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Cajun Mardi Gras

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4 From the Editor

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mardi gras indian 8 biz bits

mixing it up Diverse businesses driving state’s economy

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heart health

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Monitoring and managing risks for better prevention and treatment

Elegant Geometry

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home

A home in Covington features simple geometric forms and bright light

reel news

Common Ground

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A Louisiana film showcases domestic violence legislation and non-partisan advocacy

Parallel Worlds

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Hands on the Wheel Gonzales potter Kent Follette’s handcrafted life

Artist

Exploring the surreal in Central Louisiana

34 traveler

Memory lane St. Martinville — spry as ever at 200

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Parades Around the State

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The Quiz of Kings

Carnival, Mardi Gras and everything between

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Second Act

by Megan romer photos by Denny culbert

Louisianians of the Year

Shreveport’s Tootie Morrison reinvents herself as culinary rock star, sans tattoos

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Market Fresh

Dining with Swedish visitors along the River Road in Plantation Country

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Kitchen gourmet

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Easy, filling and comforting one-pot meals

Lafayette Cajun musician Courtney Granger goes country

party hearty!

Cajun Mardi Gras traditions old and new

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On the Run

Heartfelt Vocals

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Meet eight people who are changing lives, making a difference in their profession, contributing to the state culture in big ways and making Louisiana proud By fritz esker, chris jay, will kalec, kimberly singletary and sarah ravits photos by romero & romero

on the cover Larose native Coach Ed Orgeron is only the second Louisianian to be named head coach at LSU. After the firing of longtime coach Les Miles, Orgeron took over as interim coach on Sept. 25, 2016. A player favorite with an impressive career leading up to the head coaching position, Orgeron was a shoo-in as one of our Louisianians of the Year and as our choice to man the cover.


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BATON ROUGE AT 200

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fter all the town went through in 2016 Baton Rouge deserves to relax, hold hands and party during 2017. Fortunately the city’s forefathers had the vision to seemingly perceive that back in 1817 when they signed an act of incorporation making Baton Rouge a legal entity and, by happenstance, eligible to celebrate a bicentennial in 2017, just when a communal hug would be needed the most. By the time the paperwork had been signed 200 years ago “baton rouge” had long been a recognized spot along the river dating back to 1699 when the Canadian Lemoyne brothers rowed their boats upriver. They noticed a cypress tree stripped of its bark by the Houma and Bayou Goula Indians to indicate the boundary between their hunting grounds. One culture’s dividing line is another culture’s red stick in the ground and since the latter made the maps the area would forever be known by the French term for red stick.

Neither the Bayou Goula nor the Houma tribes could realize their hunting grounds would eventually best be known as a home for Tigers. Their fields were also fertile for those in search of power and wealth. Like most United States capital cities Baton Rouge is neither the state’s biggest nor oldest town nor is it the starting point for learning the state’s history, but it is not too many pages away. The city was the seat of a state government that was among the most reluctant to join in on the Civil War, yet did so anyway, and it was the hotbed, during the 1920s, for the American populist movement. Today’s Baton Rouge is a pleasant town, growing and staying vital as best as it can, blessed by having benefit of the nation’s greatest river and boasting of being the intersection for two interstate systems: I-10 and I-12. LSU is a major university, not just on the football field but also in the classroom. The racial tension from the past

summer betrays the overall goodwill in the community; the recovery from the nearby flooding a few weeks later showed the spirit to work together. More than a spot for a lonely cypress the riverfront is alive with gambling boats as well as the totally sophisticated multi-use Shaw Center for the arts. Anyone travelling toward Baton Rouge has noticed the sight of the state capitol building in the distance. It stands straight, tall and unadorned, like a cypress tree stripped of its bark. Once again the settlement along the river is known for its landmark. May the new year make it a destination for peace and celebration.

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photo contest

mardi gras indian Katherine Matson of Clearwater, Florida snapped this photo of a Mardi Gras Indian in Jackson Square last year. “I’ve never seen such stoicism in my life,” writes Matson. “He was calm and serene in a powerful way.”

Send in your photos by going to myneworleans. com/photocontest

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CSRA Technology Center

mixing it up

BOSSIER CITY

Diverse businesses driving state’s economy By Kathy Finn

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hough Louisiana’s important oil and gas sector remains in a slump due to low commodity prices, the state continues to win kudos for supporting a wide range of industry sectors. For the seventh consecutive year, Louisiana ranked among the top 10 in Site Selector Magazine’s “best states for business,” based upon companies’ experience in locating facilities, the number of new projects undertaken, business performance and the state’s tax environment. In addition, the employment website Thumbtack recently ranked Louisiana at No. 7 among the “best states in America” for women to start a business. Here are a few highlights of recent economic activity across the state. u

LEMOYEN

New owner ‘recycles’ timber plant New life lies ahead for a St. Landry Parish lumber mill being acquired by a subsidiary of San Antonio-based Adobe Machinery Group LLC. The company expects to hire more than 30 workers in addition to retaining 20 existing jobs at the mill, where workers will assemble timber and laminated mats for use in the construction, petrochemical and energy industries. The acquisition includes all of the standing timber and cut logs associated with the previous owner, Bayou State Lumber Co.

NEW ORLEANS

Upstarts embrace shared digs In a city that has become known for nurturing its start-up culture, affordable office options for fledgling businesses continue to grow. The Warehouse threw its hat into the ring in recent months by opening a shared workspace on Dauphine Street in the Bywater neighborhood. Co-founder Erin Allen says the 10,000-square-foot space, in which tenants share overhead costs, includes 22 private offices, room for 40 desks and a generous communal space where entrepreneurs can gather to share ideas and growth strategies. The new space, along with existing incubators and accelerators such as Propeller, Launch Pad, Beta and The Blue House, adds to a supportive environment that last year prompted SmartAsset to rank New Orleans the No. 1 city in America for creative professionals.

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LIVINGSTON

Jobs in pipeline for Capital area Heavy industry continues to rock the economy in Livingston Parish with the opening of EPIC Piping’s new $45 million fabrication plant, which features advanced robotics that will speed production of pipe for a host of industries across the country. The 270,000-squarefoot plant is expected to employ 560 workers at the site, near Interstate 12 and Louisiana Highway 63. EPIC predicts that the plant, along with associated facilities in Texas and the United Arab Emirates, will become a “global leader” in industrial pipe fabrication.

North Louisiana feels tech impact Some 400 new jobs are on tap in North Louisiana during the next two years as work ramps up at the site of a new National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City. IT services provider CSRA in November dedicated a 96,000-square-foot technology center that will anchor the sprawling park. CSRA President Larry Prior expects to hire another 300 people to staff a nearby “customer engagement center” that will open soon. CSRA already employs about 400 people in the city, delivering technical services to contractors that serve the federal government. To provide a pipeline of talent for the project, the state of Louisiana has undertaken a $14 million effort, led by Louisiana Tech University, to boost undergraduate degrees awarded in computer sciences and cyber engineering.


health

heart health Monitoring and managing risks for better prevention and treatment BY FRITZ ESKER

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eart disease is the leading cause of death in Louisiana. For February’s American Heart Month, Louisianians should monitor their risk factors and see doctors for help in managing them.

A real danger remains that many people believe bad things won’t happen to them. They may have multiple risk factors (e.g. smoking, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure), but ignore them.

“People don’t recognize or appreciate the importance of being evaluated,” said Dr. Lance LaMotte, interventional cardiologist for Baton Rouge Cardiology Center. “If you have the risk factors, you should take the initiative to have the appropriate screenings.” While any screening is preferable to none, in the past, one limitation was that at-risk patients would often only see their doctor three or four times a year. At Ochsner Health System, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Dr. Richard Milani developed an app to aid physicians and patients in monitoring heart health. When patients sign up, they receive a wireless blood pressure cuff and fill out clinical and social information. With the remote monitoring, doctors receive data on their patients three to four times a week instead of a couple of times a year. “We’re able to course correct much quicker,” said Dr. Milani. The results have been great so far. Over 700 patients have the app and Dr. Milani expects that number will climb to 1,000 shortly. Within 90 days, 71 percent of patients with previously uncontrollable hypertension had it under control. The increased feedback has also led to increased engagement among patients in monitoring their heart health. “We’re getting patients more involved in their heath care,” said Dr. Milani. u

louisiana heart disease by the numbers (2014) leading cause of death

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Louisiana. stroke is no.4

2% firearms

Among adults that are overweight or obese

Among adults that have participated in physical activity in the last month

24.8% Louisiana

69.5% Louisiana

70.1% Louisiana

19.6% national average

64.4% national average

77.1% national average

25% heart disease

24% all others

2% influenza/ pneumonia

among Adults that smoke

5% stroke

3% diabetes mellitus 3% NEPHRITIS 3% ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE 5% RESPIRATORY DISEASE

23% Cancer

5% UNINTENTIONAL INJURY

Statistics from the American Heart Association

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reel news

Common Ground A Louisiana film showcases domestic violence legislation and non-partisan advocacy By Lisa LeBlanc-Berry

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through an historic legislative package of bills that radically changed domestic violence laws in Louisiana. Further efforts are planned for the upcoming 2017 legislative session. “Louisiana now ranks second in the United States for the number of women being killed by domestic violence,” says attorney Kim Sport, who is featured in the riveting 37-minute documentary that won Best Louisiana Feature during the 2016 New Orleans Film festival in October. “We’ve moved up from fourth place to second place.” “Five Awake” was also voted Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival prior to its

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critical acclaim at the Louisiana Southern Screen Film Festival in November. More film festival screenings throughout the U.S. are currently underway. Advocacy organizations have been making requests for the documentary directed by Susan

Willis, managing partner of the NYC-based, award-winning post-production company Cutting Room Films and activist Donna Dees. “The most remarkable aspect of making a film based on Louisiana women changing

forward momentum The increased penalties for domestic abuse in Louisiana now include firearm prohibition for offenders (up to 10 years), granting an immediate divorce for victims, punitive damages for victims (up to 1/3 of the abuser’s income), guidelines for domestic abuse intervention programs, expedited transmission of protective orders to the statewide law enforcement database, prohibition of release on recognizance for violation of protective orders and the creation of the Domestic Violence Prevention Commission. More than 50 provisions of law regarding domestic violence are being enacted over a three-year period. Louisiana Domestic Abuse Hotline: 888-411-1333.

photo courtesy the United Way of Southeast Louisiana

he start of a new calendar year brings the promise of change. Beyond the classic New Year’s resolutions leading up to our Fat Tuesday excesses on Feb. 28, those inclined to repent during Lent are searching for ways to get involved with a worthy cause. Supporting non-partisan organizations with universal appeal can often bridge the gap and bring people together at a grassroots level. It certainly worked in Louisiana, thanks to a couple of New York-based filmmakers who created “Five Awake,” an award-winning film chronicling the work of five fearless Louisiana women who stormed the legislature in 2014. They managed to push


laws was the amount of connectivity and care within communities and the ability for people in the different parishes to pull together and act as one,” says Willis. “It shows how you can really get things done when people care.” The five women who came together to change history are United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s COO Charmaine Caccioppi, attorney and United Way Public Policy Chairman Kim Sport, state Rep. Helena Morena, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Beth Meeks and New Orleans Family Justice Center Director Mary Claire Landry. Footage was taken during actual legislative sessions. The new laws were passed unanimously, in both the Louisiana House of Representatives and in the Senate. Inspired by their efforts, other states are now following suit. In mid-December, the five women were featured on Harry Connick Jr.’s new unscripted variety series, “Harry,” syndicated by NBC Universal. “We were in New York City filming the ‘Harry’ show on Election Day,” says Sport, referring to the U.S. presidential elections in November. “We were staying near Trump Tower. By Wednesday morning, there was an absolute gridlock. As we were getting ready in the Green Room to go on Harry’s show, we were all in a state of disbelief that we’d gotten this much attention for our efforts. The project has taken on a life of its own.” The sole lawyer on the team, Sport wrote the bills that the group collectively spearhead.

“You can now sue your abuser for punitive damages in civil court,” she says. “This is huge. There were a lot of people who said we couldn’t achieve this. I think we surprised them because of the comprehensiveness of what we were doing, and the fact that we were with United Way. Before this bill passed, you could sue somebody but you couldn’t get punitive damages. Also, domestic abuse is now a factor that has to be considered in awarding spousal support.” “Five Awake” is also slated to screen at universities nationwide, thus amplifying the educational reach of the film to help pave the way for future political advocacy. u

GOODBYE DUCKS, HELLO SUGAR One of the biggest reality TV shows in the history of basic cable, “Duck Dynasty” ends after five years when the current season wraps on Jan. 18. After a small break, the final seven episodes will air from March 1 to April 12. The Robertson family and A&E are planning holiday specials to follow. The popular Louisiana-shot “Queen Sugar” TV series, which is based on the book by the same name, on Oprah Winfrey’s channel OWN has received critical acclaim, high ratings and was renewed for a second season. Its first season’s captivating 13 episodes wrapped on Nov. 30, 2016. The heartwrenching drama, produced and directed by Ava DuVernay with Winfrey (the two women also collaborated on the critically acclaimed 2014 film “Selma”), centers on three siblings who move back to Louisiana to sort out their inherited sugarcane farm. The two-night debut of “Queen Sugar” was the highest in the network’s history, with 2.42 million viewers.

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Hands on the Wheel Gonzales potter Kent Follette’s handcrafted life BY JEFFREY ROEDEL photos by romero & Romero

“When I first began making pottery, I never thought of it as a career or a new direction for me,” says potter Kent Follette


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o say that Kent Follette’s pottery is built on the foundation of south Louisiana’s timeless love for cooking and communal eating is as true as stating that the Mississippi River is muddy, but as far as influences go, Japan might hold the most sway over the veteran ceramicist’s work. That’s where Follette, originally from New Orleans, spent the early 1950s, living in a traditional, 200-year-old Japanese otaku. Follette’s father was stationed there in what was then-called Washington Heights, a housing district for families of servicemen stationed in post-V-J Day Tokyo. Growing up next to a geisha house and traversing the same parade grounds where the Imperial Army held marches just a few years prior, Folette says he first noticed textures and color as well as the way history married with art and how both could blend to form something altogether new. The startling differences between Japan and the United States jolted his attention to design aesthetics for the first time. “I was in awe,” he says. “It was so different from America, from the people and the food, to the street markets, to the architecture — all these details were coming at me for the very first time.” At elementary school in Tokyo, an artisan would visit his class each week to explain how a certain trade worked. One week it was an umbrella maker. The next, a carpenter, and so on. And during a visit to Camp Washington’s on-base hobby shop filled with sundry housewares, gadgets and diversions, Follette decided that whatever path he walked in life, he wanted to make things.

“I take pleasure in being a craftsman,” says the 68-year-old potter, husband and father of two. “Art is one thing, but really I just think of myself as a guy who likes to work with his hands.” Follette’s hands are put to use at the potter’s wheel, and have been daily since leaving academia in 1980. From his home studio he produces roughly 50 pieces each week, just enough to keep up with demand. Inspired by his father, who also cooked, Follette’s work is a blend of beauty and utility, a variety of multi-colored vases, mugs and pots bathed textures and inks. An ikebana wish bowl even celebrates his time spent in Japan. “You never really know how pieces will turn out until they are fired,” he says. “It’s a secret society what happens in the kiln.”

“It’s hard work. This is not magic. And honestly, I get excited every morning to create because a day doesn’t go by that I don’t learn something new.”

We visit in early November, when Follette’s focus is on the five festival shows where his creations will be featured and for sale before Christmas. It’s the edge of the holiday rush, but he is always ready. “I like the challenge of it — the craft of pottery,” Follette says. “It’s hard work. This is not magic. And honestly, I get excited every morning to create because a day doesn’t go by that I don’t learn something new.”

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Pottery was brand new to Follette — who first attended Louisiana Tech as a painter — when he met his future wife, Libby, on campus in the late 1960s. Their courtship was swift, and after many years of marriage and operating a huge studio and gallery in Ruston, they moved to Gonzales to be closer to their daughter and grandson. Follette used the move to refine his purpose as an artist. He realized just how much he valued being a part of his customer’s everyday lives. “I wanted to simplify what I was doing,” Follette says. “No gallery commitments; sell directly to my customers; go to festivals and markets and meet the people.” In 1994, Libby retired from her interior design career and her work in the family lumber

business and began working with Kent full-time. An artist in her own right, she serves as a second set of eyes on all output, especially the elements of color and design. She’s “The Opinionator,” Follette jokes. “Some days she’ll look at my work and go ‘This is the best thing you’ve ever made,’ and other times it’s more like, ‘OK, let me go find a hammer’.” Whether a piece is successful or not — and most are — Follette enjoys the process of refining, because his career has become as comfortable to live in as his pottery is to hold and to use. “When I first began making pottery, I never thought of it as a career or a new direction for me,” Follette says. “It just felt like ‘this is who I am.’ It felt natural.” u

Q&A What do you do for fun when you are not working? I love to fish. It really is the best medicine for a potter. How do you stay inspired in your craft after so many years? I stay inspired by looking at all types of pottery and using it as a starting point of my interpretation.

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What’s the oddest or most interesting thing someone has requested that you make for them? We have requests for funeral urns. Once we created a pyramid for a math professor. If you hadn’t gotten into pottery and found that people responded well to your work, what do you think you’d be doing now? I was lucky to have discovered clay and pottery. At the

time I was doing a lot of painting and had just discovered the welding torch and steel. If I wasn’t working in pottery, I could see myself as a sculptor of some other kind. I would definitely be involved in the arts. I’m just not sure I could work at anything else. For more information on Follette’s work visit follettepottery.com.


great louisiana chef

Second Act Shreveport’s Tootie Morrison reinvents herself as culinary rock star, sans tattoos By chris jay photos by romero & romero

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t age 35, Ernestine “Tootie” Morrison enrolled in culinary school. The Frierson native spent half of her life waiting tables at chain restaurants in Shreveport and raising two sons. As her oldest son prepared to leave home, she’d begun to think seriously about making a career out of her interest in cooking. “I wanted to know what the world was about for me,” Morrison says. “Who was I supposed to be, other than a wife and a mom?” After graduation, she “begged her way” into a job as a line cook at Macaroni Grill. Later, she worked as a corporate trainer for Chili’s Grill & Bar before assuming the role of executive chef at Abby Singer’s Bistro at Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport. In her time at Abby Singer’s Bistro, Morrison has become well known for her artful approach to southern staples such as shrimp and grits, gumbo and chicken and waffles. In 2015, she won the $5,000 Louisiana Food Prize competition and appeared on the Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Though she now answers to “chef,” Morrison is quick to point out that she’s hung onto the titles of “mom” and “wife.” “People think that the professional kitchen is a man’s world, but it’s not,” Morrison says. “My youngest son suggested that I get a knife tattooed on me, which I thought was hilarious. I don’t need a sleeve of tattoos and a slab of beef thrown over my shoulder. I can lead a kitchen and still be soft, approachable and feminine.” u

Abby Singer’s Bistro 617 Texas St., Shreveport 318-459-4125 robinsonfilmcenter.org

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“People think that the professional kitchen is a man’s world, but it’s not,” says Chef Tootie Morrison


Abby Singer’s Duck Nachos 1 package wonton wrappers, cut into triangles for chips and fried 8 ounces crumbled goat cheese 1 lime, cut in half and grilled (for garnish)

1 can chipotle peppers in adobo ¼ cup red wine vinegar ½ bunch cilantro, chopped

Duck mixture

16 ounce container sour cream juice of one lime 1 tablespoon kosher salt ½ bunch cilantro, chopped

2 ½ pounds duck meat, pulsed in food processor until completely broken down 1 onion, diced 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon each ground cumin, dried sage, chili powder and smoked paprika

Cilantro sour cream

1. Combine duck

meat, onion and salt in a pot. Cook on medium heat until duck is no longer pink and the onion has softened. Add spices, mix well.

2. With your spoon, break the duck mixture down until it is completely crumbled. Add chipotle and adobo sauce and red wine vinegar. Allow mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes on low flame.

3. While the duck

mixture simmers, prepare the cilantro sour cream and fry the wonton chips.

4. Place wonton

chips on a plate and sprinkle crumbled goat cheese over chips. Top with duck mixture and drizzle cilantro sour cream over each serving. Garnish with more fresh cilantro and a grilled lime half.

“I wanted to know what the world was about for me. Who was I supposed to be, other than a wife and a mom?”

4-6 servings

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Market Fresh Dining with Swedish visitors along the River Road in Plantation Country By Jyl Benson photo by romero & Romero

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n my father’s side, his paternal grandparents emigrated from their native Sweden to New Orleans in the early 1900s. In the early ‘80s my father undertook the task of hunting down his many distant relatives back in Sweden, forming meaningful relationships with them, traveling across the pond for annual visits, and opening his New Orleans-area home to any member of the family who wanted to accept his hospitality.

Though my beloved father died in 2006 my siblings and our children strive to keep those relationships thriving. Due to generous laws mandating five weeks of paid vacation for all citizens and the encouragement to travel abroad, one group or another of Swedish family members visits Louisiana at least once a year. My cousin, Eskil Algeus seems to have made it his life’s work to share the distinctive culture of Louisiana and

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enthusiastic hospitality of his extended family with his Swedish countrymen. Through Eskil I am able to see Louisiana through fresh eyes and I cherish the opportunity to share our customs with him and whatever friends he brings along. On his most recent visit, he showed up with five friends in tow and we spent a day at Whitney Plantation in Edgard — immersed in the emotional exploration of the realities of slave life on a working

plantation. Upon departing the plantation, everyone was drained so we repaired to B & C Seafood Market & Cajun Restaurant in nearby Vacherie. Due to its location near several plantations B & C sees its share of tourist traffic but the menu offerings are kept honest and local. The nondescript, low-ceilinged brick building serves as a fresh fishand-Cajun market on one side and a casual diner with table service other. The dining room


The Cajun Sampler from B & C Seafood Market and Cajun Restaurant

is filled mostly with picnic tables covered in checkered oilcloth. Taxidermied critters stare back at you from the walls and there’s a casual, blue-collar vibe. On any given day, there

B & C Seafood Market & Cajun Restaurant 2155 Highway 18, Vacherie 225-265-8356 bncrestaurant.com.

The Fatty Shack 13527 River Rd., Luling 985-308-0983

Good Bets A little further to the south in Luling, The Fatty Shack offers daily plate lunches featuring simple, well executed homestyle dishes — smothered pork chops with dirty rice, butter beans with shrimp and “dirty river” roast beef poor boys. Like many of the humble eateries found on River Road, this one is open only for lunch — except on Fridays when evening specialty dinners allow Chef Christian DiCarlo to show off his classic culinary training. On those evenings one might find brilliant, deeply flavorful beef short ribs, one braised, the other sous vide, lobster risotto with spicy lobster tempura, infused pan -eared snapper and white chocolate panna cotta with fresh cherry sauce and basil.

are plate lunch specials as well as a regular menu that seasonally adjusts to offer alligator, crawfish, shrimp, turtle, oysters, frog legs and soft shell crabs, plus several kinds of fish including garfish. The Swedes are universally eager to try absolutely anything they cannot get back home. In an effort to try everything exotic to them our party of seven ordered numerous dishes: The Cajun Sampler platter with crawfish kickers (a zesty fritter), fried alligator, boudin balls and hushpuppies; crabmeat-stuffed jalapeños; several varieties of gumbo served with potato salad; a dozen fat, boiled crabs; Tommy’s Special — grilled catfish with onions, bell pepper and sweet fire pickles; and a seafood steak sandwich (crab, shrimp, crawfish patty on open face French bread, topped with shrimp sauce). Our krewe would have ordered boiled crawfish, too, but they were out of season. u

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kitchen gourmet

party hearty! Easy, filling and comforting one-pot meals BY STANLEY DRY PHOTO & STYLING BY EUGENIA UHL

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Pork and Rosemary will warm up the kitchen and your belly

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n a damp and blustery winter day, when the sky is the color of oyster shells, there’s nothing quite so comforting as a pot of soup or stew simmering on the stove or sputtering in the oven, warming the kitchen while soothing the soul. Hearty and filling fare accompanied by country bread and red wine is an effective antidote to the gloom of gray days and early evenings. The recipes this month are for the simple one-pot preparations I like to eat this time of year — a soup, a stew and two dishes that combine meat or chicken with vegetables. The recipes are simple and require little preparation, perhaps leaving enough time to bake a pie or some cookies, both of which are especially welcome anytime, but particularly now. The red bean soup is a homey dish, but when dressed up with a garnish of yogurt or sour cream, a dash of cayenne and snipped chives, it is elegant enough for a dinner party. An early Louisiana cookbook admonished that red bean soup should always be served with croutons, so that is also an option. Beef stew is one of those dishes that sometimes has detractors who have eaten too many bad versions, but it can be superb, if properly made. This recipe takes a couple of hours to cook, but most of that time it doesn’t require close attention. Carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips and sweet potatoes are roasted with pork in a dish that captures the best of winter vegetables. If you can find them, use a mixture of different colored carrots (purple, yellow and red, as well as orange) for

ROASTED WINTER VEGETABLES WITH PORK AND ROSEMARY 2 pounds boneless country style ribs, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon soy sauce Cajun/Creole seasoning 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried, chopped 8 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch lengths 4 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch lengths 1 rutabaga, peeled and thickly sliced 2 turnips, peeled and thickly sliced 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Preheat oven to 450 F and grease a roasting pan. 2. Place pork, soy sauce, Cajun/

Creole seasoning and rosemary in a bowl and toss to combine. Add to roasting pan.

3. Place vegetables in a bowl with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. 4. Spread vegetables over pork

in roasting pan.

5. Roast until vegetables are

tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

a really beautiful presentation. You could also add winter squash to the mix. Chicken thighs offer the cook a wide range of possibilities. Here they are combined with green olives, pearl onions, lemon and orzo, the rice-shaped pasta. The orzo can be omitted and the dish served with rice, quinoa or another grain, if desired. In fact, all of these recipes can be altered to suit your own taste. u

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recipes BEEF STEW 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 2 pounds beef chuck cut into 1-inch cubes 2 onions, chopped 1 cup beef stock or broth ½ cup red wine 1 tablespoon dark roux 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced 1 pound baby potatoes, quartered or halved coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Heat oil in large casserole

dish. Add meat and cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned. Add onions and cook until softened. 2. In a small pot, bring stock and

wine to a boil. Add roux and whisk to dissolve. Add to casserole dish along with tomato paste, bay leaf and thyme. Cover, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender, about 2 hours. 3. Add carrots and potatoes, season to taste with salt and pepper, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning. Makes 6 servings.

CHICKEN THIGHS WITH LEMON, GREEN OLIVES, PEARL ONIONS AND ORZO 4 boneless chicken thighs Cajun/Creole seasoning 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chicken stock or broth 4 lemon slices 24 pearl onions, peeled 24 green olives 1 tablespoon lemon juice coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup orzo 1. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper toweling, then sprinkle liberally with Cajun/Creole seasoning. 2. Add olive oil to a large,

nonreactive skillet, place chicken thighs, skin side down in pan and cook on medium heat until nicely browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Turn chicken and brown on the other side, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and pour off fat.

3. Add chicken stock or broth and

scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Return chicken thighs to pan and place a slice of lemon on each thigh. Add onions, olives and lemon juice to pan and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, cook orzo

RED BEAN SOUP 1 pound small red beans 6 cups water 2 cups chicken stock or broth large pinch baking soda 1 onion, chopped coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper cayenne dollop plain yogurt or sour cream chives 1. Combine beans, water, stock or broth, baking soda and onion in a large, heavy pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans are tender, about 2 hours. 2. Using an immersion blender or

standard blender, puree soup until smooth. Season to taste with salt, black pepper and cayenne.

