstock’s Skin Body Health is the South’s Anti-Aging Institute, providing cutting-edge concierge care, treatments and technologies to women and men. The practice’s new bio-identical hormone program for menopausal women and andropausal men is changing lives – and relationships. Clients report rejuvenation in both libido and energy. Dr. Burkenstock continually seeks to empower clients to both look great and feel great – regardless of age.

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Sprout Pediatrics 1041 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 300, Metairie 504-267-9336 | SproutPediatricsNOLA.com

The Skin Surgery Centre 1615 Metairie Rd., Suite 101, Metairie 504-644-4226 | TheSkinSurgeryCentre.com

Sprout Pediatrics mission is to provide the best and most comprehensive pediatric medical care that promotes health, wellness and growth. They are committed to building relationships and providing quality care for their patients from birth through young adulthood. They value the education and experience of their team and are committed to continuously educating themselves and incorporating technology to provide high-quality pediatric care

The Skin Surgery Centre is staffed with skin cancer and Mohs surgery experts who specialize in guidance, consistency and communication. Dr. Keith LeBlanc, Dr. Elizabeth Bucher and Dr. Corey Rougelot are fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, currently the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer with the highest potential for a cure even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method.

Senior Care Peristyle Residences 504-517-3273 | PeristyleResidences.com Peristyle Residences offer Residential Assisted Living and Memory Care in the comfort of luxurious, intimate homes complete with private bedrooms and congregate dining and living areas. This alternative approach to senior living is ideal for seniors who seek assistance with day-to-day living in a more private, home-like setting than traditional larger assisted living communities can provide. Peristyle Residences consists of nine beautiful homes throughout Greater New Orleans. The newest home, The Jefferson, will open this February and is now accepting priority reservations. Peristyle provides the highest level of care, comfort and compassion possible to the seniors they serve, along with convenience and peace of mind for their loved ones. Expert consultation from Chef Aaron Burgau of Patois adds distinction and flavor to the healthy, delicious meals prepared at each home. An array of stimulating activities, including a Music Therapy program, keeps residents active and engaged. Peristyle's caregivers are highly trained in dementia and Alzheimer's care. Schedule a tour today at PeristyleResidences.com or by calling (504) 517-3273.

Vista Shores Assisted Living & Memory Care 5958 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans 504-584-4913 | VistaShores.com For exceptional, detail-oriented care in a tight-knit community, look no further than Vista Shores, a private luxury assisted living and memory care community, built on the former legendary Vista Shores Country Club overlooking Bayou St. John. Paying close attention to details allows their residents to relax and enjoy themselves knowing that someone is always close by if they need anything. Residents of Vista Shores enjoy chefprepared meals in the community’s bistro and dining rooms, coffee and cocktails in the lounge and vibrant sunsets from the wraparound porch. Vista Shores offers two “neighborhoods” for residents, bringing together people with shared abilities to promote greater socialization and personalized care. The staff offers personalized care plans with 24-hour nursing to ensure that each resident is equipped with the care and environment they need to thrive – even with a beloved pet. Vista Shores is also home to Lakeview’s only Alzheimer’s Support Group.

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111 to One11 From sugar storage to hotel and more – one location’s story By Seale Paterson

unused after the mid-1990s. Badine Land, LTD bought the building in 1993 with intentions of turning it into a hotel. They made attempts in 1993 and 2004, but a late-1960s zoningordinance ban on new hotels in the French Quarter proved to be an insurmountable roadblock. Finally, in 2015, a proposal for

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a boutique hotel was accepted, making it the first official new hotel to be approved in the French Quarter since 1970. The new hotel, ONE11, opened in late 2020. It showcases many original architectural features and restores a long-vacant building into a vibrant part of the downtown economy. ✦

The location of 111 Iberville St. in the 1940s, when owned by Krauss Department Store and used as their warehouse. Train tracks running close to the warehouse made it a valuable location for the various owners and tenants that occupied the space. It is one of the few surviving buildings of the once massive Sugar District.

IMAGE PROVIDED COURTESY OF CHARLES L. FRANCK / FRANCK-BERTACCI PHOTOGRAPHERS COLLECTION, THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION, 1979.325.686

The standalone seven-story brick building located at 111 Iberville St., across from Canal Place, was built circa 1884 by the Louisiana Sugar Refining Company to process, store and ship sugar. After 1908, when business moved downriver, the building was used as a warehouse by a variety of companies. Among its early tenants were Pelican Storage and Transfer, one of the first local companies to provide household moving services and personal storage, and Elton Boudreau and Co., a seed and hardwood log company. In 1971, architecture giants Curtis and Davis bought and converted the building into office space. As one of the first full restorations of an existing warehouse in New Orleans, the renovation won multiple architectural awards. But it wasn’t an easy job. One of the stickiest situations was what Davis referred to as “molasses rain.” After concrete was poured, the weight slowly pushed 70-year-old molasses out of the old wooden floorboards, causing it to drip on the floors below. National chain Victoria Station, a railroad-themed restaurant, took over the first floor that same year, parking boxcars and a caboose alongside the building for use as dining rooms. Victoria Station closed in 1984, and the space held a shortlived restaurant called Robert Anthony’s. Three years later, it reopened as the New Victoria Train Station, providing live music every night, until it closed in 1991. The building was mostly