Louisiana Life January-February 2021

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9 LOUISIANIANS MAKING THE PELICAN STATE A BETTER PLACE

JANUARY FEBRUARY 2021

LEFT TO RIGHT MELISSA MARTIN, BOB THAMES & PJ MORTON

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Louisianians of the Year 9 Louisianians making the Pelican State a better place

FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR’S DESK

Midnight Trains 6

PELICAN BRIEFS

Noteworthy news and happenings around the state 8

HEALTH

How to ease your child’s anxiety during (and after) the pandemic 10

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Travel Resolutions Resolve to visit these Louisiana locales in 2021

Books and accolades about the distinct people, places, writing, history and land, food and film of Louisiana 12

MADE IN LOUISIANA

Youngsville-based C’est Tout keeps the holy trinity close at hand 14

ART

Big Chief Demond Melancon explores history, passes the art and attributes of beading to the next generation of New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians 16

HOME

Artist Rebecca Rebouché’s Northshore treehouse 58

KITCHEN GOURMET

5 hearty, flavorful and satisfying soups that eat like a hearty meal — just add bread 60

TRAVELER

Quirky family fun is the signature of the Krewe of Highland in Shreveport, which is rolling with the pandemic punches 62

FARTHER FLUNG

Historic and charming Natchez, Mississippi is a dream stop for history buffs and nature lovers alike 64

A LOUISIANA LIFE

Kendrick Johnson relied on his skills as an offshore field safety coordinator to aid in Lake Charles’ hurricane recovery effort


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Midnight Trains

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et us pause a moment to consider midnight trains: Winston Hall is a Shreveport musician, song writer and music history buff. His town was once the home of the “Louisiana Hayride,” a Grand Ole Opry-type radio concert that helped grease many careers including that of Elvis and Hank Williams. Williams lived in the Shreveport area for a while around 1948. His first house just so happened to be down the road a piece from where Hall would one day live. It is relevant to this story that a railroad track was across the street from the house. In 1949 Williams recorded, “I Am So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Elvis, himself, would refer to the piece as the “saddest song I ever heard,” but oh there was such poetry in the sadness.

The silence of a falling star, Lights up a purple sky. And as I wonder where you are, I’m so lonesome I could cry. Williams, who is credited as the song writer, recorded it in 1949. So, the record would have come into being around the time that the singer was living in Shreveport across the street from the railroad track. Conceding that this is pure conjecture, Hall nevertheless says, “when I laid in bed hearing the midnight train whining low past my house on Mansfield Road every night, I couldn’t help but believe that Hank too laid in bed hearing the same damn thing night after night after night and that sank into his songwriting subconscious.” Hear that lonesome whippoorwill? He sounds too blue to fly. The midnight train is whining low: I’m so lonesome I could cry. Huddie Ledbetter was born near Shreveport in 1888. In his world he learned to play the early blues that was so popular in the Black community. As an adult he developed a following under the name of Lead Belly. He also developed a criminal record and spent time in various jails including Angola. Behind bars he would have heard a southern folksong that was especially popular among prisoners, “The Midnight Special.” The song would eventually be recorded by many people, but Lead Belly arguably made the definitie recording.

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A Man and His Swamp – Dean Wilson, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

Well, you wake up in the mornin’, you hear the work bell ring And they march you to the table, you see the same old thing Lead Belly died in 1949 the same year that Hank Williams recorded “I am so Lonesome...” The fascination with midnight trains transcended generations. What is it about trains, especially those at midnight that seem to captivate the muse? Hall thinks it might be a symbol of hope, a glow of something coming around the bend. Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me Let the Midnight Special shine a ever lovin’ light on me In 1968 Johnny Cash stepped on stage before an auditorium of inmates at Folsom Prison and transported the gathering into redemption: I hear the train a-comin’ It’s rollin’ ‘round the bend And I ain’t seen the sunshine Since I don’t know when

Dean Wilson spent four months alone in the Atchafalaya swamps’ deep basin with “a spear, a few hooks, a bow and arrows.” He lived to tell the tale and discuss his career saving the basin. His fights these days are against human intruders more than critters. Guest: Wilson is founder and executive director of the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

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Pre-Historic Poverty Point – Indigenous Settlement Is Rich With Discoveries Poverty Point is a pre-historic settlement dating back to 1700 years BC. In what is now Northeastern Louisiana, Poverty Point was the center of an indigenous culture that spread thorough the Gulf South. Guest: Archaeologists Diana Greenlee, resident researcher at the UNESCO designated World Heritage site

Cash knew where he wanted that train to take him: Far from Folsom Prison That’s where I want to stay And I’d let that lonesome whistle Blow my blues away Each midnight brings him closer to the day when he too could climb aboard that train.

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Traiteurs the Traditions of Plants and Prayers for Healing Many of us might like to have more “faith” and “healing.” Mary Perrin — a traiteuse or the Acadian equivalent of a faith healer — can provide both. Working with herbs, plants and prayer traiteurs look to cure maladies. Guest: Mary Perrin, Chairperson of the Jardin des traiteurs


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PEL I C AN B RIE FS

Ship It, Don’t Shuck It Good Eats expands to send oysters four ways in Louisiana and now to four markets outside the state BY LISA LEBLANC-BERRY

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CAJUN MARDI GR AS FEST Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette, held February 1216, is still on. The family-friendly fest brings carnival rides and games, Cajun food and parades that come right through the festival site to Cajun Field (COVID-19 social safety restrictions are required). Reservations are recommended for parking passes ranging from $50-$1,000; many prime areas are already sold out (gomardigrasrv.com).

NEW ORLEANS

Sweeten Up, Valentine Sucré, the once-popular sweetsand-coffee boutique, has been resurrected at 3025 Magazine Street under a new owner, Ayesha Motwani. Sucré’s former executive pastry chef, Ashley McMillan, has returned with artful, eye-candy confections ideal for Valentine’s Day and Carnival season. Check out the king cakes, specialty chocolates and hand-spun gelato. Algiers’ Congregation Coffee is supplying the java (shopsucre.com). CARENCRO

New Owners, Same Alligator Before closing in 2020 due to pandemic pressures, Bob Guilbeau’s 40-year-old iconic Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant was famed for its live Cajun music and dancing, swamp décor and giant stuffed alligator. Prejean’s has resurfaced with new proprietors: Tim and Greg Metcalf (Deano’s owners) and Ken Boudreaux. Aside from acquiring the recipes and retail product line, the new owners demanded the iconic stuffed alligator as part of the deal (facebook.com/prejeansgumbo). BOSSIER CITY

Carnival on Carts

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ood Eats chef-owner, Boyer Derise, has expanded his Baton Rouge and Lafayette-based prepared food delivery service locations with the all-new Bayou Carlin Oyster Co. The Delcambre native is now shipping grilled Gulf oysters (via dry ice) with four topping options: andouille cream cheese, barbecue butter, butter-garlic and caramelized onions with bacon. The new year debuts his newly launched shipping markets in Houston, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. (facebook.com/bayoucarlinoysterco).

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Although revelers are dismayed over New Orleans’ Mardi Gras cancellations, folks are still celebrating in Bossier City with the wacky, one-of-a-kind East Bank Golf Cart parade on February 13. Instead of floats, you’ll find elaborately decorated golf carts complete with throws. The best decorated golf carts win $500 in cash. Vendors selling handmade items and food trucks add to the allure.

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HEALTH Y LOUISIANA

Keep Calm and Parent On How to ease your child’s anxiety during (and after) the pandemic

Fresh Take What is in season right now

BY FRITZ ESKER

MINT

Mint can be used to flavor drinks and jazz up dishes like veggies, chicken, fish and lamb. Mint can also ease stomachaches, as well as boost the immune system. Plus it freshens your breath.

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his past year has been full of anxiety and uncertainty for people across the globe. That is also true for children, who have endured months of staying at home, as well as separation from friends and fun activities. Even though in-person schools are back in session in the New Orleans area, children may still feel anxious during the pandemic and there are ways you can help them through this difficult time. LIMIT MEDIA EXPOSURE

Gina LaRose, LPC, LMFT said it’s important to minimize children’s access to information when so much of the news is dominated by COVID-19 cases. Too much exposure to the news can lead to obsessing about worst-case scenarios. Preventing information overload can be hard to do in the internet era, but you should at least avoid having the TV news on frequently. “Even if they aren’t talking about what they’re hearing, kids are constantly absorbing information,” said LaRose. HEALTHY TALK AND ROUTINES

If children do talk about their feelings, parents should encourage them. You should be supportive

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and understanding of any concerns the children in your life have at the moment. Validate their feelings and acknowledge that this is a difficult, stressful time for everyone and that it’s OK to be upset from time to time. Routines are essential for children. If they’re still doing at-home learning full-time or as part of a hybrid plan at their school, make a schedule for them to stick to when they are at home. “Kids thrive off of structure and knowing what to expect,” LaRose said.

Also known as green onions, scallions are an excellent source of fiber to keep you feeling full, lower your cholesterol levels as well as lowering your chances for diabetes and heart disease.

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The Child Mind Institute (childmind.org) noted that going back to school after months of stay-at-home learning might provoke anxiety in some children, too. That can come in the form of separation anxiety or in fears of contracting the virus. The Child Mind Institute recommended that parents set the tone for kids and model good coping strategies. If you seem anxious, your children will pick up on that and likely be anxious, too. “Monitoring and managing your own stress level is going to help minimize your child’s anxieties as well,” LaRose said. n

PARSLEY

Used primarily as an herb or spice, parsley is rich in many vitamins, including A, C and K. These vitamins have antioxidant properties and assist in blood clotting and bone health. It’s also low in calories.


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L IT ERARY LOUISIANA

Celebrate the Culture Books and accolades about the distinct people, places, writing, history and land, food and film of Louisiana BY ASHLEY MCLELLAN

SNAPSHOTS IN TIME

New Orleans Portrayed

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LOUISIANA WRITER AWARD The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana recognized author and Tulane professor John M. Barry in fall of 2020 as the recipient of the 21st Louisiana Writer Award. Barry, who is also one of our 2021 Louisianians of the Year honorees, was recognized for his work documenting Louisiana history and the state’s coastal restoration efforts and challenges. He is the author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” and “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America.” Previous winners of the award include Ernest Gaines, James Lee Burke, Tim Gautreaux and Johnette Downing.

COMFORT FOOD

Fresh from Louisiana: The Soul of Cajun and Creole Home Cooking BY GEORGE GRAHAM

From farm-fresh produce to the freshest caught seafood and game, Louisiana is an embarrassment of food riches. In his latest cookbook, “Fresh from Louisiana,” Lafayette-based chef, restaurateur, award-winning food blogger and author George Graham explores the best ways to enjoy all of the market fresh bounty that Louisiana has to offer the home cook. With more than 100 recipes and full color photos, Graham highlights an entire menu of Cajun recipes, from starters to dessert, along with colorful stories, memoirs and characters. Corn and crab bisque, sweet-tea brined chicken, braised collards in hock stock and praline pumpkin pie are just a few of the favorites included. Graham guides home cooks in a familiar and comfortable way, as if he’s cooking right there with you in your own kitchen. Hardcover, 240 pages, $40

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID G. SPIELMAN

What makes a good photograph? Is it the right lighting? A perfect composition, person or place? Or is it capturing both in an instant? New Orleans photographer DAvid G. Spielman has spent four decades living and working in the city he calls home, capturing those instants with the interesting people and places around him. In his latest book, “New Orleans Portrayed,” Spielman offers a visual love letter to the Crescent City, with stunning, moving, intriguing black and white portraits of a place and the personalities that make it one of the most unique places in the world. Hardcover, 120 pages, $45.

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SOUTHERN SCREENS

The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South on Screen BY BEN BEARD

Hollywood South continues to play a big role in the business of film making, but while many movies are filmed throughout Louisiana, what do movie makers really understand about the places they capture their films? From “A Streetcar Named Desire” to “Steel Magnolias,” “Eve’s Bayou” and “12 Years a Slave,” Louisiana, and many other locations across the region, has been the backdrop for and exploration of the stories and personalities of the American South. Part memoir, part history book and movie guide, “The South Never Plays Itself” takes a deep dive into what movies get right and what they get wrong about their portrayal of the South from the point of view of a true movie buff. Hardcover, 304 pages, $28.95


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LO UIS IANA MADE

Cut and Dried Youngsville-based C’est Tout keeps the holy trinity close at hand BY JEFFREY ROEDEL PHOTOS BY ROMERO & ROMERO

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elief in the resurrection runs deep in Dreux Barra’s life, and as it turns out, in his gumbo pot, too. The Youngsville-based food entrepreneur’s holy trinity mix — that’s bell pepper, celery and onion, for those unbaptized in the wild ways of traditional Louisiana cooking — “comes back to life, just like you chopped them yourself,” as he likes to explain at the many markets and cooking demonstrations he attends throughout Acadiana. Barra’s C’est Tout (French for “that’s all” and pronounced “say-too”) is jars of chopped and air-dried trinity mix that when added to water, stock or right into the gumbo pot, flowers with a savory, aromatic edge that fills the room and conjures memories of family gatherings and holidays past; of hot Saturday nights with the Tigers on the tube; of pots full of hot food and arms full of warm embraces; of invitations signed, sealed and delivered with a simple “y’all come.” “I’m not a chef, I’m a Cajun cook,” says the Lafayette native and veteran of the private security industry. “No degree. No culinary institute. Just the joy of being in the kitchen and years of making delicious food with my family.” Barra grew up one of six in a large Roman Catholic family. Summers were spent at his grandmother’s home in New Orleans’ 9th Ward where he was usually at her side in the kitchen watching and learning. “The smell of cut onions immediately brings me back to her house,” Barra says. “My mom taught us all how to cook, but my grandma really introduced Creole cooking. She was always working with rice and what we now know as the holy trinity. When adding garlic, it’s holy trinity ‘wit da Pope.’” Barra, now 57, refers to himself as his brand’s “Chief Chopping Officer.” Years ago he used to make large batches of beef jerky to donate to the local men’s shelter and give to the neighbors. In late 2016, he had a particularly expansive largesse of vegetables in his pantry and began experimenting with cutting and air drying them like he had his thin strips of beef. “I was raised in a ‘cook what you catch and kill,’ family, a ‘never throw anything out family,’ so I thought there was something that could be done with these vegetables,” he says After six months of experimenting he walked into a meeting with a marketing agency and walked out with their confidence. “That put a little grease in my gear.” It also put his product into stores. More than 50 retail outlets, mostly mom-and-pops, carry C’est Tout products, and a handful of restaurants are cooking with it in their jambalaya and etouffee now, too. “With the pandemic, I think people are spending more time in their kitchens and wanting to expand what they can cook themselves for their families,” Barra says. As long as it is stored inside and kept dry, C’est Tout can last for years. He’s produced more than 6,000 jars to date, all while maintaining his full-time job.

What has been the biggest challenge as a food entrepreneur during COVID-19? The inability to do cooking demonstrations in stores and at farmers markets. It has been good to see that more people are cooking at home though and trying new things. You’re a problemsolver and you don’t like to waste anything. What’s behind that ethos? Waste not, want not. Growing up with six kids taught us that we all needed to do our part to get the most from all things. With two older brothers, I don’t think I got my own brand new pair of jeans until I bought them myself!

“I never planned on being an entrepreneur,” Barra explains. “This is a hobby business for now, but it’s growing.” Barra lives in Acadiana with his wife Monique, two yellow labs and two rabbits. He served in Desert Storm and has lived all over the country working in private security for Home Depot and Procter & Gamble. He has investigated the Russian mafia, arsons in Brooklyn and gangs in Los Angeles and when he finally returned to Louisiana, he decided he wanted to give back to the warm home he never stopped loving. “This product has really humbled me in so many ways,” Barra says. “I really appreciate Louisiana so much more now.” While he’s negotiating a deal with a larger food retailer to expand his business further, Barra uses C’est Tout for his weekly Bible studies. Every Thursday night he cooks for a group of men from his church. Duck gumbo is a favorite. This is a new kind of family, one building memories, too, and around a pot of Louisiana food all the same. “I try to let things happen as they happen — trust God,” Barra says. “It’s hard to explain, but I’m happy to share something that helps people make fewer runs to the grocery, that helps people in the kitchen to make delicious food for the people they love.” n

When not working, what do you love to do? Fishing the Basin and in Vermilion Bay. While I don’t get a ton of opportunity, duck hunting has been a big part of my outdoor adventures. For Yankees out there, what is it about Cajun and Creole cooking that makes it special? To me, it’s more than just mixing ingredients. It’s about the group you are with when preparing and eating. When I am preparing dinner for my men’s group, I am usually not quite finished cooking when everyone shows up. Everyone gathers in the kitchen and just catches up on life; great conversations happen.

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Beading Rhythms Big Chief Demond Melancon explores history, passes the art and attributes of beading to the next generation of New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians BY JOHN R. KEMP

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ew Orleans is a gumbo of people of all different nationalities and races and all those people show a lot of love to each other,” says artist and Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Demond Melancon. “I’m part of that gumbo.” Melancon, who resides with his wife Alicia in the city’s Bywater neighborhood, is a prominent “contemporary bead artist” and Big Chief of the Lower 9th Ward Young Seminole Hunters Mardi Gras tribe. His beaded portraits and exquisite Mardi Gras Indian costumes called suits — all made with thousands of tiny colored beads — are mystical symbols of an African American Creole culture that courses through the city’s veins and historic

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neighborhoods like the rhythmic motions of the Mississippi. To him, they are spiritual connections to the African diaspora and to elders who keep those traditions alive. Born and raised in the city’s Lower 9th Ward, Melancon has come a long way in recent decades. His intricately composed and sewed beaded Mardi Gras suits and portraits, depicting greats such as Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin and Professor Longhair, have gained him international acclaim with exhibitions at major museums in New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Miami and, most impressively, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In addition, a 2019 documentary about Melancon’s work premiered at New York’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. Last October the Joan Mitchell Foundation awarded Melancon a fourmonth artist residency at the foundation’s national center in New Orleans. The 42-year-old Melancon, who studies the works of Italian Renaissance and Dutch masters as well as African American artists, says his bead art has given him purpose, a recognized place in the city’s art world, a sense of self-reliance and broken barriers. He now passes these attributes on to younger generations in his tribe.