3. Serve hot, garnished with a

dollop of yogurt or sour cream, a sprinkling of cayenne and snipped chives.

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according to package instructions. Drain orzo, reserving some of the cooking water.

5. When chicken is done, remove thighs from pan and add orzo. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer orzo for a minute or two to meld flavors, adding some of the cooking water, if necessary. Return chicken to pan and serve. Makes 4 servings.

Cooking Tip Soaking beans overnight, as some recommend, reduces the cooking time, but it means that you have to think ahead. You can also cover beans with water, bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and let them soak for an hour or two. A small amount of baking soda can reduce the cooking time, particularly in hard water.


home

Elegant Geometry A home in Covington features simple geometric forms and bright light By Lee Cutrone Photos by Craig Macaluso

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he first things you notice about physician Ann Conn’s and lawyer Thad Minaldi’s Tchefuncta Club Estates house in Covington are its minimalist, contemporary design, bright, white interior and verdant setting. What belies all of those pleasing visuals and becomes apparent with a closer look is the artful use of geometry. “The home has contemporary styling characterized by crisp, clean lines and geometric forms,” says architect George Hopkins, who designed the home for the couple. Minaldi chose the lot, which overlooks a pond and the Tchefuncta Estates’ golf course, three years ago when the 60-year-old subdivision acquired adjacent acreage as part of an improvement and expansion program. Conn’s interest in design ran all the way through the project, from architecture to interior design and landscaping. Hopkins was a natural choice as architect. Both the builder, Blake Harrison, and the interior designer whom Conn initially consulted, Viki Leftwich of Villa Vici, recommended Hopkins, who designed their respective homes. Hopkins also lives in the gated community and his firm designed its new country club. What resulted from the collaboration, is an L-shaped residence designed to take full advantage of its park-like views, live comfortably and afford easy maintenance. The ground floor provides a seamless flow with uninterrupted vistas as the kitchen, living and dining rooms occupy a single, rectangular space that forms one length of the L shape. The fact that the entire house is painted with a single shade of

Above The living room’s all white backdrop and

spare furnishings contribute to the boundless feel of the space. The spheres in the light fixture are repeated in the base of the table and in the dining table’s centerpiece. The concrete floor has a durable epoxy finish. Above it, sits a chevron patterned cowhide rug. Far Left The maple table in the dining area is made from wood recycled from a German warehouse and paired with 12 Philippe Starck ghost chairs ordered from Europe. Near Left The sitting area next to the kitchen overlooks the back porch and the Tchefuncta Estates golf course.

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white, Benjamin Moore’s Brilliant White, enhances the boundless feel of the interior and quietly frames the surrounding scenery. “Because the floor is white and the walls are off-white, the living space has an endless depth that makes you feel like you’re floating or gliding through the space,” says Hopkins. “The walls, ceiling and floor lose their feeling of enclosure.” Conn’s pared-down decorating approach complements both the geometric and streamlined qualities of the architecture.

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Trained as an engineer before going into medicine, she has an affinity for simple forms, symmetry and repetition of shapes. For example, the fireplace, coffee table and chandelier in the living room all incorporate groups of spheres. Hurricane Katrina’s devastating damage to Conn’s previous home also influenced the less-is-more aesthetic. “The emptiness is intentional,” says Conn. “I find it calming.” Conn carried out the interior design plan with help from her friend, Julie

Saussy, and sourced furniture and lighting from a variety of local stores and internet sites, including Greige Home Furnishings in Covington, Pine Grove Lighting in Mandeville and Nordic Kitchens and Baths in New Orleans. Well-planned storage and mindful living help to keep surfaces free from clutter and maintain the spa-like quality of the home. “We love to sit downstairs and we love to be on the back porch,” says Conn. “It’s very peaceful and serene, which we like.” u


Above left The kitchen’s glossy

acrylic cabinets are from Nordic Kitchens and Baths in New Orleans. The stools at the island were ordered online. Caesarstone counters. Right top Porcelain floors with the look of weathered wood were used in the upstairs portion of the house. In the sitting room, a sectional sofa and cube-shaped ottomans provide a comfortable spot for reading or watching TV. Middle A bed with a co hide headboard and frame is the focal point in the master bedroom. Bottom Homeowners Thad Minaldi and Ann Conn.

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art

Parallel Worlds Exploring the surreal in Central Louisiana By John R. Kemp

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he Post-World War I French poet André Breton once described surrealism as an artistic expression that fuses the subconscious with the conscious to form a “new reality.” Alexandria photographers Michael ElliotSmith and Leslie Elliottsmith — Michael hyphenates their joined names, she doesn’t — have fused their long careers in science, art and education to produce the dreamlike realities that exist in their imaginations and in their photographs. In recent years, the husband and wife photographers have enjoyed considerable success. Both have received Louisiana Visual Artists Fellowships and both have exhibited and sold their work across the nation. More importantly, both have created in their photographs a visual poetry of light, shadows and objects from the world around them, scripted only by the camera lens and their subconscious. Their

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photographs are not typical documentary pictures of objects or landscapes. They seem familiar but only in the sense of Breton’s “new reality” or, as Michael describes them, “constructed realities.” Like faint memories, they are montages of collected photographs of places, animals and cloud formations taken during their travels across Louisiana, the nation and even in their backyard. Back in their studios, they use computer software to layer those digital images to create single compositions. Layering unrelated images to create surreal effects is a concept introduced in the late 1960s by the surrealist photographers Jerry Uelsmann and his wife, Maggie Taylor. It is an influence Michael readily acknowledges. In fact, the four of them lunched together in 2002. “It is a style that sets your mind free to explore thoughts, ideas and imagination,” Michael says. Like Uelsmann and Taylor, Michael and Leslie’s images are illusions. In

Michael’s photographic montage, “A Day at the Beach,” for example, a bird in the image is in Louisiana, the beach is Florida, the hovering concrete structure is a pool in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, inside the structure is a scene in Central Park in Manhattan and their daughter, Megan, who looks like she is strolling in the park, is actually walking on a beach. “These constructed places only exist in my imagination fueled by dreams, personal emotions, and life experience,” Michael says. “Whether the final print is composed of one image or several, I am simply presenting my vision of the world around me. Sometimes my work is dark. Other times it’s humorous. Sometimes the images don’t work, so I just play with them and they just morph. Sometimes, one gets in a show and I realize it has more growing to do. Some pieces spin off into other works.”


Leslie has different influences in her work. “In our mass media consumer culture we are bombarded with easily disregarded images,” she says. “It is my goal to make the viewer stop, suspend reality and become aware of the vision I have created. I want the viewer to be mindful of the narrative presented, but also to be free to interpret the message. The story, however, is the key player in my work. I write myself notes on the thought process for each piece, so that I can write a statement about my work and the story. Some people get it and some people don’t like it. If you are an artist, you better have thick skin.” Unlike Michael, who shoots mostly black-and-white infrared photographs for their spectral effects, Leslie prefers color. She likes the contrast color gives to the image. Because she works with digital photographs, she is able to add color in her computer, much like she would

“These constructed places only exist in my imagination fueled by dreams, personal emotions, and life experience,” Michael says. use brushes and a palette when painting with watercolors. Prior to taking up art photography in 2010, she worked as a painter and printmaker. “My paintings look like my photographs,” Leslie says. “I’m just painting with images. In composing the final photograph, I use layers of images, trying to create depth of color and texture, while building a personal world of symbolism and iconography. Sometimes the final image comes really fast. Sometimes they are not exactly what I want.” Both Leslie and Michael, who met in 1983 and married four years later, came to art photography from different backgrounds. Leslie was born in St. Louis but grew up in the New Orleans suburb

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of River Ridge. She received bachelor and master’s degrees in art education and printmaking from Louisiana State University before going on to teach at the University of New Orleans and LSU. In 1983, she moved to Alexandria to become curator of education at the Alexandria Museum of Art. She later served as an artist-in-residence at several parish school districts before launching her 25-year career teaching online art survey and art history courses through the Natchitoches-based Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts as well as the Louisiana Department of Education. She retired in 2015.

“My paintings look like my photographs,” Leslie says. “I’m just painting with images. In composing the final photograph, I use layers of images, trying to create depth of color and texture, while building a personal world of symbolism and iconography.” Michael, on the other had, was born in Natchez but grew up in the little river community of New Era in Concordia Parish. After high school, he studied agronomy at Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he says he traded in his “cowboy boots and jeans for bell-bottoms and long hair.” After graduation in 1974, he spent the next 32 years as a soil scientist for the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Research Station in Pineville. Shortly after starting his new job, his superiors handed him a camera to document research studies. He then signed up for darkroom classes at nearby Louisiana College. “That changed my life,” says Michael. Then in 2004, thanks to a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, he switched to digital photography, a move he had long resisted. “Once I understood the power of the digital darkroom it opened up a new

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world to explore and this has taken me into the surreal.” Michael and Leslie work in parallel art worlds. They keep separate studios at opposite ends of their home and rarely critique or even look at the other’s work until it’s finished or when asked.

“We are both equals in the art world,” Michael says. “We both have won awards, and one is not stronger than the other. That helps.” For more information, visit artelliottsmith.com and michaelelliottsmith.com. u


traveler

St. Martin de Tours

Evangeline

Memory lane St. Martinville — spry as ever at 200 BY Paul F. Stahls Jr.

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the Acadian Memorial mural refurbished and ready for company. St. Martinville’s old square, with its St. Martin de Tours church and surrounding landmarks, is the historic focal point of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana’s colonial Attakapas District and all of what we now call Acadiana. Although built in 1844, the church building is anything but drab. Two rows of pristine Doric columns divide its beautiful boxed and gated pews, the pipes of its 1885 organ are visible above the choir loft, its 14 sculptural Stations of the

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Cross were crafted in France for St. Martin’s around 1905, and an 1830s oil painting of patron St. Martin by Jean François Mouchet hangs above the altar. An 1858 rectory (now a parish museum but closed temporarily) flank the church, and statues of an early cleric and stalwart Native American warrior of the Ishak tribe (dubbed Attakapas by the French — meaning, true or not, “cannibal”) stand facing South Main Street. The statue the world has come to see, however, is the one that receives her visitors in a tiny and ancient cemetery

on the upstream side of the church — the seated figure of Evangeline. It was posed for and donated to the town by actress Dolores del Rio after starring in the locally filmed 1929 silent-movie version of Longfellow’s epic poem by the same name (available on DVD at Ebay.com and Amazon.com). “America’s poet” knew little about Acadians and nothing about Louisiana, and his heroine lingered here only briefly before continuing the search for the fiancé separated from her during their exile from Acadie, but she will forever be a symbol

photos by Jeff Stephens

ncorporated St. Martinville turns 200 years old in 2017, inspiring a full calendar of events sponsored by the city and local museums. Just like birthdays of people, birthdays of places conjure memories worth sharing. The stories conveyed through these bicentennial celebrations will explore the deeds, traditions and legends of Native Americans, French and Spanish Creoles, Acadian exiles, free men of color and African slaves — all of whom contributed greatly to the local culture we know today. The area has recently bounced back from the floods of August, with attractions like


DETOURS kayaks and canoes

Old Castillo Hotel

Old Castillo Hotel

Olivier House

of the little city in the minds of the world and locals as well. Many of the oldest commercial buildings in town are those facing the church along S. Main Street, including the Maison de Tours at 128,

built in 1855 by Boston designer Robert Benson, now available for courtyard weddings and receptions (337380-5677, maisondetours.com). A few steps away stands the Duchamp Opera House at

200 S. Main, built about 1830 and its old upstairs theater remains active today thanks to the dramatics of the local Evangeline Players. You might find an artist at work in the downstairs souvenir and art

Even upstream’s easy on the Teche, but kayaks and canoes weren’t frequent sights there till the bayou was named a National Water Trail in 2015, one of only 20-odd streams so designated by National Parks. To rent a boat, contact Bayou Teche Experience (337-366-0337) or Cajun Country Swamp Tours (337-319-0010), both in nearby Breaux Bridge. For an introduction to the birds and creatures of the Nature Conservancy’s incredible Lake Martin Preserve, 12 miles from St. Martinville, one of the largest wading-bird rookeries in the U.S., call LeBlanc Swamp Tours (in town, 337-332-6546) or Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours (at the lake, 337-230-4068).

shop (337-394-3282), perhaps even Dennis Paul Williams, the young city councilman whose 20-foot mural awaits you in the African American Museum on the bayou side of the square. The Old Castillo Hotel, which borders the square was built in 1827, and is now a B&B whose upper gallery overlooks the bayou that sits under the branches of the town’s beloved Evangeline Oak. With only seven guestrooms (337-394-4010, oldcastillohotel.com), it’s wise to plan ahead. You don’t want to miss owner-hostess Peggy Hulin’s homemade preserves, home-baked bread, sweet and light pain perdu and unique biscuit-dough beignets. From the B&B, it’s a half-block to the Acadian Memorial complex (337-3942258, acadianmemorial.org) where you might easily spend

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DETOURS PAINTED LADY

Near St. Martin Parish’s splendid 1853 Greek Revival Courthouse on S. Main Street, the post office at 224 S. Main is the hiding place of Minetta Good’s 1940 oil painting of Longfellow’s Evangeline, one of Louisiana’s 24 existing post office murals funded by Depression-era WPA arts programs.

Evangeline

a day visiting the 12-by-30foot “Arrival of the Acadians” mural (depicting actual refugees from Acadie), a wall of bronze bearing the engraved names of 3,000-plus names of known arrivals, the eternal flame that burns in their honor, and a replica of the “Deportation Cross” that has stood in

Grand-Pré since 1929 memorializing the first wave of exiles in 1755. The other historic diaspora affecting Louisiana was of course, the slave trade, and displays in the complex’s African American Museum graphically describe life aboard slave ships and the fate of slaves and Creoles of color through

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the antebellum era, Civil War and Reconstruction. North of the square at 1200 N. Main, the sprawling green fields and ancient oaks of Louisiana’s first State Park, the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site (337-394-3754, crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks) surround such features as the

park’s original “Cajun cabin” replica (now a full-fledged Acadian farmstead complex) and a 1715, raised Creole cottage that would have been occupied by successful Creole and Acadian planters. Called the Olivier House for an early owner, the cottage is a museum of early tools and household paraphernalia, and the park’s nearby visitor center is an actual museum of artifacts that bring to life such aspects of Attakapas District livelihoods as Spanish moss ginning, cotton pressing, sugarcane farming and ranching. St. Martinville’s bicentennial calendar begins with a Jan. 21 pre-Civil War “Vigilantes” battle reenactment, between local farmers and wealthy planters, and the Jan. 28 Bicentennial Opening Celebration at the State Historic Site. For the following 11 months of activities, visit stmartinville.org. u


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he Run Cajun Mardi Gras merges traditions old and new By Megan Romer Photographs By Denny Culbert

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The damp, fertile farmland of the “Cajun Prairie” (stretches of St. Landry, Acadia, and Evangeline Parishes) is home to centuriesold folk traditions that have their roots in medieval France and the Acadian exile from rural Canada.The Mardi Gras courir is one of the most persistent and beloved of these traditions.

As 8 a.m. fast approaches, activity fills the misty Mardi Gras

morning on the old stretch of Cajun prairie called Faquetaigue. Horses are saddled and fiddles tuned. Bright costumes are topped with festive hats and masks while a bottle of whiskey (the good stuff, it’s early yet) gets nipped from and passed. The courir — “run” — is about to start, and the Mardi Gras capitaines explain the rules to all the newbies as they kneel on the open ground in a chilly, muddy hazing ritual. “When we arrive at the voisins (neighbors’), you don’t enter the lawn until the capitaine raises his flag. Now repeat after me: “donne-mo’ que’q’ chose pour les mardi gras!” (“give me something for the Mardi Gras runners!”). The genuflecting chorus chimes in heartily and is instructed further in the etiquette and nuance of chicken-chasing. With roots in the same medieval begging rituals that gave the world mummers, wassailers and even trick-or-treating, alongside the Christian tradition of Carnival (a final consumption of meat and display of merriment before the Lenten season), quirky accoutrements of medieval traditions (for example, the traditional hats worn at Cajun Mardi Gras are the pointed capuchon, a mortarboard,

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and a bishop’s miter; remnants of some Middle Ages cosplay intended to mock princesses, scholars, and the clergy), and a heaping helping of Cajun-style humor and irreverence, the Mardi Gras courir is a tradition both ancient and fully alive. Accompanied by musicians and a few peacekeepers on horseback (sometimes actual police officers, sometimes simply dad-types on the lookout), troupes of participants, usually called “runners,” “riders” or simply “Mardi Gras,” crop up in planned events throughout the prairies of Southwest Louisiana, primarily within 30 or so miles of Eunice and Mamou. They band together in the morning and follow a planned route that takes them from farm to farm,

begging for ingredients for a gumbo and drinking and mischief-making along the way. (Note that gumbo, in this far-from-the-swamp stretch of Cajun Louisiana, is bird-and-sausage concoction, served over rice.) Some houses will offer a bag of rice or a few links of sausage, but the grand prize is a live chicken or guinea hen. Heaved from the porch or the pitch of the roof, the bird flaps and skitters its way through the sprinting, costumed runners until someone pins it down and tucks it under his arm to carry around as his prize for the rest of the day. Music is a crucial accompaniment at nearly every courir. Musicians usually ride on a flat-bed bandwagon pulled by a pickup truck, following the runners and


The Faquetaigue courir takes riders down country roads and across fallow fields on the circuit of the rural neighbors. It includes a stop at a small cemetery, where musical homage is paid at the grave of legendary Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee.


Though chickenchasing is de rigueur for all courirs, some like to add old-timey farm games into the mix, including Faquetaigue’s yearly challenge to “rescue” a caged guinea hen from the top of a greased pole.


offering instrumental accompaniment when they sing the Mardi Gras song, an ancient, modal melody whose origins are lost to time: “Les Mardi Gras s’en viennent de tout partout, tout le tour autour du moyeu… Ça passe une fois par an, demander la charité…” “The Mardi Gras come from all around, from all around the area… They pass by once per year, asking for charity…” There’s meaning to the tradition behind the masks and begging, explains Faquetaigue Mardi Gras coordinator and musician Joel Savoy. “The reason these courirs are all still going is that it’s a chance for the ties of the community to really be strengthened.” Says Savoy. “It’s a community ritual, and one which really appeals to young people, so you see young people taking it up year after year in all these towns around here: Mamou, Eunice, Iota, Scott.” The constant infusion of new blood, as kids slowly become old enough to participate (and naturally want their turn to take part in the escapades), keeps the tradition both alive and evolving. New runs occasionally pop up and each takes on its own flavor. The Faquetaigue run is only a decade old — a baby, in Mardi Gras terms — and Savoy and friends started it when the nearby Eunice run simply became too big for their tastes.

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They decided to bend the old traditions a bit and allow anyone to run — women and children, certainly, but also non-Cajuns and visitors from all over the world. The only trick is that they never publicize the location, so in order to participate, you have to know someone. “It means that everyone attending is just one or two degrees of separation removed from me and my circle,” says Savoy. Though the run has swollen to nearly a thousand participants, it still retains that intimate feel. If someone gets out of line, Savoy says, “we can usually just ask one or two people and we find their boys and get them taken care of.” Zack Pozebanchuk, a former North Carolinian, fell in love with South Louisiana via the Faquetaigue run, and he ultimately relocated here. “I’ve done the city Mardi Gras, riding in parades, and watching parades, and it’s fun,” says Pozebanchuk. “But there’s always a distance between the people in the parade and the people on the ground.” At the courir, he says, “you feel like you’re more a part of things. You’re right in there.” Eunice and Mamou have onlookers watching the Mardi Gras run, but Faquetaigue forbids it. If you come, you participate. “And we have a rule that you have to follow the tradition and wear a full costume, complete with hat and mask,” says Savoy. “It doesn’t have to be traditional, but you have to put some work in. All these people here,

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Joel Savoy, musician and record producer, is the scion of a musical Cajun family (his father is famed accordion builder Marc Savoy, and his mother, Ann Allen Savoy, compiled the definitive folkloric collection of Cajun French songs, his siblings also perform). Savoy founded the Faquetaigue courir a decade ago with some friends.


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The masking tradition allows for anonymity — a rarity in tight-knit rural communities — as well as the troublemaking and revelry that comes along with it. By the end of the day, though, it’s not uncommon for the DIY costumes to have largely disintegrated.


they work hard on their costumes, so if you want to join in, you have to put some thought in, too.” Masking is among the oldest elements of Mardi Gras, and one found in Carnival celebrations around the world. As anything goes on Fat Tuesday, masks allow participants to become someone else completely or no one at all. Historically, they were the great equalizer: no one could tell royalty from commoners. On the Faquetaigue prairie, says Pozebanchuk, they’re also an equalizer: “No one can tell if you’re from here or just here for the run,” he says. “No one knows who you are!” Of course, by the end of the early spring day on the Cajun prairie, mud tends to be an even greater

equalizer, and what’s left of everyone’s costume is caked in it. Worn out from chasing chickens and bien saoul (drunkity drunk), everyone returns to the starting destination for gumbo and a dance. Though traditionally, the ingredients for the gumbo are collected on the run itself, these days, the chickens that are caught get saved for later, as there’s a patient crew of Maw Maws and Paw Paws back at headquarters, ready with hot gumbo and ice chests brimming with libations. Tomorrow, the thoroughly penitent will exchange mud for ashes, but tonight, it’s waltzes and two-steps until darkness falls.


profiles

Louisianians of the Year Meet eight people who are changing lives, making a difference in their profession, contributing to the state culture in big ways and making Louisiana proud

photography: romero + romero


Each year, the Louisiana Life editors

compile a list of Louisianians who stand out above the crowd. Artists, sports figures, medical professionals, volunteers, politicians and entertainers are a few of the groups we consider during the arduous process. There are always a few no-brainers, such as Louisiana native Coach Ed Orgeron who, after serving as interim coach, was named head coach at LSU. His contributions to the team, Louisiana sports and the game in general are already vast and we envision more great things to come. If it were possible, we would have tracked down the entire “Cajun Navy,” but since there are so many selfless individuals who set out to help their neighbors in need during the flood, we picked someone from their ranks to represent the whole. Not surprisingly, he gave the credit to his fellow volunteers. It’s challenging to narrow it down to just eight people when there are so many worthy individuals in the state who are changing lives, making a difference in their chosen field and contributing to the good of society or to Louisiana culture. With all of that in mind, we present the people who made us stand up and take notice in 2016. Thank you to this year’s Louisianians of the Year for sharing your talents with Louisiana and sharing your stories with us. — Melanie Warner Spencer


We saw how citizens in a flash, could get up, get together and save people, so we’re building technology and tools to enable that, and people are very excited.

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community service

Rob Gaudet In the face of a flood, Noah built an ark. Rob Gaudet and the many volunteers with the Cajun Navy used an App. As record-breaking mid-August rainfall

mercilessly hammered a large swath of South Louisiana — most notably East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension Parishes — Gaudet applied his tech savvy (he’s a dot-net engineer by trade) to help with the effort to organize a floating rescue militia of boat-owning volunteers cleverly known as The Cajun Navy. Via social media arenas like Facebook, a GPS phone app, and a phone app that worked almost like a citizen’s band (CB) radio, the volunteers spun a logistical miracle in short order — assembling a rag-tag relief unit that saved thousands of stranded residents and animals from despair — and did so in a non-disruptive manner to the efforts of local authorities and the Coast Guard. “They just wanted help, and they wanted somebody to hear them,” Gaudet says of the people saved. “I kinda stood back, and looked at what was going on from a top-down view and said to our group, ‘Let’s meet at Cabela’s.’” From the parking lot of the outdoors equipment superstore, heroes like New Orleans resident Shawn Boudreaux teamed boaters from places like Houma, Chalmette, Violet, Thibodaux and Lakes Charles with local deputies and began answering digital cries for help: social media tips directly or indirectly from those in need. “Through hundreds of boats, we saved thousands of people,” Gaudet says. “But technology really enabled it….We had (makeshift) dispatchers sending boats to go

save people from their kitchen tables because of technology.” Once the rescues were over, the effort didn’t stop. In fact, it still hasn’t. Many of the Cajun Navy pilots, fueled on adrenaline, soda, coffee and a lack of sleep, assisted in the cleaning and gutting of houses. Now, several months removed from the flood, the volunteers are chipping in when they can on the rebuilding effort. Gaudet reluctantly became the face of the Cajun Navy, giving interviews to national news organizations and publications. To him, though, he was just a “cog in the wheel.” Still, Gaudet didn’t back down from the spotlight and encourages others from the Cajun Navy to share what they’ve seen as a way to bring attention to a nameless disaster many believe the media largely ignored. In continuing relief efforts for flood victims, Gaudet and crew are morphing the same tenets start-ups use in crowd-funding campaigns into a philanthropic platform called Crowd Relief. “We saw how citizens in a flash, could get up, get together and save people, so we’re building technology and tools to enable that, and people are very excited,” Gaudet says. “Our objective is not to compete with any of these long-standing (charity) organizations. It really isn’t. But technology is what enables and changes the way citizens can engage in the time of disaster….It’s a social movement. It’s not Louisiana; it’s not the United States. It’s anywhere you have citizens who care about each other, it can work.”

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My whole goal is to put these items in people’s mouths and say: ‘Here it is. Taste it. Take pride in it.’

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Chef Hardette Harris Shreveport’s Chef Hardette Harris is equal parts chef, educator, activist and food historian. But she’d rather be thought of as a cheerleader for North Louisiana cuisine. After spending 13 years in Texas pursuing

a successful career as a private chef, Hardette Harris was surprised to return to the Shreveport area in 2013 and find numerous local restaurants promoting Cajun and Creole cuisine. At 45 years old, she’d come home to Louisiana to be closer to her aging parents, who live in Minden. She’d grown up eating fried catfish caught from Dorcheat Bayou and collard greens picked from local gardens — she didn’t have any childhood memories of boudin balls or jambalaya. “Collard greens with smoked neck bones, hot-water cornbread...I want people to feel the same excitement eating these foods in North Louisiana as they feel when they eat gumbo in South Louisiana,” Harris says. “My whole goal is to put these items in people’s mouths and say: ‘Here it is. Taste it. Take pride in it’.” To achieve her goal, Harris led the charge to establish the Official Meal of North Louisiana, which was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives and State Senate as House Concurrent Resolution No. 88 on April 29, 2015. (The meal consists of more than 30 items including staples like fried catfish, black-eyed peas, hot water cornbread and sweet potato pie.) Since then, her life has been

a whirlwind of cooking demos, classes and volunteering. She’s proud of her work as an instructor at Renzi Education and Art Center in Shreveport, where she teaches after-school cooking classes for kids. Not only do students in her classes learn basic cooking skills, they also benefit from Harris’s unfailing enthusiasm for North Louisiana cuisine. “I tell the kids: ‘If anyone ever asks you what we eat in Louisiana, you can say gumbo and crawfish, but name off some of those things that you ate at your grandmother’s house, too’,” Harris says. Recently, Harris lent her culinary talents to an effort to promote an open dialogue on racism at the Reconciliation Dinner of Shreveport, an evening of food and storytelling inspired by a similar event held in Charleston, South Carolina. She’s also partnered with local community gardens and farmers’ markets to get more kids cooking. In 2017, she plans to write a book about North Louisiana cuisine. “I do believe that something as simple as taking pride in the food that you grew up eating can make a big difference in the way you see the world,” Harris says. “At the end of the day, that’s all I’m asking folks to do — just be proud of the food.”

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This is a relationshipbased job. You can’t just be medically competent, you have to treat the whole person.