(left) Aretha Franklin (above) Dr. John (facing page, left) Big Freedia (facing page, right) Demond Melancon and his 2020 Mardi Gras Indian suit Jah Defender

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Melancon’s evolution as a bead artist and Mardi Gras Indian is uniquely New Orleans. When he was 10, his mother took him to see his first Mardi Gras Indians, including the late Allison “Tootie” Montana. On returning home, the young Melancon told his mother that’s what he wanted to do. When he was 14, Mardi Gras Indian Chiefs Ferdinand Bigard and Keith “Keito” Jones taught him the intricate beadwork and Mardi Gras Indian traditions. He later recorded tribal dances and taught himself the “Bamboula,” an AfroCaribbean drumbeat and dance that arrived in New Orleans in the early 19th century with émigrés fleeing the Haitian revolution. In 1993 Melancon joined the Seminole Hunters Tribe as a “spy boy” and in 2013 elders named him Big Chief of his own tribe, the Young Seminole Hunters in the Lower 9th Ward, who now dance the Bamboula while chanting to the rhythms of “Ooh Nah Nae.” The 19th -origins of the Mardi Gras Indians are a bit cloudy. Some say they adopted the Indian dress as a tribute to local Native Americans who gave refuge to runaway slaves, while others believe it grew out of the mingling of Native Americans, enslaved Africans and free Creoles-of-color at Congo Square in New Orleans.

Whichever is correct, the tradition thrives with each new generation. Not all Mardi Gras Indian costumes are the same, however. While many feature Native American images, Melancon, a follower of the pan-African Rastafarian religious sect, fills his with intricately beaded portraits of historic African warriors and leaders, such as Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Rastafarianism, Melancon explains, is an Afro-centric, Bible-based religion popular among descendants of enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and the Americas, including New Orleans. To them, Selassie was divine. They also believe God, whom they call “Jah,” came down to earth as Jesus Christ. Melancon featured “Jah” in his 2020 Mardi Gras suit “Jah Defender” with beaded portraits of Selassie and, among others, a Nyabinghi warrior on horseback. “Getting linked with these people has made me who I am,” he says, pointing to images of Selassie, Jamaican musician Bob Marley and others tattooed on his arms. With those symbols guiding him and the sounds of Big Chief Monk Boudreaux’s “Lightning and Thunder” and Fela Kuti’s African beat filling his studio, Melancon creates his artwork in what seems a continuous rhythmic motion. It’s like a dance, he says, with the sounds of the needle moving in and out of the canvas like a drumbeat. “When I’m beading and doing my suits,” Melancon says. “It’s like I’m holding hands with God.” Because of COVID-19, Melancon says he will not parade this Mardi Gras. n

Exhibits CAJUN

Acadian Brown Cotton: The Fabric of Acadiana 250-year tradition of weaving brown cotton, through June 30. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette. hilliardmuseum.org CENTRAL

Connected Visions: Louisiana’s Artistic Vision Louisiana artists over the last century, through 2022. Alexandria Museum of Art. themuseum.org PLANTATION

Southbound Photographs of and about the South Photographers’ vision of the 21st century South, through Feb. 14. LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge. lsumoa.org Our Louisiana Artwork by Louisiana artists, Jan. 16, 2021-Jan. 14, 2024. Louisiana Art & Science Museum. lasm.org NOLA

Arte Sacra: Roman Catholic Art from Portuguese India European and Indian artistic influences of Roman Catholic art in India, through June 20. New Orleans Museum of Art. noma.org NORTH

Founding Fathers Life, stories and art behind the architects of the American Revolution and U.S. Constitution, open indefinitely. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport. rwnaf.org Christiane Drieling: It’s Not Too Late Mixed-media and collages by Ruston artist, though January. Masur Museum of Art at Monroe Regional Airport. masurmuseum.org

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At Home In The Woods Artist Rebecca Rebouché’s Northshore treehouse BY LEE CUTRONE PHOTOS BY SARA ESSEX BRADLEY

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n work and in life, artist Rebecca Rebouché is enthralled by the beauty of the natural world. Trees, birds, butterflies and other flora and fauna dominate the whimsical language of her symbolic paintings. They also surround her rural Northshore house. “I call it the treehouse,” she says, of the three-story, rustic-modern structure. “It’s very vertical, like a box on stilts.” The house was originally built by the late artist David Abel and his wife in the 1970s. Through a friend of her mother, Rebouché found the property in 2010. “I felt I had this duty to this artist I never met to shepherd this home into the future,” says Rebouché, who splits her time between New Orleans and the Northshore. “It was in disrepair. It was beautiful and inspirational and wonderful, but it felt like it was crumbling beneath me. My goal was to one day give it the care it deserved.” In 2018, Rebouché hired Cicada Architecture, a young New Orleans firm, with whom she shared a common vision for the project: to save the house, but also add on to it in such a way that highlighted and respected the “clean, modern, minimalist, natural house in the woods” aesthetic of the artist who built it. That called for keeping the pine floors, exposed wood ceilings and beam work of the original 1,200square foot house, while renovating it with new siding, plumbing and baths, as well as a new kitchen and roof. “We kept the bones but reinforced the existing framework, updated everything else and strengthened it up to code,” says Rebouché. The renovation also included a striking 400-squarefoot addition consisting of a new first-floor master suite on one side and a new deck on the other. Along

(Left) Rebouché replaced the refrigerator with a small energy efficient model. (Above) The covered balcony connected to the master bedroom has an outdoor shower and seating for birdwatching over morning coffee. (Right) Rebouché at home.

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with her desire to honor the original homeowners’ intent, Rebouché’s commitment to simplified, sustainable living informed every step of the redesign. “I wanted longevity and low maintenance and quality materials that would work with the elements of the environment instead of against it,” she says. Environmentally friendly decisions were made at every turn. The addition is wrapped in honey-hued Cumaru (Brazilian Teak), a sustainable hardwood suited to moist environments. The base of the kitchen island, the kitchen shelves, the dining room ceiling and a built-in bookshelf are all crafted of wide wooden floorboards reclaimed from a shed on the property that had to be torn down. All of the windows are double paned as well as operable so they can be opened during temperate weather. The kitchen’s vintage cast iron sink is a repurposed find that Rebouché stumbled upon while walking through the woods; its refrigerator is a smaller, more energy efficient model than the one it replaced. “It’s not about the cost of a refrigerator,” says Rebouché. “It’s about the cost on the environment.” Indoor-outdoor living is the heartbeat of the house. New windows increase the prevailing emphasis on natural light (Rebouché often works a full day without turning on a single light switch) and further accentuate the landscape. The spiral staircase, modernized

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with thick wooden treads, now features rectangular windows strategically placed at different angles and heights so that the views are seen from a variety of perspectives. “The windows are almost like frames for paintings of the surrounding environment,” says Rebouché. “And the stairs are a design element that allow light to pass through them.” While windows bring the outdoors in, multiple outdoor living spaces bring the indoors out. A firstfloor deck, a private deck with an outdoor shower off the master suite, and a roof terrace, where the artist enjoys painting en plein air, were all part of the renovation. Despite the private setting of the house, Rebouché likes to entertain, especially outside, and has hosted such events as outdoor movies, “a bluegrass pickin’ party” and a mini festival where friends camped in tents and Airstream trailers.

(Top left) The remodeled staircase features thick wooden treads and strategically placed windows. (Top right) The living room’s original wall of windows brings the outdoors in.


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Original house designed by artist David and Toby Abel; total renovation and addition by Cicada Architecture. INTERIOR DESIGN

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Environmentally friendly elements such as Cumaru wood and repurposed finds; abundance of windows for natural light and views; multiple outdoor living spaces.

Having moved out of the house during the 18-month project, the artist says she returned to the finished space last spring with fresh eyes. “After the renovation I didn’t want to fill it back up with things I had,” she says. Inspired by the architecture of the house and by trips to South Africa and Mexico, she wanted to create an interior in harmony with the outside world. Furnishings are sparse, colors are warm and there are sleek accents of black. Through a partnership with Anthropologie, images from Rebouché’s colorful paintings have appeared on apparel and home goods, but only a few of her works are displayed in the house. A mural covers the wall behind the guest room bed and a vine that looks as if it came to life from one of her canvases climbs the wall of the master bath.

(As of November 2020, the wallpaper mural is available on rebeccarebouche.com.) For Rebouché, sustainability means living in a purposeful, organized way that reduces clutter. She added closets, drawers and cabinets with the renovation, but also shops for fresh foods, and avoids plastics and other unnecessary packaging and waste. The minimalist environment has in turn given her open space to fill with her prolific creativity. “In the design process, I leaned what is considered the norm for kitchens and baths and how they are used, and I got to know myself better and what I wanted,” she says. “I resisted modern pressures to put more. Simple is beautiful.” n

Rebouché designed the guestroom’s wallpaper (applied here over a linen tapestry), which is available on her website. “Think of it as John James Audubon meets Frida Kahlo, in a dream,” she says.


LOUISIANIA MUSIC

PJ MORTON

Grammy-winning recording artist, keyboardist for Maroon 5 and New Orleans native PJ Morton released his new album, “Gospel According to PJ,” in August. He said people often asked him if he would do a gospel album, in part because his father is Bishop Paul Morton. Recently, he worked on several songs for a separate project. The songs were not used, but Morton didn’t want to see them go to waste, so he used them to start “Gospel According to PJ.” Much of the recording was done after the COVID-19 pandemic began, which necessitated Morton’s collaborations with around 20 other artists to be done virtually. He said being in the room with other musicians is ideal, but added that the virtual recordings made scheduling easier. Pre-pandemic, the other artists would be touring and promoting their own work, so it would have been much harder to secure their participation. In a very dark year around the world, Morton said gospel music can provide comfort to people. “There’s no genre that does love, hope and light like gospel music,” Morton said. The album also features interludes where Morton talks to his father. The idea came after Morton had already recorded the songs for the album. He said the conversations provide connective thematic material that smooths the transition between songs. They’re also tribute to the impact Bishop Morton had on PJ’s life. “How did I arrive here?” Mortan said. “There’s no way to tell that story without my father and his influence on me.” BY FRITZ ESKER


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MELISSA MARTIN

Diners often don’t consider how food reaches the plate. But Mosquito Supper Club Founder and Chef Melissa Martin wants people to think about that and to support restaurants who buy from local shrimpers and fishermen. Located in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhood, the restaurant offers a prix fixe menu of Cajun cooking with farmto-table ingredients. The latter is a point of pride and importance to Martin, who grew up in Chauvin. “When you eat at Mosquito Supper Club, you will know we’ve gone out of our way to make sure you’re getting the best quality ingredients,” Martin said.

Even Martin’s cookbook, “Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou,” isn’t just a list of recipes. In it, Martin also spends time paying tribute to her “muses” as she calls them — the women in her family who shaped her as a chef — writing extensively about each ingredient. “When you sit down to a bowl of gumbo, you need to understand all the elements,” Martin said. “I want people to know where the ingredients came from and how they got here.” Running the business side of a restaurant often means training others to cook the food and trusting them with those responsibilities. But Martin still finds joy in cooking. “Whenever I’m actually getting to cook,” Martin said. “That is when I am the most peaceful.” BY FRITZ ESKER

BUSINESS

KEVIN WILKINS

Sometimes an entrepreneur has a great idea for a business, but doesn’t know how to implement it. They may not know how to best get their message out, how to manage employees or any other number of logistical concerns. That’s where Kevin Wilkins and his growth consulting company Trepwise enters the picture. Wilkins moved to New Orleans in 2010 with his wife, a Crescent City native. They wanted to be a part of the city’s rebuilding economy post-Hurricane Katrina. The company he founded focuses on maximizing businesses’ potential. Its name is a combination of the word “trep,” short for entrepreneur, and his wife’s maiden name “Wise.” He said they focus on people, planning and process with their clients. “You need the right people in the right chairs doing the right jobs in the right way,” Wilkins said. “The best ideas poorly implemented get you nothing.” Trepwise also helps its clients create a sustainable work culture. If companies are getting a lot of stuff done and making money, they still may not be successful long term if employees are burning out or unhappy in their work. Wilkins said Trepwise’s mission isn’t just good for individual entrepreneurs; it’s good for the New Orleans community as a whole. “I don’t just want to do well as an organization; I want to do good work as an organization,” Wilkins said. BY FRITZ ESKER LOUISIANALIFE.COM 21


PHILANTHROPY

BOB THAMES

CULTURE

HERMAN FUSELIER

Herman Fuselier of Opelousas worked as a sports writer for the Tuscaloosa News and enjoyed traveling the country covering Alabama sports. But he missed his early years in radio. While pitching a Louisiana radio show to WUAL on the University of Alabama campus, Fuselier related how he attended zydeco great Clifton Chenier’s wake in Opelousas. The station manager’s eyes grew large at Fuselier’s story. “I might have gotten the job because of that,” Fuselier said. “People are fascinated with Louisiana.” Coupled with being homesick, the epiphany brought Fuselier home. “Looking back at Tuscaloosa, it made me appreciate Louisiana a lot more. I saw what I was missing.” Fuselier returned to Acadiana but kept broadcasting “Bayou Boogie” in Tuscaloosa and on KRVS in Lafayette. Fuselier has also worked as feature writer and editor at Lafayette’s Daily Advertiser newspaper and contributes to music publications such as OffBeat. He has interviewed practically every living zydeco and Cajun musician through his jobs and as guest host at Festivals Acadiens et Créole and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Twice, Fuselier has covered the Grammys. Though his work has taken him nationwide, Fuselier happily calls Opelousas home. He currently works as executive director of the St. Landry ParishTourist Commission, in which he promotes the parish known for the birthing of zydeco and swamp pop. He hopes to bring his musical expertise to develop a music heritage trail throughout St. Landry and surrounding parishes. Check out Fuselier and “Zydeco Stomp” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays on KRVS in Lafayette or online at krvs.org/programs/zydeco-stomp-krvs. BY CHERÉ COEN

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In mid-March, Bob Thames was seated at his desk at Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport, staring at a bottle of bourbon. Specifically, the bottle was his treasured Old Weller Bourbon 107 Antique, or “Weller Antique,” as it is known to collectors. Thames’ role at the brewery is to maintain relationships with restaurant and bar owners, managers and waitstaff. Prior to the pandemic, most bar managers in Shreveport talked to Thames about upcoming beer releases, promotions and tastings. As Louisiana’s COVID-19 numbers climbed, those conversations turned to temporary closures, PPP loans and layoffs. “I was looking at my bottle of Weller Antique, and I just said to myself: ‘I’m gonna use this to do a little bit of good’,” Thames said. He figured he could raffle off the bourbon in a creative way and raise a few hundred dollars for out-of-work

bartenders. He stuffed the Bourbon into a mostly-empty box of Kleenex, snapped a photo and posted the picture to Facebook with a message: “I’d like to raffle off this box of tissue and its contents.” “In my wildest dreams, I was thinking that I may raise $500,” Thames said. The post went live on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 14. By Wednesday evening Thames had received hundreds of mobile payments totaling more than $2,000, and his Facebook inbox held dozens of messages from supporters looking to donate raffle prizes. Thames spent April and May conducting raffles, contacting out-ofwork bartenders and waitresses, and crisscrossing town handing out $100 bills and PPE. Raffle benefactors ranged from the tattooed barkeep at a contemporary eatery to a single mom waitressing at Buffalo Wild Wings. He met them in parking lots, at the brewery or outside of their home. He frequently met someone for the first time while dropping off a $100 bill. When the fundraiser ended in June, Thames had distributed more than $27,000. BY CHRIS JAY


EDUCATION

NATHALIE ROY How do you teach kids about the ancient world in an immersive, hands-on way? Nathalie Roy, a teacher at Glasgow Middle School, does just that with her Roman Technology class. Some of Roy’s projects for this class have included building sundials, catapults and mini kilns. Like any STEM class, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way Roy handles the material. Every day, she teaches a set of children who are physically in the classroom with her and another group that’s learning virtually. She now cannot assign anything that doesn’t fit into a kit the kids can take home. It’s a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. “I had to think of it as an engineer would,” Roy said. “I had to ask myself ‘What are my constraints?’” Roy, who is in her 27th year of teaching, came to her Roman Technology class by way of being a Latin teacher. When schools emphasized integrating STEM into different disciplines, she asked herself “How can I bring STEM into a Latin class?” The end result has been a big hit with students. She now teaches three sections of Roman Technology, and she loves it. “I’m a student at heart,” Roy said. “This has allowed me to continue my study of the classical world and share it with my students.” Teaching can be a difficult, mentally and emotionally demanding profession even in a year without 2020’s gauntlet of setbacks and challenges. Roy said she has carried on because of her love of her students and of learning itself. She said if teachers let their students see how much they care, the job becomes easier. “When a child knows that you care about them, they’re more willing to do something they might otherwise not do,” Roy said. “We need people who care.” BY FRITZ ESKER


CONSERVATION

JOHN M. BARRY It may not seem natural that a Rhode Island native would develop such close ties to Louisiana and its vanishing coastline, but that is what happened for John M. Barry, author of the award-winning “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America” and recent recipient of the 21st annual Louisiana Writer Award. Barry first visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras as a young man and thought he’d like the city more outside of carnival. He returned at another time, and fell in love with it. While Barry has now spent decades living near the Mississippi River, he said the river is a topic that should interest all Americans. “It’s such a mythic force in American culture and our history that if you have the slightest interest in either, you have to be interested in the Mississippi River,” Barry said. Barry is passionate about coastal restoration and environmental causes. He served on both the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. He said the state faces three major challenges: the technical problem, the money problem and the rising sea level problem. He said scientists can solve the technical problem and have made great strides in that regard. But he said Louisiana will need $85 billion more to implement the Coastal Master Plan entirely. Barry, who has written about a book on the Spanish Flu pandemic and several articles in both The New York Times and The Washington Post on COVID-19, said the current pandemic will leave governments even more cash-strapped. However, Barry, a former football coach, believes that just because the challenge is daunting doesn’t mean it’s impossible. “As a football coach, I don’t believe I ever went into a game if I didn’t think I was going to win it,” Barry said.” BY FRITZ ESKER


make a living at it. In 1960 he moved to Alexandria where during the next 37 years he taught school, served as a principal in the Rapides Parish school system and taught art history at LSU Alexandria. Retiring in 1997, he turned full-time to his first love — art. Though Thomas explored various Morris Taft Thomas of Alexandria is a nationally celebrated painter and sculptor, subjects, his most recent paintings are poet and writer. He’s a retired school- portraits of local homeless people, living teacher, principal and university professor. under overpasses and in makeshift camps. Thomas says, “Maybe people will But equally important, he’s a daydreamer who finds peace alone among the trees look at them in a different way and have while reflecting upon an unfinished compassion.” Thomas’ dream has come true. His painting or verses for a new poem. Born in 1935 in New Orleans, Thomas artwork is featured in public spaces and has been on a long journey since his early institutions nationwide and in private days in New Orleans and later in Baton collections, including among others B.B. Rouge where he attended Southern King and the late Nelson Mandela. In 2001 University Lab School. There he met the he created a Christmas tree ornament for famed sculptor and Southern University the White House, which he and his wife art professor Frank Hayden, who greatly Willola visited at the invitation of President influenced him. Thomas holds bachelor’s George W. Bush. In 2008 Thomas received and master’s degrees in art and education the Louisiana Governor’s Arts Award, and from Southern and a master’s in art history in 2020 the Alexandria Museum of Art from Northwestern State University in presented him the People’s Choice Award. Natchitoches. “I had a lot of people help me get where I Young Thomas dreamed of being a am,” says Thomas. “I’ve been blessed.” BY professional artist but doubted he could JOHN R. KEMP ART