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Andrea Norman While there may not have been a red carpet, or reporters from around the world calling out, “Who are you wearing?” the easiest way to explain the Nightingale Awards that took place on March 5, 2016 for the 15th time is that it is the Academy Awards of nursing in Louisiana. Andrea Normand, named RN of the Year at

the Nightingale Awards that night, was 2016’s most celebrated leading lady. Currently the nurse educator at Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Emergency Department, Normand is responsible for educating all new and nurses at the 20-bed facility that serves approximately 30,000 children a year. “We’re part of a Level II Trauma system and we also have a significant psych population and handle all of the pediatric sexual assault cases in a nine-parish area,” Normand says. “We do a lot and it’s my job to make sure that every single one of our approximately 50 nurses is completely up to date on the latest clinical diagnostic and evidence-based medicine at all times.” Normand was introduced to a lifestyle of service by her mother while growing up in Plaucheville, Louisiana. The oldest of six children — with five younger brothers — Normand says her mother’s work as a public health nurse in a small town meant that patients, including many that were mentally disabled, would often come to the family’s home to receive necessary shots and medical advice. “For some, going to the clinic was a really anxiety-provoking experience, so they just came to our house to get care,” Normand says, She adds that her mother also ran multiple

clinics in the area including one for children who were physically disabled. “She was active in nursing for 50 years.” Normand is actually closing in on that impressive achievement herself — with 45 years now in the profession. “I remember watching the dynamics of the situation as my mother would work with people. Seeing that difference she was making all the time in people’s lives,” she says. “I knew I wanted to do that too so I started nursing school at Our Lady of the Lake in 1968.” Normand has been with the hospital ever since. Fourteen years ago, the decision was made to make the pediatric ER part of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Normand served as the ER’s director for seven years following the move. With four children and 10 grandchildren, however, Normand says she happily gave up the director job for her current role seven years ago. “There’s different stages of life, and of nursing,” she says. “Years ago I loved taking care of patients, but now my work is with the nurses. With them, I stress the importance of treating not [only] the illness, but [also] the patient. This is a relationship-based job. You can’t just be medically competent, you have to treat the whole person.”

By: Kimberly Singletary

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Without a doubt, it’s my students that keep me in this profession. Their joy, excitement, curiosity, hope and love remind me daily that being a teacher is the greatest profession in the world.

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Kelly Stomps For Kelly Stomps, love is the key to being a great teacher. “Love your students, love your subject and love the teaching profession,” says Stomps.

As a child growing up in Alabama, Stomps

suffered from frequent ear infections that caused her to struggle with hearing and speech. In spite of — or perhaps because of these obstacles — she discovered strength in music, crediting one of her early elementary school teachers, Cheryl Wall, as one of her most empowering mentors. “By the time I was in high school, I knew that I wanted to become a music teacher,” says Stomps, who has now been teaching for 16 years —14 of which have been spent at Woodlake Elementary School in Mandeville. “I knew that my raison d’etre would be music, as this is what had helped me uncover the keys to success,” she says. In 2016, Stomps received recognition for her hard work, as the recipient of the Louisiana Teacher Of The Year award. “I have been blessed to teach over 3,500 students,” she says. “No matter where I go in my community, I will see current and former students, along with their families.” Many of her students have continued to explore music. “I recently ran into a parent whose two children are now in the LSU Tiger Band,” she says. “I could not be more proud to hear of their successes.”

Stomps keeps a busy schedule, teaching seven music classes a day to children ranging in age from kindergarten to third grade. She also works with kindergarteners who need extra support in reading. “For all educators, there’s a lot of work that must take place outside of the classroom,” says Stomps. “We have grade-level and committee meetings, lesson planning and preparing materials for classes and school events to promote family involvement.” In addition to these responsibilities, Stomps also plans, teaches and leads her students during all school performances. A firm believer in professional development, Stomps also serves as president of the Red Stick Orff Chapter, an organization dedicated to providing professional development for fellow music educators in South Louisiana. “While this means my days, nights and weekends are full, I know that the extra work is making a difference for all of my students,” she says. “Without a doubt, it’s my students that keep me in this profession. Their joy, excitement, curiosity, hope and love remind me daily that being a teacher is the greatest profession in the world.”

by: sarah ravits

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Sometimes you need different means of communicating or creating. It’s almost like being fluent in various languages.

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L. Kasimu Harris Whether examining social injustice or delicious cuisine, L. Kasimu Harris entertains and enlightens with his storytelling.

New Orleans native L. Kasimu Harris is

an artistic Renaissance man. Some artists like to stick to one medium. But not Harris, who works in photography, video and writing. Above all else, he considers himself a storyteller. “Sometimes you need different means of communicating or creating,” said Harris. “It’s almost like being fluent in various languages.” One of Harris’ passions is using photography to create constructed realities. “War on the Benighted” is a story told through still photography about a group of students who are frustrated with the state of education. They stage a non-violent coup d’etat at their school. Harris himself worked as a teacher for six years and was frustrated at the lack of arts funding in public schools. “War on the Benighted” highlights one of Harris’ favorite themes: underrepresented communities. In a video piece called “A Blackness Continuum,” Harris examines how the deaths of black men have been a spectacle throughout American history. When the lynching of African-Americans was a common occurrence, it was done without judge or jury and it was meant to be a public display. After the 1950s, lynchings stopped, but a new form of public spectacle has replaced it.

Since smart phones and social media make it easy for anyone to record and share videos, the public is now exposed to the killings of black men by police officers. Harris has screened “A Blackness Continuum” in New Orleans and as far away as Brighton in England. The feedback has been positive. Former New Orleans City Councilman Oliver Thomas told him that some things you see and others you feel and “A Blackness Continuum” is something you feel. Harris’ talents aren’t directed solely at social justice issues. He has also worked as a journalist. He wrote a feature on yaka mein for Edible New Orleans that has been selected for the collection Best Food Writing of 2016. He is also the assistant director of communications at Dillard University. When he’s not creating, the 38-year-old Harris spends his time with his partner Ariel Wilson and their 4-year-old son. He’s an avid fan of jazz and the New Orleans Saints. But like any good storyteller, he relishes interactions with others. “I’m always on a quest to get out of my comfort zone,” said Harris. “I like hanging out with people who are smarter than me.”

by: fritz esker

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It starts with just learning about nature. Get out in the woods and see how it works.

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conservation

C.C. Lockwood Louisiana’s natural habitats are part of the state’s rich culture and photographer C.C. Lockwood’s passion is documenting them.

It’s easy to take beauty for granted

when it’s in one’s own backyard. Louisiana author and photographer C.C. Lockwood has made a career out of opening people’s eyes to Louisiana’s natural beauty. In Lockwood’s new book, “Louisiana Wild,” he photographed over 350,000 acres in 33 parishes that have been protected or restored by The Nature Conservancy. He approached the project with boundless enthusiasm. “I was like a dog behind a counter in a butcher shop,” said Lockwood. The Cypress Island Preserve, an area surrounding Lake Martin near Lafayette, is one of Lockwood’s favorite spots in the state. It’s home to a wide variety of animal life from nesting egrets to herons to alligators. He’s also fond of the Abita Creek Flatwoods, which feature long-leaf pine trees. These pines are often referred to as the “wood that built America.” The durability of the wood caused developers to relentlessly chop down these pines, which is why the conservancy targeted them for protection. A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lockwood did not always have his eyes on a career in nature photography. He arrived in Baton Rouge in 1967 to study architecture at LSU. He changed his major several times before

settling on finance then quickly decided he did not want to work in an office, so he journeyed to the American West to take pictures of wildlife. During these expeditions, the self-taught Lockwood realized that photographers were not devoting much attention to Louisiana’s wildlife and natural beauty. So he returned to photograph the Atchafalaya Basin. Lockwood is a passionate supporter of conservation and preservation in Louisiana. He said everyone can take simple steps to help the environment like recycling and walking instead of driving. “It starts with just learning about nature,” said Lockwood. “Get out in the woods and see how it works.” The 67-year-old Lockwood opened a new gallery in St. Francisville in December. In 2017, he plans to begin work on his next book, which will focus on sustainable agriculture. He said it will probably take him two years to finish the book. When he’s not taking pictures of nature, Lockwood enjoys spending time with his wife Sue and his two stepsons. His favorite hobby is white water rafting. He has taken 34 white water rafting trips to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

by: Fritz Esker

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Dr. Larry Hollier From LSU to the Mayo Clinic, New York City to Harvard and Scotland, Larry Hollier’s 40-year-journey in medicine has taken him back to New Orleans as chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center. One of the few things Louisiana residents

likely agree upon is the need for better healthcare. With the openings of the new University Medical Center and the new VA complex, LSU Health Sciences Center hopes to improve both the city’s healthcare and its economy. At the center of these efforts is LSUHSC chancellor Larry Hollier, MD. Last year, Dr. Hollier oversaw the opening of LSU’s new teaching hospital, University Medical Center. It’s an achievement he’s proud of for a number of reasons. There’s state-ofthe-art equipment and technology. Rooms are built with patients’ comfort in mind. Beds have their own digital scales so patients don’t have to be forced out of bed to be weighed. Rooms feature sofa beds for family members to sleep in overnight. The hospital also features over 30 in-patient mental health beds, which Louisiana desperately needs. “We’re very pleased,” said Dr. Hollier. “We’ve significantly expanded patient care in a new, modern facility.” Dr. Hollier also takes pride in the hospital's emphasis on collaboration. In the past, many hospitals would rigidly separate departments. For example, a heart patient would see a cardiac surgeon, a cardiologist, an imaging tech and a vascular surgeon — but they would all

be working individually. UMC groups doctors and professionals together by programs, instead of separating them by departments. Despite the considerable time demands his administrative work places on him, the 73-year-old Dr. Hollier is still a practicing vascular surgeon. His surgical career spans 40 years and has taken him from New Orleans to the Mayo Clinic to Mt. Sinai in New York City to Harvard, Glasgow and more. The work still remains fresh and exciting to him after four decades. “I really enjoy taking care of and interacting with the patients and their families,” Dr. Hollier said. Though a lot of progress has been made in New Orleans healthcare, Dr. Hollier said many improvements are still on the horizon. The site of the former Hotel Dieu will be renovated and expanded to turn it into an advanced training hospital. “We still have a lot of development left to do and I’m excited to be a part of it,” Dr. Hollier said. When he’s not working to improve healthcare for Louisiana, Dr. Hollier enjoys spending time on Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico in his powerboat.

by: Fritz Esker

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It’s not about me, it’s about the people of Louisiana, it’s about LSU, it’s about all of us pulling together, one team, one heartbeat.

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sports

Coach Ed Orgeron Born and bred an LSU fan, Coach Ed Orgeron is fulfilling a lifelong dream as head coach of the Bayou Bengals.

Original image by: Steve Franz/LSU Athletics & Chris Parent/LSU Athletics

Louisiana’s signature college football

program will have a Louisiana boy at the helm for the foreseeable future with Larose native Coach Ed Orgeron, aka “Coach O.” Orgeron grew up as a fan of LSU football and described the head coaching position as his “dream job.” He took over as interim coach on Sept. 25, 2016, after the firing of longtime coach Les Miles. He led the team to a 5-2 record in his interim tenure, during which, LSU set team records for most offensive yards in a game (634 vs. Missouri), longest touchdown (Derrius Guice’s 96-yard run vs. Arkansas) and most rushing yards in a game (Guice’s 285 yards vs. Texas A&M). Orgeron is a favorite among the players. After LSU defeated Texas A&M in their final regular season game, LSU senior Duke Riley tweeted a video of the team in the locker room chanting “Keep Coach O!” When the interim tag was lifted, former LSU standouts Marcus Spears and Matt Flynn also tweeted their enthusiastic support of the decision. Orgeron played as a defensive lineman at Northwestern State from 1981-84 before moving into a 33-year coaching career. Before

his tenure at LSU under Coach Miles as defensive line coach, his coaching jobs included a stint at USC as a defensive coordinator and an interim head coach. He served as the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-07 and a defensive line coach for the Saints in 2008. While Orgeron is popular in the locker room, he still has big shoes to fill. His two predecessors, Miles and Nick Saban, both brought national championships to Baton Rouge. “My goal is to build a championship program fast, very fast,” Orgeron said at a press conference after accepting the full-time position. “And I understand the expectations of LSU and I invite them because I have the same expectations of myself and my staff.” In an era of college coaches who can sometimes seem bigger than the program or their players, Orgeron approached his appointment with grace and humility. “It’s not about me, it’s about the people of Louisiana, it’s about LSU, it’s about all of us pulling together, one team, one heartbeat,” Orgeron said at his press conference before shedding tears. “It’s never going to be about me and I’m never going to make it about me.”

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What is the deadline for filing a medical malpractice claim in Louisiana? In general, Louisiana law provides that a claim seeking compensation for damages arising out of the negligence of a doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider must be filed within one year of the date of the alleged malpractice or within one year of the claimant’s date of discovery, but in any event within three years of the date of the malpractice, without regard to the date of discovery. The oneyear/three-year rule applies to all potential claimants, including minors and interdicts. The patient’s date of discovery is the earliest date on which he had or should have had knowledge of the possible malpractice, harm, and the connection between the two; the

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dismissed. Although the statute setting forth the exception, LSA-R.S. 9:5628, is clearly written, the reported cases to which lawyers and judges look for guidance in applying the statutory language to a specific set of circumstances demonstrate that the issues may quickly become complex. The one-year/three-year rule applies to the timeliness of the filing of the initial medical malpractice claim. The Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act also includes many deadlines that are equally significant regarding the pursuit of a malpractice claim, such as paying the filing fee, extending the medical review panel, and filing the post-panel petition in district court.

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LARRY CURTIS “MY MISSION IS SIMPLE: TO OBTAIN AN OUTSTANDING RESULT—WITHOUT EXCEPTION—FOR EVERY CLIENT” Larry Curtis is recognized as one of Louisiana’s preeminent personal injury lawyers. For more than 35 years, Curtis has successfully represented maritime workers of all types— drill rig and platform workers, service hands, and offshore construction workers, as well as commercial divers, dredge crew and fishermen—in cases involving serious injury or death. “My mission is simple: to obtain an outstanding result—without exception—for every client.” EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE Curtis is a seasoned trial lawyer, with a national reputation in maritime personal injury cases. Over and over, Curtis has won multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. “I am always motivated to provide the best possible representation to my clients, because I know that they are counting on me to help them through a very difficult time in their life.” He believes that his three decades of trial experience give his clients a decided advantage in the courtroom. “In complex, high-stakes cases, there is no substitute for experience—none,” Curtis says. “And experience teaches that, among other things, careful preparation wins cases.”

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He recalls an early lesson he Super Lawyers learned as a young law student. “I read an interview of one of the country’s top trial lawyers,” Curtis says. “In speaking about trial preparation, he remarked that if you ever see a lawyer pull a rabbit out of a hat, the lawyer probably had 10 rabbits and 10 hats. I believed that statement to be true when I first read it and my own courtroom experience has confirmed its validity.” RECOGNIZED AND HONORED In 2014, Curtis was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Woodward/White publication known simply as Best Lawyers in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation–Plaintiffs for the metropolitan area of Baton Rouge, which includes the City of Lafayette. He has also been listed to Super Lawyers since its inaugural issue in 2007 and the Top 50 Attorneys in Louisiana from 2012-2014. Curtis also holds the highest rating, AV Preeminent, given by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. More than a decade ago, St. John’s University honored Curtis with its Alumni Outstanding Achievement Medal. In the summer of 2005, Curtis was invited to join the Academy of Trial Advocacy, an exclusive group of some of the country’s most experienced and accomplished trial lawyers. He is also a founding member of the Aletheia Institute, a national invitationonly organization of lawyers committed to promoting truth in advocacy, full disclosure in discovery and a fair measure of justice to all litigants. SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION AND COMMUNITY Curtis is a member of the American, Federal, Louisiana, and Lafayette Bar Associations, The Maritime Law Association of the United States, as well as the American and Louisiana Associations for Justice. He has served as a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice’s President’s Advisory Council, the Board of Governors, and the Council of Directors. Curtis is an Emeritus Member of The American Inn of Court of Acadiana. Curtis served on the Board of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and as its President in 2011-2012. He has been asked to speak at local, state and national professional meetings about federal trial practice and maritime law. Community involvement is important to him as well: for five years, he served as the host of a monthly TV program about Catholic social teaching. He is a member of, and serves as an officer of, the Knights of Columbus, Council 7275.

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LOUISIANA THE TOP 50 An alphabetical listing of the lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Ashe, Barry W., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Boren, James E., The Law Offices of James E. Boren, Baton Rouge Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Centola, Larry J., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans Cheatwood, Roy C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Colvin, R. Keith, Jones Walker, New Orleans David, Robert J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Eagan, Jr., Ewell (Tim) E., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Garner, James M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Gay, Jr., Charles F., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Goodier, Glenn G., Jones Walker, New Orleans Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Hardin, Pauline F., Jones Walker, New Orleans Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Holthaus, C. Frank, deGravelles Palmintier Holthaus & Frugé, Baton Rouge Irwin, James B., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Katz, Brian D., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Krebs, Patricia A., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans

LOUISIANA THE TOP 25 WOMEN An alphabetical listing of the women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

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Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Luker, Lynn, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Mason, W. Brett, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Baton Rouge Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Pipes, III, H. Minor, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Ralston, Christopher K., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Roy, James P., Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, Lafayette Shapiro, Howard, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans Shaw, Danny G., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville

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BARRASSO, JUDY Y. Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans HAYDEN, JAN M. • Ranked Number Three • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Shuler, III, G. Phillip, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Urquhart, Jr., Quentin F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans Walters, Jr., Edward J., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge Warshauer, Irving J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

LEE, WAYNE J. Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans SHAPIRO, HOWARD Proskauer Rose, New Orleans SHER, LEOPOLD Z. Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

HERMAN, RUSS M. • Ranked Number Two • Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

SHREVES, H. BRUCE Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

IRWIN, JAMES B. Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

WITTMANN, PHILLIP A. • Ranked Number One • Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

KUPPERMAN, STEPHEN H. Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans

Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Baumgartner, Adrianne L., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington Bayle, Suzanne Ecuyer, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Bertaut, Carmelite M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Currault, Donna Phillips, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Degan, Nancy Scott, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Fischer, Madeleine, Jones Walker, New Orleans Futrell, Elizabeth (Lisa) J., Jones Walker, New Orleans Hardin, Pauline F., Jones Walker, New Orleans Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Johnson, Mary S., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville

Krebs, Patricia A., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans Livaudais, Julie D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Luker, Lynn, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Puente, Denise C., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Roussel, Elizabeth A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Schnabel, Marta-Ann, O’Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans Simmons, Gracella, Keogh Cox, Baton Rouge Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Thorne, René E., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans

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Ask What should I do if I have an accident working offshore? To protect your legal rights, it is vital that you: • Report the accident/injury as soon as possible after it happens—do not allow anyone to tell you what to write or to leave out facts you think are important—report everything you know about the accident/injury • DO NOT allow anyone to stop you from reporting an accident/injury • DO NOT let anyone tell you that you are required to see the company doctor before you see your own doctor. This is simply not true, your regular family doctor is as good a choice as any. Tell your doctor about every part of your body that was hurt in the accident—even if you think it is only a minor injury • Tell your doctor about any similar injuries you may have suffered in the past • DO NOT talk yourself out of a visit to the hospital or the doctor, because you believe the pain from your injury will go away with time—it may just as likely get worse • DO NOT hide the fact that you were hurt at work from your doctor, because you don’t want a lost-time accident at work or the crew you work with will lose their safety award • DO NOT speak with a claims adjuster before you seek legal advice about your rights from a lawyer with years of experience in the type of case you have

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• DO NOT speak with an investigator who represents the other side • DO NOT file for unemployment if you are unable to work at regular duty • Take photos of the accident scene or any tool or object involved in the accident, if you can, or ask someone else to do it • Make a diagram of the accident scene as soon after the accident as you are able


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NEW ORLEANS THE TOP 50 An alphabetical listing of the New Orleans lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Ashe, Barry W., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Centola, Larry J., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans Cheatwood, Roy C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Colvin, R. Keith, Jones Walker, New Orleans Cunningham, Mark A., Jones Walker, New Orleans David, Robert J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Dittman, Stevan C., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Eagan, Jr., Ewell (Tim) E., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

Garner, James M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Gay, Jr., Charles F., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Goodier, Glenn G., Jones Walker, New Orleans Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Hardin, Pauline F., Jones Walker, New Orleans Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Irwin, James B., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Katz, Brian D., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Krebs, Patricia A., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Meunier, Gerald E., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Mouledoux, Andre J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Nathan, Jr., Max, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

Pipes, III, H. Minor, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Ralston, Christopher K., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Rodriguez, Antonio J., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans Shapiro, Howard, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans Shaw, Danny G., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Shuler, III, G. Phillip, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Urquhart, Jr., Quentin F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans Warshauer, Irving J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

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MOULEDOUX, BLAND, LEGRAND & BRACKETT OUR SUCCESS IS MEASURED BY THE SUCCESS OF OUR CLIENTS Building on three decades of practicing law together, the founders of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett started their firm to provide custom litigation services to their maritime clients. As word got around about the firm’s excellence and success, its leaders pivoted to become a fullservice commercial law and litigation firm.

Its attorneys are regarded highly by their peers, with 14 of the firm’s lawyers named to Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The firm also is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest honor, and is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett lawyers tailor their service to meet clients’ specific needs, delivering the desired results efficiently and effectively. Clients have learned to turn to the firm for much of their legal needs, including insurance defense, workers’ compensation, environmental and toxic tort litigation, corporate litigation, employment law, transportation defense and municipal liability. The firm puts every effort into winning cases big and small, and they have attracted clients from all over the country. Small businesses to Fortune 25 corporations rely on Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett lawyers for their prowess at litigation, their attentiveness and their sharp yet ethical legal strategies.

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PRACTICE AREA INDEX Administrative Law ...................................S-10 Alternative Dispute Resolution ................S-10 Antitrust Litigation ....................................S-10 Appellate ...................................................S-10 Banking......................................................S-10 Bankruptcy: Business ................................S-10 Bankruptcy: Consumer..............................S-10 Business Litigation ....................................S-10 Business/Corporate .................................. S-13 Civil Litigation: Defense ............................ S-13 Class Action/Mass Torts ........................... S-13 Construction Litigation ............................. S-14 Consumer Law........................................... S-14 Creditor Debtor Rights .............................. S-14 Criminal Defense ....................................... S-14 Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI...................... S-14 Criminal Defense: White Collar ................ S-14 Elder Law ................................................... S-14 Employee Benefits..................................... S-14 Employment & Labor ................................ S-15 Employment Litigation: Defense .............. S-15 Energy & Natural Resources ..................... S-15 Environmental ........................................... S-16 Environmental Litigation .......................... S-16 Estate Planning & Probate ....................... S-16 Family Law................................................. S-16 Gaming .......................................................S-17 General Litigation.......................................S-17 Government Finance ..................................S-17 Health Care.................................................S-17 Insurance Coverage....................................S-17 International .............................................. S-18 Media & Advertising .................................. S-18 Mergers & Acquisitions ............................. S-18 Personal Injury General: Defense ............. S-18 Personal Injury General: Plaintiff.............. S-18 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense ................................................... S-19 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff.................................................... S-19 Personal Injury Products: Defense .......... S-20 Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff ........... S-20 Professional Liability: Defense ................ S-20 Professional Liability: Plaintiff ................. S-20 Real Estate ............................................... S-20 Securities & Corporate Finance ............... S-20 Securities Litigation................................... S-21 Surety ......................................................... S-21 Tax.............................................................. S-21 Transportation/Maritime .......................... S-21 Utilities ...................................................... S-22 Workers’ Compensation........................... S-22

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Dicharry, Christopher J., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Easterling, Richard B., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0278

Aguillard, H. Kent, Attorney at Law, Eunice, 337-457-9331 Cerone, Rudy J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2786 Cheatham, Robin B., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0411 Chiccarelli, Stephen F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7044 Draper, Douglas S., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Dabney, New Orleans, 504-299-3333 Drell, Bradley L., Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, Alexandria, 318-445-6471 Duck, John M., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0226 Forsyth, J. David, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans, 504-582-1500 Futrell, Elizabeth (Lisa) J., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8260 Pg. S-6 Johnson, Jr., Patrick, Beirne Maynard & Parsons, New Orleans, 504-584-9417 Kuebel, III, Omer F. “Rick”, Locke Lord, New Orleans, 504-558-5155 Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Dabney, New Orleans, 504-299-3300 McKenzie, Gary K., Steffes Vingiello & McKenzie, Baton Rouge, 225-751-1751 Messina, David J., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-582-1119 Patrick, III, William H., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Dabney, New Orleans, 504-299-3345 Peck, Stewart F., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Phillips, Louis M., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, Baton Rouge, 225-381-9643 Steffes, William E., Steffes Vingiello & McKenzie, Baton Rouge, 225-751-1751 Stewart, Jr., Paul Douglas, Stewart Robbins & Brown, Baton Rouge, 225-231-9998 Strohschein, Stephen P., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3634 Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3814 Williamson, Stephen L., Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-7698

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Broussard, Terrel J., Broussard Dispute Solutions, New Orleans, 504-522-3333 Dampf, Robert S., Stockwell Sievert Viccellio Clements & Shaddock, Lake Charles, 337-493-7241 Juneau, Patrick A., Juneau David, Lafayette, 337-269-0052 McKay, Michael W., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Baton Rouge, 225-490-5811 Perry, Jr., John W., Perry Atkinson Balhoff Mengis,Burns & Ellis, Baton Rouge, 225-767-9425 Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 504-569-2908 Pg. S-6, S-8

ANTITRUST LITIGATION Cunningham, Mark A., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Pg. S-8 McIntyre, Jr., Alexander M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5215 Radlauer, David G., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8210 Wallace, K. Todd, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979

APPELLATE Dean, Bruce C., Bruce C. Dean, Metairie, 504-722-7319 Grundmeyer, Douglas L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7028 Johnson, III, H. Alston, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-346-0285 LaCour, Jr., Louis C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0328 McReynolds, Joseph L., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0606 Norman, Joe B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Rubin, Michael H., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3617 Stern, Martin A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0289 Ward, Raymond P., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-581-3234

BANKING Adler, Lee R., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9351 Campisi, Lauren E., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-586-1200 Claverie, Sr., Philip deV., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9223 Cornelius, O. Ray, Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0258

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Cromwell, L. David, Pettiette Armand Dunkelman Woodley Byrd & Cromwell, Shreveport, 318-221-1800 Furr, Brett P., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0252 Henry, W. Craig, Hudson Potts & Bernstein, Monroe, 318-388-4400 Joseph, Mary Terrell, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3621 Koren, Bennet S., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2732 Stuckey, James A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9239 Thibeaux, Robert P., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2110 Pg. S-1 Willenzik, David S., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8621

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER Raley, Robert W., Attorney at Law, Bossier City, 318-747-2230 Willson, Thomas R., The Law Firm of Rocky Willson, Alexandria, 318-442-8658

BUSINESS LITIGATION Aaron, Jr., William D., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans, 504-569-1807 Adams, W. Michael, Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Shreveport, 318-221-6858 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-12

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A LEGACY OF SUCCESS IN THE COURTROOM deGRAVELLES, PALMINTIER, HOLTHAUS & FRUGÉ, LLP 618 Main St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1910 PH: (225) 344-3735 FX: (225) 336-1146

For more than 10 years, Mr. deGravelles has been successfully and exclusively representing injured individuals and their families in maritime, products liability, auto-accidents, complex litigation, business litigation, toxic torts, medical malpractice and general tort litigation. Mr. deGravelles’s success has been built not only on the satisfaction of clients, but also on the respect of his colleagues, his opponents and the judges before whom he has practiced. This respect is reflected in the long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships he has built with referring attorneys who have routinely trusted in him to move and fund their more complex, high-profile cases toward a prompt, successful conclusion for them and their clients. Along with his successful law practice, Mr. deGravelles has written, spoken, and published extensively in academic and professional venues.

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Adkins, Paul M., Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Shreveport, 318-221-6858 Aguilar, Ricardo A. “Richard”, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2884 Alltmont, Jack M., Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans, 504-582-1507 Allweiss, Michael R., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Anjier, John C., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Arceneaux, M. Thomas, Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Shreveport, 318-221-6858 Ashe, Barry W., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0843 Pg. S-6, S-8 Barkley, Jr., Robert E., Barkley & Thompson, New Orleans, 504-595-3361 Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9720 Pg. S-6, S-8 Barriere, Brent B., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-556-5525 Bartlett, III, Tad, Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans, 504-523-2500 Beebe, Mark R., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0436 Beh, Thomas M., Elkins, New Orleans, 504-529-3600 Belleau, Ashley L., Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-7932 Benjamin, Thomas M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans, 504-584-5464 Benson, J. Todd, Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport, 318-227-3320 Blunt, Shelton Dennis, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0231 Bodin, Gregory E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7030 Brown, Galen S., Sullivan Stolier & Knight, New Orleans, 504-561-1044 Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4116 Browne, David L., BrowneLaw, New Orleans, 504-648-0171 Bruser, III, Henry B. (Hank), Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, Alexandria, 318-445-6471 Bullock, Stephen G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0822 Cheatwood, Roy C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5266 Pg. S-6, S-8 Copley, Steven W., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1648 Cullens, Jr., J.E., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge, 225-236-3636 Degan, Nancy Scott, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5249 Pg. S-6 Denegre, Jr., George, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Douglas, Dana M., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Durio, Steven G. “Buzz”, Durio McGoffin Stagg & Ackermann, Lafayette, 337-233-0300 Pg. S-22

STEVEN G. “BUZZ” DURIO

DURIO, MCGOFFIN, STAGG & ACKERMANN Lafayette • 337-233-0300

www.dmsfirm.com

Evans, Joelle Flannigan, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans, 504-680-6050 Faircloth, Jr., Jimmy R., Faircloth Melton & Keiser, Alexandria, 318-619-7755 Farley, Matt J., Krebs Farley, New Orleans, 504-299-3570 Feldman, Jr., Larry, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2887

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Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4122 Pg. S-6, S-8 Ferachi, Michael D., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3667 Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans, 504-569-0235 Pg. S-6, S-8 Forrester, Jr., William R., Beirne Maynard & Parsons, New Orleans, 504-584-9420 Frazier, John M., Wiener Weiss & Madison, Shreveport, 318-213-9258 Garner, James M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2102 Pg. S-1, S-6, S-8 Geary, Covert J., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8276 Goodman, Alan H., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans, 504-584-5465 Guerry, David L., Long Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-922-5110 Gulotta, Jr., James C., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0817 Hardin, III, Harry S., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8170 Hensgens, Scott N., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-387-4000 Herman, Fred, Fred Herman Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-7068 Holtzman, Shannon S., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Hootsell III, S. Ault, Butler Snow, New Orleans, 504-299-7752 Horton, Leland G., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport, 318-934-4016 Johnson, Bernard S., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7731 Joyce, John W., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Kanner, Allan, Kanner & Whiteley, New Orleans, 504-524-5777 King, Henry A., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans, 504-582-3800 Krebs, Patricia A., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans, 504-582-3808 Pg. S-6, S-8 Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9728 Pg. S-6, S-8 Kutcher, Robert A., Chopin Wagar Richard & Kutcher, Metairie, 504-830-3820 Lambert, Kent A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5252 Landis, John M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0819 Landrieu, Martin E., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1832 Lasky, Catherine E., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans, 504-523-2500 Lee, Andrew R., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0814 Pg. S-6, S-8 Lipsey, Christine, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3683 Luker, Lynn, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans, 504-262-2063 Pg. S-6

LYNN LUKER

STANLEY, REUTER, ROSS, THORNTON & ALFORD, LLC New Orleans • 504-262-2063

www.stanleyreuter.com

Lutkewitte, Thomas J., Favret Demarest Russo & Lutkewitte, New Orleans, 504-561-1006 Masinter, Paul J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0882 Mason, Omar K., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans, 504-569-8318

McMichael, Jr., James C., McMichael Medlin D’Anna Wedgeworth & Lafargue, Shreveport, 318-221-1004 Miller, Sr., Allen C., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9221 Mole, Joseph N., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8006 Morrison, Corinne A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7228 Orlansky, C. Lawrence, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0842 Owen, Jr., Thomas P., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans, 504-523-1580

THOMAS P. OWEN, JR.

STANLEY, REUTER, ROSS, THORNTON & ALFORD, LLC New Orleans • 504-523-1580

www.stanleyreuter.com

Patron, David L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9295 Patterson, Michael A., Long Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-922-5110 Percy, James C., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2130 Person, John C., Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, Metairie, 504-828-3700 Pugh, Jr., Robert G., Pugh Pugh & Pugh, Shreveport, 318-227-2270 Ralston, Christopher K., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9358 Pg. S-6, S-8 Reasonover, Kirk, Reasonover & Associates, New Orleans, 504-526-2921 Redfearn, Robert L., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 504-569-2904 Richard, Jr., Herschel E., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 3318-27-7738 Riviere, Christopher H., Christopher H. Riviere, Thibodaux, 985-447-7440 Rosenberg, Harry, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-566-1311 Scandurro, Timothy D., Scandurro & Layrisson, New Orleans, 504-522-7100 Schewe, Bruce V., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9267 Schnabel, Marta-Ann, O’Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans, 504-799-4200 Pg. S-6 Schonekas, Kyle, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans, 504-680-6052 Seale, III, T. Jay, Seale & Ross, Hammond, 985-542-8500 Simon, Jr., Lawrence P., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette, 337-232-7424 Sinor, Jr., Howard E., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-582-1117 Smith, Randall A., Smith & Fawer, New Orleans, 504-525-2200 Spansel, Mark J., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0215 Stakelum III, P.J., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie, 504-830-4155 Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans, 504-523-1580 Pg. S-6, S-8

RICHARD C. STANLEY

STANLEY, REUTER, ROSS, THORNTON & ALFORD, LLC New Orleans • 504-523-1580

www.stanleyreuter.com

Stern, Jr., Charles L., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-582-1199 Swanson, James R., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5267 Swanson, Lynn E., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans, 504-523-2500 Taggart, David R., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport, 318-934-4014

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BY PRACTICE AREA Thompson, Jr., Walter C., Barkley & Thompson, New Orleans, 504-595-3350 Treeby, William D., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0807 Usdin, Steven W., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9721 Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8194 Pg. S-6, S-8 Veron, J. Michael, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles, 337-310-1600 Wegmann, Edward D., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8226 Wimberly, Jr., Gerard E., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2857 Wise, Jon W., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-523-2600 Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0804 Pg. S-6, S-8 Woolf, Matthew A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5262

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Aguilar, Jr., Rodolfo J., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3625 Bennett, Wm. Blake, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4113 Davidson, III, James J., Davidson Meaux Sonnier McElligott Fontenot Gideon & Edwards, Lafayette, 337-237-1660 Eckstein, Michael L., Eckstein Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-527-0701 George, III, Edward N., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7253 Grodner, R. Marshall, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3651 Hines, William H., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8272 Kling, Neal J., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2112 Pg. S-1 Leefe, Richard K., Leefe Gibbs Sullivan & Dupre, Metairie, 504-830-3990 Mayhall, Jr., Van R., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8009 Reso, Jr., Jerome J., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Sherman, David R., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie, 504-833-5600 Stein, Mark S., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Welborn Weinstock, Marion, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1833

Glas, John Jerry, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5225 Pg. S-6, S-8 Grimsal, A. Gregory, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1834 Hardy, Sidney J., McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch, New Orleans, 504-831-0946 Hayes, III, Thomas M., Hayes Harkey Smith & Cascio, Monroe, 318-387-2422 Horn, Warren, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Dabney, New Orleans, 504-299-3300 Hoychick, Jr., John, Cotton Bolton Hoychick & Doughty, Rayville, 318-728-2051 Ieyoub, Christopher P., Plauché Smith & Nieset, Lake Charles, 337-436-0522 Jenkins, Chauntis T., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans, 504-412-6266 Kuchler, Deborah D., Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, New Orleans, 504-592-0691 Leche, Charles E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0790 Marionneaux, F. Barry, F. Barry Marionneaux, Plaquemine, 225-687-6884 Perles, Richard M., Lee Futrell & Perles, New Orleans, 504-569-1725 Temple, Jr., Thomas R., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8024 Walker, Jr., Frank M., Plauché Smith & Nieset, Lake Charles, 337-436-0522 Weiner, Monique M., Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, New Orleans, 504-592-0691

Arsenault, Richard J., Neblett Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, 318-487-9874 Barrios, Dawn M., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans, 504-524-3300 Bencomo, Raul R., Bencomo & Associates, New Orleans, 504-529-2929 Bickford, Scott R., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans, 504-581-9065 Bienvenu, Jr., David M., Bienvenu Bonnecaze Foco Viator & Holinga, Baton Rouge, 225-388-5600 Bohrer, Philip, Bohrer Brady, Baton Rouge, 225-925-5297 Carter, Kenneth M., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-585-1530 Casey, Jr., Thomas A., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8294 Centola, Larry J., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans, 504-581-9065 Pg. S-6, S-8 Davis, Leonard A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Dodart, Mark C., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9307 Eagan, Jr., Ewell (Tim) E., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-582-1115 Pg. S-6, S-8 Gaudet, William B., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0263 Glago, Mark P., Glago Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-599-8666 Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-6, S-8 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-14

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CHARLES C. BOURQUE

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Abbott, Charles H., Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, New Orleans, 504-568-9393 Atkinson, Jr., Daniel R., Perry Atkinson Balhoff Mengis,Burns & Ellis, Baton Rouge, 225-767-8864 Bienvenu, David F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 504-569-2030 Braun, Andrew A., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans, 504-654-1354 Brenner, Daniel G., Bolen Parker & Brenner, Alexandria, 318-445-8236 Caverlee, Samuel W., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7810 Curry, Richard A., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3618 Degan, III, Sidney W., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans, 504-529-3333 Dille, Robert E., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Gianna, Dominic J., Aaron & Gianna, New Orleans, 504-569-1800

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS

Chuck focuses his practice on aviation and maritime casualties. Twenty-six years of experience as a helicopter pilot in the US Army and Louisiana National Guard provides Chuck with a unique insight in litigating helicopter crashes occurring o shore and on land.

MARITIME & AVIATION LAW

“There are some very specialized issues in our cases because of the unique equipment involved. Whether it’s a platform in the Gulf or a helicopter transporting personnel to that platform, when something goes wrong the results can be catastrophic. That’s when these families really depend on us.”

SERIOUS INJURY & DEATH CLAIMS

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Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-6, S-8 Irpino, Anthony, Irpino Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-525-1500 Krouse, A.J., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8016 Lambert, Hugh P., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-1750 Leger, Jr., Walter J., Leger & Shaw, New Orleans, 504-588-9043 Manard, Jr., John P., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9253 McCowan, Jr., Charles S., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3404 Meunier, Gerald E., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Pg. S-8 Murray, Jr., Stephen B., Murray Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-525-8100 Murray, Stephen B., Murray Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-525-8100 Paulsen, III, Dwight C., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans, 504-596-6300 Pendley, Patrick W., Pendley Baudin & Coffin, Plaquemine, 225-687-6396 Richardson, Jeffrey E., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0403 Rollo, Jr., Anthony J., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3685 Roy, James P., Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, Lafayette, 337-233-3033 Pg. S-6

JAMES P. ROY

DOMENGEAUX WRIGHT ROY EDWARDS & COLOMB, LLC Lafayette • 337-233-3033

www.wrightroy.com

Ryan, Elizabeth Haecker, Coats Rose, New Orleans, 504-299-3085 Sensenbrenner, E. Paige, Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-581-3234 Sholes, Ronald J., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0479 Sulzer, Richard P., Sulzer & Williams, Covington, 985-898-0608 Whaley, John Randall, Whaley Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-302-8810

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Bergeron, Keith J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0789 Bland, David S., Bland & Partners, New Orleans, 504-799-0153 Botnick, Michael E., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-679-9814 Castex, Jr., Jimmy A., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 D’Arcy, Adrian A., Shields Mott, New Orleans, 504-581-4445 Franco, Philip A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0291 Frilot, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville, 985-819-8417 Gardner, Thomas F., Gardner & Kewley, Metairie, 504-832-7222 Hunt, Michael D., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-346-0285 King, Richard E., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans, 504-336-2880 Kingsmill, Marguerite K., Kingsmill Riess, New Orleans, 504-581-3300

MARGUERITE K. KINGSMILL KINGSMILL RIESS, LLC New Orleans • 504-581-3300

www.kingsmillriess.com

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Koch, Harvey C., Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-3200 Krebs, David J., Krebs Farley, New Orleans, 504-299-3570 Long, Charles B., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans, 504-529-3333 Lund, III, Daniel, Coats Rose, New Orleans, 504-299-3089 Mercante, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville, 985-819-8410 Nelson, David K., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3417 Orgeron, Glenn P., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-585-3048 Puente, Denise C., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 504-569-2983 Pg. S-6 Rouse, Gary J., Couhig Partners, New Orleans, 504-588-1288 Seemann, Jr., Charles F., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0608 Shaw, Danny G., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville, 985-819-8401 Pg. S-6, S-8 Shields, Lloyd N., Shields Mott, New Orleans, 504-581-4445 Sinnott, John W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2100 Tyler, Richard J., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8266 Vale, Richard S., Blue Williams, Metairie, 504-830-4933

CONSUMER LAW Sterbcow, Marx D., Sterbcow Law Group, New Orleans, 504-523-4930

MARX D. STERBCOW

STERBCOW LAW GROUP, LLC New Orleans • 504-523-4930

www.respaattorneys.com

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS Finn, William T., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3808 Grodsky, Barry H., Taggart Morton, New Orleans, 504-599-8535 Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8645 Pg. S-6, S-8 Jones, Jr., Philip K., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4132 Rubin, David S., Kantrow Spaht Weaver & Blitzer, Baton Rouge, 225-383-4703 Wheelis, Stephen D., Wheelis & Rozanski, Alexandria, 318-445-5600

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Bélanger, André Robert, Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger, Baton Rouge, 225-383-9703 Boren, James E., The Law Offices of James E. Boren, Baton Rouge, 225-387-5786 Pg. S-6 Bourland, J. David, Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge, 225-767-0312 Boustany, II, Alfred F., Boustany Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-261-0225 Cazayoux, Jr., Donald J., Cazayoux Ewing, Baton Rouge, 225-650-7400 Damico, Thomas C., Damico & Stockstill, Baton Rouge, 225-250-1812 Fournet, M. Michelle, Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge, 225-383-1531 Gibbens, Billy, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans, 504-680-6065 Gill, William Robert, Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger, Baton Rouge, 225-383-9703 Hébert, Stephen, Stephen D. Hébert, New Orleans, 504-528-9500

Lorenzi, Thomas L., Lorenzi & Barnatt, Lake Charles, 337-436-8401 McLindon, John S., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge, 225-603-6493 Reed, John Wilson, Glass & Reed, New Orleans, 504-581-9083 Sanchez, Walter Marshall, The Sanchez Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-433-4405 Stroud, III, A.M. (Marty), Barham Warner Stroud, Shreveport, 318-865-0081 Toale, Robert S., The Law Office of Robert S. Toale, Gretna, 504-368-8440 Walsh, Michael S., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0247

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI Calmes, Jr., John P., Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge, 225-383-2284

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR Becker, Jr., Walter F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7046 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, 504-581-7700 Habans, Jr., Robert N., Habans & Carriere, Baton Rouge, 225-757-0225 Hardin, Pauline F., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8110 Pg. S-6, S-8 Holthaus, C. Frank, deGravelles Palmintier Holthaus & Frugé, Baton Rouge, 225-344-3735 Pg. S-6, S-11 Larson, Jr., Herbert V., The Law Offices of Herbert V. Larson Jr., New Orleans, 504-528-9500 Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8316 Meche, Timothy A., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-528-9500 Murray, Jr., Julian R., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie, 504-833-5600 Simmons, Jr., Richard (Rick) T., Hailey McNamara Hall Larmann & Papale, Metairie, 504-836-6500 Skinner, Michael D., Skinner Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-354-3030 Pg. S-22 Small, J. Michael, Law Offices of J. Michael Small, Alexandria, 318-487-8963 Stockstill, J. Kevin, J. Kevin Stockstill, Lafayette, 337-262-0203 Stroud, M. Allyn, Wiener Weiss & Madison, Shreveport, 318-226-9100 Thomson, Peter M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0811 Whalen, Jr., Ralph S., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-525-1600

ELDER LAW Losavio, Jr., Peter J., Losavio and DeJean, Baton Rouge, 225-769-4200 Prokop, Jr., Joseph A., Joseph A. Prokop Jr., Baton Rouge, 225-387-2277

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Armstrong, Jane E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9244 Brechtel, Timothy P., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8236 Chambers, Susan K., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Conklin, Katherine, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-586-1200 Morris, Christopher G., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7000

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BY PRACTICE AREA Rachal, Robert W., Proskauer Rose, New Orleans, 504-310-4081 Seemann III, Charles F., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans, 504-208-1755 Shapiro, Howard, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans, 504-310-4085 Pg. S-6, S-8 Thorne, René E., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans, 504-208-1755 Pg. S-6

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Adams, H. Mark, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8258 Alessandra, M. Nan, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9297 Anderson, Jennifer L., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2040 Babineaux, Joel P., Babineaux Poché Anthony & Slavich, Lafayette, 337-984-2505 Beiser, Stephen P., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-586-1200 Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-679-5790 Pg. S-6, S-8 Burnside, Andrew P., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-2609 Bush, H. Michael, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7271 Cancienne, Phyllis G., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7008 Crochet, Vicki M., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0242 Currault, Donna Phillips, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1862 Pg. S-6 David, Jr., Robert J., Juneau David, Lafayette, 337-269-0052 Desmond, Susan Fahey, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans, 504-208-1755 Duncan, III, Brooke, Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0220 Englander, Jennifer L., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-3846 Foster, III, Murphy J., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8015 Guidry, Gregory, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Lafayette, 337-769-6583 Hymowitz, Steve, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-2600 Jacob, III, Clyde H., Coats Rose, New Orleans, 504-299-3072 Kiggans, Thomas H., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0247 Koch, Amelia Williams, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5222 Koretzky, I. Harold, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3802 Lanusse, Leslie A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0298 Lewis, V, Sidney F., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8352 Lowe, Michael D., Kean Miller, Shreveport, 318-562-2653 Mallery, Mark N., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-3848 Malone, Jr., Ernest R., The Kullman Firm, New Orleans, 504-596-4105 Masinter, Eve B., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans, 504-584-5468 McCalla, Robert K., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans, 504-522-3303 McGoey, II, Thomas J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 McNamara, Jennifer, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5240 Mitchell, Michael S., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans, 504-529-3830

Moore, Christopher E., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-2604 Murov, Ellis B., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0655 Myers, Sarah Voorhies, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7009 Pyburn, Jr., Keith M., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans, 504-522-3303 Robein, Louis L., Robein Urann Spencer Picard & Cangemi, Metairie, 504-885-9994 Schwartz, Jeffrey A., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans, 504-208-1755 Scott, Timothy H., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans, 504-529-3834 Shuler, III, G. Phillip, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7011 Pg. S-6, S-8 Tusa, Jr., Michael T., Sutton Alker & Rather, Mandeville, 985-727-7501

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Christy, Walter W., Coats Rose, New Orleans, 504-299-3073 Harold, Edward F., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans, 504-592-3801 Le Clercq, Frederic Theodore “Ted”, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0647 Livaudais, Julie D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7007 Pg. S-6 Roussel, Elizabeth A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-581-3234 Pg. S-6 Van Meerveld, Janis, Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0459 White, Christine M., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-2605

Wisdom, Rachel Wendt, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0911 Zurik, III, Samuel, The Kullman Firm, New Orleans, 504-524-4162

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Carver, M. Hampton, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3805 Clements, Miles P., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8004 Darden, M. Taylor, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3804 Davidson, Randall S., Davidson Jones & Summers, Shreveport, 318-424-4342 Hayne, Jr., C. Peck, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1858 Hebert, Aimee W., Kelly Hart & Pitre, New Orleans, 504-522-1812 Hunter, Jonathan A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4131 Jarrott, Colleen Carr, Slattery Marino & Roberts, New Orleans, 504-585-7800 Jurgens, III, George B., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans, 504-582-3800 Kalmbach, John T., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7708 Klemm, Kenneth M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5258 Kornick, Cheryl Mollere, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Marshall, Jr., Charles D., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans, 504-569-7000 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-16

JOSEPH A. GREGORIO

JOSEPH A. GREGORIO, A PROFESSIONAL LAW FIRM 1100 Benton Road Bossier City, LA 71111 PH: (318) 747-0384 FX: (318) 746-5222 Bossiercitylawyer.com

PERSONAL INJURY - PLAINTIFF WRONGFUL DEATH - PLAINTIFF CIVIL LITIGATION Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm in Bossier City, Louisiana, was established to help victims of serious and catastrophic personal injury accidents. A graduate of Tulane University Law School with more than 23 years of experience, he began his legal career as a law clerk for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana. He is a former prosecutor for the Bossier-Webster District Attorney’s office. Gregorio is licensed to practice in all Louisiana courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is an active member of both the American and Louisiana Associations for Justice. He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the Society of Louisiana CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV-rated attorney, The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Mascari, Pamela Roman, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3466 Masur, Samuel E., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, Lafayette, 337-237-0132 McGlone, Michael A., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-585-3059 McKeithen, Marjorie A., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8420 McNamara, Mark L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 McNeal, Robert B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4052 Murchison, Malcolm S., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport, 318-934-4004 Nicholson, Cynthia A., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1658 O’Connor, Scott A., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-569-1860 Pearce, John Y., Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-3200 Randazzo, III, Matthew (Matt) J., Randazzo Giglio & Bailey, Lafayette, 337-291-4900 Robinson, Jr., George H., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette, 337-232-7424 Rosenblum, Carl D., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8296 Shea, Jr., Joseph L., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport, 318-934-4017 Slattery, Jr., Gerald F., Slattery Marino & Roberts, New Orleans, 504-585-7800 Smelley, David L., Hargrove Smelley Strickland & Langley, Shreveport, 318-429-7200 Zuckerman, Adam, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5200

ENVIRONMENTAL Baxter, Kay B., Cosmich Simmons & Brown, New Orleans, 504-262-0040 Courington, Kaye N., Courington Kiefer & Sommers, New Orleans, 504-524-5510 Harbourt, Maureen N., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Harrison, Jr., Andrew J., Harrison Law, Baton Rouge, 225-388-0065 Holden, Robert E., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4130 Johnson, Greg L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4115 Kilgore, III, Leonard L., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3406 Levine, Steven J., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0220 Nazareth, Neil F., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans, 504-581-9065

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Boudreaux, Jr., Bernard E., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, Baton Rouge, 228-810-3165 Drew, Kathleen F., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0412 Gray, Patrick W., Johnson Gray McNamara, Lafayette, 337-412-6003 Hand, Jr., Albert M., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7727 Isenberg, Craig R., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9753 Johnson, Mary S., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville, 985-246-6544 Pg. S-6 Jones, III, Gladstone N., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans, 504-523-2500 Knister, Terrence K., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-582-1111 LeBlanc, IV, J. Burton, Baron & Budd, Baton Rouge, 225-927-5441 Losch, Jill T., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville, 985-246-6544

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Massey, Donald C., Couhig Partners, New Orleans, 504-588-1288 McCowan, III, Charles S. (Trey), Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3433 McNamara, Thomas M., Johnson Gray McNamara, Lafayette, 337-412-6003 Neuner, Jr., Francis X., NeunerPate, Lafayette, 337-237-7000 Nieset, James R., Plauché Smith & Nieset, Lake Charles, 337-436-0522 Palermo, III, J. Rock, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles, 337-310-1600 Pilie, Glen M., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0260 Pitre, Jr., Loulan J., Kelly Hart & Pitre, New Orleans, 504-522-1812 Sommers, Jr., William J., Courington Kiefer & Sommers, New Orleans, 504-524-5510 Swetman, Max, Manion Gaynor & Manning, New Orleans, 504-799-0502 Zwain, Gary M., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister & Weinstock, Metairie, 504-832-3700

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Abbott, Jr., Hirschel T., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0809 Bayard, III, Alton E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7019 Blitzer, Jr., Sidney M., Kantrow Spaht Weaver & Blitzer, Baton Rouge, 225-383-4703 Capretz, Donald A., Donald A. Capretz, Lafayette, 337-237-9999

DONALD A. CAPRETZ

DONALD A. CAPRETZ, APLC Lafayette • 337-237-9999

Coleman, J. Grant, King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans, 504-569-1637 Curry, Kevin C., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3484 Dalferes, James G., Lukinovich, Metairie, 504-818-0401 Edwards, David F., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8184 Hayes, Steven E., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie, 504-833-5600 Henry, Miriam W., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8436 Hester, Mary C., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0268 Jones, Allen P., Wiener Weiss & Madison, Shreveport, 318-213-9264 Kalmbach, William C., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7765 Ladouceur, Raymond P., Ladouceur & Ladouceur, Abita Springs, 985-898-2131 Lehmann, Lawrence M., Lehmann Norman & Marcus, New Orleans, 504-525-0815 Lukinovich, David J., Lukinovich, Metairie, 504-818-0401 McDaniel, Donald H., Perez McDaniel & Faust, Metairie, 504-309-3848 Medlin, W. Deryl, McMichael Medlin D’Anna Wedgeworth & Lafargue, Shreveport, 318-221-1004 Mendler, Joel A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Mengis, Joseph W., Perry Atkinson Balhoff Mengis,Burns & Ellis, Baton Rouge, 225-767-8456 Messina, Carey J., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3408 Meyer, IV, Conrad, Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie, 504-833-5600 Nathan, Jr., Max, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans, 504-582-1502 Pg. S-8

Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans, 504-582-1500 Pg. S-6, S-8 Perez, Robert L., Attorney at Law, River Ridge, 504-717-4638 Peterson, Susan M., Weiler & Rees, New Orleans, 504-524-2944 Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0838 Pg. S-6, S-8 Reso, Patrick K., Seale & Ross, Hammond, 985-542-8500 Riess, F. Kelleher, Hickey & Riess, New Orleans, 504-525-1120 Rittenberg, Jr., Leon H., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-585-7855 Roos, Armand L., Wiener Weiss & Madison, Shreveport, 318-213-9256 Rouchell, John A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Sagona, Beau P., The Derbes Law Firm, Metairie, 504-837-1230 Sherry, Jr., Mettery I., Sherry & Denton, Metairie, 504-889-0775 Shreves, John F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 504-569-2030 Sigler, David L., Sigler & Raglin, Lake Charles, 337-439-2033 Spizer, David “Bruce”, Bruce Spizer, New Orleans, 504-524-2880 Villarrubia, M. Janice, Law Office of M. Janice Villarrubia, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7800 Pg. S-22