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HEALTHCARE

JENN GARNAND In the fight against COVID-19, nurses around the world have been on the front lines, selflessly risking their own health and care for others. This year, the Louisiana State Nurses Association chose to honor Jenn Garnand as its 2020 Louisiana Registered Nurse of the Year. Garnand decided to become a nurse shortly after Hurricane Katrina, when she suffered the miscarriage of her first child. “I remember feeling so vulnerable and defeated, but at the the same time looking up to these strong individuals who worked hard, advocated for me as their patient and quietly inspired me to change my life without even knowing the impact they were having at the time,” Garnand said. She graduated from the Charity School of Nursing in May of 2011. She has spent her entire career connected to emergency medicine in some capacity: staff nurse, charge nurse, preceptor, clinical educator, mentor, flight nurse, chief flight nurse and operations coordinator. She is about to start a new journey as the director of oncology at University Medical Center in New Orleans. Throughout her career in all of her different capacities, Garland has been driven by empathy for her patients. “You can always choose kindness,” Garnand said. “The fast-paced environment (in a hospital) can often lend to the mindless completion of tasks, but patients are human beings with real feelings and needs. The easiest thing we can do as a fellow human is greet them with a smile and a caring concern that eases their fears and insecurities in a vulnerable condition.” Garnand said 2020 has been a challenging year for nurses, but an enlightening one. “Witnessing the sheer resiliency of my colleagues has made me a better person and a better nurse,” Garnand said. “I will never forget the way nurses came together for each other and the world.” BY FRITZ ESKER

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RESOLUTIONS

BY CHERÉ COEN PHOTOS BY HAYLEI SMITH AND SARA ESSEX BRADLEY

While 2020 could be dubbed the year of the staycation for reasons we look forward to forgetting, at Louisiana Life, we always relish being a tourist in our town, and the next one over and way up there and down yonder. So let’s continue the staycation vibes in 2021 and resolve to visit every corner of the Pelican State.


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FORGET THOSE DIET RESOLUTIONS.

When do those 10 pounds ever come off? Especially with Carnival following the holidays. Instead, resolve to visit cities and towns in one of America’s most fascinating states — Louisiana! Here are suggestions to put on your 2021 travel list, so resolve to staycation in Louisiana this year and check out both old and new dining experiences, attractions and the great outdoors with our state’s unique landscapes.

There are several accommodation options in Ruston, but the newly opened Courtyard by Marriott offers spacious rooms, a lobby bar and café and an outdoor patio with pool, fire pits and seating areas that’s great for enjoying company with friends. Learn more at experienceruston.com.

As the center of Cajun and zydeco culture and with its world-renowned culinary scene, there’s no wonder Lafayette was chosen as the “Happiest City in America.” Climb aboard Cajun Food Tours for a sampling of Cajun delicacies. Or tour something more primal, nearby Henderson and Lake Martin offer swamp tours ranging from invigorating to nature loving. Learn more at lafayettetravel.com.

ST. FRANCISVILLE

Heaven lies a short drive north of Baton Rouge in a town where modern life seems to have passed it by — and that’s a good thing. St. Francisville exists as a time capsule, with its quaint downtown full of boutique RUSTON shops, restaurants and historic churches and homes College towns emit an exciting vibe and Ruston does surrounded by plantations dating back decades. double duty. Louisiana Tech and nearby Grambling For a dose of history including accommodations, routinely light up the town with sporting events and the Myrtles Plantation offers cabins and guest this spring, visitors can enjoy Grambling’s football rooms in the main house along with a few who never schedule, moved from the fall, and Louisiana Tech checked out; the plantation is noted to be one of the baseball. There’s plenty for the entire family to enjoy most haunted places in America. Butler Greenwood outdoors, from Soaring Spirits Zipline to Collins Plantation bed and breakfast dates to the 1790s and Natural Horsemanship, which offers riding lessons visitors can enjoy various cottages on for all ages in addition to parties and camps. the expansive property. Ornithologist Popular Lincoln Parish Park draws visitors to John James Audubon once taught at its lake, hiking and mountain biking trails, plus Traveling down the Audubon State Historic Site and the houses RVs in a lakeside oasis, and closer to town Causeway south to West Indies-style plantation is open is the city-owned Rock Island Greenway, which New Orleans or north for tours daily, as well as Rosedown continues to grow. to Covington Plantation State Historic Site, both “The Greenway just added a phase that’s owned and operated by Louisiana paved north of the interstate,” said Tori Davis, State Parks. marketing director for Experience Ruston. The buzz in town these days is the renovation of In town, visitors may enjoy searching out members the St. Francisville Inn, a Victorian boutique hotel and of The Bulldog Project, 11 distinct sculptures of dining spot sporting porches with rocking chairs and Louisiana Tech’s mascot created by different artists. guest rooms fronting park views or the courtyard. It’s Be sure to take selfies by the bulldogs and post to social the perfect place to leave behind the stress of 2020 media, tagging #TheBulldogProject. and relax with a craft cocktail in the elegant bar or For lunch, check out three food trucks where the enjoy fine dining by Chef Michael Dardenne in The railroad tracks dissect downtown. Each serves up delecSaint Restaurant. table dishes and outdoor seating allows for adequate For a different trip back in time, relive how our social distancing. One of our favorite eateries remains (great) grandparents traveled by staying at the Utility Brewing Co., which serves up craft pizzas as well Magnolia 3V Tourist Courts, renovated motor courts as brews in its restaurant and outside patio.

NEW ORLEANS No travel guide to Louisiana would be complete without a visit to New Orleans. There’s so much to see and do, not to mention to eat, that it’s impossible to list it all. Visit the city’s expansive Audubon Park, City Park and the newer Crescent Park in Bywater with its Rusty Rainbow crescent-shaped bridge. Take a streetcar ride Uptown, watch the sunset along the lakefront, explore one of the city’s above-ground cemeteries or grab fresh produce in the French Market. Learn more at neworleans.com.

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BATON ROUGE Baton Rouge , or the Capital City, owns some of the best riverfront property along the world’s third largest river, the Mississippi. Walk the levee downtown and enjoy the Sing the River Sculpture with sensors connected to the river so it plays music corresponding with the water. At Southern University, on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi, a sculpture stands to honor the “red stick” or “baton rouge” the French witnessed upon their trip downriver from Canada, a Native American totem pole that gave the city its name. Learn more at visitbatonrouge.com.

SHREVEPORT Museums, shopping at the Louisiana Boardwalk, casinos and more await visitors to Shreveport and Bossier City but there’s also a vibrant food scene. Dining options range from incredible bakeries, renowned African Americanowned restaurants and Lucky Palace, an upscale Chinese restaurant honored for its incredible wine list. For something a little different, take a drive through the Boom or Bust Byway trail that explores the four parishes in the northwest corner of the state. Learn more at shreveport-bossier. org and boomorbustbyway.com.

built in 1938 that allowed visitors a place to park Cured. On Columbia re-opened under a new, punctuated name (it was Susan’s their cars and enjoy a bed for the night for an Downtown on Columbia, sans period), a coffeehouse inexpensive price. Now listed on the National Covington Register of Historic Places, these cabins feature brewing coffee from Abita Roasting Company, a little more than our ancestors enjoyed, including plus kombucha and light, seasonal eats. Marianne Angeli Rodriguez Gallery is the new kid a kitchenette, modern bath and Wi-Fi. Next door is the in town, as well as The Green-Eyed Goddess jewelry popular Magnolia Café and in between a lawn space and home décor boutique that moved into the space with fire pits for sitting and spinning tales. that housed the Covington Brewhouse. There’s plenty of unique shopping in St. Francisville as well, from The Conundrum bookstore in a renovated For those who wish to get outside, the Northshore has gas station to Grandmother’s Buttons creating unique plenty of country left to explore. Enter the Tammany Trace hike and bike trail at the Covington Trailhead jewelry pieces from antique buttons within an old bank. to witness Northshore beauty as it winds through 31 Birdman Coffee & Books remains the place to get a miles from Covington to Slidell. Visitors may also great cup of java with live music on occasion. canoe, bird, take swamp tours or golf, among many other outdoor adventures, in the Northshore parks, COVINGTON bayous and wildlife preserves. Lake Pontchartrain is It used to be that New Orleans residents tiring of the just a short drive away. urban environment would drive across the Causeway Learn more at louisiananorthshore.com. for an outing in the country. The Northshore has grown exponentially in the past decades but Covington still owns a small-town feel with quaint shops and galleries BREAUX BRIDGE and, for those who want that country feeling, ways to Most people come to Breaux Bridge for the music, food get outdoors. and antique shops — not to mention the annual May Then there’s the eating. Covington earns high marks Crawfish Festival that attracts attendees from all over for its restaurants, serving up everything from tradithe world — but our advice is to begin your Cajun tional Creole to fusion. Chef Robert Vasquez of PePe’s Country adventure at the Bayou Teche Visitors Center. Sonoran Cuisine, for instance, was crowned King of Here, you’ll find information on what to see and do but Louisiana Seafood last fall and delivers fresh Mexican also a lovely boardwalk that stretches out over Bayou and American Southwest dishes, not to mention tequila Teche with a view of the sleepy downriver waters and options in the tequila bar. Chef Jeffrey Hansell routinely the famous Breaux Bridge to your left. receives culinary nods for his upscale southern bistro, Cajun pioneer Firmin Breaux settled in the area and Oxlot 9, located within the historic Southern Hotel. built a suspension footbridge over the bayou giving the


town its name, but it was Scholastique Picou Breaux who in 1829 developed a plan for the town and sold plots of land. The current suspension bridge dates to 1950 but a statue of Scholastique, one of the few Louisiana women to develop a town, stands in Breaux Bridge City Park. Start at the Visitors Center and take a walk about town, enjoying the historic buildings, popping into the antique shops and pausing for lunch at Café Sydnie Mae, named for another important local, public servant Sydnie Mae Durand. The café helmed by native daughter Chef Bonnie Breaux serves up steaks, Cajun and Creole dishes and craft cocktails in the Breaux old Pellerin merchantile building dating to 1925. Bridge As you make sure way around town, enjoying its many shops, be sure to stop by the new Teche Center for the Arts, a community center housed in a renovated 1940s movie theater, that offers myriad performances and activities including concerts, art exhibits and classes. Not far from the quaint downtown streets of Breaux Bridge lies peaceful Lake Martin, a popular nature spot in Acadiana where egrets and spoonbills nest every spring and alligators lurk below. The Nature Conservancy operates part of the lake where hiking trails circle the water so a visit may also include a stop inside their Visitors Center with its nature exhibits and helpful docents. For more information on Breaux Bridge’s history and to learn about its many historic sites, visit breauxbridgela.net.

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TOP 50 NEW ORLEANS

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

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

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

Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

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

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

Reasonover, Kirk, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans

Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Benjamin, Thomas M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Brackett, Alan G., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Crosby, E. Howell, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Henry, Miriam Wogan, Jones Walker, New Orleans Herman, Maury A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Kupperman, Stephen H., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans

Shapiro, Howard, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans Stanley, Richard C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Stern, Martin A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

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

Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Lasky, Katie E., Katie Lasky Law, New Orleans

Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

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

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

Theard, Kelly E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans

Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans

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

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

Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans McGoey, II, Thomas J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

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

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

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

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

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Thorne, René E., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans


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TOP 50

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

Abbott, Charles H., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Ayres, Leland H., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans Benjamin, Thomas M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Benson, J. Todd, Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Crosby, E. Howell, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans David, Blake R., Broussard & David, Lafayette Degan, Nancy Scott, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Fontham, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Leyens, Jr., Jon F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Mason, W. Brett, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Baton Rouge McGoey, II, Thomas J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Roy, James P., Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, Lafayette Scofield, Bryan D., Scofield & Rivera, Lafayette Shapiro, Howard, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans

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

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

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

Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans

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

Stern, Martin A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Henry, Miriam Wogan, Jones Walker, New Orleans Herman, Maury A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans

Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Walters, Jr., Edward J., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

TOP 10 ADAMS, MARGUERITE L. Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans BARRASSO, JUDY Y. • Ranked Number Two • Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans CAHILL, JR., ELWOOD F. Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans HERMAN, RUSS M. Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans HERMAN, STEPHEN J. Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans SHAPIRO, HOWARD • Ranked Number Three • Jackson Lewis, New Orleans SHER, LEOPOLD Z. • Ranked Number One • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans TALLEY, SUSAN G. Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans WALTERS, JR., EDWARD J. Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge WITTMANN, PHILLIP A. Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

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

TOP 25 WOMEN

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

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

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

Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans

Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Baumgartner, Adrianne L., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington

Henry, Miriam Wogan, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Bayle, Suzanne Ecuyer, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans

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

Belleau, Ashley L., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Calhoun, Jaye A., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Livaudais, Julie D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Moore, Kim E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans

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

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

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

Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Puente, Denise C., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Samuels, Kara Hadican, Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, New Orleans Schnabel, Marta-Ann, O'Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Theard, Kelly E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Thorne, René E., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Williams, Sharonda R., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

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WHITEHEAD LAW FIRM 11909 Bricksome Ave., Suite W-3 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 PH: (225) 303-8600 | FX: (225) 303-0013 teamwhitehead@whitehead-law.com

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Boutique law firm that protects union employees, injury victims, law enforcement officers and high-stakes litigation clients across the country. Not a day goes by without this team of dedicated professionals making a difference in the lives of individuals who face the labyrinth of work challenges and everyday life obstacles. Over the last 34 years, every challenge and obstacle Jack Whitehead encountered helped mold the Whitehead Law Firm. A self-made man of integrity, Jack Whitehead never had it easy. He decided to become a lawyer when, as a teenager, his family lost their business in Southwest Louisiana. He worked his way through college as a short-order cook, waiter, construction worker, oilfield roughneck and door-to-door salesman, all of which honed his God-given talents that serve his clients today. He states simply, “The family bankruptcy embedded a memory that created grit, drive and ambition.” Today the Whitehead Team balances caseloads against government employers, insurance companies and corporate defendants across the country. “Prior to joining our firm, each and every member of our legal team must have overcome some life obstacle placed before them; otherwise, how can they fully understand what our clients face,” says Jack Whitehead. Jack and his wife of 40 years, Eleanor, developed a plan in 1983 for Jack to enter LSU Law School where he received a full scholarship. Starting out in 1986 with $1,500, some office supplies and the support of his loving wife, Whitehead established the Whitehead Law Firm. While many said it was a wild gamble, he saw it as a mission to help others understand the law and avoid missteps. In the early years, the Whitehead Law Firm honed its legal talents with clients in complex litigation advocacy, contracts, strategic business solutions; governmental relations; adversarial bankruptcy proceedings; labor and employment; and ad valorem taxation. For the last nine years, the Whitehead Law Firm has focused on issues unique to federal labor unions and their members across the United States. The firm’s 34-year history has a tremendous analytical base to serve their clients on many fronts. Today, Whitehead and his firm travel the country representing union locals on behalf of over 95,000

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federal employees (Bureau of Prisons, Veterans Administration and military bases). The firm also represents various members in state and local law enforcement agencies. The firm’s mission is simple: find fair and equitable treatment in the workplace and ensure hardworking people are treated fairly and paid what they deserve. While Whitehead, the managing senior partner, and the legal team vigorously battle for working people on critical issues involving federal sector employment issues, the firm also takes on select personal injury, federal workers’ compensation, state and local law enforcement disputes and high-stakes litigation cases, as well as legislative and governmental affairs matters. The firm’s governmental relations clients include Tulane University and Campus Safe Technologies, a national school safety software company. Numerous companies call upon Whitehead when they want access at the highest levels of state and federal government. The best days are when the firm receives a simple thank you note from a client. Whitehead Law Firm has more than 45 years combined legal experience and trial advocacy with expertise across multiple areas. Jack once opined that he learned how to speak to a jury from selling dictionaries door-to-door while in college. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the District of Columbia Circuit Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to his selection to Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell® in 2011 recognized the Whitehead Law Firm as an AV Preeminent® law firm. Stanford Who’s Who added

JACK ENJOYS A FISHING TRIP (LEFT) AND THE FIRM CELEBRATES THE LSU 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (ABOVE). ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-4.

Whitehead to its list of notable professionals in 2012. Likewise, in 2020, Lawyers of Distinction recognized the firm’s talent in labor law. His Louisiana colleagues have honored Jack with multiple positions of trust and leadership, namely: Louisiana State Bar Association’s President’s Award (2015); American Bar Association Delegate (2012-2014); Louisiana State Bar Association Treasurer (2010-2012) and House of Delegates (1994-2000; 2002-2008; 2012-2020); Louisiana State Law Institute Tax Sales Committee (2015-2020); and Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization Labor Law Advisory Board. Most recently, Jack was elected Chairman of the Board for the American Red Cross Capital West Region, a 40-member board of directors that oversees 22 counties across hurricane-prone South Louisiana. His involvement with the Red Cross spans more than 10 years. In 2019, the American Red Cross honored Jack as Board Member of the Year. Recently, following Hurricane Laura, Jack undertook a personal effort to deliver over 500 packages of diapers, wipes, toiletries and personal hygiene products to devastated families in rural Louisiana. The Whitehead Law Firm is committed to growing the legal profession and cultivates opportunities for young professionals who possess grit, determination and a powerful work ethic. The firm regularly hires interns from colleges and law schools and underwrites scholarships at Tulane University and LSU Law School. The firm participates in diversity workshops and encourages community involvement, even closing the firm’s doors one day each year for a collective community service project. Active in the Baton Rouge community since 1986, the Whitehead Law Firm is known for creating sustainable fundraisers and donating time to causes such as St. Aloysius Boy Scout Troop 7, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, American Red Cross, Karnival Krewe de Louisiane, Catholic High School Men’s Club, Sunrise Rotary Club of Baton Rouge and 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge. Jack learned of a young 100 mentee who was accepted to Tulane University and worked tirelessly to find the young man a full four-year scholarship. The firm makes time to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the 2019 LSU National Championship. The goal of the Whitehead Law Firm is to leave a lasting legacy in the community as it makes a positive difference in the lives of its clients and friends.