M. JANICE VILLARRUBIA

LAW OFFICE OF M. JANICE VILLARRUBIA, LLC Baton Rouge • 225-381-7800

www.villarrubia-law.com

Villarrubia, Todd M., Wealth Planning Law Group, New Orleans, 504-212-3440 Watson, James A., Roddy Watson & Everett, Lake Charles, 337-474-4886 Weems, III, Charles S., Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, Alexandria, 318-445-6471 Weiss, Kenneth A., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2751

FAMILY LAW Anderson, Ernest S., Anderson & Anderson, Slidell, 985-643-6443 Bayle, Suzanne Ecuyer, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans, 504-524-3781 Pg. S-6 Bice, Jamie B., Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles, 337-310-1600 Buhrer, R. Scott, Buhrer Law Firm, Metairie, 504-541-6997 Cabral, H. Craig, Attorney at Law, Metairie, 504-831-5319 Pg. S-23 Cheek, Sondra A., Attorney at Law, Bogalusa, 985-241-4310 de Blanc, Jennifer Carter, O’Brien and de Blanc, Marrero, 504-328-8800 Dveirin, Jack L., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-861-8672 Faustermann, Jr., William J., Faustermann Law Firm, Slidell, 985-718-5316 Felder, Bradford H., Huval Veazey Felder & Renegar, Lafayette, 337-234-5350

BRADFORD H. FELDER

HUVAL VEAZEY FELDER & RENEGAR LLC Lafayette • 337-234-5350

www.hvfr-law.com

Franz, Patricia M., Pat M. Franz & Associates, Metairie, 504-455-1986 Haines, Kenneth P., Weems Schimpf Gilsoul Haines Landry & Shemwell, Shreveport, 318-222-2100 Hale, Steven W., Hale Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-426-1071

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BY PRACTICE AREA Hebert, Jr., Paul M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8008 Hoffman, Mitchell J., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Hogan, Lila Tritico, Hogan & Hogan, Hammond, 985-542-7730 Ladouceur, Lindsey M., Ladouceur & Ladouceur, Abita Springs, 985-898-2131 Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-6, S-8 Lee, Bernadette R., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans, 504-524-3781 Lowe, Robert C., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Lozes, Christine O’Brien, Attorney at Law, Covington, 985-892-6348 Madere, Barbara Volk, Barbara Volk Madere, Gretna, 504-434-5506 Mansfield, Mark J., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington, 985-892-1313 Miles, Terri M., Terri M. Miles, Gretna, 504-362-7740 Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans, 504-524-3781 Pg. S-6, S-8 Paddison, David R., Attorney at Law, Covington, 985-893-2280 Prados, David M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Riegel, Jr., Philip, Attorney at Law, Metairie, 504-834-5345 Salley, Laurel A., Salley & Salley, Metairie, 504-837-5499 Smith, Suzette Marie, Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Sockrider, Jr., H.F., Sockrider Bolin Anglin Batte & Hathaway, Shreveport, 318-221-5503 Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington, 985-892-1313 Pg. S-6, S-8 Wasserman, Lynne W., Lynne W. Wasserman, Metairie, 504-836-2333 Winsberg, Marc D., Winsberg & Arnold, New Orleans, 504-274-0228 Wolff, Bennett, Wolff & Wolff, Metairie, 504-831-1001 Ziv, Barbara J., Barbara J. Ziv, New Orleans, 504-525-4361

Patrick, Patrick H., Patrick Miller, New Orleans, 504-527-5400 Perrier, Guy D., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans, 504-212-8822 Philips, Jr., Harry J., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0276 Spaht, Paul H., Kantrow Spaht Weaver & Blitzer, Baton Rouge, 225-383-4703 Williams, James M., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie, 504-833-5600

Staub, Jr., Perry R., Taggart Morton, New Orleans, 504-599-8513 Trostorff, Danielle, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5224

INSURANCE COVERAGE Baumgartner, Adrianne L., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington, 985-246-7430 Pg. S-6 Bridger, R. Jeffrey, Burleson, New Orleans, 504-526-4350 Corkern, Jr., Ronald E., Corkern Crews & Guillet, Natchitoches, 318-352-2302 Curtis, Martha Y., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2111 Pg. S-1 de Klerk, Andrew S., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8010 Dicharry, Richard N., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9232 Elliott, Celeste D., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Fischer, Madeleine, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8208 Pg. S-6 Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans, 504-569-0235 Gonzalez, Pablo, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9353 Guichet, Joseph P., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Hall, Jr., George B., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9234 Homza, Brian A., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7729 Hubbard III, Ralph S., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990

GOVERNMENT FINANCE Weeks, Susan, Foley & Judell, New Orleans, 504-568-1249

HEALTH CARE Atkinson, Robert L., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8030 Caesar, Craig L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8616 Caraway, Katy, Caraway LeBlanc, New Orleans, 504-566-1912 de la Houssaye, Nadia, Jones Walker, Lafayette, 337-593-7600 Fraiche, Donna D., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5201 Frois, Monica A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8615 King, Jr., Errol J., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7041 McKinney, Don S., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0134 Pizzo, Stephen M., Blue Williams, Metairie, 504-830-4925

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CAMERON R. WADDELL WADDELL ANDERMAN L.L.C.

GAMING Duncan, J. Kelly, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8218 West, Paul S., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7018

2222 Eastgate Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 PH: (225) 636-5639 • FX: (225) 636-5209 cwaddell@waddellanderman.com waddellanderman.com

GENERAL LITIGATION Abaunza, Donald R., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4110 Ayres, Leland H., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport, 318-227-3304 Benjamin, Jr., Jack C., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans, 504-212-8820 Bergin, Edward H., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8222 Couhig, Jr., Robert E., Couhig Partners, New Orleans, 504-588-1288 Hebert, Paul J., Ottinger Hebert, Lafayette, 337-232-2606 Howard, III, William H., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5275 Hubert, Thomas P., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8384 Kerrigan, Jr., Robert E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0619 MacDonald, Ian A., Jones Walker, Lafayette, 337-593-7617 Musser, IV, John H., Toledano & Herrin, Covington, 985-893-9962 Nolan, Robert B., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0214

MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS Cameron Waddell has successfully fought and won cases against some of the world’s largest corporations. For more than twenty years Mr. Waddell has successfully tried cases involving all asbestos-related disease including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, non-malignant pleural disease and other cancers such as colon and laryngeal. Mr. Waddell has won more verdicts in Louisiana asbestos cases than any other lawyer. His verdicts have resulted in many of the landmark decisions involving Louisiana’s workplaces. Mr. Waddell knows that justice does not happen by accident but comes through diligently preparing each case for trial. In addition to asbestos cases, Mr. Waddell has handled other occupational disease and injury cases including hearing loss, benzene and coal tar pitch exposure cases.

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McKenzie, W. Shelby, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0243 O’Bannon, Ernest L., Bienvenu Foster Ryan & O’Bannon, New Orleans, 504-322-1375 Pelleteri, Maura Z., Pugh Accardo Haas Radecker & Carey, New Orleans, 504-799-4500 Pipes, III, H. Minor, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9726 Pg. S-6, S-8 Plauché, Jr., Andrew L., Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans, 504-582-1142 Redmon, Marshall M., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0257 Salley, David P., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans, 504-566-8800 Schmeeckle, Seth A., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Sever, Jay Russell, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9271 Siegel, Robert I., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans, 504-654-1307 Strauss, David A., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans, 504-582-3800

INTERNATIONAL Fowler, III, George J., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-523-2600

MEDIA & ADVERTISING Roy, Mary Ellen, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9254

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Bowsher, Robert T., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8028 Caverly, Joseph L., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0845 Fullmer, Mark A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9324 Hearn, Curtis R., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8308 Kantrow, Lee C., Kantrow Spaht Weaver & Blitzer, Baton Rouge, 225-383-4703 Norton, William N., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5297 Page, III, J. Marshall, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8248 Stubbs, Jr., William P., Stubbs Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-233-9755 Whittaker, Scott T., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0836

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Acomb, Ryan, Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans, 504-581-3838 Africk, Lisa M., Burleson, New Orleans, 504-526-4320 Andersson, W. Paul, Leake & Andersson, New Orleans, 504-585-7500 Bailey, Matthew W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, Baton Rouge, 225-615-7395 Bezet, Gary A., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3407 Carey, Christopher E., Pugh Accardo Haas Radecker & Carey, New Orleans, 504-799-4548 Cass, Jr., Bertrand M., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0643 Chopin, Richard A., Chopin Wagar Richard & Kutcher, Metairie, 504-830-3838 deLaup, Mickey S., Mickey S. deLaup, Metairie, 504-828-2277 DeRouen, Patrick D., DeRouen Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-274-3660

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Edwards, Dow Michael, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2205 Fischman, Debra J., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2109 Pg. S-1 Foret, Charles J., Briney Foret Corry, Lafayette, 337-237-4070 Forrester, David C., Forrester & Clark, Baton Rouge, 225-448-5325 Fraser, David A., Fraser Wheeler & Bergstedt, Lake Charles, 337-478-8595 Galloway, John E., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 Gerard, Jr., Richard E., Scofield Gerard Singletary & Pohorelsky, Lake Charles, 337-433-9436 Gideon, Kyle L., Davidson Meaux Sonnier McElligott Fontenot Gideon & Edwards, Lafayette, 337-237-1660 Grace, III, Christopher T., Blue Williams, Metairie, 504-831-4091 Harris, III, Rufus C., Harris & Rufty, New Orleans, 504-525-7500 Hightower, Jr., Thomas R., Thomas R. Hightower Jr., Lafayette, 337-233-0555 Juneau, Sr., Thomas R., Juneau David, Lafayette, 337-269-0052 Kay, III, Ped C., Broussard & Kay, Broussard, 337-232-1666 Kennedy, Jr., Robert, Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-221-6277 Latham, Mark D., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Mascagni, Kenneth, Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7735 Maselli, Jr., Joseph, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans, 504-586-5228 Murphy, Howard L., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0639 Nieset, Jr., James R., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans, 504-412-6253 O’Bryon, Kevin C., O’Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans, 504-799-4200 Remondet, Jr., Michael J., Jeansonne & Remondet, Lafayette, 337-237-4370 Richard, Thomas M., Chopin Wagar Richard & Kutcher, Metairie, 504-830-3838 Roy, L. Lane, Brown Sims, Lafayette, 337-484-1240 Schafer, Timothy G., Schafer & Schafer, New Orleans, 504-522-0011 Spears, Kenneth R., Spears & Gary, Lake Charles, 337-513-4333 Pg. S-23 Thibodeaux, Terry, The Thibodeaux Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-433-5523 Wallace, Campbell E., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8054 Wolf, Scott R., Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Shreveport, 318-221-6858

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abramson, David Alan, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans, 504-588-1500 Alexander, Glenn W., Glenn W. Alexander, Lake Charles, 337-494-4398 Anderson, Jr., Bennett Boyd, Anderson Dozier Blanda & Saltzman, Lafayette, 337-233-3366 Andrews, B. Scott, Dué Price Guidry Piedrahita & Andrews, Baton Rouge, 225-929-7481 Armentor, Glenn J., Glenn Armentor Law, Lafayette, 337-233-1471 Babcock, Stephen, Babcock Partners, Baton Rouge, 225-344-0911 Bassett, Jeffrey M., Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Berger, Allan, Allan Berger & Associates, New Orleans, 504-486-9481 Best, Larry, Laurence E. Best, New Orleans, 504-523-BEST

Brandner, Jr., Michael S., Brandner Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-552-5000 Pg. S-23 Bravo, David D., Bravo Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-934-1500 Broussard, Richard C., Broussard & David, Lafayette, 337-233-2323 Broussard, Steven, Broussard & Hart, Lake Charles, 337-439-2450 Bush, D. Wayne, SmithBush, Leesville, 337-239-2244 Cain, Joseph E. “Jed”, Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Cossich, Jr., Philip F., Cossich Sumich Parsiola & Taylor, Belle Chasse, 504-394-9000 David, Blake R., Broussard & David, Lafayette, 337-233-2323 deGravelles, J. Neale, deGravelles Palmintier Holthaus & Frugé, Baton Rouge, 225-344-3735 Pg. S-11 Delise, Bobby J., Delise & Hall, New Orleans, 504-836-8000 DiLeo, Gregory P., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-522-3456 Domengeaux, James H., Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, Lafayette, 337-233-3033

JAMES H. DOMENGEAUX

DOMENGEAUX WRIGHT ROY EDWARDS & COLOMB, LLC Lafayette • 337-233-3033

www.wrightroy.com

Dué, Paul H., Dué Price Guidry Piedrahita & Andrews, Baton Rouge, 225-929-7481 Dunahoe, Jr., Edwin, Dunahoe Law Firm, Natchitoches, 318-352-1999 Falcon, Timothy J., Falcon Law Firm, Marrero, 504-341-1234 Filo, Thomas A., Cox Cox Filo Camel & Wilson, Lake Charles, 337-436-6611 Friedman, Jonathan P., Silbert Garon Pitre & Friedman, New Orleans, 504-581-6200 Frischhertz, Jr., Lloyd N., Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz & Impastato, New Orleans, 504-523-1500 Gaar, Jr., Joseph F., The Gaar Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-366-0982 Y 3WM4A9V Gertler, Louis L., Gertler Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-6411

LOUIS L. GERTLER

GERTLER LAW FIRM New Orleans • 504-581-6411

www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com Gertler, Meyer H. “Mike”, Gertler Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-6411

MEYER H. “MIKE” GERTLER GERTLER LAW FIRM New Orleans • 504-581-6411

www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com Goforth, William H., Goforth & Lilley, Lafayette, 337-237-5777 Pg. S-23 Gregorio, Joseph A., Joseph A. Gregorio, Bossier City, 318-747-0384 Pg. S-15 Gregorio, Sam N., Gregorio Chafin & Johnson, Shreveport, 318-865-8680 Guidry, Kirk A., Dué Price Guidry Piedrahita & Andrews, Baton Rouge, 225-929-7481 Herman, Maury A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Hooks, III, Kenneth H., Dodson & Hooks, Baton Rouge, 225-756-0222

KENNETH H. HOOKS, III DODSON & HOOKS, APLC Baton Rouge • 225-756-0222

www.dodsonhooks.com

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BY PRACTICE AREA Impastato, III, Dominick F., Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz & Impastato, New Orleans, 504-264-9915 Pg. S-23

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III

FRISCHHERTZ, POULLIARD, FRISCHHERTZ, & IMPASTATO, LLC New Orleans • 504-264-9915

www.frischhertzlaw.com

Smith, IV, S. Christie, SmithBush, Leesville, 337-239-2244 Tomeny, III, Frank, Tomeny Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-767-8333 Unglesby, Lewis, Unglesby Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0120 Voorhies, III, Richard P., The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-875-2223

Jacobs, Darleen M., Jacobs Sarrat Lovelace & Harris, New Orleans, 504-522-0155 Pg. S-23

RICHARD P. VOORHIES, III

DARLEEN M. JACOBS

www.voorhieslaw.com

JACOBS, SARRAT, LOVELACE & HARRIS New Orleans • 504-522-0155

Jacobson, Tamara Kluger, Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-822-2136 Jones, Jennifer Ann, Jones Law Firm, Cameron, 337-775-5714 Kennedy, Richard R., Attorney at Law, Lafayette, 337-232-1934 Klick, James C., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Lagarde, Ross F., Jones Lagarde, Slidell, 985-643-2413 Lambert, James P., Jim Lambert Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-446-2766 Lamothe, III, Frank E., Lamothe Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-704-1414 Lieberman, Glenn A., Morris Bart, New Orleans, 504-525-8000 Loup, Terry B., Morris Bart, New Orleans, 504-525-8000 McCall, Robert C., Baggett McCall Burgess Watson & Gaughan, Lake Charles, 337-478-8888 McGovern, Glenn C., Attorney at Law, Metairie, 504-456-3610 McKernan, Gordon J., Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Baton Rouge, 225-888-8888 Morrow, Patrick C., Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Palmintier, Michael C., deGravelles Palmintier Holthaus & Frugé, Baton Rouge, 225-344-3735 Pg. S-11 Papillion, Darrel J., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge, 225-236-3636 Penton, Ronnie G., Law Offices of Ronnie G. Penton, Bogalusa, 985-732-5651 Perry, John B., Attorney at Law, Slidell, 985-639-0207 Piedrahita, Randolph A., Dué Price Guidry Piedrahita & Andrews, Baton Rouge, 225-929-7481 Price, Donald W., Dué Price Guidry Piedrahita & Andrews, Baton Rouge, 225-929-7481 Redmann, John W., Law Office of John W. Redmann, Gretna, 504-433-5550 Reed, Shawn C., Howard & Reed, Covington, 985-893-3607

SHAWN C. REED

HOWARD & REED Covington • 985-893-3607

www.howardandreed.com Ryan, James P., Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Salim, Robert L., Salim-Beasley, Natchitoches, 318-352-5999 Saunders, Benjamin B., Davis Saunders Miller & Oden, Mandeville, 985-612-3070 Silbert, Scott E., Silbert Garon Pitre & Friedman, New Orleans, 504-581-6200 Singleton, Willie James, Singleton Law Firm, Shreveport, 318-631-5200 Slack, Todd R., Huber Slack Thomas & Marcelle, New Orleans, 504-274-2500 Slone, Randolph C., Law Offices of Randolph C. Slone, Slidell, 985-643-0314

THE VOORHIES LAW FIRM New Orleans • 504-875-2223

Waddell, Cameron R., Waddell Anderman, Baton Rouge, 225-636-5639 Pg. S-17 Walker, David O., Neblett Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, 888-561-2526 Walters, Jr., Edward J., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge, 225-236-3636 Pg. S-6 Ward, Aub A., Naquin & Ward, Baton Rouge, 225-927-1907 Woods, Justin I., The Woods Law Group, New Orleans, 504-309-4177 Wright, Bob F., Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, Lafayette, 337-233-3033

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Blankenship, Kurt S., Blue Williams, Metairie, 504-830-4936 Bradford, John S., Stockwell Sievert Viccellio Clements & Shaddock, Lake Charles, 337-493-7224 Bradley Jr., C.Wm., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans, 504-596-6302

Breaud, Alan K., Breaud & Meyers, Lafayette, 337-266-2200 Crisler, Richard S., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport, 318-227-1131 Curry, Guy C., Curry & Friend, New Orleans, 504-524-8556 Fontana, Karen M., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-620-3191 Gibbs, Vance A., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 255-382-3410 Henning, Susan E., Curry & Friend, New Orleans, 504-524-8556 Judice, Marc W., Judice & Adley, Lafayette, 337-235-2405 Niles, Jr., Stewart E., Niles Bourque & Knight, New Orleans, 504-310-8550 Pettiette, Jr., Lawrence W., Pettiette Armand Dunkelman Woodley Byrd & Cromwell, Shreveport, 318-221-1800 Sobel, David R., Provosty Sadler deLaunay Fiorenza & Sobel, Alexandria, 318-445-3631 Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8015 Pg. S-6, S-8 Sues, Eugene J., Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, Alexandria, 318-445-6471 Williams, Douglas K., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8032

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Bialous, Todd J., Bialous Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-799-2228 Bowling, David A., The Bowling Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-586-5200 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-20

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SELECTED TO Super Lawyers Wheelis & Rozanski, a professional law corporation, provides corporate clients and individuals with quality legal representation and counsel in business and personal matters. With more than five decades of combined legal expertise, the members of the firm have the legal knowledge and practical business experience necessary to resolve conflicts and meet the needs of its clients, protecting their interests. The firm is dedicated to providing personal attention and consistent service often lacking at larger law firms. In addition to active involvement in community service and professional organizations, the firm’s attorneys consistently participate in continuing education programs both as attendees and presenters. The firm is pleased to announce Stephen Wheelis has been named to Super Lawyers for the 10th consecutive year.

Stephen D. Wheelis

Richard A. Rozanski

Stephen D. Wheelis*

Shawn M. Bordelon

The firm’s areas of practice include: • • • • • • • •

Bankruptcy/Creditor Rights Business and Commercial Law Real Estate Foreclosure/Loss Mitigation/Real Estate Owned Personal Injury Banking Municipal Litigation and Defense Public Authorities

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2312 S. MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301 | PH: (318) 445-5600 | FX: (318) 445-5710 wheelis-rozanski.com

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David, Robert J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Pg. S-6, S-8 Ecuyer, Michael J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Gennusa, II, Thomas A., Gennusa Piacun & Ruli, Metairie, 504-455-0442 Glorioso, Maria B., The Glorioso Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-569-9999 Hammons, John L., Nelson & Hammons, Shreveport, 318-227-2401 Pg. S-2 Kullman, Lawrence S., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans, 504-588-1500 Mitchell, Jeffrey A., The Cochran Firm Metairie, Metairie, 504-309-5000 Moore, Charles R., Moore Thompson & Lee, Baton Rouge, 225-766-1100 Orrill, Jr., R. Ray, Orrill & Beary, New Orleans, 504-299-8724 Russell, III, Sera H., The Law Offices of Sera H. Russell III, Lafayette, 337-237-7171

SERA H. RUSSELL, III

THE LAW OFFICES OF SERA H. RUSSELL, III Lafayette • 337-237-7171

www.serarussell.com

Samuels, Kara Hadican, Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, New Orleans, 504-558-9478 Schrumpf, Oliver J., Schrumpf & Schrumpf, Sulphur, 337-625-9077 Townsley, Todd A., The Townsley Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-377-0584 Wagar, III, Nelson W. “Chip”, Chopin Wagar Richard & Kutcher, Metairie, 504-830-3838

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Accardo, Francis P., Pugh Accardo Haas Radecker & Carey, New Orleans, 504-799-4531 Arras, Barbara L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9246 Bertaut, Carmelite M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0898 Pg. S-6 Capodice, Camala E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2196 Cook, Jr., Sidney E., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-227-7721 Frohn, David R., Manion Gaynor & Manning, Lake Charles, 337-419-1929 Gay, Jr., Charles F., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0295 Pg. S-6, S-8 Gay, Terry Christovich, Christovich & Kearney, New Orleans, 504-593-4214 Gieger, Jr., Ernest P., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans, 504-561-0400 Glass, Joseph G., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister & Weinstock, Metairie, 504-832-3700 Irwin, James B., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2105 Pg. S-6, S-8 Kohnke, IV, Edward F., Preis, New Orleans, 504-581-6062 Laborde, Kenneth H., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans, 504-654-1301 Lavelle, Paul M., Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, New Orleans, 504-568-9393 MacDonell, Janet L., Attorney at Law, Covington, 985-867-9971 Manning, Kathleen A., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2737 Massenburg, Christopher O., Manion Gaynor & Manning, New Orleans, 504-799-0504 Melancon, David M., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2117 Moore, Douglas J., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2163

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Moore, Kim E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 540-310-2108 Myers, Stephen G.A., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2114 Norwood, Jr., Colvin G., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2707 Olinde, John F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7241 O’Quinn, David W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 540-310-2111 Pugh, III, Lawrence G., Pugh Accardo Haas Radecker & Carey, New Orleans, 504-799-4500 Sarver, Richard E., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9733 Stout, III, A. Wendel, Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0632 Surprenant, Mark C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0213 Talbot, Brent A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7059 Urquhart, Jr., Quentin F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2107 Pg. S-6, S-8 West, Dan E., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, 225-383-9000

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF Exnicios, Val P., Liska Exnicios & Nungesser, New Orleans, 504-410-9611 Kleinpeter, Robert E., Kleinpeter & Schwartzberg, Baton Rouge, 225-926-4130 Lundy, Hunter W., Lundy Lundy Soileau & South, Lake Charles, 337-439-0707 Pg. S-3 Lundy, Matthew E., Lundy Lundy Soileau & South, Lake Charles, 337-439-0707 Pg. S-3 Swarr, Frank J., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans, 504-299-1214

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Brennan, Terrence L., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0605 Canada, Larry G., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 Fritchie, III, Gus A., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2106 Gasperecz, A. Kirk, Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0408 Gay, E. Phelps, Christovich & Kearney, New Orleans, 504-593-4201 Gibson, James H., Allen & Gooch, Lafayette, 337-291-1000 Lund, Daniel, Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-3200 Marshall, Nancy J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0602 Ross, William M., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans, 504-523-1580

WILLIAM M. ROSS

STANLEY, REUTER, ROSS, THORNTON & ALFORD, LLC New Orleans • 504-523-1580

www.stanleyreuter.com

Schiff, Leslie J., Schiff Scheckman & White, Opelousas, 337-942-9771 Simmons, Gracella, Keogh Cox, Baton Rouge, 225-383-3796 Pg. S-6 Theard, Kelly E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0667 Trapolin, Edward W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2100 Wright, Jr., William E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0623

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

REAL ESTATE Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Pg. S-6, S-8 Boudreaux, Philip H., Andrus Boudreaux Landry & Coussan, Lafayette, 337-984-9488 Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2103 Pg. S-1, S-6, S-8 Carleton, Michael D., Woodley Williams Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-433-6328 Colvin, R. Keith, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8524 Pg. S-6, S-8 Crosby, E. Howell, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7212 de Lisle, Victoria M., Locke Lord, New Orleans, 504-558-5146 Dwyer, Stephen I., Dwyer Cambre & Suffern, Metairie, 504-838-9090 Elkins, Gary J., Elkins, New Orleans, 504-529-3600 Gregorie, Jr., Isaac M. “Mack”, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3411 Hood, Ralph E., Kizer Hood & Morgan, Baton Rouge, 225-761-0001 Landry, Charles A., Fishman Haygood, Baton Rouge, 225-706-4040 LeBreton, Rose McCabe, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Leyens, Jr., Jon F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8628 McHenry, R. Lewis, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8300 McMurray, Patricia B., Adams and Reese, Baton Rouge, 225-378-3223 Moench, Deborah Jean, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2117 Pg. S-1 Montgomery, III, Richard B., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0663 Moore, Marie A., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2108 Pg. S-1 Morton, James R., Taggart Morton, New Orleans, 504-599-8507 Mouton, Robert W., Locke Lord, New Orleans, 504-558-5113 Reymond, Jr., Leon J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4150 Richter, Richard P., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2104 Pg. S-1 Roussel, Randy P., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0234 Schneider, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0835 Schott, Stephen P., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2101 Pg. S-1, S-6, S-8 Steeg, Robert M., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-582-1199 Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0828 Pg. S-6, S-8 Tessier, Frank A., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3809 Title, Peter S., Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans, 504-582-1542 Tyler, Susan M., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8298 Willis, Sterling Scott, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5264

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Chenevert, Scott D., Fishman Haygood, Baton Rouge, 225-706-4040 Najder, Kenneth J., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8386 Rieveschl, David, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8660

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BY PRACTICE AREA Rooth, Robert S., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7226 Rousseau, Dionne M., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2026 Walmsley, Jr., Robert M., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5261

SECURITIES LITIGATION Bieck, Jr., Robert B., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8202 Freeman, III, George C., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Peiffer, Joseph C., Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, New Orleans, 504-586-5259 Roberts, Thomas A., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9731

SURETY Kern, Jay H., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 504-569-2923 Preaus, Eugene R., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-595-5178 Sole, Emmett C., Stockwell Sievert Viccellio Clements & Shaddock, Lake Charles, 337-493-7222

TAX Ajubita, A. Albert, Ajubita Leftwich & Salzer, New Orleans, 504-582-2300 Angelico, Robert S., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4112 Backstrom, Jr., William M., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8228 Baringer, Dale R., The Baringer Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-383-9953 Bell, Hilton S., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans, 504-569-7000 Blackman, IV, John C., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2070 Calhoun, Jaye A., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2785 Casey, Robert R., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2090 Cassidy, David R., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8018 Colbert, John W., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0832 Grace, Jr., William F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7224 Hunter, Edwin K., Hunter Hunter & Sonnier, Lake Charles, 337-436-1600 Kelly, David R., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8023 Klein, Steven I., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1 Koch, David G., Koch Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-408-1008 Leftwich, Brian T., Ajubita Leftwich & Salzer, New Orleans, 504-582-2300 Mauldin, B. Michael, Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2034 Mayhall, Michael A., The Mayhall Law Firm, Covington, 985-246-1700 McInnis, Kyle C., Kean Miller, Shreveport, 318-562-2654 Meltzer, Donald M., Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge, 225-216-0015 Nunes, III, Louis S., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8354 Ramelli, Rudolph R., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8206 Rittenberg III, Leon H., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-585-7845 Robinson, Kimberly Lewis, Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2000 Rossi, Todd A., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3434

Salzer, Douglas L., Ajubita Leftwich & Salzer, New Orleans, 504-582-2300 Stutes, Jr., Russell J., Stutes & Lavergne, Lake Charles, 337-433-0022 Pg. S-23 Tarcza, Robert E., Tarcza & Associates, New Orleans, 504-525-6696 Warren, Jr., J. Benjamin, Warren & Baker, Shreveport, 318-588-8000 Weiler, John J., Weiler & Rees, New Orleans, 504-524-2944 Williams, John R., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport, 318-227-3311

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME Acomb, Jr., Robert B., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8112 Adley, Michael W., Judice & Adley, Lafayette, 337-235-2405 Anseman, III, Norman E., Jones Walker, Lafayette, 337-593-7661 Arnold, III, Edward H. “Hank”, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-556-5204 Balart, L. Etienne, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Barbier, Robert J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-566-1311 Barry, Jr., Francis J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0642 Bertram, Richard D., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Bolles, John A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9260 Bourque, Jr., Charles C., St. Martin & Bourque, Houma, 985-876-3891 Broders, John J., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8172 Brooks, Jr., Philip S., Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-3200 Butterworth, Michael M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9391 Carrigee, David L., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Charvet, Kathleen K., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, New Orleans, 504-322-4100 Chenault, IV, Alanson T., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-523-2600 Clotworthy, Robert C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8676 Colletta, Jr., Thomas Louis, Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans, 504-529-3333 Cozad, Richard A., McAlpine & Cozad, New Orleans, 504-561-0323 Crawford, Todd G., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-523-2600 Curtis, Larry, Larry Curtis, Lafayette, 337-235-1825 Pg. S-5 Y FFPUYGG

LARRY CURTIS LARRY CURTIS, APLC Lafayette • 337-235-1825

www.larrycurtis.com Daniels, Timothy F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2203 Davis, Christopher O., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5251 Diaz, Thomas P., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Dill, James M., The Dill Firm, Lafayette, 337-261-1408 Dittman, Stevan C., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Pg. S-8

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Dodson, Richard J., Dodson & Hooks, Baton Rouge, 225-756-0222

RICHARD J. DODSON

DODSON & HOOKS, APLC Baton Rouge • 225-756-0222

www.dodsonhooks.com

Dragna, Gerard J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Emory, C. William, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Fisher, Robert B., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7049 Flint, Jr., Delos E., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-523-2600 Forbes, Thomas D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7041 Force, Joshua S., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2130 Pg. S-1 Gaudet, W. Gerald, Voorhies & Labbé, Lafayette, 337-232-9700 George, James, George & George, Baton Rouge, 225-769-3064 Goodier, Glenn G., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8174 Pg. S-6, S-8 Grant, Jr., A. Gordon, Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-7681 Gray, III, Mat M., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-595-5106 Guy, Matthew C., Bland & Partners, New Orleans, 504-528-3088 Haas, III, Frederick T., Pugh Accardo Haas Radecker & Carey, New Orleans, 504-799-4522 Hassinger, Timothy W., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, Mandeville, 985-674-6680 Haycraft, Don K., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4128 Hemphill, Gary A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9222 Hilbert, Jr., Peter L., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2107 Pg. S-1 Hoefer, Jr., Bruce R., Adams Hoefer Holwadel & Eldridge, New Orleans, 504-581-2606 Hoerner, Daniel J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Hurley, Grady S., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8224 Hymel, Richard J., Mahtook & LaFleur, Lafayette, 337-266-2189 Jarrett, R. Keith, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4133 Kallam, Robert M., Preis, Lafayette, 337-237-6062 Katz, Brian D., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-6, S-8 Kelly, David S., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans, 504-596-6303 Kiefer, Scott B., Courington Kiefer & Sommers, New Orleans, 504-524-5510 Koch, Jr., R. Joshua, Koch & Schmidt, New Orleans, 504-208-9040 Koehl, Jr., Edward J., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8176 Laizer, Edwin C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0207 LaVie, Kevin J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9211 Lawton, David B., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9258 LeBlanc, III, J. Dwight, Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8000 LeBlanc, Jr., J. Dwight, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7013 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-22

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LeBreton, III, Edward F., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-595-5142 Lee III, Joseph E., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8042 Leefe, David W., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-556-4137 Legrand, Georges M., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Lemoine, Michael G., Jones Walker, Lafayette, 337-593-7624 Lemon, II, Robert T., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8246 Mason, W. Brett, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Baton Rouge, 225-490-5812 Pg. S-6 Matthews, Douglas P., King Krebs & Jurgens, New Orleans, 504-569-1640 McAloon, III, Leo R., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans, 504-654-1313 McCleskey, Jr., Robert P., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9280 McElligott, Jr., John E., Davidson Meaux Sonnier McElligott Fontenot Gideon & Edwards, Lafayette, 337-237-1660 McLeod, Evans Martin, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9212 McShane, Patrick J., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8020 Merchant, Kevin P., NeunerPate, Lafayette, 337-237-7000 Mestayer, Michael J., Michael J. Mestayer, New Orleans, 504-522-7360 Moroux, Marc D., Juneau David, Lafayette, 337-269-0052 Morrow, Jr., P. Craig, Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Mouledoux, Andre J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-8, S-9 O’Keefe, Patrick E., Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-3200 Parks, C. Michael, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Plunkett, Jr., Lawrence R., Reich Album & Plunkett, Metairie, 504-830-3999

Popp, Matthew F., Waits Emmett Popp & Teich, New Orleans, 504-581-1301 Preis, Jr., Edwin G., Preis, Lafayette, 337-237-6062 Rivera, James T., Scofield & Rivera, Lafayette, 337-235-5353 Riviere, William J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9343 Rodriguez, Antonio J., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-595-5170 Pg. S-8 Rome, III, C. Perrin, Rome Arata Baxley & Stelly, New Orleans, 504-522-9980 Roussel, James H., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5278 Ryan, Kent B., The Miller Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-684-5044 Schlotterer, Bradley J., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-585-3045 Schwartz, William B., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Scofield, Bryan D., Scofield & Rivera, Lafayette, 337-235-5353 Sharpe, David B., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Silverstein, James R., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-585-3050 Slater, III, Benjamin R., Beirne Maynard & Parsons, New Orleans, 504-584-9141 Soule, Scott A., Blue Williams, Mandeville, 985-626-0058 Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans, 504-588-1500 Stevens, Jr., Elwood C., Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, Lafayette, 337-233-3033 Straub, Hugh R., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-566-1311 Sullivan, Jr., Norman C., Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-595-5110 Tadros, Daniel A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7000 Talley, Charles R., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-585-3050 Talley, Jr., Patrick A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-594-9220 Theunissen, Randall K., Allen & Gooch, Lafayette, 337-291-1000

Tillery, Jefferson R., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8616 Truxillo, Douglas W., Onebane Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-237-2660 Tynan, Joseph P., Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans, 504-585-3200 Vance, Paul N., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Waguespack, Jason P., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 Pg. S-23 Walker, Derek A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7044 Wallace, Brian D., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9204 Warshauer, Irving J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Pg. S-6, S-8 Welch, Hal C., Beirne Maynard & Parsons, New Orleans, 504-584-9113 Wheaton, Jr., Scott R., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Williams, III, Conrad S.P. (Duke), Williams Law Group, Houma, 985-876-7595 Wright, III, James E., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8234 Young, Timothy J., The Young Firm, New Orleans, 504-680-4100

TIMOTHY J. YOUNG

THE YOUNG FIRM New Orleans • 504-680-4100

www.theyoungfirm.com

UTILITIES Fontham, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0810 Gilliam, Bobby S., Wilkinson Carmody & Gilliam, Shreveport, 318-221-4196 Parkerson, G. Bruce, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans, 504-586-5227

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Brackett, Alan G., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9

BUSINESS LITIGATION THROUGH ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE STEVEN G. “BUZZ” DURIO

MICHAEL D. SKINNER

M. JANICE VILLARRUBIA

220 Heymann Boulevard Lafayette, LA 70503 Tel: 337-233-0300 Fax: 337-233-0694 durio@dmsfirm.com www.dmsfirm.com

Chase Tower 600 Jefferson Street Suite 810 Lafayette, LA 70501 Tel: 337-354-3030 Fax: 337-354-3032 mike@law.glacoxmail.com www.skinnerlawfirmllc.com

356 St. Charles Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Tel: 225-381-7800 Fax: 225-383-3733 janice@villarrubia-law.com www.villarrubia-law.com

BUSINESS LITIGATION BANKING BUSINESS/CORPORATE

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR BUSINESS/CORPORATE HEALTH CARE

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION ELDER LAW

Founding partner of Durio, McGoffin, Stagg & Ackermann, Steven  G. “Buzz” Durio specializes in selected commercial business cases. With 37  years of legal proceedings in areas including business and commercial litigations, banking and financial institutions, business transactions, corporate business organization and counseling, corporate dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder rights, he has conducted trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, review panels, and administrative hearings in city, parish, state, and federal trial and appellate courts. Evidenced by his extensive resume of legal experience, professional distinction, and community service, he has earned the respect of his peers, the state bar, and the community.

For over 30 years, Mike Skinner has helped businesses, institutions, professionals, and others throughout Louisiana and beyond with effective legal representation. As a former United States Attorney and state prosecutor, and with an extensive business practice, he has the background to handle a wide range of legal matters. Mike has deep and broad experience in complex litigation, white collar criminal defense (including public corruption, mail and wire fraud, and environmental crimes), health care (including whistleblower litigation), substantial business transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, and formation and governance of entities), and governmental relations (including legislative and local lobbying).

My interest in estate law and ultimately my law practice all began as a result of a difficult but successful litigation over my mother’s estate. I have a passion for the protection of heirs’ rights and “forced heirs” in particular. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs from Florida State University and my Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center. I am the past president of the Estate and Business Planners of Baton Rouge and have been an instructor for continuing legal education for the National Business Institute and Southern Law Center. Originally from Florida, I have lived in Louisiana for over 30 years and consider it home. I have one child, Evan, who lives in Dali, Yunnan, China with his wife, Yanzi. My interests outside of work are tennis, swimming, travel, and my British Lab Trudy.

DURIO, MCGOFFIN, STAGG & ACKERMANN

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FAMILY LAW THROUGH TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME H. CRAIG CABRAL

KENNETH R. SPEARS

3939 North Causeway Boulevard Suite 100 Metairie, LA 70002 Tel: 504-831-5319 Fax: 504-831-5321 ccabral431@aol.com

1 Lakeshore Drive Suite 900 Lake Charles, LA 70629 Tel: 337-513-4333 Fax: 337-494-5584 kspears@law-sg.com www.spearsgary.com

BRANDNER LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

FAMILY LAW

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME

H. Craig Cabral is certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as a family law specialist. He is a graduate of Tulane Law School and Loyola University. As a third-generation family law practitioner, Mr. Cabral handles complex domestic litigation cases dealing with issues involving community property partitions, child and spousal support, divorce, civil domestic violence, custody litigation, paternity, and many other family-related matters. His practice is limited solely to domestic relations, with extensive trial experience over his 34-year career. Recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Kenneth R. Spears, Louisiana State University (J.D., 1972), concentrates his practice on civil litigation, eminent domain, and toxic tort litigation. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana; and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas and by the Louisiana State Bar Association and State Bar of Texas. He is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and Litigation Counsel of America.

Attorney Michael S. Brandner represents people who suffer major injuries as a result of another person’s negligence and wrongdoing. Michael represents policyholders involved in a variety of insurance disputes such as homeowner’s, flood, commercial, liability, and all-risk insurance claims. He protects the rights of injured individuals in maritime personal injury, automobile accidents, and trucking law and handles a variety of complex litigation, including commercial litigation, and other general civil trial matters. Prior to opening his own practice, Michael represented large insurance companies and small businesses involved in legal disputes. Today, he draws on those experiences to help his clients protect their rights and obtain the maximum compensation to which they may be entitled.

WILLIAM H. GOFORTH

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III

DARLEEN M. JACOBS

ATTORNEY AT LAW

GOFORTH & LILLEY, APLC

SPEARS & GARY, L.L.C.

MICHAEL S. BRANDNER, JR.

1100 Poydras Street Suite 1502 New Orleans, LA 70163 Tel: 504-552-5000 Fax: 504-521-7550 michael@brandnerlawfirm.com www.brandnerlawfirm.com

JACOBS, SARRAT, LOVELACE & HARRIS

109 Stewart Street Lafayette, LA 70501 Tel: 337-237-5777 Fax: 337-232-0786 wgoforth@bellsouth.net www.goforthlilley.com

FRISCHHERTZ, POULLIARD, FRISCHHERTZ, & IMPASTATO, LLC

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS

William H. Goforth is a managing partner in the firm of Goforth & Lilley, APLC and concentrates on personal injury, products liability, and litigation including car and commercial truck wrecks. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Bill is a Diplomat by the National College of Advocacy. He is a frequent speaker on trial tactics. Bill was selected as one of the Top 100  Trial Lawyers in Louisiana by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list.

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 received her B.A. degree from LSUNO, her J.D. degree from Loyola School of Law, and her Master’s in Admiralty Law from Tulane Law School. She is a member of the LTLA, NYSTLA, NBOTA, New Orleans Bar Association, St.  Bernard Bar Association, DCBAR, and NYSBA. Darleen is AV-rated and was recognized as a preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2014  she was selected for the cover of Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine. She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She received over 68 judgments for $1 million or more and one judgment in excess of $3 billion.

RUSSELL J. STUTES, JR.

JASON P. WAGUESPACK

STUTES & LAVERGNE 600 Broad Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 Tel: 337-433-0022 Fax: 337-433-0601 rusty@stuteslaw.com www.stuteslaw.com

1130 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: 504-264-9915 Fax: 504-581-1670 dominick@fpfi-law.com www.frischhertzlaw.com

GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR & SMITH, APLC

One Shell Square, 40th Floor 701 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70139 Tel: 504-525-6802 Fax: 504-525-2456 jwaguespack@gallowayjohnson.com www.gjtbs.com

TAX BUSINESS LITIGATION ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME INTERNATIONAL GENERAL LITIGATION

Russell J. Stutes, Jr. (“Rusty”) is the managing partner of Stutes & Lavergne. Rusty is Board Certified in Tax Law and Estate Planning and Administration and was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of taxation. He provides tax and estate planning services for a number of businesses, business owners, and professionals. Rusty has an extensive practice before the IRS and the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. He also has significant experience in the area of state and local tax litigation, representing numerous taxing authorities and small and large businesses. His record for success in state and local tax litigation is unmatched in the State of Louisiana.

Jason P. Waguespack is a recognized leader in the maritime and international legal fields. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Galloway Johnson, 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 Directors of the New Orleans Bar Association.

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THE LIST BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE The list was finalized as of July 21, 2015. Any updates to the list (for example, status changes or disqualifying events) will be reflected on superlawyers.com. Names and page numbers in RED indicate a profile on the specified page.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Loney, Rhea P., Magee Zeringue & Richardson, Covington, 985-893-7550

APPELLATE Dupre, Andy, Flanagan Partners, New Orleans, 504-569-0066 Nickelson, John C., Nickelson Law, Shreveport, 318-200-0673

BANKING Dysart, Katie L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8611 Landry, Eric B., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8041 Ricci, Michael S., Ricci Partners, New Orleans, 504-304-7115 Savoie, Robert, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-586-1200

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Ashley, Laura F., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Kadden, Benjamin W., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Mintz, Mark A., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Shelby, Rick M., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-679-9804

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER Sandler, Sharry I., The Law Office of Sharry I. Sandler, New Orleans, 504-528-9500

BUSINESS LITIGATION Almon, Matthew S., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0976 Anada, Tarak, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Berger, Jamie L., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9784 Boudreaux, Kelly Kromer, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0224 Bowdler, Bryan Edward, The Kullman Firm, New Orleans, 504-524-4162 Brady, Sean P., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans, 504-569-0235 Briggett, Joe, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Broussard, Maggie A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Broussard, Travis J., Durio McGoffin Stagg & Ackermann, Lafayette, 337-233-0300 Burge, Jason W., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5241 Capell, Brian W., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette, 337-232-7424 Castoriano, Benjamin M., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8225 Cheatham, Scott Robert, Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0195 Clayton, Joshua P., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1 Coons, David C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-581-3234 Cotter, Patrick ‘Con’, Young Cotter & Meade, Lafayette, 337-261-8800 Cundiff, Nancy A., Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, New Orleans, 504-568-9393 Deethardt, Mark R., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-586-1200 Devillier, Jr., Carroll, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8013 Ducros, Alex L.M., Orrill & Beary, New Orleans, 504-299-8724

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Easterly, Tom S., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0244 Farris, Abigayle C., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0948 French, Ryan, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0262 Grabill, Jeremy T., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9396 Hemken, David J., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-221-6277 Janke, Benjamin West, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8607 Kane, Christopher J., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-585-0155 LaCour, Cliff, NeunerPate, Lafayette, 337-237-7000 Latuso, Erin Wedge, Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, New Orleans, 504-568-9393 Lemaire, Justin P., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0942 Luder, David N., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9798 Magee, Todd, Christopher H. Riviere, Thibodaux, 985-447-7440 Martin, Christopher D., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2000 McCrory, David K., Ottinger Hebert, Lafayette, 337-232-2606 Mills, Alysson L., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5253 Murphy, Kerry A., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans, 504-523-2500 Pardee, Avery B., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8358 Pelleteri, Erin E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5287 Plaisance, Wesley M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans, 504-584-5471 Rosenbloom, D. Skylar, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-556-5507 Schilling, Ellie T., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans, 504-680-6058 Stafford, Jamaal, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9764 Tabor, Charles E., Wiener Weiss & Madison, Shreveport, 318-226-9100 Taylor (Dekaris), Natalie J., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans, 504-596-6300 Tigchelaar, Brooke C., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0862 Venn, Brett S., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Vigen, Erik S., The Broyles Group, Shreveport, 318-227-3083 Wehlen, Nicholas J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0827 York, Bryant S., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0803 Zerner, Charles-Theodore, Flanagan Partners, New Orleans, 504-569-0235

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Bishop, William R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0962 Breland, Quin, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8627 Douthitt, Katherine Guidry, Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Shreveport, 318-221-6858 Friend, Asher J., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8362 Kline, W. Bradley, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0294 Legrand, Andrew, Spera Law Group, New Orleans, 504-300-9938 Paine, Stephen J., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport, 318-227-3959 Ramos, Steven T., Andrus Boudreaux Landry & Coussan, Lafayette, 337-984-9480 Scafidel, Amy G., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8462 Schroeder, Logan, Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport, 318-221-6277 Sides, Brett M., Alexander Sides Brinson Spaht, Baton Rouge, 225-238-1802 Spaht, W. Carlos, Alexander Sides Brinson Spaht, Baton Rouge, 225-238-1800 Wood, Christie C., Faircloth Melton & Keiser, Alexandria, 318-619-7755 Woodruff, Benjamin P., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8444

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Aiyegbusi, Denia S., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Albertine, III., James G., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans, 504-566-8800 Bowling, Tori S., Keogh Cox, Baton Rouge, 225-383-3796 Brian, Kelly M., Blue Williams, Mandeville, 985-626-0058 Camelford, Jason A., Coats Rose, New Orleans, 504-299-3070 Catalanotto, Rachael P., Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, Mandeville, 985-624-5010

RACHAEL P. CATALANOTTO

TALLEY, ANTHONY, HUGHES & KNIGHT, LLC Mandeville • 985-624-5010

www.talleyanthony.com

Collura, Amanda, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Courtenay, James E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-581-5141 Cutaiar, Trevor, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Dietzen, Lauren B., Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans, 504-582-1142 Drennan, George C., Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans, 504-582-1142 Edwards, Jerry, Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Shreveport, 318-221-6858 Felder, Robert D., Davidson Meaux Sonnier McElligott Fontenot Gideon & Edwards, Lafayette, 337-237-1660 Getty, John C., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, Mandeville, 985-674-6702 Giangrosso, Lena D., Provosty & Gankendorff, New Orleans, 504-410-2795 Gristina, Nicholas C., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans, 504-412-6246 Hebert, Carmen Tircuit, Carleton Loraso & Hebert, Baton Rouge, 225-282-0602 Kennedy, Katy B., Daigle Fisse & Kessenich, Covington, 985-871-0800 Laurendine, Ingrid Kemp, Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville, 985-246-6544 Linn, Jenna, Bankston & Associates, Baton Rouge, 225-766-3800 Loraso, III, Victor R., Carleton Loraso & Hebert, Baton Rouge, 225-282-0606 Luminais, Jr., Bradley J., Chopin Wagar Richard & Kutcher, Metairie, 504-830-3838 Mason, Christopher A., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8039 Mathews, Kellen J., Adams and Reese, Baton Rouge, 225-336-5200 Mijalis, Alexander J., Lunn Irion Salley Carlisle & Gardner, Shreveport, 318-222-0665 Ordeneaux, James K., Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans, 504-586-5272 Perkins, Alejandro R., Hammonds & Sills, Baton Rouge, 225-923-3462 Peterson, Megan S., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 540-569-2030 Preston, Cassie E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0654 Rome, Curt Lucien, Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans, 504-212-7293 Savant, R. Heath, Plauche Maselli Parkerson, Baton Rouge, 225-240-7688 Shumaker, Meghan, McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch, Covington, 504-831-0946 Stein, David M., Adams and Reese, New Orleans, 504-581-3234 Sternberg, Scott L., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Verlander, Hanna M., Brown Sims, New Orleans, 504-638-8472 Williamson, Michael J., Plauché Smith & Nieset, Lake Charles, 337-436-0522

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Hair, Galen M., Varadi Hair & Checki, New Orleans, 504-684-5200 Jeffcott, Emily C., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-1750 Morgain, Richard M., Lestelle & Lestelle, Metairie, 504-828-1224

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BY PRACTICE AREA O’Boyle, Inemesit U., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie, 504-833-5600 Vogeltanz, Kevin, The Law Office of Kevin S. Vogeltanz, New Orleans, 504-275-5149

EMINENT DOMAIN

CIVIL RIGHTS

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Cumming, Elizabeth C., Law Offices of Elizabeth Cumming, New Orleans, 504-256-6290

George, Tabatha L., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans, 504-529-3845 Glaser, Alex H., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9292

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Barr, Wesley G., The Olinde Firm, New Orleans, 504-587-1440 Berniard, Jeffrey P., Berniard Law, New Orleans, 504-527-6225 Crowson, Gabriel A., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-596-2839 Fineran, Everett R., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8000 Hoekstra, Jennifer M., Neblett Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, 318-487-9874 Holinga, Lexi T., Bienvenu Bonnecaze Foco Viator & Holinga, Baton Rouge, 225-388-5600 Robertson, Pearl, Irpino Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-525-1500 Spaulding, Kyle A., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans, 504-529-3333 Thibodeaux, Paul C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5200 Wool, Zachary L., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans, 504-524-3300

Coker, Ashley Gremillion, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Bell, Paul F., Bell Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-284-3235 Credeur, Jacob C., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-3840 Davis, Brandon E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9312

Frazier, Meg, Wiener Weiss & Madison, Shreveport, 318-226-9100 Huffstetler, Scott, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Hugg, Joseph R., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans, 504-584-5466 Leatherman, M. Levy, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge, 225-381-7046 London, Wm. Brian, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 McArthur, Heather A., Frilot, New Orleans, 504-599-8299 Molina, Ross M., Leake & Andersson, New Orleans, 504-585-7500 Murray, Bryce G., Big Easy Law Group, Metairie, 504-383-3246 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-26

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Aldrich, Bradley, Wolfe Law Group, New Orleans, 504-894-9653 Blackwell, Michael S., Shields Mott, New Orleans, 504-581-4445 Casteix, Ryan, Leake & Andersson, New Orleans, 504-585-7500 Derenbecker, Jessica R., Shields Mott, New Orleans, 504-581-4445 Emmons, Matthew R., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville, 985-819-8424 Funderburk, John C., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-4698 Grubb, Brian D., Coats Rose, New Orleans, 504-299-3074 Hedlund, Scott J., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0610 Lindsay, Tamara, Coats Rose, New Orleans, 504-299-3070 Prattini, Jeffrey K., Shields Mott, New Orleans, 504-581-4445 Prescott, III, James D., Bland & Partners, New Orleans, 504-528-3088 Robinson, Ashley B., Shields Mott, New Orleans, 504-581-4445 Sims, Jennifer D., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-8048 Smiley, Seth J., Wolfe Law Group, New Orleans, 504-894-9653 Wynne, Jr., Douglass F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, 504-569-2030

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS Alexis, Heather LaSalle, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans, 504-586-1200

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Alexander, Stephen M., Alexander Law Group, Baton Rouge, 225-922-4488 Pg. S-27 Borghardt, Franz N., Law Office of Steven J. Moore, Baton Rouge, 225-767-7778 Clayton, Sarah A., Phillips Law, New Orleans, 504-434-7000 Cooper, Carolyn, King & Cooper Law, New Orleans, 504-581-9322 Daniels, III, Harry L., Daniels & Washington, Baton Rouge, 225-383-3800 Hatch, Christopher D., The Hatch Law Firm, Shreveport, 318-425-3965 Hinch, Shane K., Attorney at Law, Lake Charles, 337-240-9760 Johnson, Sara A., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-528-9500 Ward, Jr., Samuel C. “Chuck”, Samuel C. Ward Jr. & Associates, Baton Rouge, 225-330-6677

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Roberts, MaryJo L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9262 Theard, David K., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8402

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Anderson, Michelle, Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans, 504-529-3839 Barro, Sarah Murphy, The Monson Law Firm, Mandeville, 985-778-0678 Huffman, Jessica Coco, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0202 Lungstrum, Alison, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-3840 McCluer, Matthew, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, New Orleans, 504-648-3840 Perez, Kathlyn, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8672 Stiegler, Charles J., Proskauer Rose, New Orleans, 504-310-2025

CHARLES J. STIEGLER

PROSKAUER ROSE LLP New Orleans • 504-310-2025

www.proskauer.com

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Williams, Christopher L., Williams Litigation, New Orleans, 504-308-1438