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LOUISIANA 2021 Alternative Dispute Resolution ...................... S-8 Antitrust Litigation .......................................... S-8 Appellate ......................................................... S-8 Banking............................................................ S-8 Bankruptcy: Business ...................................... S-8 Bankruptcy: Consumer.................................. S-10 Business Litigation ........................................ S-10 Business/Corporate ....................................... S-11 Civil Litigation: Defense ................................. S-11 Civil Litigation: Plaintiff ..................................S-12

THE ANNUAL LIST BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE

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

Civil Rights ......................................................S-12 Class Action/Mass Torts ................................S-12 Construction Litigation ..................................S-12 Consumer Law................................................S-13 Creditor Debtor Rights ...................................S-13

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI...........................S-13

SUPER LAWYERS Dampf, Robert S., Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions, Baton Rouge

Criminal Defense: White Collar .....................S-13

Juneau, Patrick A., Juneau David, Lafayette

Elder Law ........................................................S-13

Juneau, Sr., Thomas R., Juneau David, Lafayette

Employee Benefits..........................................S-13

Shaw, Danny G., ShawADR, Mandeville

Criminal Defense ............................................S-13

Employment & Labor .....................................S-13 Employment Litigation: Defense ...................S-15

Shreves, H. Bruce, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff ...................S-15 Energy & Natural Resources ..........................S-15 Entertainment & Sports .................................S-15 Environmental ................................................S-15 Environmental Litigation ...............................S-16 Estate & Trust Litigation ................................S-16 Estate Planning & Probate ............................S-16 Family Law......................................................S-16 General Litigation...........................................S-17 Government Contracts ...................................S-17 Government Finance ......................................S-17 Health Care.....................................................S-17 Immigration ....................................................S-17 Insurance Coverage........................................S-17 Intellectual Property ..................................... S-18

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

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

BANKING SUPER LAWYERS Cromwell, L. David, Pettiette Armand Dunkelman Woodley Byrd & Cromwell, Shreveport Stuckey, James A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans RISING STARS Alonzo, Dustin C., Hinshaw & Culbertson, New Orleans Bacigalupi, Bart C., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Dysart, Katie L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Edwards, Sarah, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Guyton, Camalla Kimbrough, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Kingsmill, Adair L., Hinshaw & Culbertson, New Orleans

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS SUPER LAWYERS Aguillard, H. Kent, Attorney at Law, Eunice Bendana, Alicia M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Bowie, Jr., Ralph S., Bowie & Beresko, Shreveport Caplinger, Christopher T., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Cerone, Rudy J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Congeni, Leo, Congeni Law Firm, New Orleans Derbes, IV, Albert J., The Derbes Law Firm, Metairie, 504-837-1230 Draper, Douglas S., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Drell, Bradley L., Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, Alexandria

Grundmeyer, Douglas L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Forsyth, J. David, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans

Media & Advertising ...................................... S-18

Johnson, III, H. Alston, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge

Futrell, Elizabeth (Lisa) J., Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Mergers & Acquisitions ................................. S-18

Nickelson, John C., Nickelson Law, Shreveport

Personal Injury General: Defense ................. S-18

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

Hayden, Jan M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Intellectual Property Litigation..................... S-18 International .................................................. S-18

Personal Injury General: Plaintiff.................. S-18 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense .......................................................S-20 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff .......................................................S-20 Personal Injury Products: Defense ...............S-22 Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff ................S-22 Professional Liability: Defense .....................S-22 Professional Liability: Plaintiff ......................S-22 Real Estate ....................................................S-22 Securities & Corporate Finance ....................S-22

Rubin, Michael H., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge

Kadden, Benjamin W., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Siddiqui, Imtiaz A., IAS Law, New Orleans

Laudumiey, IV, Fernand L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Stern, Martin A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Manthey, Tristan Edwards, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

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

McKenzie, Gary K., The Steffes Firm, Baton Rouge

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

Nobles, Cherie Dessauer, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

Messina, David J., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Patrick, III, William H., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

Securities Litigation.......................................S-22

King, Charles, Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892

State, Local & Municipal ............................... S-23

Leblanc, C. Reynolds, Keogh Cox, Baton Rouge

Surety ............................................................. S-23

Peck, Stewart F., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Munson, Kathryn W., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Phillips, Louis M., Kelly Hart & Pitre, Baton Rouge

Transportation/Maritime .............................. S-23

Paul, Matthew J., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Steffes, William E., The Steffes Firm, Baton Rouge

Utilities ...........................................................S-24

Plaisance, Marcus, Plaisance Law, Prairieville

Workers' Compensation ................................S-24

Winston, Sam, The Law Office of Sam Winston, New Orleans

Tax.................................................................. S-23 Technology Transactions .............................. S-23

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From Left to Right: Charles "Chase" Theriot Texada Jr., Thomas R. Hightower, III**, Patrick Wade Kee, Thomas R. Hightower, Jr.* *SUPER LAWYERS HONOREE **RISING STARS HONOREE

HIGHTOWER LAW FIRM LAFAYETTE

PROVIDING BALANCED, TAILORED REPRESENTATION ENCOMPASSING A WIDE SPECTRUM OF LITIGATION. The Hightower Law Firm provides tailored representation with personal attention to clients. The firm has built an impressive record of service and success, with both seasoned and young attorneys: Tommy (admitted LA 1983); Wade (admitted LA 1988); Trey (admitted LA 2008); and Chase (admitted LA 2017). The firm has handled a number of complex lawsuits, representing clients whose claims exceeded a million dollars, as well as defending clients with potential exposure in the multimillion-dollar range. Firm cases reached and have been argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court, resulting in significant revisions to tort law, as well as modifications to substantial evidentiary and procedure issues.

Thomas “Tommy” R. Hightower, Jr. has successfully defended and pursued cases in an array of personal injury and insurance disputes. Patrick “Wade” Kee, a former prosecutor for Orleans Parish, has considerable experience in both criminal prosecution and defense cases. Thomas “Trey” R. Hightower, III, a Louisiana Rising Stars honoree, enjoys a varied general litigation practice and has dedicated a significant amount of time to pro bono matters, having been recognized by both the state and local bar associations for such efforts. The newest member of the firm, Charles “Chase” Theriot Texada Jr., received his Juris Doctor and graduate diploma in comparative law from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2017. Chase maintains a general civil litigation practice and is actively involved in both the state and local bar association.

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In a legal community that is becoming progressively specialized, the firm provides legal services and experience to clients in a wide spectrum of litigation claims. Practice areas include general civil litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, commercial litigation and criminal defense. With extensive experience in the litigation field, the firm offers clients a balanced and objective approach. The firm vigorously pursues a prompt, favorable outcome with attention to detail, responsiveness, consideration and perspective.

HIGHTOWER LAW FIRM 1019 Lafayette St. P.O. Drawer 51288 Lafayette, LA 70505-1288 PH: (337) 233-0555 FX: (337) 233-5002

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Vance, R. Patrick, Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Waguespack, David F., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Williamson, Stephen L., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans RISING STARS Landis, Michael E., Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans

Bergin, Edward H., Jones Walker, New Orleans Blunt, Shelton Dennis, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge Brady, Sean P., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Brown, Galen S., Sullivan Stolier Schulze, New Orleans Brown, James A., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Browne, David L., BrowneLaw, New Orleans Burge, Jason W., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Kutcher, Robert A., Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, Metairie Lambert, Kent A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Landrieu, Martin E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Lasky, Katie E., Katie Lasky Law, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Lee, Wayne J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Burvant, Robert J., King & Jurgens, New Orleans

Lipsey, Christine, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge

Rochester, Lacey, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Carleton, Stephen C., Carleton Hebert & Shoenfelt, Baton Rouge

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

Thurman, Jim W., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Cheatwood, Roy C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

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

Conroy, Stephen K., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie

McCrory, David K., Ottinger Hebert, Lafayette

Copley, Steven W., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

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

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER SUPER LAWYERS Vogeltanz, Rachel, The Law Office of Rachel Thyre Vogeltanz, Covington Willson, Thomas R., The Law Firm of Rocky Willson, Alexandria, 318-442-8658 RISING STARS Abshier, Jenny, Big Easy Law Group, Metairie DeTrinis, Jonathan R., DeT Law Firm, New Orleans Jones, Devin T., Erase My Arrest, Monroe

Cortazzo, Thomas J., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, New Orleans Cullens, Jr., J.E., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge Degan, Nancy Scott, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

McGoey, Patrick S., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Melton, Barbara Bell, Faircloth Melton Sobel & Bash, Alexandria Miller, Sr., Allen C., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

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

Mince, Loretta G., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Evans, Joelle Flannigan, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans

Morrison, Corinne A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Nowak, Eric, Harrell & Nowak, New Orleans, 504-522-7885

Moore, Joseph Richard, Erase My Arrest, Monroe

Faircloth, Jr., Jimmy R., Faircloth Melton Sobel & Bash, Alexandria

Young, III, E. Orum, E. Orum Young Law, Monroe

Farley, Matt J., Krebs Farley & Dry, New Orleans

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

Feldman, Jr., Larry, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Passler, Richard G., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans

Fendler, S. Gene, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Patron, David L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

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

Ferachi, Michael D., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge

Adams, W. Michael, Blanchard Walker O'Quin & Roberts, Shreveport

Flanagan, Thomas M., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Aguilar, Ricardo A. "Richard", McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Gambel, Gary J., Murphy Rogers Sloss Gambel & Tompkins, New Orleans

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

Garner, James M., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2102 Pg. S-1, S-4, S-5

Allweiss, Michael R., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Anjier, John C., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Ballay, Brian M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Barrasso, Judy Y., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9720 Pg. S-4, S-5 Barriere, Brent B., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Barton, Robert W., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge Beebe, Mark R., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Beh, Thomas M., Elkins, New Orleans Belleau, Ashley L., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Pg. S-5

Poché, Camille Bienvenu, Babineaux Poché Anthony & Slavich, Lafayette Ralston, Christopher K., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Reasonover, Kirk, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans, 504-526-2921 Pg. S-4 Redfearn, Robert L., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Reuter, Bryan C., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

Goodman, Alan H., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Richard, Jr., Herschel E., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport

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

Riviere, Christopher H., Riviere Abel, Thibodaux

Griffith, Jr., Steven F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Guerry, David L., Long Law Firm, Baton Rouge

Rosenberg, Harry, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Scandurro, Timothy D., Scandurro & Layrisson, New Orleans

Hardin, III, Harry S., Jones Walker, New Orleans

Schilling, Ellie T., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans

Holtzman, Shannon S., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Schnabel, Marta-Ann, O'Bryon & Schnabel, New Orleans Pg. S-5

Horton, Leland G., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport

Schonekas, Kyle, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans

Johnson, Bernard S., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport

Shelton, Curtis R., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport

Jones, Jr., Philip K., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Simon, Jr., Lawrence P., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette

Benjamin, Thomas M., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

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

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

Benson, J. Todd, Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport Pg. S-5

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

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

Berger, Jamie L., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9784

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LOUISIANA 2021 Stern, Jr., Charles L., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans

Lutkewitte, Conor, Favret Demarest Russo Lutkewitte & Schaumburg, New Orleans

Richard, Kristi W., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge

Swanson, Lynn E., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, New Orleans

Magee, Todd, Riviere Abel, Thibodaux

Schroeder, Logan, Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport

Taggart, David R., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport Thornton, Jennifer L., Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans Tulley, Fredrick R., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge Usdin, Steven W., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9721 Veron, J. Michael, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles Wanek, Peter J., Wanek Kirsch Davies, New Orleans Waters, Jr., John W., Bienvenu Foster Ryan & O'Bannon, New Orleans Wehlen, Nicholas J., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Wise, Jon W., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Wittmann, Phillip A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Woolf, Matthew A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans RISING STARS Abel, William, Riviere Abel, Thibodaux Borel, Danielle, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge Briggett, Joseph P., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Carter, Meghan E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Chaney, III, Mark J., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Cvitanovic, Dominik J., Brettner Cvitanovic, New Orleans Donnelly, Jeanette A., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Dupre, Andy, Carter Dupre, New Orleans Finkelstein, Michael, Sternberg Naccari & White, New Orleans Ford, Candace B., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge French, Ryan, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge Gauthier, Camille E., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Grand, Melissa M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge Hayes, Kristen, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Heilprin, Ashley J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Hemken, David J., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport Hogue, Amanda D., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie Holmgren, Anders F., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Janke, Benjamin West, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Metzinger, III, Walter "Fritz", Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Parrott, Robert, Adams and Reese, New Orleans Pelleteri Howser, Erin, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Rudin, Lee M., Staines Eppling & Kenney, Metairie Ryan, Graham H., Jones Walker, New Orleans Schonekas, McClain, Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Segrist, Peter J., Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans Taylor, III, B. Gene, Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, Alexandria Veith, Rebekka, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

BUSINESS/CORPORATE SUPER LAWYERS Aguilar, Jr., Rodolfo J., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge Bennett, William "Blake", Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans 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 Grodner, R. Marshall, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge 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 Mayhall, Jr., Van R., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge Pitre, Jr., Loulan J., Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans Rieveschl, David, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Sherman, David R., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie Shreves, John F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Stefani, Robert J., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Stein, Mark S., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 RISING STARS Arbour, Tyler J., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Barriere, Jennifer E., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Woodruff, Benjamin P., Jones Walker, New Orleans Wootten, Chris, Coats Rose, New Orleans

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Abbott, Charles H., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Bienvenu, David F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Braun, Andrew A., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Breaux, Ralph G., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Byrd, III, Edwin H., Pettiette Armand Dunkelman Woodley Byrd & Cromwell, Shreveport Degan, III, Sidney W., Degan Blanchard & Nash, New Orleans deLaup, Mickey S., Mickey S. deLaup, Metairie Ezkovich, Alan D., Ezkovich & Co., New Orleans Grace, III, Christopher T., Blue Williams, Metairie Grimsal, A. Gregory, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Gristina, Nicholas C., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans Hanna, Mark E., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Hayes, III, Thomas M., Hayes Harkey Smith & Cascio, Monroe Hightower, Jr., Thomas R., Hightower Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-233-0555 Pg. S-9 Holmes, Douglas R., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Horn, Warren, Heller Draper Patrick Horn & Manthey, New Orleans Hoychick, Jr., John, Cotton Bolton Hoychick & Doughty, Rayville Ieyoub, Christopher P., Plauché Smith & Nieset, Lake Charles Iiams, Sarah E., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Javier, Roger, The Javier Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-599-8570 Kuchler, Deborah D., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Marionneaux, F. Barry, F. Barry Marionneaux, Plaquemine McKay, Jr., Donald E., Leake & Andersson, New Orleans

Bukaty, IV, Edward F., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Neal, Mark J., Neal Law Firm, Monroe, 318-807-0929

DeWitt, Madison T., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge

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

Kantrow, Jacob M., Butler Snow, Baton Rouge Legrand, Andrew, Spera Law Group, New Orleans Matasar, Adam N., Jones Walker, New Orleans

LaCour, Cliff, NeunerPate, Lafayette

McBride, Annie, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

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

Tumminello, III, Vincent, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge

Breland, Quin, Breland Law, New Orleans

King, Spencer, King & Jurgens, New Orleans Langlois, Jr., Gary M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Toups, Ryan C., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Miller, Cody J. "C.J.", Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette Pifko, Erzsebet, Corvinus Law, Mandeville

ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-4.