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Arvidson, Addie Danos, Looper Goodwine, New Orleans, 504-503-1500 Baker, Katherine Smith, Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport, 318-934-4006 Dicharry, Sarah Y., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Halverson, Andrew J., Milling Benson Woodward, Lafayette, 337-232-3929 Huguet, William Reed, Kean Miller, Shreveport, 318-562-2661 Jardell, Julie Deshotels, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, Lafayette, 337-521-8805 Johnson, Lindsey M., Looper Goodwine, New Orleans, 504-503-1500 Mouledoux, Taylor P., Looper Goodwine, New Orleans, 504-503-1500 Occhipinti Thompson, Holly, Looper Goodwine, New Orleans, 504-503-1500 Perrier, Kelly D., Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-679-9839 Rolen-Ogden, April L., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette, 337-232-7424 Rothenberg, Alex, Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, New Orleans, 504-582-1111 Shealy, Jeremy B., Onebane Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-237-2660 Simone, Matthew, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Weidlich, Tyler L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-5291

ENVIRONMENTAL Roché, Elizabeth A., Burns Charest, New Orleans, 504-799-2845 Wiegand, Stephen W., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Brumby, Turner, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles, 337-310-1600 Godshall, Lauren, Curry & Friend, New Orleans, 504-524-8556 Hale DeShazo, Michele, Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, New Orleans, 504-592-0691 Lewis, Sara M., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans, 504-736-0347 Malbrew, Penny Leonard, Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette, 337-267-2364 Salup, Brittany Buckley, Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-620-3355

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Suane, Jr., Victor J., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Valentine, Sara C., Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, New Orleans, 504-592-0691

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Fine, Laura E., Lehmann Norman & Marcus, New Orleans, 504-525-0815

FAMILY LAW Arnold, Robin Penzato, Winsberg & Arnold, New Orleans, 504-648-2711 Aymond, Andrea D., Attorney at Law, Marksville, 318-240-7232 Bayard, James D., Onebane Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-237-2660 Checki, Lauren E., Varadi Hair & Checki, New Orleans, 504-684-5200 Coleman, George Read, Law Office of Lila Molaison Samuel, Gretna, 504-367-7250 Daniels, Morgan S., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-302-8507 Dillon, Nicole Roberts, Seale & Ross, Hammond, 985-542-8500 Hoffman, Jeffrey M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Nguyen, Kim Ngan, Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Perque, Richard G., Law Offices of Richard G. Perque, New Orleans, 504-681-2003 Pfeiffer, Sarah, Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer, Gretna, 504-366-4025 Treadaway, Kristyl Revelle, Salley & Salley, Metairie, 504-416-2058

FRANCHISE/DEALERSHIP Sentell, III, William W., Pugh Accardo Haas Radecker & Carey, New Orleans, 504-799-4524

GENERAL LITIGATION Baer, Jason M., Pandit Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-313-3800 Bone, Jason D., Taylor Wellons Politz & Duhe, New Orleans, 504-525-9888 Caruso, Melissa B., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Cheralla, Stephanie L., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans, 504-529-3333 Clayman, Jeffrey A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-566-1311 Coreil, Jeffrey K., NeunerPate, Lafayette, 337-237-7000 Giarrusso, III, Joseph I., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Glenn, Brodie, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Loria, David N., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 Ludeau, Christopher, Ludeau Law Firm, Ville Platte, 337-363-2388 Luminais, Ryan O., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2106 Pg. S-1 Meador, Lindsay, Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, Lafayette, 337-735-1760 Poe, Jason W., Jason W. Poe, Bossier City, 318-746-4000 Pontier, Claire Easterling, Couhig Partners, New Orleans, 504-588-1288 Ready, Edward A., The Civil Law Center, New Orleans, 504-342-4221 Thomas, Charles Marshall, Huber Slack Thomas & Marcelle, New Orleans, 504-274-2500

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Eccles, Susan N., Dunlap Fiore, Baton Rouge, 225-282-0658

HEALTH CARE Amedee, Cindy M., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, 225-381-0279 Finkle, Ezra L., Curry & Friend, New Orleans, 504-524-8556 Thompson, Traci S., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, 225-381-3170

Kimbrell, Elaine, Ware | Immigration, Metairie, 504-830-5900 Scott, Paul “Woody”, Scott Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-224-0510

INSURANCE COVERAGE Balascio, Michael A., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Bargas, Valerie Briggs, Kinchen Walker Bienvenu Bargas & Reed, Baton Rouge, 225-292-6704 Baudouin, Richard E., Krebs Farley, New Orleans, 504-299-3570 Borne, Elizabeth (Lisa), Tabary & Borne, Chalmette, 504-271-8011

ELIZABETH (LISA) BORNE TABARY & BORNE, LLC Chalmette • 504-271-8011

www.dst-law.com

Gautreaux, Micah A., Degan Blanchard & Nash, Baton Rouge, 225-610-1110 Harris Abel, Laura, The Monson Law Firm, Mandeville, 985-778-0678 Irwin, Christopher H., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2100 Kleeman, Douglas M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9342 Latuso, Jr., Donald J., The Monson Law Firm, Mandeville, 985-778-0678 Miles, Stephen L., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9787 Mouledoux, Marcelle P., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans, 504-566-8833 Sanchez, Jairo F., Gaudry Ranson Higgins & Gremillion, Gretna, 504-362-2466 Schudmak, Shaundra M., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Showalter, Elizabeth R., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2100 Soso, Jeremy Z., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-1750 Stogner, Sarah, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3845 Therio, Erica A., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Tschirn, Robert W., Jeansonne & Tschirn, New Orleans, 732-482-1404 Vorhaben, Tessa P., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9240 Womack, Jonathan B., Taylor Wellons Politz & Duhe, New Orleans, 504-525-9888

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Baxter, Pamela A., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 D’Souza, Vanessa M., Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, Metairie, 504-835-2000 Goudelocke, Ryan M., Durio McGoffin Stagg & Ackermann, Lafayette, 337-233-0300 Melasky, Mark, Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, Metairie, 504-835-2000 Miller, III, J. Matthew, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3844 Ricci, R. Devin, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999 Vickers, Adam V., Vickers Law, New Orleans, 504-948-6965

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION Madison, Tara Montgomery, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0999

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Silberstein, Daniella Genet, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8465

IMMIGRATION

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE

Gahagan, Michael W., The Immigration Law Firm of New Orleans, Metairie, 504-345-1216

Christie, Joshua, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2100

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BY PRACTICE AREA Davis, Ryan G., Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, Mandeville, 985-624-5010

RYAN G. DAVIS

TALLEY, ANTHONY, HUGHES & KNIGHT, LLC Mandeville • 985-624-5010

www.talleyanthony.com

Hightower, III, Thomas R., Thomas R. Hightower Jr., Lafayette, 337-233-0555 Johnson, Jr., B. Slattery, Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Shreveport, 318-221-6858 Juneau Rookard, Kelly G., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2214 Lonegrass, Michael D., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-648-6385 Newsom, Amy E., Newsom Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-761-8000 Popich, Robert N., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Rainwater, Scott, Taylor Wellons Politz & Duhe, Baton Rouge, 225-387-9888 Rodrigue, Sara B., NeunerPate, Lafayette, 337-237-7000 Stedman, Matthew L., Brown Sims, New Orleans, 504-262-2931

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Anderson, Leola M., Gertler Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-6411

LEOLA M. ANDERSON

GERTLER LAW FIRM New Orleans • 504-581-6411

www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com Bassett, Taylor J., Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Blanda, Nicholas A., Anderson Dozier Blanda & Saltzman, Lafayette, 337-233-3366 Pg. S-28 Boudreaux, Chet G., Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Baton Rouge, 225-888-8888 Broussard, Aaron, Broussard & Hart, Lake Charles, 337-439-2450 Brown, Somer G., Cox Cox Filo Camel & Wilson, Lake Charles, 337-436-6611 Bryant, Marcus A., Law Office of Marcus A. Bryant, Lafayette, 337-504-4106 Campbell, Robert L., Williamson Fontenot & Campbell, Baton Rouge, 225-383-4010 Chabert, Jr., Scotty E., Saunders & Chabert, Baton Rouge, 225-771-8100 Pg. S-28

Flinn, James, The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-875-2223

JAMES FLINN

THE VOORHIES LAW FIRM New Orleans • 504-875-2223

www.jamesflinnlaw.com Green, Jeffrey P., Ron Austin & Associates, Harvey, 504-227-8100 Haik, Jr., Richard T., Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Hale, Taylor, Hale Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-433-0612 Hawkins, Bobby G., Irpino Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-525-1500 Hemmer, Matthew, Morris Bart, New Orleans, 504-525-8000 Hoffoss, Jr., John Lee, Hoffoss Devall, Lake Charles, 337-900-0000 Johnson, Julie Payne, Gregorio Chafin & Johnson, Shreveport, 318-865-8680 Lambert, M. Palmer, Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans, 504-522-2304 Layrisson, J. Parker, Parker Layrisson Law Firm, Ponchatoula, 985-467-9525 Mahone, Jr., Michael A., The Mahone Firm, New Orleans, 504-564-7342 Mcgregor, George, Burgos & Associates, New Orleans, 504-488-3722 Miller, Joseph M., Davis Saunders Miller & Oden, Mandeville, 985-612-3070 Moreno, Edward L., Law Office of John W. Redmann, Gretna, 504-433-5550 Moroux, Jerome H., Broussard & David, Lafayette, 337-233-2323 Peterson, Cayce C., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans, 504-581-1750 Robinson, Kyle M., Robinson & Williams, Bossier City, 318-747-0060

Saltzman, Keith P., Anderson Dozier Blanda & Saltzman, Lafayette, 337-233-3366 Sanders, Patrick B., Law Office of John W. Redmann, Gretna, 504-535-7736 Scallan, Vincent P., Vincent P. Scallan Law, New Orleans, 504-272-0444 Sherman, Kea, Sherman Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-896-7304 Stephens, Barrett, Lewis & Caplan, New Orleans, 504-486-7766 Tauzier, Mark G., Yeager LaNasa Tauzier, Hammond, 504-708-2600 Terrell, Matt N., Dudley DeBosier, Baton Rouge, 225-379-3333 Udell, Nora, Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, New Orleans, 504-558-9478 Washington, Christopher J., Daniels & Washington, Baton Rouge, 225-383-3800 Zainey, Jr., Jay Christopher, Huber Slack Thomas & Marcelle, New Orleans, 504-274-2500 Zimmerman, III, Richard F., Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Baton Rouge, 225-888-8888

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Domreis, Crystal E., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans, 504-596-6300 Knight, Bryan J., Niles Bourque & Knight, New Orleans, 504-310-8558 Rito, Kat, Curry & Friend, New Orleans, 504-524-8556 Sconzert, Elizabeth S., Blue Williams, Mandeville, 504-846-9720

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Chafin, Jr., Scott J., Gregorio Chafin & Johnson, Shreveport, 318-865-8680 Childers, Jacqueline, Morris Bart, New Orleans, 504-525-8000 Chopin, Justin McCarthy, The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-432-5517 Corzo, Christopher J., Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Baton Rouge, 225-888-8888 Creevy, John S., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Dewett, Justin, Simmons Morris & Carroll, Shreveport, 318-221-1507 Donahue, Roshawn Husband, Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans, 504-581-9065 Duhe’-Keating, Julie-Ann A., The Keating Law Firm, Metairie, 504-832-2232 Dunahoe, Jared, Dunahoe Law Firm, Natchitoches, 318-352-1999 Epstein, Jeremy, Epstein Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-309-6600

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Lewis, Raymond C., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0697 Malone, Ryan M., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister & Weinstock, Metairie, 504-832-3700 Polk, Janika D., Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, New Orleans, 504-592-0691 Sossamon, Meera, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, 504-310-2100 Ziffer, Lee B., Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, New Orleans, 504-592-0691

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF Carr, Daniel J., Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, New Orleans, 504-586-5270 Hoffman, Philip C., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans, 504-299-1214 Pourciau, Damon R., Pourciau Law Firm, Kenner, 504-305-2375

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Barnett-Bernal, Brooke, Long Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-922-5110 Biller, Benjamin J., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans, 504-596-6300

REAL ESTATE Bernard, G. Wogan, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7289 Bloxom, Casey M., Blanchard Walker O’Quin & Roberts, Bossier City, 318-742-9255 Cerise, Jonathan B., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2131 Pg. S-1 Coussan, Jean-Paul P., Andrus Boudreaux Landry & Coussan, Lafayette, 337-984-9480 Dean, Benjamin B., Heck Law Firm, Monroe, 318-322-0744 Dunne, Jr., James T., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-581-3200 Howenstine, Laurie W., Elkins, New Orleans, 504-529-3600 Iverstine, Wade R., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, 225-382-3448 LeSaicherre, Jeff A., The LeSaicherre Law Firm, Hammond, 985-277-5550 Levine, Seth A., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8268 McCabe, Ryan M., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-582-1215 McGowan, Heather Begneaud, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0946 Piazza, Erik C., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, 225-376-0291 Riess, Megan C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5258

Scullin, Stephen P., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans, 504-585-3800 Serio, Steven C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5240 Sherman, Philip B., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7579 Tintenfass, Jennifer, Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-582-1199 Vasquez, Raedtha A., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2000 Watson, Jared L., Robichaux Mize Wadsack & Richardson, Lake Charles, 337-433-0234 Woodruff, Jessica Kesler, Woodruff Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-491-2008

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Layfield, Alexandra Clark, Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2030

SECURITIES LITIGATION Berg, Nicholas, Reasonover & Associates, New Orleans, 504-526-2921 Palestina, Michael J., Kahn Swick & Foti, Madisonville, 504-455-1400 Reichard, Benjamin D., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans, 504-586-5274

TAX Miller, Matthew P., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-585-7867 Roth, III, Richard J., Roth Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-525-7792 Simpson, Carli Beckett, Roth Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-525-7792 Sullivan, Andrew, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-585-7734 Treuting, Matthew A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans, 504-569-2900 Walter, Daniel J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans, 504-593-0826 Wilson, Blayne Trevor, Jones Walker, Baton Rouge, 225-248-2122

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME Alexander, M. Benjamin, Preis, Lafayette, 337-237-6062 Baldwin, William C., Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000 Belsome, Bradley R., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans, 504-596-6300 Blanque, Meredith W., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-584-9207 Byars, Caitlin, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9

Cambre, Colin B., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 504-679-5747 Colligan, Lucas S., The Gaar Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-233-3185 Davis, Alan R., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7088 Denny, Robert K., Hurley & Cot, New Orleans, 504-524-5353 Everage, Tod J., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-585-3050 Ferchmin, Adelaida J., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7000 Fricker, Rowen A., Pusateri Barrios Guillot & Greenbaum, New Orleans, 504-620-2500 Gardner, Jr., W. Jacob, Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-523-2600 Greenbaum, Aaron B., Pusateri Barrios Guillot & Greenbaum, New Orleans, 504-620-2500 Guillot, Gavin H., Pusateri Barrios Guillot & Greenbaum, New Orleans, 504-620-2500 Hale, Paul D., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans, 504-593-0715 Hannan, Christopher M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans, 504-566-8612 Harowski, Michael, Fowler Rodriguez, New Orleans, 504-523-2600 Johnson, Christy L., Brown Sims, New Orleans, 504-569-1007 Marino, III, Joseph B., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, 504-585-7052 McGlone, Kevin M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2133 Pg. S-1 McLaughlin, Sean T., Kean Miller, New Orleans, 504-585-3050 Mestayer, Jed M., NeunerPate, Lafayette, 337-237-7000 Morse, Harry E., Duncan & Sevin, New Orleans, 504-524-5566 Pastorek, Jeffrey, Couhig Partners, New Orleans, 504-588-1288 Reid, Devin C., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Sanderson, Adam P., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans, 504-595-3000 Pg. S-9 Schepens, Patrick J., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, Mandeville, 985-674-6716 Teich, Jordan, Waits Emmett Popp & Teich, New Orleans, 504-581-1301 Thomas, Miles C., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, 504-568-1990 Thompson, Brendhan H., Bland & Partners, New Orleans, 504-528-1841 Tweedy, Jonathan A., Brown Sims, New Orleans, 504-569-1007 Waid, Raymond T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, 504-581-7979 Wynne, William Pitard, Jones Walker, New Orleans, 504-582-8000

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NORTH A Taste of India in Monroe BY jeanne frois

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Taste of India restaurant offers rich and spicy Indian cuisine. Lamb and chicken dishes emerge from clay tandoon ovens, flavored by a marinade of herbs and spices. The Indian cheese, paneer, adds unforgettable flavor to dishes like paneer tikka kebab, a vegetarian dish prepared with cumin, coriander and turmeric. Other entrees include chicken vindaloo, hot and tangy from goan style curry with potatoes and tomatoes; lamb do pyaza wherein tender lamb morsels blend in a heavenly mélange of ginger, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. A personal favorite is the saag paneer. This silky concoction of spinach, herbs and Asian spices are beautifully highlighted and balanced by the incomparable milky flavor of the paneer cheese. A meal at Taste of India with warm, spicy food is perfect for cold winter days or nights and as smooth as a silken sari. u

A Taste of India 903 North 4th St. Monroe 318-651-8999

FILLING EMPTY BOWLS In a state known for its exquisite cuisine, restaurants, chefs and cooks, it’s somewhat stunning to know that in Northeast Louisiana alone, over 72,000 people, mainly children and the elderly, face brutal hunger on a regular basis. By waging an altruistic war against hunger in their area, the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is working to solve this problem. Quick to spot

resources for solutions to feed the hungry, FBNELA has been successful in garnering community support from both local citizens and businesses. One of their greatest foundations for supplies comes from retailers with surplus food sources as well as appealing to local businesses. With support from Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart, the food bank is able to obtain 90,000 pounds of surplus food. That equates to three quarters of a million meals given to

those in need. It also saves the business money by cutting costs of warehousing and inventory. Everyone is welcome to give, not just large corporations. The people of Monroe have willingly embraced this cause, making the food bank a success. Late in January, the Empty Bowls — A Serving of Art, Food and Music benefit will be held at a venue to be announced. Local artists have been asked to create and

donate beautiful bowls to the event. For a $30 ticket, guests can take home one of the creations. Signature dishes from area chefs will be offered, along with music and a silent auction. All proceeds go to FBNELA to help feed the hungry.

Empty Bowls — A Serving of Art, Food and Music, Jan. 28, 2017, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Venue TBA 318-322-3567

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central Critic’s Choice in Alexandria BY jeanne frois

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Fried Chicken Salad

delicious seasoned dough and topped with Mom’s impeccable marinara sauce — might be the perfect choice. The New Yorker is a mile high sandwich of thinly sliced New York corned beef, Russian dressing and tangy coleslaw resting between rye bread and punctuated by a tangy Kosher dill spear.

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FLAG WAVING In Central Louisiana, the town of Natchitoches steadfastly keeps Old Glory’s stars and stripes proudly waving, and all for a good cause. Sponsored by the Natchitoches Lion’s Club, this patriotic movement named The Bob Wangenstein

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For dinner, a plate with an ocean of tomato gravy and pasta, either angel hair, penne or spaghetti spreads before you in a savory taste experience accompanied by choices of Italian sausage, eggplant, chicken or veal parmigiana. There’s always a side of garlic bread and a small garden salad.

American Flag Project was born in 1973. The late Wangenstein, a World War II veteran, was also a native New Yorker who resided in Natchitoches from 1979 to 1985. He spearheaded the project and eventually succeeded in garnering 200 local businesses that proudly fly Old Glory throughout Natchitoches on

The lasagna is a layered mosaic of pasta, cheese, sauce and meat baked together in a most delightful ooey-gooey way. u

Critic’s Choice Restaurant 415 Murray St., 318-442-3333 5208 Rue Verdun 318-445-1680 criticschoicecenla.com

seven holidays per year: Veterans Day, President’s Day (third Monday in February), Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Patriot Day. An annual $50 donation from each participating business supports several worthy programs such as the Louisiana Lions

Camp for mentally and physically disabled and diabetic youth. Added beneficiaries include the Louisiana Eye Foundation; The Louisiana Lions Eye Bank; Natchitoches Club Special Olympics; the Women’s Resource Center and two scholarships for Northwestern State University freshmen each year.

photo courtesy critic’s choice Restaurant’s faceboook page

self-described “Mom and Pop” Italian eatery, Critic’s Choice Restaurant has two locations in Alexandria that also serve grinders, hoagies, and burgers in addition to marinara and parmigiana. Wickedly delicious and garden fresh, the appetizers are a blend of light crust and hearty crunch such as the fried string beans served with a side of tangy Ranch for dipping. Onions rings and mushrooms fried in a beer batter, fried zucchini sticks and broccoli cheese balls are other tempting appetizer choices. Parmigiana sandwiche creations include huge spicy meatballs cooked in tomato sauce and topped with melting mozzarella cheese fill a long Italian roll. Tender veal, breaded, fried, and baked in aforementioned mozzarella and tomato sauce fills an Italian roll for a sandwich layered with mouthwatering texture and flavor. Eggplant, hot sausage and chicken combined with sauce and mozzarella, and an Italian roll, are additional sandwich choices. The classic BLT is thick with the glory of copious crisp bacon. If you’re in a bit of a volcanic mood, the Stromboli sandwich — Italian luncheon meats, cheeses and pepperoni baked in


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Plantation Country Ready, Set, Geaux! BY jeanne frois

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stablished in 2012 with the intent to be a major winter racing venue entwined with a celebration of Louisiana culture, The Louisiana Marathon now welcomes runners to Baton Rouge from around the world. The 26.2 mile-long course starts in downtown Baton Rouge at the foot of the state capitol building, skirting the Mississippi River. Runners jog past the glassy waters of the University Lakes, the sprawling beauty of the LSU campus and then through quaint and historic neighborhoods along oak-lined streets filled with shade amid soft morning light. The January temperatures

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PLANTATION BRUNCH Every year, when the three-month long excitement that begins with Halloween, and ends on New Year’s Day, January doldrums are bound to arrive. I’ve always found a trip along the River Road outside New

provide a temperate, cool run. Runners are able to choose the full, half, quarter or 5K run. Spectators line the streets to cheer the participants who fly past in colorful running gear and shoes as festive as a Mardi Gras parade. Considered to be more than just a race to carry on the tradition of Pheidippides, the Louisiana

Orleans in Plantation Country to be a delightful remedy, especially if you journey to Houmas House Plantation for Sunday brunch. Brunch appetizers include Eggplant Belle Rose upon which saffron cream sauce is ladled over a crisp, fired eggplant medallion topped with lump

crabmeat. Cool temperatures are perfect for a bowl of the signature soup; bisque of curried pumpkin, crawfish and corn. Or chase away any chills with a bowl of classic chicken and andouille gumbo. Entrée choices include Eggs Creole; poached eggs and a soft shell crab resting

Marathon is a running festival. At the end of the course, lagniappe awaits participants in the form of flowing ice-cold Abita beer and zydeco music. Once the finish line is crossed, runners are awarded with the awesome aroma of Cajun cuisine (boudin, jambalaya, gumbo, among others) awaiting them.

on a light as air biscuit and creamed spinach. The crawfish and brie omelette consists of three eggs, brie cheese and spinach with a side of applewood bacon. Pork Chop Preston is a tender, thick, grilled piece of pork crowning rosemary garlic mashed potatoes and drizzled with bacon cream sauce.

The flat, fast surface of the race path is runner-friendly, and the course is officially considered a Boston Qualifier route. u

Laura Plantation 2247 Hwy.18 Vacherie 888-799-7690 lauraplantation.com

From the River Road Buffet, you can fill plates or bowls with bisque, rosemary garlic mashed potatoes, veal grillades, roast duck, grits, bourbon shrimp or fried catfish. If you wish to turn your meal in to a champagne brunch, bubbly in the form of Simonnet Febre

Brut, Adriano Adami Prosecco and Veuve Clicquot are waiting to pop their corks.

Houmas House Plantation 40136 LA-942 Darrow 225-473-9380 houmashouse.com

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Cajun Country The “Shadeaux” Knows in New Iberia BY jeanne frois

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here are a few things besides cute rodents connected to Groundhog Day that make me laugh. For instance, the singer Melanie wrote a song called, “Groundhog Day” because she was coming out of retirement. I have a relative who married his ex-wife on Groundhog Day, and I never could decide if that was symbolic or not. As Feb. 2 rolls around, the nation turns its weary eye to the little fuzz buckets in breathless anticipation that winter will end soon. Or not. In New Iberia, Pierre C. Shadeaux, a nutria and resident of the Zoo of Acadiana (Zoosiana) in Broussard, made a pilgrimage to New Iberia

“ALLONS MANGER!” Marie DucoteComeaux is proud to be a Cajun, a denizen of Lafayette and a devotee of anything belonging to Acadie. She is especially proud Lafayette was named the “Tastiest Town in the South,” by Southern Living magazine Assuming the role

last year to fulfill his duties as the Cajun Groundhog. The New Iberia Cajun Groundhog ceremony, attended by the mayor, other dignitaries and the good citizens of the area, takes place at Bouligny Plaza. Last February, he did not see his shadow as he emerged from his custom built Cajun cottage,

of a gastronomic ambassador of sorts, to tell the world about it, she quit her job as a schoolteacher, bought a bus and started running a new business: Cajun Food Tours. The aforementioned bus is a glorious chariot on which to ride during the All-Inclusive Taste Tour. Painted the color of crawfish with complementary

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food murals, the cozy interior is fittingly festooned with tiny bottles of McIlhenny Tabasco sauce. Six designated eateries out of 20-plus possibilities (including meat shops, specialty grocery stores and bakeries) are visited during each epicurean odyssey. Among these are Johnson’s Boucaniere serving

which of course meant an early spring. Punxsutawney Phil concurred with this finding way up there in Pennsylvania. The ceremony includes children’s essay presentations, choirs and civil proclamations. When he is not acting as weather prognosticator, Pierre can be seen performing

succulent, smoked meat and Deano’s South, a restaurant that offers pizza with a decidedly Cajun flair, like the Marie LeVeaux made with Blue Point Crab, or the Cajun Canaille covered with shrimp, jalapenos and smoked sausage. There’s even a blackened shrimp pizza. Indulge, Lafayette’s breakfast and dessert

during the “Zoo Live” show at Zoosiana with male siblings, Boudreaux and Thibodeaux. u

New Iberia Cajun Groundhog Celebration Feb. 2, 2017, 7 to 8 a.m. Bouligny Plaza (gazebo) 102 W. Main St., New Iberia 337-365-6773

restaurant, offers biscuits stuffed with smoked boudin or white sausage gravy for breakfast. All along this popular tour, there’s plenty of gumbo, links of boudin and plates of red beans and rice to be enjoyed as you literally consume the delightful culture of South Louisiana, and thus become a bon vivant for a day. Add to that Gulf seafood

and cracklins. Good times, warm hospitality and great food — all hallmarks of the vibrant Cajun culture, are beautifully realized here, as rich and satisfying as a cup of café au lait.

Cajun Food Tours 337-230-6169 cajunfoodtours.com


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Greater New Orleans Book Review: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory BY jeanne frois photo by chryl gerber

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an. 8th marks the 201st anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. According to author Laura Lyons McLemore’s newly released book, “The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory,” the two centuries that have since passed have seen a perpetuation of myths not necessarily rooted in fact. For the sake of clarification,

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After the fall of Saigon in 1975, as more and more Vietnamese sought shelter in the United States, the diverse culture of the Crescent City bloomed with a beautiful new dimension. At the heart of this

the book is a collection of well-written essays, edited by McLemore, written by various scholars and historians that explore several societal, military

thriving local Asian community lies Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church. Located in eastern New Orleans, it has proved to be a vital link between fellowship, worship, social services and homecoming as two cultures willingly embrace one another.