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

Whaley, John Randall, Whaley Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-302-8810

RISING STARS Boudreaux, Andre, Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans

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

Wilkes, Forrest Ren, Cosmich Simmons & Brown, New Orleans

Bradford, Brian Michael, Scofield Gerard Pohorelsky Gallaugher & Landry, Lake Charles Burke, Clare Sanchez, The Sanchez Law Firm, Lake Charles Cefalu, III, Joseph J., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge Collura-Day, Amanda, Kean Miller, New Orleans Cutaiar, Trevor, Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Godofsky, Evan J., Larzelere Picou Wells Simpson Lonero, Metairie Gregory, Lynette, Gregory Law Firm, Monroe Grinton, Kellye R., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Baton Rouge Linn, Jenna, Bankston & Associates, Baton Rouge Liuzza, Elizabeth A., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington Mathews, Kellen J., Adams and Reese, Baton Rouge

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS SUPER LAWYERS Arsenault, Richard J., Neblett Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria

Eagan, Kelsey A., Frilot, New Orleans

Barrios, Dawn M., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans

Geraci, Craig, Kahn Swick & Foti, New Orleans

Bell, Troy N., Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans

Higgins, Anna, Pendley Baudin & Coffin, New Orleans

Berniard, Jeffrey P., Berniard Law, New Orleans

Klevorn, Amanda, Burns Charest, New Orleans

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

Mattappally, Jay M., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

Bienvenu, Jr., David M., Bienvenu Bonnecaze Foco Viator & Holinga, Baton Rouge

Napolitano, Shelley, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy, New Orleans

Bohrer, Philip, Bohrer Brady, Baton Rouge

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

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

Moghis, Matthew D., Connick & Connick, Metairie

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

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

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

Roberts, Daniel, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans

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

Robinson, Timothy P., Frilot, New Orleans

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

Royce, Doris A., Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, New Orleans Trew, Tyler D., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Tschirn, Robert W., Preis, New Orleans Wolff, Richard W., Keogh Cox, Baton Rouge

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Sherman, Kea, Sherman Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-896-7304

RISING STARS Cvitanovic, Andrew, Cossich Sumich Parsiola & Taylor, Belle Chasse

Glago, Mark P., Glago Williams, New Orleans, 504-500-2020 Gray, Tim, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Haik, Sr., Richard T., Morrow Morrow Ryan Bassett & Haik, Lafayette, 337-806-9125 Herman, Russ M., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-4, S-5 Irpino, Anthony, Irpino Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, New Orleans Klick, James C., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892

Gaudin Favret, Chelsea, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Gower, C. Jacob, Burns Charest, New Orleans

Rossi, Alexandra E., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge Smith, T. Peyton, Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans Spindler, Ali, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Wright, Lydia A., Burns Charest, New Orleans Yelton, Rick, Burns Charest, New Orleans

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS Clement, David C., Clement Gates & May, New Orleans, 504-598-2220 Foster, III, Murphy J., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge Frilot, Mark W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville Pg. S-4 Hunt, Michael D., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge King, Richard E., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans

RISING STARS Courtenay, James, The Courtenay Law Firm, New Orleans

Leger, Jr., Walter J., Leger & Shaw, New Orleans

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

Lundy, Matthew, Lundy Lundy Soileau & South, Lake Charles, 337-439-0707 Pg. S-3

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

Hamblen, Meredith, The Scott Law Firm, Baton Rouge

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

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

Reed, Alexander L.H., Ross F. Lagarde, Slidell

Miller, Kerry J., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Lund, III, Daniel, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Sonnier, Ned, Ned Sonnier, Scott

Morrow, Patrick C., Morrow Morrow Ryan Bassett & Haik, Opelousas, 337-948-4483

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

Vicknair, David P., Scott Vicknair, New Orleans

O'Bell, Eric J., O'Bell Law Firm, Metairie, 504-456-8677

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

Young, Jacob, Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Parkinson, Erin Fury, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Orgeron, Glenn P., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Paulsen, III, Dwight C., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans

Puente, Denise C., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans Pg. S-5

Pendley, Patrick W., Pendley Baudin & Coffin, Plaquemine

Shields, Lloyd N., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

St. Romain, Jeanne, The Cheek Law Firm, New Orleans

CIVIL RIGHTS RISING STARS Bordes, Kenneth C., Law Office of Kenneth C. Bordes, New Orleans Hass, Amanda, Law Office of William Most, New Orleans Jones, Victor M., Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge

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Prattini, Jeffrey K., Shields | Mott, New Orleans

RISING STARS Blackwell, Michael S., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans, 504-581-3300 Daily, Megan, Krebs Farley & Dry, New Orleans Emmons, Matthew R., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Mandeville SEE ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER ON PAGE S-4.


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LOUISIANA 2021 Forester, Jonathan S., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans, 504-581-3300

Lorenzi, Thomas L., Lorenzi & Barnatt, Lake Charles

Castaing, Jr., Edward J., Crull Castaing & Lilly, New Orleans

Gibbs, Gillian (Gigi), Gibbs Law, New Orleans

McLindon, John S., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge

Holthaus, C. Frank, Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge

Huddleston, Jacob, Kracht Madison Huddleston, Baton Rouge Pastorek, Jeffrey, Couhig Partners, New Orleans Pri-tal, Benjamin M., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Riess, Jr., M. Robert C., Riess LeMieux, New Orleans, 504-581-3300 Wynne, Jr., Douglass F., Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans

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

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

CRIMINAL DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Atkinson, Ian L., Schonekas Evans McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans Bélanger, André Robert, Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger, Baton Rouge Boren, James E., James E. Boren, Baton Rouge Borghardt, Franz N., Borghardt Law Firm, Baton Rouge Bourland, J. David, Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge Boustany, II, Alfred F., Boustany Law Firm, Lafayette Campbell, Nandi F., Attorney at Law, New Orleans Carpenter, Elizabeth B., Attorney at Law, New Orleans Ciaccio, Michael P., Attorney at Law, Gretna Cimino, Cynthia M., BrowneLaw, New Orleans Damico, Thomas C., Damico & Stockstill, Baton Rouge Daniels, III, Harry L., Daniels & Washington, Prairieville Di Giulio, John E., Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger, Baton Rouge Di Giulio, Letty S., Law Office of Letty S. Di Giulio, New Orleans Ewing, Jr., J. Lane, Cazayoux Ewing, Baton Rouge Gauthier, Jr., Lester J., Attorney at Law, Lafayette Gill, William Robert, Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger, Baton Rouge Goode, William L., The Goode Law Firm, Lafayette Hébert, Stephen, Attorney at Law, New Orleans Hinch, Shane K., Hinch and Associates, Lake Charles Johnson, Sara, Attorney at Law, New Orleans

Moore, Steven J., Law Office of Steven J. Moore, Baton Rouge

Larson, Herbert, The Law Offices of Herbert V. Larson Jr., New Orleans

Mosca, Provino C., Attorney at Law, Harahan

Magner, Michael W., Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Murray, H. Cameron, Cameron Murray & Associates, Monroe

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

Regan, Jr., Martin E., Regan Law, New Orleans

Petersen, Glen R., Hymel Davis & Petersen, Baton Rouge

Sanchez, Walter Marshall, The Sanchez Law Firm, Lake Charles

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

Smith, Jr., Kenneth Craig, Smith & John, Shreveport

Skinner, Michael D., Skinner Law Firm, Lafayette

Tizzard, Julie C., Attorney at Law, New Orleans, 504-529-3774 Toale, Robert S., The Law Office of Robert S. Toale, Gretna Utley, Dylan C., DiGiulio Utley, New Orleans Vamvoras, Glen, Vamvoras Antoon, Lake Charles

Stockstill, Kevin, Attorney at Law, Lafayette Whalen, Jr., Ralph S., Attorney at Law, New Orleans

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Walsh, Michael S., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge

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

RISING STARS Antoon, Michael, Vamvoras Antoon, Lake Charles

Losavio, Jr., Peter J., Losavio and DeJean, Baton Rouge

Carter, Gregory Q., The G. Carter Law Firm, New Orleans Chervinsky, Sarah, The Chervinsky Law Firm, New Orleans Gentry, Verity, The Law Office of Verity Gentry, Shreveport Kaloyares, Aimee, Rusty Messer & Associates, Baton Rouge Larson, Kara Anne, The Law Office of Sam Winston, New Orleans

Prokop, Jr., Joseph A., Joseph A. Prokop Jr., Baton Rouge Villarrubia, M. Janice, Law Office of M. Janice Villarrubia, Baton Rouge

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SUPER LAWYERS Armstrong, Jane E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Ludwig, Karl, Rozas & Rozas, Baton Rouge

Conklin, Katherine, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

Matthews, Jr., Jerome W., Law Firm of Jerome W. Matthews Jr., Gretna

Green, Karleen J., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge

Phillips, Bradley S., Phillips Law, New Orleans Skinner, III, Brady, The Law Office of Brady Skinner, Baton Rouge Spokes, James A., The Scott Law Firm, Baton Rouge Sudduth, III, James E., Sudduth & Associates, Lake Charles

Rachal, Robert W., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Shapiro, Howard, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Thorne, René E., Jackson Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Williams, Michael S., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Weixler, Jacob K., Weixler Law, New Orleans, 504-408-2180

RISING STARS Obregon, Juan C., Jackson Lewis, Denver

Yazbeck, Rachel M., Shah Yazbeck and Almerico, New Orleans

Rigterink, Jennifer, Proskauer Rose, New Orleans

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI SUPER LAWYERS Calmes, Jr., John P., Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge Delatte, Jr., Glynn J., Delatte & Edwards, Baton Rouge

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR SUPER LAWYERS Becker, Jr., Walter F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Capitelli, Brian J., Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans, 504-582-2425 Capitelli, Ralph, Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans, 504-582-2425

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EMPLOYMENT & LABOR SUPER LAWYERS Alessandra, M. Nan, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Anderson, Jennifer L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge Babineaux, Joel P., Babineaux Poché Anthony & Slavich, Lafayette Beiser, Stephen P., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Bickford, Magdalen Blessey, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Boyle, Kim M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Cancienne, Phyllis G., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge CONTINUED ON PAGE S-15

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Crochet, Vicki M., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge David, Jr., Robert J., Juneau David, Lafayette Davis, Brandon E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Demmons, Larry Edward, The Demmons Law Firm, Metairie Furr, Susan W., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge Guidry, Gregory, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Lafayette

Harold, Edward F., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Knight, Kathryn M., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Livaudais, Julie D., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Pg. S-5 Marks, Kevin A., Melchiode Marks King, New Orleans Wisdom, Rachel Wendt, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Zurik, III, Samuel, The Kullman Firm, New Orleans

Kiggans, Thomas H., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge

RISING STARS Carlisle, Laura E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Koch, Amelia Williams, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

Castoriano, Benjamin M., Frilot, New Orleans

Korn, David M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Masinter, Eve B., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans McGoey, II, Thomas J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Miller, Eric R., The Kullman Firm, Baton Rouge Mitchell, Michael S., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Pyburn, Jr., Keith M., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Robein, Louis L., Robein Urann Spencer Picard & Cangemi, Metairie Scott, Timothy H., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Shuler, III, G. Phillip, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Stiegler, Charles J., Stiegler Law Firm, New Orleans Veters Cooper, Susanne A., Business Law Group, New Orleans Whitehead, Jr., Jack K., Whitehead Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-303-8600 Pg. S-6 Wilson, Scott D., Scott D. Wilson, Baton Rouge RISING STARS Blackman, Natalie, Law Office of Attorney Natalie Blackman, Baton Rouge Bremenstul, Minia E., Jones Walker, New Orleans Bryant, Camille R., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Hadden, Lauren Rivera, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge Jeanfreau, Rachael, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Kilgore, Erin Lutkewitte, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge London, Wm. Brian, Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Molina, Ross M., Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, New Orleans Murphy, Kerry A., Kerry Murphy Law, New Orleans Plaiscia, Amanda M., Blue Williams, Metairie Roberts, MaryJo L., The Kullman Firm, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Christy, Walter W., Fisher & Phillips, New Orleans Fischman, Debra J., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2109 Pg. S-1

Caviness, Laura R., Curry Law Firm, Mandeville Liner, Elizabeth, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge McCluer, Matthew, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, New Orleans Sha, Rebecca, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Jones, Allison A., Downer Jones Marino & Wilhite, Shreveport

Murchison, Malcolm S., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport Nicholson, Cynthia A., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans O'Connor, Scott A., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Pearce, John Y., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Randazzo, III, Matthew (Matt) J., Randazzo Giglio & Bailey, Lafayette Shea, Jr., Joseph L., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport Strickland, Paul A., Hargrove Smelley & Strickland, Shreveport Zuckerman, Adam, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans RISING STARS Bambrick, Erin, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Bush, Brittan J., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette Douthitt, Katherine Guidry, Maven Royalty Partners, Shreveport Fox, Jonathan J., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Grant, Meghan, Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Hearne, Jr., Wm Lake, Davidson Summers, Shreveport Lee, Matthew R., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Shreveport

Williams, Christopher L., Williams Litigation, New Orleans

Love, Jonathan E., Hargrove Smelley & Strickland, Shreveport

RISING STARS Vogeltanz, Kevin, The Law Office of Kevin S. Vogeltanz, Mandeville

McCall, Thomas, Jones Walker, Baton Rouge Mouledoux, Taylor P., Looper Goodwine, New Orleans Ransom, Kelly, Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES

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

SUPER LAWYERS Clements, Miles P., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Rolen-Ogden, April L., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette

Cook, Jonathan R., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans

Simon, Paul B., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, Lafayette

Daigle, Susan A., Daigle Rayburn, Lafayette

Simone, Matthew, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Darden, M. Taylor, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, New Orleans

Springer Brown, Laura, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Davidson, Randall S., Davidson Summers, Shreveport

Tettleton, Andrea K., Seabaugh Joffrion Sepulvado & Victory, Baton Rouge

Downer, III, Philip E., Downer Jones Marino & Wilhite, Shreveport Hayne, Jr., C. Peck, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans Hebert, Aimee W., Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans Jurgens, III, George B., King & Jurgens, New Orleans Klemm, Kenneth M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Kornick, Cheryl M., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Shealy, Jeremy B., Onebane Law Firm, Lafayette

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS SUPER LAWYERS Toledano, Suzette, Toledano Entertainment and Arts Law, New Orleans

ENVIRONMENTAL

Marshall, Jr., Charles D., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Harbourt, Maureen N., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge

Mascari, Pamela Roman, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge

Harrison, Jr., Andrew J., Harrison Law, Baton Rouge

Masur, Samuel E., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, Lafayette

Johnson, Greg L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

McGlone, Michael A., Kean Miller, New Orleans McNamara, Mark L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans McNeal, Robert B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-4.

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RISING STARS Roché, Elizabeth A., Roché Law Firm, Jennings Wiegand, Stephen W., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION RISING STARS Bouillion, Shelley, Stutes & Lavergne, Lake Charles Gonzales, Carlee White, Law Office of Carlee White Gonzales, Hammond

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS Boudreaux, Jr., Bernard E., Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, Baton Rouge Gray, Patrick W., Johnson Gray McNamara, Lafayette Hand, Jr., Albert M., Cook Yancey King & Galloway, Shreveport Johnson, Mary S., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE SUPER LAWYERS Abbott, Jr., Hirschel T., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Adams, Marguerite L., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Bayard, III, Alton E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge Blackman, IV, John C., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge

Gabb, Patrick J., Lukinovich, Metairie Kriksciun, Erin E., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Kyle Wynne, Jena, Hoyt Stanford & Wynne, Lafayette McMakin, Dixon Wallace, The McMakin Law Firm, Baton Rouge Tournet, Christie Lee, Christie Tournet & Associates, Mandeville

FAMILY LAW SUPER LAWYERS Anderson, Ernest S., Anderson & Anderson, Slidell Aubin, Terry G., Aubin Law Firm, Alexandria Batte, Gregory H., Sockrider Bolin Anglin Batte & Hathaway, Shreveport

Kanner, Allan, Kanner & Whiteley, New Orleans, 504-524-5777

Burkenstock, Susan J., Elkins, New Orleans

Bayle, Suzanne Ecuyer, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Pg. S-5

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

Buhrer, R. Scott, Buhrer Law Firm, Metairie

Knister, Terrence K., Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

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

Cabral, H. Craig, Harry Craig Cabral Inc., Metairie

Kreller, Stephen S., The Kreller Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-484-3488

Henry, Miriam Wogan, Jones Walker, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

STEPHEN S. KRELLER

Hester, Mary C., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge

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

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

www.krellerlaw.com

LeBlanc, IV, J. Burton, Baron & Budd, Baton Rouge, 225-927-5441 Losch, Jill T., Johnson Gray McNamara, Mandeville Marullo, Dawn Danna, Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans Neuner, Jr., Francis X., NeunerPate, Lafayette Nieset, James R., Plauché Smith & Nieset, Lake Charles Palermo, III, J. Rock, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles Swetman, Max, MG+M, New Orleans Wall, Guy E., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans RISING STARS Brumby, Turner, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles Chauvin, Hunter A., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette

Lehmann, Lawrence M., Lehmann Norman & Marcus, New Orleans Marks, Christine W., Conroy Law Firm, Metairie Medlin, W. Deryl, McMichael Medlin D'Anna Wedgeworth & Lafargue, Shreveport Mendler, Joel, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Moragas, Sheila L., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans

Perez, Robert L., Perez McDaniel Faust & Adams, New Orleans

Hoffman, Mitchell J., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450

Plunkett, Laura Walker, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Hogan, Lila Tritico, Hogan Attorneys, Hammond

Riess, F. Kelleher, Hickey & Riess, New Orleans Rouchell, John A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Sagona, Beau P., The Derbes Law Firm, Metairie, 504-837-1230 Sigler, David L., Sigler Arabie & Cannon, Lake Charles Spizer, David "Bruce", Bruce Spizer, New Orleans

Schilling, E. Blair, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Weems, III, Charles S., Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, Alexandria

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Hesser, David C., Hesser & Flynn, Alexandria Hoffman, Jeffrey M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450

Theus, Jr., James G., Theus Law Offices, Alexandria

VanTassell, Court C., Liskow & Lewis, Lafayette

Greene, Jennifer J., Scott Vicknair, New Orleans

Neff, Carole Cukell, Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Rudin, Skylar B., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans Valentine, Sara C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

www.vfrlawfirm.com

Franz, Patricia M., Pat M. Franz & Associates, Metairie

Hale, Steven W., Hale Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-426-1071

Reso, Patrick K., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie

Poole, Leah C., Talbot Carmouche & Marcello, Baton Rouge

BRADFORD H. FELDER

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

Messina, Carey J., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge

Gray, Nichole Mart, Johnson Gray McNamara, New Orleans

Penner, D'Ann, Penner Law, Lafayette, 337-564-2217

Felder, Bradford H., Veazey Felder & Renegar, Lafayette, 337-234-5350

Haines, Kenneth P., Weems Schimpf Haines Shemwell & Moore, Shreveport

Gillen, Laura M., Blue Williams, Metairie

Liuzza, Ashley, Stag Liuzza, New Orleans

Carter, Jennifer C., de Blanc Law Firm, New Orleans

Mengis, Joseph W., Perry Balhoff Mengis & Burns, Baton Rouge

Poché, Laura C., Laura C. Poche Estate Planning Law, Baton Rouge

Lewis, Sara M., Wall Bullington & Cook, New Orleans

Carroll, Teresa Culpepper, Culpepper and Carroll, Jonesboro

RISING STARS Delerno, Zachary J., Sunrise Law Group, Metairie

Howley Connois, Christy M., Bowman & Howley, Gretna, 504-367-4842 Kobetz, Philip C., Attorney at Law, Lafayette Ladouceur, Lindsey M., Ladouceur Law Firm, Abita Springs Lane, Steven J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-4, S-5 Levy, Robert G., LaCroix Levy and Barnett, Alexandria Lowe, Robert C., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Mansfield, Mark J., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Miles, Terri M., Terri M. Miles, Gretna Miller, Jack, Miller Mitchell & Luquette, Crowley Morris, Edith H., Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Neathamer, Susan H., Susan H. Neathamer, Gretna SEE ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER ON PAGE S-4.


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LOUISIANA 2021 Nguyen, Kim Ngan, Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450

Benjamin, Jr., Jack C., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans

Paddison, David R., Attorney at Law, Covington

Carroll, James L., Mixon Carroll Frazier & McIlwain, Columbia

Perque, Richard, Law Offices of Richard G. Perque, New Orleans Prados, David M., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 Riegel, Philip, Attorney at Law, Metairie Rue, Stephen R., Stephen Rue & Associates, Kenner Salley, Laurel A., Salley & Salley, Metairie

Delery Davis, Tiffany, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Giarrusso, III, Joseph I., Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans Hebert, Paul J., Ottinger Hebert, Lafayette Mills, Alysson L., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

Schwab, Danna, The Schwab Law Firm, Houma

Ostendorf, Lance, Ostendorf Tate Barnett, New Orleans, 504-343-8989 Pg. S-25

Theall, Susan, The Theall Firm, Lafayette

Patrick, Patrick H., Patrick Miller, New Orleans

Tranchina, Jr., Frank P., Tranchina & Mansfield, Covington Pg. S-4, S-5

Perrier, Guy D., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans

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

Philips, Jr., Harry J., Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge

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

Rather, Jr., James C., Alker & Rather, Mandeville, 985-727-7501

Catalanotto, Rachael P., Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, Mandeville Cranmer, Brad, Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, Baton Rouge Daniels, Morgan S., Attorney at Law, Hammond Duncan, Lauren A., The Truitt Law Firm, Covington Edwards, Claire B., Attorney at Law, Lafayette Epstein, Jeremy, Jeremy Epstein Law, New Orleans Guillory, Courtney Hollier, The Law Office of Courtney Hollier Guillory, Lafayette Hite, Nicholas J., Hite Law Group, New Orleans Hunter, Rebecca J., The Sanchez Law Firm, Lake Charles Kuehl, Jr., Gordon J., Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver, New Orleans, 504-581-2450 LeBlanc, Betsy L., Law Office of Betsy L. LeBlanc, Addis Miciotto, Mark, Mark J. Miciotto, Shreveport Mitchell, Parker, Miller Mitchell & Luquette, Crowley

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

www.alker-rather.com Spaht, Paul H., Spaht Law, Baton Rouge Sternberg, Scott L., Sternberg Naccari & White, New Orleans Vale, Richard S., Blue Williams, Metairie Williams, James M., Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie Williams, Sharonda R., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Pg. S-5 RISING STARS Bergeron, Jr., Roy Louis, Simien & Simien, Baton Rouge Bourgeois, Blake, Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans Calhoun, Lindsay, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Coreil, Jeffrey K., NeunerPate, Lafayette Deethardt, Mark R., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS RISING STARS Eccles, Susan N., Adams and Reese, Baton Rouge

GOVERNMENT FINANCE RISING STARS Kern, Matthew W., Jones Walker, Baton Rouge

HEALTH CARE SUPER LAWYERS Caesar, Craig L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans King, Jr., Errol J., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge McKinney, Don S., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Pizzo, Stephen M., Blue Williams, Metairie Savoie, Lyn, Benton Benton & Associates, Baton Rouge Staub, Jr., Perry R., Taggart Morton, New Orleans Tabary, III, Paul A., Tabary & Borne, Chalmette RISING STARS Cicardo Mannino, Katherine, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge Shelton, Shannon A., Pendley Baudin & Coffin, New Orleans

IMMIGRATION SUPER LAWYERS Gasparian, Kathleen, Gasparian Spivey Immigration, New Orleans RISING STARS Dees, Ashley Foret, Ashley Foret Dees, Lake Charles Moody, Flavia Rocha, The Scott Law Firm, Baton Rouge Weidner, Samantha, Hart Carter & Associates, New Orleans

Ogden, Jr., M. Scott, Fuerst Carrier & Ogden, Lake Charles

Frederick, Zelma M., McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge

Pfeiffer, Sarah, Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer, New Orleans

Gremillion, Jr., Druit, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge

Rotharmel Shanks, Tracy, Rotharmel Shanks, New Orleans

Hightower, III, Thomas R. "Trey", Hightower Law Firm, Lafayette, 337-233-0555 Pg. S-9

Samuel, Scott R., Samuel & Coleman, Metairie

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

SUPER LAWYERS Balascio, Michael A., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700

Johnson, James H., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans

Baumgartner, Adrianne L., Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, Covington Pg. S-5

Shoenfelt, Mary Katherine, Carleton Hebert & Shoenfelt, Baton Rouge Treadaway, Kristyl Revelle, Treadaway Law, Metairie Vamvoras-Antoon, Alyson, Vamvoras Antoon, Lake Charles Willis, Sheila, Morris Lee & Bayle, New Orleans

GENERAL LITIGATION

Kenny, Erin Sayes, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge Kraatz, Arthur, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Ludeau, Christopher, Fontenot & Ludeau, Ville Platte Morris, Ebony S., Garrison Yount Forte & Mulcahy, New Orleans

INSURANCE COVERAGE

Beckman, Kristin L., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Brettner, Jacqueline M., Brettner Cvitanovic, New Orleans Curtis, Martha Y., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2111 Pg. S-1 de Klerk, Andrew S., Frilot, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Abaunza, Donald R., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

Ortte, Christopher "Chris" B., NeunerPate, Lafayette

Elliott, Céleste D., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Pg. S-5

Ayres, Leland H., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport Pg. S-5

Vozzella, Alexandra, Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport

Fischer, Madeleine, Jones Walker, New Orleans

Balhoff, II, John T., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1

Wells, Molly L., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Wynne, Michael C., The Dill Firm, Lafayette

ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-4.

Flanagan, Harold J., Flanagan Partners, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-18

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Estrada de Martin, Ph.D., Paula, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

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

Giarrusso, Catherine Fornias, Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans

Gaither, Channing Nicole, Parlatore Law Group, New Orleans

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

Guichet, Joseph P., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Ricci, R. Devin, Kean Miller, New Orleans

Oliver, Kenny L., Oliver & Way, Lafayette

Pate, James L., NeunerPate, Lafayette Pelleteri, Maura Z., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans Pipes, III, H. Minor, Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Salley, David P., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Schmeeckle, Seth A., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Schudmak, Shaundra M., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Sever, Jay Russell, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Siegel, Robert I., Gieger Laborde & Laperouse, New Orleans Sutherland, Dean A., Jeansonne & Remondet, New Orleans Teske, Christopher R., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Treas, Bill T., Nielsen & Treas, Metairie Wilson, Kristopher T., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans RISING STARS Barton, E. Madison, Wanek Kirsch Davies, New Orleans Burk, Lauren E., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Culver, Christina A., Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, New Orleans Farmer, Jay, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Hair, Galen M., Hair Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, Metairie Hinton, Ashley W., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Joachim, Alexis P., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Jones, Marne A., Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, New Orleans Lambert, Taylor R., Brown Sims, New Orleans Marchand, Jessica, Scofield & Rivera, Lafayette Margiotta, Michael, Loeb Law Firm, Mandeville Meeks, Kelsey L., Pipes Miles Beckman, New Orleans Riggs, Brooke, Frilot, New Orleans Siemann, Jeffrey J., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans

Perkins, Mark A., Perkins & Associates, Shreveport

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

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

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

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS SUPER LAWYERS Fishman, Louis Y., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Stubbs, Jr., William P., Stubbs & Hightower, Lafayette RISING STARS Naccari, Keith J., Sternberg Naccari & White, New Orleans Saulsbury, Albert O. "Chip", Fishman Haygood, New Orleans

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Acomb, Wm. Ryan, Porteous Hainkel & Johnson, New Orleans Armand, Jr., Donald, Pettiette Armand Dunkelman Woodley Byrd & Cromwell, Shreveport Bash, Lottie L., Faircloth Melton Sobel & Bash, Alexandria

Popich, Robert N., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Spears, Kenneth R., Spears Gary, Lake Charles, 337-513-4333 Pg. S-25 Thibodeaux, Terry, The Thibodeaux Law Firm, Lake Charles Truitt, Jack E. (Bobby), The Truitt Law Firm, Covington Wilmore, Charles B., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Yacoubian, Alan J., Johnson Yacoubian & Paysse, New Orleans RISING STARS Ankersen, Brittney, Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans Bernard, David C., Staines Eppling & Kenney, Metairie Borne, Charmaine B., Randazzo Giglio & Bailey, Lafayette Davidson, Jared A., Taylor Wellons Politz & Duhe, New Orleans Durham, Meredith, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans Elam, Jason K., Cosmich Simmons & Brown, New Orleans Gahagan, Peter M., Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister Weinstock & Bogart, Metairie Gould, Kristopher Michael, Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Leggette, Laura, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Melerine, Michael C., Seabaugh Joffrion Sepulvado & Victory, Shreveport Morse, Amanda Gammon, Kiefer & Kiefer, Metairie Simmons, Samantha Babin, McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch, Covington Stuart, Cory T., Perrier & Lacoste, New Orleans Telep, Ryan, Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

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

SUPER LAWYERS Alexander, Glenn W., Glenn W. Alexander, Lake Charles

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

Alvendia, Roderick, Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans

Fraser, David A., Fraser Wheeler & Courtney, Lake Charles

Anderman, Jody E., Waddell Anderman, Baton Rouge

SUPER LAWYERS Harris, Lesli D., Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans

Gideon, Kyle L., Davidson Meaux Sonnier McElligott Fontenot Gideon & Edwards, Lafayette, 337-237-1660

Anderson, Jr., Bennett Boyd, Anderson Dozier Blanda & Saltzman, Lafayette, 337-233-3366

Norton, Taylor M., Norton IP Law Firm, Metairie

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

Walshe, Jr., Michael Q., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Kay, III, Ped C., Broussard & Kay, Broussard

Tettleton, Chase D., Babcock Injury Lawyers, Baton Rouge Vorhaben, Tessa P., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

RISING STARS Engler, Jessica C., Kean Miller, New Orleans

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Maselli, Jr., Joseph, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans Mouton, Charles A., Mahtook & LaFleur, Lafayette

BENNETT BOYD ANDERSON, JR. ANDERSON, DOZIER, BLANDA & SALTZMAN Lafayette • 337-233-3366

www.andersondozier.com

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LOUISIANA 2021 Babcock, Stephen, Babcock Injury Lawyers, Baton Rouge

Filo, Thomas A., Cox Cox Filo Camel & Wilson, Lake Charles

Bassett, Jeffrey M., Morrow Morrow Ryan Bassett & Haik, Opelousas, 337-948-4483

Fletcher, Ralph L., Fletcher Roy & Chenevert, Baton Rouge

Berger, Allan, Allan Berger & Associates, New Orleans, 504-526-2222

Gaar, Jr., Joseph F., The Gaar Law Firm, Lafayette

Bice, Jay, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles

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

Blanda, Nicholas A., Anderson Dozier Blanda & Saltzman, Lafayette, 337-233-3366 Pg. S-24

Gee, William, William Gee, Lafayette

Gertler, Louis L., Gertler Accident & Injury Attorneys, New Orleans

NICHOLAS A. BLANDA

Gertler, Meyer H., Gertler Accident & Injury Attorneys, New Orleans

www.andersondozier.com

Gisleson, Soren E., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892

ANDERSON, DOZIER, BLANDA & SALTZMAN Lafayette • 337-233-3366

Brandner, Jr., Michael S., Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, Metairie

Goforth, William H., Goforth & Lilley, Lafayette, 337-237-5777

Bravo, David D., Bravo Law Firm, New Orleans

Guidry, Kirk A., Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews, Baton Rouge

Broussard, Aaron, Broussard & Hart, Lake Charles Broussard, Richard C., Broussard & David, Lafayette, 337-233-2323 Broussard, Steven, Broussard & Hart, Lake Charles Bruno, Stephen P., Bruno & Bruno, New Orleans

Haik, Jr., Richard T., Morrow Morrow Ryan Bassett & Haik, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Hall, Jr., Alton J., Delise & Hall, Covington Hammond, II, Peirce A., Hammond Law Firm, New Orleans

Bush, D. Wayne, Attorney at Law, Leesville

Herman, Maury A., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-4, S-5

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

Herman, Stephen J., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Pg. S-4, S-5

Campbell, Robert L., Williamson Fontenot Campbell & Whittington, Baton Rouge

Hoffoss, Lee, Hoffoss Devall, Lake Charles

Chopin, Justin M., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans Chopin, Richard A., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans Colomb, Brian C., Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Lafayette Comeaux, Todd C., Todd C. Comeaux, Baton Rouge Cosse, III, Irvy E. "Chip", Cossé Law Firm, New Orleans Creed, Christian C., Creed & Creed, Monroe Creevy, John S., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 David, Blake R., Broussard & David, Lafayette, 337-233-2323 Pg. S-5 deGravelles, J. Neale, deGravelles & Palmintier, Baton Rouge DeJean, Kenneth W., Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean, Lafayette Delise, Bobby J., Delise & Hall, New Orleans Demarest, Jeanne, Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans Devall, Claude P., Hoffoss Devall, Lake Charles

Hooks, III, Kenneth H., Dodson & Hooks, Baton Rouge Impastato, III, Dominick F., Frischhertz & Impastato, New Orleans, 504-523-1500 Pg. S-25

Manard, III, Robert L., Manard Law, New Orleans McCorvey, Derriel C., McCorvey Law, Lafayette McGovern, Glenn C., Attorney at Law, Metairie McKernan, Gordon J., Gordon McKernan, Baton Rouge Meredith, Jr., C. Locke, Locke Meredith Sean Fagan & Associates, Baton Rouge Miller, Joseph M., Davis Saunders & Miller, Mandeville Mitchell, Jeffrey A., The Cochran Firm Metairie, Metairie Moroux, Jerome H., Broussard & David, Lafayette, 337-233-2323 Morris, Trey, Morris & Dewett, Shreveport, 318-221-1507 Pg. S-25 Nazareth, Neil F., Martzell Bickford & Centola, New Orleans O'Pry, II, Donovan J., O'Pry Law Firm, Lafayette Offner, Kurt A., Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans Palazzo, Leo J., Palazzo Law Firm, Gretna Palmintier, Michael C., deGravelles & Palmintier, Baton Rouge Papillion, Darrel J., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge Perret, Kris A., Law Offices of Ossie Brown, Baton Rouge Perry, John B., Attorney at Law, Slidell Piacun, Joseph S., Gennusa & Piacun, Metairie Pichon, Jeremy J., Pichon Law Firm, New Orleans Possa, Joseph C., Tyler & Possa, Baton Rouge Rannals, Tracey, Rannals Law Firm, New Orleans

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III

Redmann, John W., Law Office of John W. Redmann, Gretna, 504-500-5000

www.frischhertzlaw.com

Roy, James P., Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, Lafayette Pg. S-5

FRISCHHERTZ & IMPASTATO New Orleans • 504-523-1500

Jacobs, Darleen M., Jacobs Sarrat Lovelace & Harris, New Orleans, 504-522-0155 Pg. S-25

Roy, John Parkerson, Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, Lafayette

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

Ryan, James P., Morrow Morrow Ryan Bassett & Haik, Opelousas, 337-948-4483

Joubert, John T., Joubert Law Firm, Baton Rouge

Salim, Robert L., Salim-Beasley, Natchitoches

Kelly, Keenan K., Kelly & Townsend, Natchitoches, 318-352-2353

Saunders, Benjamin B., Davis Saunders & Miller, Mandeville

KEENAN K. KELLY

KELLY & TOWNSEND, LLC Natchitoches • 318-352-2353

Kelly, III, J. Bart, Alvendia Kelly & Demarest, New Orleans Kennedy, III, Richard Ramsey, Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy, Lafayette

Schwartzberg, Michael H., Roach Law Firm, Lake Charles Silbert, Scott E., Silbert Pitre & Friedman, New Orleans Singleton, W. James, Singleton Law Firm, Shreveport Smiley, Seth, Smiley Law Firm, New Orleans

Kiefer, Kris P., Kiefer & Kiefer, Metairie

Smith, IV, S. Christie, SmithAdvocates, Leesville

Knoll, Edmond H., The Knoll Law Firm, Marksville

St. Pe, Kenneth D., Kenneth D. St. Pe', Lafayette

DiLeo, Gregory P., Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, New Orleans

Laborde, David, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, Lafayette

Thomas, David Abboud, Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge

Dunahoe, Jr., Edwin, Dunahoe Law Firm, Natchitoches

Lagarde, Ross F., Ross F. Lagarde, Slidell, 985-605-0527

Tomeny, III, Frank, Tomeny Law Firm APLC d/b/a Tomeny Best Injury Lawyers, Baton Rouge

Lamothe, III, Frank E., Lamothe Law Firm, New Orleans

Townsley, Rex D., The Townsley Law Firm, Lake Charles

Landry, Mickey P., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans

Unglesby, Lewis, Unglesby Law Firm, Baton Rouge, 225-387-0120 Pg. S-25

Didriksen, III, Caleb H., Didriksen Saucier & Woods, New Orleans

Earles, Digger, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, Lafayette Edwards, Thomas R., Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, Lafayette Exnicios, Val P., Liska Exnicios & Nungesser, New Orleans Fezio, John Mark, The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans

Layrisson, Parker, Parker Layrisson Law Firm, Ponchatoula Loup, Terry B., Morris Bart, New Orleans Mahone, Jr., Michael A., The Mahone Firm, New Orleans

ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-4.