One of the most important holidays is the Vietnamese New Year called TET. Each year Mary Queen of Vietnam Church celebrates the highly popular and consistently well-attended Tet New Year Festival for three days straight, drawing people from across the country like a family reunion.

and cultural aspects of the conflict. But it is McLemore’s brilliant introduction that sets the stage, giving a concise timeline of incidents that led

The celebration usually begins with a Mass. Then comes the colorful and mystical Dragon Dance. The belief of the people is that they are descended from both a dragon and a fairy — the fiery creature brings rain and abundant agriculture. Fireworks explode like flowers across the sky and traditional

to the War of 1812, covering negative public opinion, a thwarted desire to invade Canada, and how the United States was caught between a rock and hard place by the war between France and England and its impact on maritime activities — all culminating on that dark January morning in Chalmette. Some of the essays dispel the myths about the War of 1812 and deserve exploring by any interested reader. The collection covers a spectrum of social and military issues of the time — the negative attitude towards African Americans’ participation in the war and the subsequent demise in race relations that followed as well as military leadership lessons learned from the battle that are applicable to this day. A fascinating essay written by Joseph Stoltz III chronicles the centennial anniversary of the battle in 1915, and the surprising opposition of New Orleanians against it. u

Vietnamese dances and folksongs are performed as the brilliant colors of the ao dai, or tunics, shimmer like rainbows. Several of the church ministries spend days preparing food offerings such fried bananas; egg and spring rolls; grilled corn; Vietnamese poor boys and plenty

of pho in multiple forms. For those who may not be inclined toward the traditional foods, hot dogs and nachos are also available.

Tet New Year Festival February 10 – 12 Mary Queen of Vietnam Church 14001 Dwyer Blvd. 504-254-5660

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Natchitoches Meat Pie

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The start of the New Year in Louisiana often means the start of Mardi Gras, and all across the state, folks are gearing up for another exciting Carnival season. As the final touches are added to parade floats and the colorful array of beads is prepped for krewe members, families are planning their costumes, parade spots, and tailgate menus. Louisiana’s diverse parishes and cities join in the festivities in a variety of ways, and from family-oriented celebrations to adult-centered parties, there’s something for everyone. Meanwhile, Louisiana plays host to a number of other festivals and events in the winter and early spring, from Easter egg knocking to wildlifecentered activities in admiration of Louisiana’s eagles and bears. A variety of attractions and impactful stakeholders round out the following statewide points of interest. It’s time for a winter excursion—plan yours today!

Louisiana Communities For a serene escape into a place of beauty, visit Iberville Parish, an historical Louisiana gem tucked between the quiet swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin and the bustling capital of Baton Rouge. Step through time and elegance at one of the many magnificent antebellum homes like Nottoway Plantation, the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion located in White Castle. Other historical attractions include The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site, The Hansen’s Disease Museum in Carville, The Iberville Museum, and the majestic St. John the Evangelist

Catholic Church, the purest example of Italian Romanesque architecture in the South. With so many beautiful diverse waterways, fishing and bird watching opportunities are endless, making it a premier outdoor getaway in the heart of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Enjoy a relaxing golf outing at one of Louisiana’s most popular courses, The Island, located in Plaquemine. End your day by dining along the mighty Mississippi and enjoying fresh seafood with a Louisiana sunset at Roberto’s River Road Restaurant located in Sunshine. For more destinations and events, go to VisitIberville.com.

Allons aux Avoyelles, to pass a good time! The Rotary Club of Avoyelles will host the Krewe of Cyllenius Parade in Marksville on February 19 at 2:00pm. The parade winds from Avoyelles Parish Courthouse square, takes a left on Hwy 1 South and another left on Acton to Preston Street before ending downtown. Known as the “Easter Egg Knocking Capitol of Louisiana,” Avoyelles invites you to pacque on Easter Weekend! Cottonport hosts Knockin’ on the Bayou and Effie welcomes you to Easter on the Red River, both family-friendly events occurring Easter Saturday. On Easter Sunday morning, Marksville celebrates it longtime tradition of the egg knocking competition at the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse with registration beginning at 9:00am. Ben Routh Recreational Park is located on the Red River in the Effie/Vick Community on Hwy 1196. Spend some quality time with the family outdoors and enjoy the park’s play areas for children, picnic areas, and boat launches. Bring a picnic lunch and let the children enjoy the outdoors on the banks of Red River.

With the start of the New Year, Natchitoches wraps up its 90th Annual Christmas Festival, which turns off its lights at the start of Epiphany on January 6. The festival season draws around 500,000 people every year from across Louisiana and the region for its variety of celebrations, entertainment, tours, food, music, and shopping. With concerts, fireworks, and—of course— visits from Santa, the charming holiday festival amidst the beatific backdrop of historic Natchitoches offers visitors the opportunity to delight in the Christmas spirit and the warmth of family. With the start of Epiphany comes the revelry of Mardi Gras, and Natchitoches is host to three Mardi Gras balls and one celebratory parade. The Krewe of Dionysos rolls on the evening of Saturday, February 25 and brings family-friendly fun to Natchitoches’ joyous streets throughout the day and night. For more travel ideas and Natchitoches attractions, including historic homes and the famous Natchitoches Meat Pie, visit Natchitoches.com. Tons of beads, mouth-watering king cake, family fun parades, glitzy parties and glamorous balls— there’s nothing like Mardi Gras season in northwest Louisiana, and every year it’s one of ShreveportBossier’s biggest celebrations. The Krewe of Centaur Parade rolls at 4:30pm, Saturday, February 18, and the Krewe of Gemini Parade rolls at 4:00pm, Saturday, Feb. 25. Both parades begin in downtown Shreveport and portions of the parade route on Clyde Fant Parkway are “no alcohol zones,” which allow people of all ages a safe, fun time. On Sunday, February 26, check out the Krewe of Highland Parade at 1:00pm in the Highland neighborhood. The Krewe of Highland parade is known for its quirky traditions and unique “throws,” including floats that throw grilled hot dogs, ramen noodles, and more. LouisianaLife.com | 103


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For more information, request a free copy of the 2017 Mardi Gras Gris Gris Guide, visit ShreveportMardiGras.org/Life or call 1-800-551-8682. Surrounded by the waters of Bayou Teche, Atchafalaya River, and the Atchafalaya Swamp Basin, the Cajun Coast, in St. Mary Parish, is known for its natural splendor and “road less traveled” atmosphere. There’s no better way to spend a mild winter day than exploring the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area or winding along the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway. Or you can experience the wilderness by paddling through the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge. Golfers won’t want to miss a chance to hit the Atchafalaya at Idlewild, named to Golf Digest’s Top 10 Best Louisiana Courses 2013 and Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play 2012. Download the Cajun Coast Travel Guide App, the official tourism app for St. Mary Parish, from the App Store or Google Play for free today! This winter and spring, St Mary Parish is alive with festivals and events including Mardi Gras, the Eagle Expo (Feb. 16-18, 2017), the Cypress Sawmill Festival (March 31-April 2, 2017), the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival (April 21-23, 2017), and the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show (April 21-23, 2017). For more information, visit cajuncoast.com. Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area voted as the Happiest City in America by the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch. com, and it’s no mystery why. No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette they will have something for you to celebrate. One celebration that has visitors from all over the world heading down south with a smile on their face is Mardi Gras. Worldwide, Mardi Gras is known as a time to let loose and celebrate. In Lafayette you can experience all of the excitement and revelry of the Carnival season in a familyfriendly atmosphere. The festivities, which span two weekends (Feb. 18 and Feb. 24-28), feature nine parades, a festival with live music, balls and a costume contest. So come on down and shout, “Throw me something mister!” Visit LafayetteTravel.com/Mardi-Gras for the 2017 schedule of events.

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Every year, Mardi Gras brings excitement and joy to Louisiana, as families gather to delight in the regalia, marching bands, throws and merriment. As a family-oriented festival set amidst the parades of Jefferson Parish, Family Gras is a highlight of Carnival season featuring music and entertainment for all ages, your favorite Louisiana seafood and cuisine, and a diverse and colorful art market all

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conveniently placed along the parade route of storied krewes such as Excalibur and Caesar. High-caliber entertainment has included national and regional favorites such as Zack Brown Band, Taylor Swift, Allen Toussaint, Beach Boys, The Drifters, and The Imagination Movers. Admission is free, though a Royal Pass VIP experience is available at Ticketmaster and offers premium viewing, backstage access, food and

beverage, and restroom facilities. For information, visit FamilyGras.com or call 1-877-572-7474. Located ten minutes from New Orleans, Jefferson Parish offers family fun year-round—from the decadent Oyster Trail to the magnificent trails of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve and the excitement of minor league baseball. Plan your itinerary at VisitJeffersonParish.com.


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Attractions Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder is Louisiana’s largest casino resort. Enjoy 2,800 of the newest and hottest slots, over 70 thrill-aminute table games including live poker, live bingo, and off-track betting, free live entertainment, ten dining options to satisfy any palate, hot beignets, deluxe overnight accommodations in over 900 luxurious rooms (including the beautifully updated Grand Hotel), and more! If you prefer an outdoor setting, relax in your own RV or a cozy chalet in Red Shoes RV Resort. Let the kids play in a supervised childcare facility and teen arcade. Meanwhile, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store on Coushatta Casino’s immense 100,000-squarefoot gaming floor, and non-smokers LOVE the enormous 12,000-squarefoot non-smoking slot area. Play your favorite slots and table games to rack up points and comps in Coushatta’s Advantage Players Club, and use your comp dollars at any casino restaurant or gift shop. Play a round at Koasati Pines at Coushatta championship golf course, rated 4½ stars by Golf Digest’s readers—it’s the top casino

course in Louisiana. Coushatta is “Louisiana’s Best Bet!” Visit CoushattaCasinoResort.com or call 1-800-584-7263.

City Park Sales at 504-488-2896 or e-mail cpsales@nocp.org. For photos, a sales brochure, and more, visit NewOrleansCityPark.com.

Culture, history, and natural beauty combine at New Orleans City Park to make an exceptional locale for memorable occasions, private events, and weddings. What better way to say “I do” than beside the steadfast, ancient oaks of the country’s most magical city? New Orleans City Park offers a number of verdant and stately venues for a range of events, from simple ceremonies to grand affairs. From the budding flowers of the New Orleans Botanical Garden to the towering columns of the elegant Grecian-style Peristyle, City Park is infused with natural charm and awe-inspiring architecture and offers weddingfriendly locales spread across the expansive 1,300-acre, 160-year-old Park. Catering services provided by City Park Catering will ensure your seamless event is packed with flavor, whether through traditional New Orleans cuisine or elegant cocktail fare and hors d’oeuvres. For more information about City Park rentals and catering, contact

From Mardi Gras parades to the New Orleans Saints and crawfish boils to creole seasoning, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation infuses the spirit of Louisiana into its games, reflecting the state’s rich cultural heritage and love for passing a good time. What’s more, 35 percent of every dollar spent playing these games helps fund K-12 public education, amounting to more than $3.2 billion since 1991. The Lottery is also a proud supporter of community fairs, festivals, and charity events, as well as the 3,000 local businesses who sell tickets, earning them more than $492 million in compensation since the Lottery’s inception. From every corner of Louisiana, the Lottery brings a reason to smile! For more information and where to play, visit louisianalottery.com. The Port of South Louisiana, which stretches 54 miles along the Mississippi River, is the largest tonnage port district in the western

hemisphere, having handled over 292 million short tons of cargo in 2015 via vessels and barges at its facilities within St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes. The Port of South Louisiana has recently assisted the state and its economic partners by helping locate over $23 billion in new investment to its district. Over 4,000 oceangoing vessels and 55,000 barges call at the Port of South Louisiana each year, making it the top ranked in the country for export tonnage and total tonnage. Port of South Louisiana cargo throughput accounts for 15% and 57% of total U.S. and Louisiana exports, respectively. The Port’s goals are to serve the maritime transportation needs of its resident industry and assist in the development of facilities, to encourage foreign and domestic investment within the River Parishes and Louisiana, and to attract foreign and domestic cargo to the Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. For more information on how the Port of South Louisiana helps the region, visit PortSL.com.

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January/ february Parades Around the State BY kelly massicot photo by cheryl gerber

GREATER NEW ORLEANS. Friday, Jan. 6 Joan of Arc Parade. 7:00 p.m. New Orleans. Phunny Phorty Phellows. 7:00 p.m. New Orleans. Saturday, Feb. 11 Krewe of Bilge. 12:00 p.m. Slidell. Krewe of Poseidon. 1:00 p.m. Slidell. Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie. 6:00 p.m. Slidell. Krewe du Vieux (Mature themed). 6:30 p.m. French Quarter. Krewedelusion. Follows Vieux. French Quarter. Sunday, Feb. 12 Little Rascals. 12 p.m. Metairie. Perseus. 1:00 p.m. Slidell. Friday, Feb. 17 Krewe of Cork. 3:00 p.m. French Quarter.

Krewe of Pontchartrain. 1:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Choctaw. 2:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Freret. 2:30 p.m. Uptown. ‘tit Rex. 5:00 p.m. Marigny. Knights of Sparta. 6:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Caesar. 6:00 p.m. Metairie. Krewe of Olympia. 6:00 p.m. Covington.

Krewe of Titans. 6:30 p.m. Slidell.

Krewe of Cleopatra. 6:30 p.m. Uptown.

Krewe of Chewbaccuhus. 7:00 p.m. Marigny.

Krewe of Excalibur. 7:00 p.m. Metairie. Krewe of Athena. 7:30 p.m. Metairie.

Sunday, Feb. 19 Krewe of Carrollton. 12:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of King Arthur. 1:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Alla. 1:00 p.m. Uptown.

Saturday, Feb. 18 Krewe of Paws. 10:00 a.m. Slidell. Mystic Knights of Adonis. 11:45 a.m. Westbank. Knights of Nemesis. 1:00 p.m. St. Bernard.

new orleans All dogs go — to the Mardi Gras. At least they have for the past 24 Carnival seasons. The Mystic Krewe of Barkus has been rolling, or walking on all fours, since 1993. Barkus is the only Carnival parade in New Orleans dedicated especially to man’s four-legged best friends. The King and Queen are both beloved dogs of the krewe and each parade has a dog-related theme – this year the theme is “From the Dog House to the White House.” While the parade is a fun family outing, the main goal is to raise awareness for homeless animals who need forever homes. All proceeds raised from krewe memberships, donations and online purchases go to benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans, Jefferson SPCA, Humane Society of Louisiana and more. Each Barkus krewe member is allowed one human escort and those attending the parade on Feb. 19, 2017 can join the festivities at the “pre pawty” at 10:30 a.m. with the parade following at 2 p.m.

Krewe of Pygmallion. 6:15 p.m. Uptown.

Krewe of Oshun. 6:00 p.m. Uptown.

Krewe of Eve. 7:00 p.m. Mandeville.

Best In Show

Krewe of Barkus. 2:00 p.m. French Quarter. Corps de Napoleon. 5:30p.m. Metairie. Wednesday, Feb. 22 Krewe of Druids. 6:30 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Nyx. 7:00 p.m. Uptown.

Krewe of Femme Fatale. TBD. Uptown.

Thursday, Feb. 23 Knights of Babylon. 5:45 p.m. Uptown.

Krewe of Claude. 1:00 p.m. Slidell.

Knights of Chaos. 6:15 p.m. Uptown.

Krewe of Dionysus. Follows Claude. Slidell.

Krewe of Muses. 6:30 p.m. Uptown.

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Friday, Feb. 24 Krewe of Bosom Buddies. 11:30 a.m. French Quarter. Krewe of Hermes. 6:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe d’Etat. 6:30 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Selene. 6:30 p.m. Slidell. Krewe of Morpheus. 7:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Centurions. 7:00 p.m. Metairie. Original Krewe of Orpheus. 7:00 p.m. Mandeville.


Saturday, Feb. 25 Krewe of NOMTOC. 10:45 a.m. Westbank.

Gras Parade (CAAWS). 1:30 p.m. Baton Rouge.

Krewe of Iris. 11:00 a.m. Uptown.

Friday, Feb. 24 Krewe of Southdowns. 7:00 p.m. Baton Rouge.

Krewe of Tucks. 12:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Tchefuncte. 1:00 p.m. Madisonville. Krewe of Endymion. 4:15 p.m. Mid-City. Krewe of Isis. 6:30 p.m. Metairie. Sunday, Feb. 26 Krewe of Okeanos. 11:00 a.m. Uptown. Krewe of Mid-City. 11:45 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Thoth. 12:00 p.m. Uptown. Krewe of Bacchus. 5:15 p.m. Uptown. Monday, Feb. 27 Krewe of Proteus. 5:15 p.m. Uptown.

Saturday, Feb. 25 Krewe of Spanish Town. 12:00 p.m. Baton Rouge. Sunday, Feb. 26 Krewe of Comogo. 7:00 p.m. Plaquemine.

NORTH Saturday, Feb. 18 Krewe of Centaur. 4:30 p.m. Shreveport. Saturday, Feb. 25 Krewe of Gemini. 4:00 p.m. Shreveport.

Krewe of Orpheus. 6:00 p.m. Uptown.

Sunday, Feb. 26 Krewe of Highland. 1:00 p.m. Shreveport.

Krewe of Pandora. 7:00 p.m. Metairie.

CAJUN COUNTRY

Tues, February 28 Krewe of Zulu. 8:00 a.m. Uptown.

Sunday, Feb. 12 Krewe of Des Petite. 1:00 p.m. Golden Meadow.

Krewe of Rex. 10:00 a.m. Uptown. Krewe of Elks Orleanians (Truck Parade). Follows Rex. Uptown. Krewe of Cresent City (Truck Parade). Follows Elks Orleanians. Uptown. Krewe of Argus. 10:00 a.m. Metairie. Krewe of Jefferson (Truck Parade). Follows Argus. Metairie. Elks Jeffersonians (Truck Parade). Follows Krewe of Jefferson. Metairie. Krewe of Lrya. 10:00 a.m. Covington.

PLANTATION COUNTRY Friday, Feb. 17 Krewe of Artemis. 7:00 p.m. Baton Rouge. Saturday, Feb. 18 Krewe of Mystique. 2:00 p.m. Baton Rouge Krewe of Orion. 6:30 p.m. Baton Rouge. Sunday, Feb. 19 Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi

Scott Mardi Gras Parade. 1:00 p.m. Jeanerette. Krewe of Shaka. 1:30 p.m. Thibodaux. Krewe of Ambrosia. 2:00 p.m. Thibodaux. Friday, Feb. 24 Friday Night Parade. 6:30 p.m. Lafayette. Krewe of Aphrodite. 6:30 p.m. Houma. Krewe of Athena. 7:00 p.m. Golden Meadow. Saturday, Feb. 25 Youngsville Parade. 11:00 a.m. Youngsville. Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade. 12:00 p.m. Baldwin. Krewe of Apollo. 12:00 p.m. Lockport. Krewe of Atlantis. 12:00 p.m. Golden Meadow. Children’s Parade. 12:30 p.m. Lafayette. Cypremort Point Boat Parade. 1:00 p.m. Cypremort Point State Park. Krewe of Dionysius Parade. 2:00 p.m. Bayou Vista. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Parade. 2:00 p.m. near St. Martinville.

Friday, Feb. 17 Krewe of Hercules. 6:00 p.m. Houma.

Jennings Mardi Gras Parade. 4:30 p.m. Jennings.

Saturday, Feb. 18 Carencro Mardi Gras Parade. 11:00 a.m. Carencro.

Krewe of Bonaparte Parade. 6:30 p.m. Lafayette.

Le Krewe of Des T-Cajuns. 12:00 p.m. Larose. Krewe of Tee Caillou. 12:00 p.m. Chauvin. Krewe des Chiens Canine Parade. 2:00 p.m. Lafayette. Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade. 2:00 p.m. Lake Arthur. Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade. 6:30 p.m. Lafayette. Krewe of Aquarius. 6:30 p.m. Houma. Sunday, Feb. 19 Krewe of Versailles. 12:00 p.m. Larose.

Le Krewe of Dubon Temps. 6:00 p.m. Larose.

Krewe of Mardi Gras. 6:30 p.m. Houma. Sunday, Feb. 26 Duson Mardi Gras Parade. 12:00 p.m. Duson. Henderson Mardi Gras Parade. 12:30 p.m. Henderson. Krewe of Cleophas. 12:30 p.m. Thibodaux. Krewe of Terreanians. 12:30 p.m. Houma. Krewe de St. Martin/Krewe de Chien Parade. 1:00 p.m. Breaux Bridge. Krewe of Chronos. 1:30 p.m. Thibodaux.

Krewe of Hyacinthians. 12:00 p.m. Houma.

Krewe of Galatea Parade. 2:00 p.m. Morgan City.

Krewe of Titans. following Hyacinthians. Houma.

Krewe of Montegut. 2:00 p.m. Houma.

Krewe of Ezana Parade. 1:00 p.m. Jeanerette.

Krewe of Nereids. 6:00 p.m. Golden Meadow.

Monday, Feb. 27 Krewe of Amani Parade. 2:00 p.m. Patterson. Queen Evangeline’s Parade. 6:00 p.m. Lafayette. Krewe of Cleopatra. 6:30 p.m. Houma. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Half Fast Krewe of Frank’s Parade. 9:00 a.m. Opelousas. King Gabriel’s Parade. 10:00 a.m. Lafayette. Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade. 11:00 a.m. Jeanerette. Krewe of Houmas. 11:00 a.m. Houma. Krewe of Kajuns. following Houmas. Houma. Krewe of Neptune. 12:00 p.m. Galliano. Franklin Mardi Gras Parade. 1:00 p.m. Franklin. Krewe of Coteau Parade. 1:00 p.m. Coteau. Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade. 1:00 p.m. Lafayette. Krewe of Ghana. 1:00 p.m. Thibodaux. Krewe of Choupic. 1:00 p.m. Chackbay. Krewe of Maasai. 2:00 p.m. Thibodaux. KADN/KLAF Independent Parade. 2:00 p.m. Lafayette. Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie Parade. 2:00 p.m. Kaplan. Krewe of Hephaestus Parade. 2:00 p.m. Morgan City. Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade. 2:00 p.m. Loreauville. Sunset Mardi Gras Parade. 2:00 p.m. Sunset. Carnival d’Acadie Parade. 3:00 p.m. Crowley. Krewe of Bonne Terre. 4:00 p.m. Houma.

CENTRAL LOUISIANA Wednesday, Feb. 22 LSUA Mardi Gras Parade. 12:00 p.m. Alexandria. Saturday, Feb. 25 AMGA Annual Children’s Parade. TBD. Alexandria. Sunday, Feb. 26 AMGA Annual Krewes Parade. TBD. Alexandria.


great louisiana quiz

The Quiz of Kings Carnival, Mardi Gras and everything between By Errol Laborde

1. Pictured here is a king cake.

What is the proper season for serving the confection?

A. Between Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) and Mardi Gras. B. Between the birthdays of Elvis (Jan. 8) and Martin Luther King (Jan. 15). C. Between Mardi Gras and Easter Sunday. D. On Huey Long’s birthday to celebrate his anthem, “Every Man A King.” 2. A foreign object is frequently placed into a king cake. Commonly it is a plastic baby but it could be some sort of other carnival related token. What is the term for the object? A. La fève B. Le object C. The prize D. The surprise 3. What is the significance of the

5. Which Shreveport parade

purple, green and gold sugars used to decorate many king cake?

krewe would best relate to someone whose birthday is between May 21 and June 21?

A. Endymion

9. For the last several years the Krewe of Louisianans carnival ball in Washington has been held in this building.

A.

A. Highland.

B. Orpheus

A. D.C. Convention Center

B. Gemeni

C. Thoth

B. Washington Hilton

C. Centaur

D. Bacchus

C. Watergate Hotel

The tradition goes back to a popular confection sold back when LSU and Tulane played each other in football. The purple and gold represent LSU; the green represents Tulane.

B. The colors were that of the French Bourbon dynasty. C. Purple, green and gold are the official colors of the New Orleans carnival as first proclaimed by Rex. D. Bakers say that sugars with those colors taste best. 4. Your friend decides that he

wants to start his own small Mard Gras parade but to have it in a town that does not already have a parade. Which one of these towns should he avoid? A. Bunkie B. Frogmore C. New Roads D. Bordelonville

7. In terms of riders this

New Orleans organization is carnivals largest krewe

D. Aesclepius. 6. Named after the confection, but not quite, the term Baby Cakes was introduced last year, to mostly negative reaction, as the new name for:

D. Kennedy Center 8. Your friend receives an

10. Founded in 1857 this New Orleans organization created the word “krewe.” Which is it?

B. New Orleans’ minor league baseball team

invitation to a house party to watch the Spanish town carnival parade, only it does not say where the parade is, though you friend reasons that is must be in a palace that is Spanish. Where does the parade march?

A. New Iberia

D. Comus

C. An app for finding desserts

B. St. Barnard Parish’s Islenos community

A. A small donut

D. A new breed of lap dog

A. Rex B. Momus C. Proteus

C. Baton Rouge D. New Orleans

bonus! What is the oldest surviving carnival parading organization in each of these cities: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Roads, Shreveport, New Orleans

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1.A 2.A 3.C 4.C 5.B 6.B 7.A 8.C 9.B 10.D SCORING

Score 10 points for each correct answer: 0-20 Consult your nearest library. 30-60 Begin by buying a good road map. 70-90 You should run for office. 100 Candidate for a Ph.D. In Louisianaology.

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from our Nov/Dec issue

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Name the Louisianians who received presidential appointments to the following positions and the President who appointed them. • Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court • Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development • Ambassador, Organization of American States

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Heartfelt Vocals Lafayette Cajun musician Courtney Granger goes country BY amanda wicks photo by romero & Romero

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eginning around age 13, Courtney Granger started singing in bars. Performing in such a mature environment revealed some of life’s more surreptitious moments. But Granger’s voice belied his age. A descendent of The Balfa Brothers, his Cajun heritage and the legacy of the region’s music wove themselves into his singing. “The vocals come from the heart and come from the soul and come from their toes,” he says, describing the particular style of Cajun singing. “It’s just so powerful and emotional.” Granger’s new solo album “Beneath Still Waters,” is a tribute to country and folk musicians who shaped him, including George Jones, Waylon Jennings, and Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard. In fact, the duo’s “Don’t Put Her Down You Helped Put Her There” leads off the project, and Gerrard contributed harmonies to complement Granger’s part. The two didn’t record together in the same studio, but he still remembers first hearing what she’d sent him. “When we got the recording back, me and Dirk Powell, the producer, just sat in the studio and cried,” he says. “And we listened to it probably 20 times, and cried the same way 20 times. It was so powerful what she did.” Granger went solo for this latest project, but still sings with the Pine Leaf Boys and keeps to the traditions that beat through his blood. Carrying on the mantle of The Balfa Brothers, among other Cajun musicians, might be intimidating to another musician, but Granger takes it all in stride. “I don’t let my legacy make me nervous, or feel that I have to uphold some sort of standard,” he says. “I just do what comes from my heart, and hope that they’d be proud.” u

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Favorite place to catch live music? Blue Moon Saloon here in Lafayette always has great music from all over the place. Great atmosphere. Favorite restaurant? I love sushi, so any place where they have good sushi, I’m in! Favorite place to explore nature? I love walking through the state parks here in Louisiana. Chicot State Park in Ville Platte has always been my favorite to just walk the trails.

Courtney Granger grew up steeped in the “sad songs,” which have become a touchstone the singer returns to again and again as a songwriter and performer


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