Villemarette, Chris, Attorney at Law, Lafayette Voorhies, III, Richard P., The Voorhies Law Firm, New Orleans CONTINUED ON PAGE S-20

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

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

Waddell, Cameron R., Waddell Anderman, Baton Rouge

Lillis, Michael, Lillis Law Firm, New Orleans

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

Walters, Jr., Edward J., Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens, Baton Rouge Pg. S-5 Ward, Aub A., Gordon McKernan, Baton Rouge Ward, Jr., Samuel C. "Chuck", Samuel C. Ward Jr. & Associates, Baton Rouge Welborn, Jason M., Jason M. Welborn, Lafayette, 337-234-5533

JASON M. WELBORN

JASON M. WELBORN APLC Lafayette • 337-234-5533

www.JasonWelbornlaw.com Whittington, Christopher Lee, Williamson Fontenot Campbell & Whittington, Baton Rouge Williamson, Luke, Williamson Fontenot Campbell & Whittington, Baton Rouge Zainey, Jr., J. Christopher, The Lambert Firm, New Orleans RISING STARS Badeaux, Tommy J., Law Office of Tommy J. Badeaux, Metairie Baer, Jason M., Baer Law, Metairie Barron, John, O'Pry Law Firm, Lafayette Bassett, Taylor J., Morrow Morrow Ryan Bassett & Haik, Opelousas, 337-948-4483 Bezou, Jr., Jacques Francois, The Bezou Law Firm, Covington Bosso, Adam, Morris Bart, New Orleans

Liuzza, Christopher, Liuzza Law Firm, New Orleans

Gibbs, Vance A., Kean Miller, Baton Rouge

Mansfield, Scott M., Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, New Orleans

Nolan, Jr., Michael F., Connick & Connick, Metairie Robichaux, Craig J., Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, Mandeville

Matt, Jason A., Law Offices of Matt & Allen, Lafayette

Sobel, David R., Faircloth Melton Sobel & Bash, Alexandria

Mau, Donald, Miguel A. Elias, Kenner

Sperling, Peter E., Frilot, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Mcgregor, George, Burgos & Associates, New Orleans McNeil, Christopher G., Gauthier and Amedee, Gonzales

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

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

Domreis, Crystal E., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, New Orleans

Melucci, Mike, Yeager LaNasa Tauzier, Metairie

Miller, Bert J., Blue Williams, Metairie

Moore, Timothy B., The Law Office of Timothy B. Moore, Gretna

Thames, L. Adam, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge

Muller- McCrary, Anne Marie, Gordon McKernan, Baton Rouge Otten, Christopher G., Glago Williams, New Orleans, 504-500-2020 Pertuit, Matthew, Chehardy Sherman Williams Murray Recile Stakelum & Hayes, Metairie Phillips, Sarah A., Phillips Law, New Orleans Reddy, Ramesh, Ultimate Accident Law, New Orleans

Bruscato, John F., Bruscato Law, Monroe

Richards, John, Morris Bart, New Orleans

Clayton, Joshua P., Clayton Law Firm, Slidell

Rodrigues, Ana, Gennusa Firm, Metairie Rogenes, Matthew D., Stag Liuzza, New Orleans

Colligan, Lucas S., The Gaar Law Firm, Lafayette

Russell, Danny, Russell Law Firm, Baton Rouge

Courrege, C. Scott, Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews, Baton Rouge

Salter, Hannah, Salter Law, New Orleans

Credeur, Adam R., Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean, Lafayette Crotty, Matthew, Neblett Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria DeReus, Casey C., Baer Law, Metairie Dewett, Justin C., Morris & Dewett, Shreveport, 318-221-1507 Pg. S-25 DeWitt-Kyle, Jeanette, Stutes & Lavergne, Lake Charles Dick, Jr., Kelley R., Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, Baton Rouge Dunahoe, Jared, Dunahoe Law Firm, Natchitoches Eskew, Patrick J., Blake Jones Law Firm, New Orleans Graf, John P., Anderson Dozier Blanda & Saltzman, Lafayette Gray, Kacie F., Irpino Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, New Orleans Gulick, Benjamin, Law Offices of Gregory P. DiLeo, New Orleans Hale, W. Taylor, Hale Law Firm, Lake Charles, 337-433-0612 Honeycutt Calandro, Hannah, Fayard & Honeycutt, Denham Springs LaLande, Deil J., Stutes & Lavergne, Lake Charles

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Judice, Marc W., Judice & Adley, Lafayette

Mansfield, Seth, Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, Lafayette

Brandhurst, Alaina, Morris Bart, New Orleans Bryant, Misti, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Lafayette

Curry, Guy C., Curry Law Firm, New Orleans

Lorio IV, Philip D., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans

Shadinger, Zachary A., The Law Office of Zach Shadinger, Bossier City Shlosman, Tom, Shlosman Law Firm, New Orleans Smith, Matt, Matt Smith Law, Mandeville Spurgeon, Samuel J., Spurgeon Law Firm, Alexandria, 318-224-2222

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Abramson, David Alan, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Bialous, Todd J., Bialous Law Firm, New Orleans Bowling, David A., The Bowling Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-586-5200 David, Robert J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Ecuyer, Michael J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Gennusa, II, Thomas A., Gennusa & Piacun, Metairie Hammons, John L., Nelson & Hammons, Shreveport, 318-227-2401 Pg. S-2, S-21 Lee, Christopher T., Christopher T. Lee, Lafayette Morrison IV, Walter C., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

Stein, Joshua A., Baer Law, Metairie

Mouton, Benjamin P., McGlynn Glisson & Mouton, Baton Rouge

Taylor, Julia Love, Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson, Lake Charles

Orrill, Jr., R. Ray, Orrill & Malbrough, Metairie

Washington, Christopher, Daniels & Washington, Prairieville

Russell, III, Sera H., The Law Offices of Sera H. Russell III, Lafayette, 337-769-3260

Weintraub, Adam, Weintraub Law, New Orleans

Samuels, Kara Hadican, Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, New Orleans Pg. S-5

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

Schrumpf, Oliver, Schrumpf Law Office, Sulphur

Woods, Trey, Didriksen Saucier & Woods, New Orleans Zimmerman, III, Richard F., Gordon McKernan, Baton Rouge

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Blankenship, Kurt S., Blue Williams, Metairie

Silvestri, Frank A., Silvestri & Savoie, New Orleans Townsley, Todd A., The Townsley Law Firm, Lake Charles Wagar, III, Nelson W., Wagar Hickman, Mandeville Webre, Scott, Webre & Associates, Lafayette Wicker, III, T. Carey, Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans, 504-582-2425 Willis, Jennifer, Willis & Buckley, New Orleans CONTINUED ON PAGE S-22 SEE ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER ON PAGE S-4.


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L-R: R. Clayton Christian, John L. Hammons*, Cornell Rushing Flournoy, William W. Murray, Jr.** *CHOSEN TO SUPER LAWYERS **CHOSEN TO RISING STARS

John L. Hammons

Nelson & Hammons is a Louisiana medical malpractice law firm whose senior attorneys, John Hammons and Cornell Flournoy, have championed the rights of victims of serious medical malpractice for over 30 years. William W. Murray, Jr. joined the firm in 2012, and R. Clayton Christian joined in 2020. The firm emphasizes a team approach, so each client benefits from the experience and energy of every attorney. The attorneys of Nelson & Hammons work diligently to be advocates for patients. The attorneys are committed to providing professional guidance and representation for those patients and families of patients who have been seriously injured as a result of substandard medical care. With all four attorneys emphasizing medical malpractice, Nelson & Hammons is specially situated to thoroughly investigate and effectively handle such cases. In order to better help people throughout Louisiana, the firm has offices in Shreveport and Lafayette. The firm is proud to announce John L. Hammons has been named to the Super Lawyers list for the 15th consecutive year, and William W. Murray, Jr., has been named to the Rising Stars list for the 4th consecutive year. ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-4.

705 MILAM ST. SHREVEPORT, LA 71101 PH: (318) 227-2401 FX: (318) 221-4762 315 S. COLLEGE RD., SUITE 146 LAFAYETTE, LA 70503 PH: (337) 534-0515 FX: (337) 261-3301

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RISING STARS Christiansen, Zachary Ryan, The Bowling Law Firm, New Orleans, 504-613-4561 Hyla, Erica A., The Bezou Law Firm, Covington Ikerd, Whitney S., Webre & Associates, Lafayette Murray, Jr., William W., Nelson & Hammons, Shreveport, 318-227-2401 Pg. S-2, S-21

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF SUPER LAWYERS Kleinpeter, Robert E., Kleinpeter Schwartzberg Boutwell, Baton Rouge Lundy, Hunter W., Lundy Lundy Soileau & South, Lake Charles, 337-439-0707 Pg. S-3 Swarr, Frank J., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans Williams, Eric, Williams Law Office, Metairie

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE SUPER LAWYERS Arras, Barbara L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Capodice, Camala E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Coco-Ewing, Celeste R., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 Courington, Kaye N., Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans

RISING STARS Boling, Jeremiah, Baron & Budd, New Orleans, 800-222-2766 Cheek, Lindsey, The Cheek Law Firm, New Orleans Hoffman, Philip C., Landry & Swarr, New Orleans Lambert, M. Palmer, Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE

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

SUPER LAWYERS Gibson, James H., Gibson Law Partners, Lafayette

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

Lund, Daniel, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

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

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

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

Schiff, Leslie J., Schiff Scheckman & White, Opelousas

Lavelle, Paul M., Cotten Schmidt, New Orleans

Theard, Kelly E., Deutsch Kerrigan, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Manning, Kathleen A., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Massenburg, Christopher O., MG+M, New Orleans Moore, Kim E., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Pg. S-5 Norwood, Jr., Colvin G., McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans Olinde, John F., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Pugh, III, Lawrence G., Pugh Accardo, New Orleans Sarver, Richard E., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9733 Sinnott, John W., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans Surprenant, Mark C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans Talbot, Brent A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Urquhart, Jr., Quentin F., Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans RISING STARS Brilleaux, Kelly, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans

RISING STARS Keller, Robert L., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans Stewart, Alan W., Gibson Law Partners, Lafayette

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

REAL ESTATE SUPER LAWYERS Bernard, G. Wogan, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Cahill, Jr., Elwood F., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2103 Pg. S-1, S-4, S-5 Crosby, E. Howell, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 de Lisle, Victoria M., Locke Lord, New Orleans

McIntire, Amy L., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Dwyer, Stephen I., Dwyer Cambre & Suffern, Metairie

Reid, Sarah, Cotten Schmidt, New Orleans Semmes, Mathilde V., Courington Kiefer Sommers Marullo & Matherne, New Orleans

Eyrich, Lillian E., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans Gregorie, Jr., Isaac M. "Mack", Kean Miller, Baton Rouge

Senter, Meghan, MG+M, New Orleans

Hood, Ralph E., Kizer Hood & Morgan, Baton Rouge

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

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

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

Leyens, Jr., Jon F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

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McMurray, Patricia B., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Baton Rouge Moore, Marie A., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2108 Pg. S-1 Mouton, Robert W., Locke Lord, New Orleans Richter, Richard P., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2104 Pg. S-1 Roussel, Randy P., Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge Sclafani, Kyle, Law Office of Kyle Sclafani, New Orleans Schneider, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Schott, Stephen P., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Serio, Steven C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Sher, Leopold Z., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2101 Pg. S-1, S-4, S-5 Slaton, James E. A., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Baton Rouge Steeg, Robert M., Steeg Law Firm, New Orleans Talley, Susan G., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Title, Peter S., Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel, New Orleans Willis, Sterling Scott, Fishman Haygood, New Orleans RISING STARS Beaton, Travis A., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2100 Pg. S-1 Christiansen, Ryan T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Ricci, Michael S., Ricci Partners, New Orleans

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: PLAINTIFF

Corb, Natasha, MG+M, New Orleans Penn, Elizabeth R., Forman Watkins & Krutz, New Orleans

McCabe, Ryan M., Dwyer Cambre & Suffern, Metairie

Riess, Megan C., Coats Rose, New Orleans Schultis, Jonathan, Ricci Partners, New Orleans Spaht, W. Carlos, Alexander Sides, Baton Rouge

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE SUPER LAWYERS Chenevert, Scott D., Fishman Haygood, Baton Rouge Graffagnini, Mark J., Cara Stone, New Orleans RISING STARS Lambert, Hillary Barnett, McGlinchey Stafford, New Orleans

SECURITIES LITIGATION SUPER LAWYERS Freeman, III, George C., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700 McCardle, Lance C., Fishman Haygood, New Orleans Peiffer, Joseph C., Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway, New Orleans RISING STARS Berg, Nicholas, Reasonover & Berg, New Orleans, 504-526-2921 SEE ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER ON PAGE S-4.


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LOUISIANA 2021 Dressel, Robert J., Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, 504-589-9700

Sullivan, Andrew, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

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

Palestina, Michael J., Kahn Swick & Foti, New Orleans

White, Jacob C., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport

Hemphill, Gary A., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

STATE, LOCAL & MUNICIPAL SUPER LAWYERS Coudrain, Andre G., Cashe Coudrain & Bass, Hammond

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

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

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME SUPER LAWYERS Adley, Michael W., Judice & Adley, Lafayette

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

Arata, Jr., Blake G., Rome Arata Baxley & Stelly, New Orleans, 504-522-9980 Pg. S-24

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

Arnold, III, Edward H. "Hank", Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, New Orleans

TAX

Elkins, Gary J., Elkins, New Orleans Goode, Carl S., Goode Tax and Estate Planning Law Group, Baton Rouge Gunn, David S., Gunn & York, Baton Rouge, 225-767-1550

Jones, L. Blake, Blake Jones Law Firm, New Orleans Kallam, Robert M., Kean Miller, Lafayette Katz, Brian D., Herman Herman & Katz, New Orleans, 504-581-4892 Kenney, Jason R., Staines Eppling & Kenney, Metairie Kessenich, J. Fredrick, Daigle Fisse & Kessenich, Covington

Knezek, Elena Arcos, Knezek Law, Lafayette, 337-266-2233

Butterworth, Michael M., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Cassidy, David R., Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge

Johnson, Christy L., Mainstay Law, New Orleans

Bland, III, Wilton E., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

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

Calhoun, Jaye A., Kean Miller, New Orleans Pg. S-5

Jarrett, R. Keith, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

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

Bohman, Martin S., Bohman Morse, New Orleans

Bell, Hilton S., Milling Benson Woodward, New Orleans

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

Barbier, Robert J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

SUPER LAWYERS Ajubita, A. Albert, Ajubita Leftwich & Salzer, New Orleans Baringer, Dale R., The Baringer Law Firm, Baton Rouge

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

Bourque, Jr., Charles C., St. Martin & Bourque, Houma

Carrigee, David, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

ELENA ARCOS KNEZEK KNEZEK LAW Lafayette • 337-266-2233

www.knezeklaw.com Koch, Jr., R. Joshua, Koch & Schmidt, New Orleans Laizer, Edwin C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Cerise, Jr., Charles A., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

Lambert, Hugh P., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans

Colletta, Katharine R., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Larzelere, Stephen M., Kuchler Polk Weiner, New Orleans

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

LaVie, Kevin J., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Leefe, David W., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

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

Legrand, Georges M., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

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

Lemoine, Michael G., Jones Walker, Lafayette

Daigle, Daryl J., Preis, New Orleans

Marino, III, Joseph B., The Young Firm, New Orleans

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

Mason, W. Brett, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Baton Rouge, 225-490-5812 Pg. S-5

Miller, Bruce A., Attorney at Law, Metairie

DeMarcay III, Lawrence R., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

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

Rittenberg III, Leon H., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Denny, Danica B., Frilot, New Orleans Dill, James M., The Dill Firm, Lafayette

McElligott, Jr., John E., Davidson Meaux Sonnier McElligott Fontenot Gideon & Edwards, Lafayette, 337-237-1660

Dittman, Stevan C., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans

McLeod, Evans Martin, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Dodson, Richard J., Dodson & Hooks, Baton Rouge

Merchant, Kevin P., NeunerPate, Lafayette

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

Roth, III, Richard J., Roth Law Firm, New Orleans Stutes, Jr., Russell J., Stutes & Lavergne, Lake Charles Tarcza, Robert E., Tarcza & Associates, New Orleans Treuting, Matthew A., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Warren, Jr., J. Benjamin, Warren & Baker, Shreveport Weiler, John J., Weiler & Rees, New Orleans Williams, John R., Ayres Shelton Williams Benson & Paine, Shreveport Zimmermann, Karl J., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans RISING STARS Birdsong, Jeffrey, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans Miller, Matthew P., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans

Dragna, Gerard J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

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

Fay, Jr., John F., Fay Nelson Fay, New Orleans

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

Ferchmin, Adelaida J., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans

Morrison, Thomas Kent L., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans

Flint, Jr., Delos E., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Morrow, Jr., P. Craig, Morrow Morrow Ryan Bassett & Haik, Opelousas, 337-948-4483

Flotte, David M., Salley Hite Mercer & Resor, New Orleans

Mouledoux, Andre J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Force, Joshua S., Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans, 504-299-2130 Pg. S-1

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

Goodier, Glenn G., Jones Walker, New Orleans Guy, Matthew C., Adams and Reese, New Orleans

ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE S-4.

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

Parkerson, G. Bruce, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans

Perry, S. Brian, Allen & Gooch, Lafayette

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

Shelton, Dana Marie, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

Peterson, Cayce C., The Lambert Firm, New Orleans Plunkett, Jr., Lawrence R., Reich Album & Plunkett, Metairie

Ibert, Jessica L., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Lindsey, Brian J., Kean Miller, Lafayette

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

Malvin, Maxwell, Montiel Hodge, New Orleans

Preis, Jr., Edwin G., Preis, Lafayette Rivera, James T., Scofield & Rivera, Lafayette

Ramos, Destinee F., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Rome, III, C. Perrin, Rome Arata Baxley & Stelly, New Orleans, 504-522-9980 Pg. S-25

Sanderson, Adam P., The Chopin Law Firm, New Orleans

Scalise, Kelly T., Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans

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

Scofield, Bryan D., Scofield & Rivera, Lafayette Pg. S-5 Schlotterer, Bradley J., Kean Miller, New Orleans Schwartz, William B., Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, New Orleans Sella, Eric Winder, Plauché Maselli Parkerson, New Orleans Sharpe, David B., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Silverstein, James R., Kean Miller, New Orleans Soule, Scott A., Blue Williams, Metairie Sterbcow, Paul M., Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5 Sullivan, Jr., Norman C., Frilot, New Orleans Tadros, Daniel A., Chaffe McCall, New Orleans Talley, Charles R., Kean Miller, New Orleans

WORKERS' COMPENSATION SUPER LAWYERS Brackett, Alan G., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans Pg. S-4 Brewster, Arthur J., Brewster Law Firm, Metairie Fontana, Wayne J., Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff & McCollister, New Orleans

Stanton, Daniel B., Kean Miller, New Orleans

Mandel, Jeffrey I., Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli & Frieman, Metairie

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

Renegar, Dona K., Veazey Felder & Renegar, Lafayette

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

RISING STARS Babin, Patrick J., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

Wynne, Mallory, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, New Orleans Zubic, R. Ethan, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, New Orleans

UTILITIES SUPER LAWYERS Alford, III, W. Raley, Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford, New Orleans

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

Darce, Noel, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans

McLin, Virginia J., Keogh Cox, Baton Rouge

Theunissen, Randall K., Allen & Gooch, Lafayette Thomas, Miles C., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans

Fontham, Michael R., Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, New Orleans Pg. S-4, S-5

Montiel, Jr., Mark G., Montiel Hodge, New Orleans

Truxillo, Douglas W., Onebane Law Firm, Lafayette

Kantrow, Kara B., Marionneaux Kantrow, Baton Rouge

Waguespack, Jason P., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans, 504-525-6802 Pg. S-25

Marionneaux, Kyle C., Marionneaux Kantrow, Baton Rouge

Mineo, John, The Monson Law Firm, Mandeville Tufts, Mark T., Brown Sims, New Orleans Yoder, Simone H., Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett, New Orleans

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

Warshauer, Irving J., Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer, New Orleans Wheaton, Jr., Scott R., Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans Williams, III, Conrad S.P. (Duke), Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, New Orleans Woods, Jonathan L., Randazzo Giglio & Bailey, Lafayette Wynne, William Pitard, Jones Walker, New Orleans 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 RISING STARS Bologna, Taylor, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans Cambre, Colin B., Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans DuBose, III, Emmitt L., Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, New Orleans Guillot, Gavin H., Pusateri Johnston Guillot & Greenbaum, New Orleans

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BLAKE G. ARATA, JR.

NICHOLAS A. BLANDA

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

2010 West Pinhook Road Lafayette, LA 70508 Tel: 337-233-3366 Fax: 337-233-3163 nicholas@andersondozier.com www.andersondozier.com

ROME, ARATA, BAXLEY & STELLY, LLC

ANDERSON, DOZIER, BLANDA & SALTZMAN

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF

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

Mr. Blanda is a partner at Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman and represents clients throughout the Gulf Coast, specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from trucking accidents, maritime accidents, automobile accidents, industrial accidents, product liability and premises defect. He obtained his undergraduate degree from LSU in 2000 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2004. After completing a federal clerkship, he began private practice in 2005. Mr. Blanda is admitted to practice in Louisiana; the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

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JUSTIN C. DEWETT

Selected to Super Lawyers

Selected to Super Lawyers

DOMINICK F. IMPASTATO, III

DARLEEN M. JACOBS

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

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

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME

Justin C. Dewett received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Louisiana State University. He excelled and received a Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University. While in law school, he served on the LSU Law Center’s Student Bar Association as vice president. Dewett has continuously practiced with the firm since being admitted to the bar. Through hard work and persistence he has handled hundreds of cases to successful judgments. His primary areas of practice are collection law and personal injury. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Shreveport Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice.

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

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

MORRIS & DEWETT, LLC

509 Milam Street Shreveport, LA 71101 Tel: 318-221-1507 Fax: 318-221-4560 jdewett@shreveportlaw.net www.shreveportinjurylawfirm.com

Selected to Super Lawyers

TREY MORRIS

MORRIS & DEWETT, LLC

509 Milam Street Shreveport, LA 71101 Tel: 318-221-1507 Fax: 318-221-4560 btmorris@shreveportlaw.net www.shreveportinjurylawfirm.com

FRISCHHERTZ & IMPASTATO

Selected to Super Lawyers

JACOBS, SARRAT, LOVELACE & HARRIS

Selected to Super Lawyers

LANCE OSTENDORF

C. PERRIN ROME, III

650 Poydras Street Suite 1460 New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: 504-343-8989 Fax: 504-208-3447 lanceostendorf@otbtlaw.com www.otbw.us

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

OSTENDORF, TATE, BARNETT LLP

ROME, ARATA, BAXLEY & STELLY, LLC

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF GENERAL LITIGATION

GENERAL LITIGATION TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

Personal injury attorney Trey Morris received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center. Mr. Morris’s experience and tenacity have been rewarded inside and outside the courtroom with multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. A respected and seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Morris has also served as co-counsel to other law firms who have trusted in his skill and insight. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Morris is also licensed to practice law in Texas.

Mr. Lance S. Ostendorf represents numerous companies and clients in various aspects of law, including general liability, hotel and resort litigation, retail operations, offshore/energy industries, transportation and trucking, construction, contract law, intellectual property, trademark and copyright law, workers’ compensation, tort claims, entertainment law and several other areas. He represents clients on a national, regional and local level in state and federal courts. He is a speaker at seminars for corporations across the U.S. and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has more than 35 years of experience in the legal profession.

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

Selected to Super Lawyers

Selected to Super Lawyers

KENNETH R. SPEARS

LEWIS UNGLESBY

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

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

SPEARS GARY, L.L.C.

UNGLESBY LAW FIRM

Selected to Super Lawyers

JASON P. WAGUESPACK GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR & SMITH, APLC

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

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

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

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME INTERNATIONAL GENERAL LITIGATION

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 Fellow of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and an active member of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Spears has been selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers consistently since 2007.

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

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

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TIP In contrast to baking, where precise measurements are crucial, the soup cook has a freer hand. Unless he or she is striving for consistency, the cook has the option of never making the same soup twice.

TURNIP GREENS SOUP WITH ORZO 2 pounds turnip greens 4 cloves garlic, chopped 5 cups chicken stock ½ cup orzo coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste cayenne pepper to taste ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano

Soup’s On 5 hearty, flavorful and satisfying soups that eat like a hearty meal — just add bread BY STANLEY DRY PHOTOS AND STYLING BY EUGENIA UHL

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he world of soups includes everything from the precious and esoteric to the homey and comforting, from thin and intense consommés to thick and hearty concoctions that blur the boundary between soups and stews. I love them all, but my preference runs to the latter, particularly this time of year, when substantial, full-flavored food is what we all crave. With some good crusty bread, any of this month’s recipes can make a meal. Those of us who love to make soup have certain techniques and ingredients that we prefer, some mainstream, some quirky. As do many others, I use some type of stock in most soups. I like the flavor, body and savoriness that stock brings to a soup. There was a time

WA S H and roughly chop turnip greens. Combine greens, garlic and chicken stock in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until greens are tender, about 30 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or, if using a standard blender, puree and return to the pot. Season to taste with salt, black pepper and cayenne. COO K orzo in salted, boiling water according to package directions until al dente. Drain and add to turnip greens. Adjust seasonings. Serve soup drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with grated cheese. Makes 4 servings.


when I always made my own stock, but these days I mostly rely on a good commercial product, although if there’s a ham bone or turkey carcass in the house, I’m not going to let it go to waste. Soup recipes really lend themselves to substitution and experimentation. For example, the turnip greens and orzo soup could be made with another type of greens, such as mustard; vegetable or ham stock could replace the chicken stock, and another type of small pasta could take the place of orzo. The golden potato soup can be made with white potatoes, if that is what you have, although it will no longer be golden. Another type of winter squash can be substituted in the butternut squash soup. Split pea soup benefits from the addition of ham, but it’s not essential. Likewise, you don’t have to use smoked sausage in the lentil soup. Texture is another element that is mostly a matter of taste. Two of the recipes call for pureeing the soup; the others do not, but that is not written in stone. Any of these soups can be turned into a puree, if desired. Likewise, any of them can be served in a chunkier style. In that case, the vegetables should be cut smaller than specified in the recipes. For some ingredients (turnip greens, potatoes and butternut squash) I’ve given the amounts in pounds because of size variations. A bunch of turnip greens is not always the same and potatoes and butternut squash vary greatly in size. It took a butternut squash that weighed a little over three pounds to yield two pounds of squash for the soup. n

GOLDEN POTATO SOUP WITH BACON AND SC ALLIONS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH OR ANGE CRE AM

1½ pounds Gold potatoes 2 tablespoons butter 6 cups chicken stock 2 slices thick-cut bacon coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste ¼ cup chopped scallions, green part only

2 pounds butternut squash, cubed or sliced 4 tablespoons butter 4 cups chicken stock coarse salt, white pepper and nutmeg to taste ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

PEEL and slice potatoes. Combine potatoes, butter and chicken stock in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender, about 30 minutes.

IN A MEDIUM S AUCEPA N,

COO K bacon until crisp, drain on absorbent paper and chop. When potatoes are tender, partially mash them with a large metal spoon, leaving some chunks of potato. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

combine butternut squash, butter and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or, if using a standard blender, puree and return to the pot. Season to taste with salt, white pepper and nutmeg.

SER V E garnished with bacon

W HIP cream with orange zest until soft peaks form. Serve hot soup garnished with a float of orange cream. Makes 4 servings.

SPLIT PE A SOUP WITH HAM

LENTIL SOUP WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE

and scallions. Makes 4 servings.

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound split peas, picked over and washed 4 cups ham or chicken stock 3 cups water 1 bay leaf coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 cup cubed ham HE AT olive oil in a large, heavy pot, add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic, and cook over medium heat until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add split peas, stock, water and bay leaf. B R ING to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender, about 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add cubed ham. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

½ pound smoked sausage, sliced 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound brown lentils, picked over and washed 4 cups chicken stock 4 cups water 2 cups baby spinach, packed coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste extra virgin olive oil red wine vinegar COO K sausage in a large, heavy pot until browned on both sides. Pour off rendered fat. Add onion and garlic and simmer until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. A DD lentils, chicken stock and water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about 25-30 minutes. Stir in spinach and season to taste with salt and pepper. SER V E with olive oil and

vinegar for each diner to add as desired. Makes about 6 servings.

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Floating Along Quirky family fun is the signature of the Krewe of Highland in Shreveport, which is rolling with the pandemic punches BY CHERÉ COEN

PHOTO COURTESY KREWE OF HIGHLAND

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y mother always sewed my Mardi Gras costumes growing up, leaving room for turtlenecks and T-shirts should the weather turn cold. One never knows what Louisiana winters will bring. The weekend could prove warm and mild, our faces basking in spring sunshine as we face the parades, eager for our bounty, and then, like a petulant child jealous of our fun, a cold front could turn Tuesday into a festivity of misery.

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Such was the case when I rode in the Krewe of Highland Parade in the Highland Historical District of Shreveport two years ago, shivering on the back of a convertible with hand warmers and layers of blankets. The night before showered tiny droplets of rain on Saturday’s Krewe of Gemini parade, but warm enough not to deter watchers from gathering their lot. What followed the night’s spring sprinkles was a brutal blast of winter’s wrath the following morning.

This year the Krewe of Highland celebrates its 26th anniversary. The status of the pandemic will of course determine how, and if, the krewe celebrates.

→ FINAL PLANS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE GROUP’S FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON THEIR WEBSITE AT THEKREWEOFHIGHLAND.ORG.


But that didn’t stop the residents of the historic Highland neighborhood from coming out to the three-mile parade. And it certainly didn’t curtail my throwing requirements. After all, it’s Mardi Gras. We have our duties to perform. This year presents new problems for the Krewe of Highland, one that usurps the weather. As of press time, founder and organizer Matthew Linn had no idea what the future held for the krewe’s quirky Friday night ball and Sunday parade due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We’re trying to make it happen with the city, but we want it to be safe,” he explained. “One thing about the Krewe of Highland is we can throw a party together quickly and we can do that for a parade as well.” Highland’s a laid-back group, Linn insisted, with members “with lives” who don’t meet regularly throughout the year. After the holidays, however, they bolt into action. Ideas for 2021 included a true masked ball, Linn said. Past Grand Bals — they partied at St. Mary Medical Center in 2020 with North Louisiana’s Ochsner CEO Chuck Daigle as grand marshall — required masks of all members who would remove them during the evening or fail to wear them in the first place. This lack of Carnival etiquette irritated Linn so this year he’s was happy to impose safety — and Carnival — standards on unmasked members, who would be escorted out. The parade plan was a reverse Sunday event, where floats park on a median in the middle of a street and participants drive up and down yelling for throws. Highland hires high school and college marching bands each year to parade but they would instead install them along the route to perform stationary. HUMBLE ORIGINS

Twenty-six years ago, after moving back home to Shreveport, Linn thought the Highland Historic District of Shreveport deserved a parade. So, he started one. Simple as that. The Highland Area Partnership agreed, a small budget was created and friends and family joined to help. The first parade rolled with about 30 attendees that included festive wagons, a party barge and a decorated lawnmower. Over the years, the route expanded to three miles with more than 100 entries, plus krewes within the Krewe sporting names like Krewe of BBQ, Krewe of Spam and the Blanc et Noir Marching Society, all throwing unusual throws, from hot dogs to rubber chickens. Last year’s parade garnered 140 floats to 11,000 eager parade-watchers. “Lots of luck and friends and family and people who show up,” Linn said of its success. “It took on a life of its own.” Unfortunately, life can be fickle, throwing harsh weather and COVID our way. And Mardi Gras must evolve with the changes. This year, the krewe’s 26th anniversary, participants will see more homemade, family-style floats Linn said. If it’s not canceled, of course. “I’m fine with that,” he said, adding that the public’s safety must take center stage. n

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The Path of History Historic and charming Natchez, Mississippi is a dream stop for history buffs and nature lovers alike BY CHERÉ COEN

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here’s so much on the horizon for Natchez this year. Dunleith, the historic plantation with its sprawling estate and cozy fine dining restaurant, opens this spring after a long renovation. The historic home built in 1885 was acquired by the J Collection hotels and resorts of New Orleans and will return in all its glory. But that’s not all the company is planning for 2021. “Filmmakers Tate Taylor and John Norris, known for their work on films like ‘The Help’ and ‘Ma,’ are putting their creative skills to use through a new outlet: hospitality,” said Carlyn Topkin, vice president of the Lou Hammond Group, who conducts public relations for Natchez. “The The Natchez team is taking over an old restauTrace, original rant space and railroad depot to section just include a new restaurant, amphinorth of Natchez, theater, a concrete bluff trail, a Mississippi brick patio and outdoor public restrooms and would incorporate the existing street side plaza. This is expected to be open by summer.” A new monument to 1965 civil rights activists was installed in late 2019, part of the city’s ongoing efforts to honor its African American history. Visitors may take in black history sites such as the Forks of the Road Slave Market and the Museum of African American History and Culture, which honors the town’s African American contributions in art, foodways and culture. For more information and to receive up-to-date reports on events, which are tentative in this age of COVID-19, visit visitnatchez.org. LEARN

Natchez was established in 1716, when Europeans arrived to settle along the dramatic bluff above the river. Over time, the town has been influenced by the French, British and Spanish. Because it was a Southern port surrounded by plantations, numerous Africans were brought in as slaves; the Fork of the Road was once the second busiest slave trafficking marketplace in the Deep South. To learn about the city’s African American history, start at the Museum of African American History and Culture, then head over to the William Johnson House, home to a freeman of color and barber in pre-Civil War days who documented

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his life in a rare journal for its time. The Proud to Take a Stand monument recognizes young civil rights activists, containing more than 400 names, including those forced into the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman in October 1965. EAT

There are numerous great restaurants to choose from in Natchez but on a recent trip we landed in town on a Sunday afternoon, when most eateries are closed. Magnolia Grill served us no problem and we enjoyed one of the finest burgers in Mississippi. The Maytag Blue Cheese Samburger char-grills 8 ounces of ground beef and tops it with blue cheese and a secret seasoning. Magnolia Grill rests on the shores of the Mississippi River in Natchez’s “Under-the-Hill,” once a ruthless area for steamboat traffic beneath the bluff on which the city rests. Be sure to nab a table that fronts the river where sunsets are spectacular. STAY

In addition to Dunleith opening this spring, there are many — and we mean many — historic bed and breakfasts to choose from in this antebellum town. Peruse through the list at Natchez Bed and Breakfast Association’s website (natchezmsbandb.com). Hotels run the gamut, from chain hotels downtown and on U.S. Hwy. 61 to boutique establishments such as the Natchez Grand Hotel facing the Mississippi. Campsites and RV parking may be found along the Natchez Trace and at Natchez State Park. n

Get outside There’s plenty of outdoor attractions in Natchez, from the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians to the historic Natchez Trace that stretches 444 miles toward Nashville. Guides will get visitors on the Mississippi and its many tributaries for fishing and paddlers may want to tackle the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Our favorite activity combines nature with history on the trails that run through town. Visitors may choose from the Bluff Trail with its scenic river views or the nature trail that winds through woods. Download a guide from the tourism website that explains historic sites along the way.


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Traveling Around Louisiana

is all about finding that perfect escape—a few days away from home when you can leave behind the stresses of routine. Celebrate the start of a new year this season with an escape to a Louisiana destination that allows you to safely explore and relax. Put on your favorite flannel for an adventure in the state’s remarkable outdoors or warm up by the fire in a cozy cabin or under the plush bedding of a luxurious hotel. Take a break from your own kitchen and enjoy meals made by some of the finest chefs and cooks in the country—Louisiana is known for its distinguished flavor and abundant culinary creativity. From its small towns and big cities to parishes that hold a variety of landmarks and points of interest, the Bayou State offers a number of diverse options for your weekend or week-long getaway. Start your 2021 with a trip to remember. T R AV E L T H E S E D AY S

You are invited to rediscover the many reasons to love Louisiana Northshore, located 40 minutes from New Orleans’ French Quarter and a world away—the destination where adventure and relaxation await. Explore St. Tammany’s pristine waterways and great outdoors with a paddle along the bayou, boat tour of Honey Island Swamp, fishing charter, bike ride along the 31-mile Tammany Trace, or tubing trip down the Bogue Chitto. Satisfy your taste buds with the deep and delicious Tammany Taste culinary scene. Abundant fine dining and mom and pop eateries combine all the flavors that Louisiana is known for in exquisite dishes featuring Gulf seafood and local produce with hospitality that cannot be beaten. Wind down with the family at your choice of comfortable and affordable accommodations, luxurious B&Bs, or updated camping sites at either Fontainebleau or Fairview-Riverside State Parks. Discover what it truly means to feed your soul on Louisiana Northshore. For more information and destinations, visit LouisianaNorthshore.com/10things.

Alexandria/Pineville is bustling this season with a variety of ways to experience Central Louisiana’s charm, culture, and history. Find treasures from the past at the area’s many antique shops, and step back in time at the historic Hotel Bentley for a luxurious hotel and dining experience. History buffs will enjoy stopping by the hotel’s World War II museum and exploring the rich military history of Central Louisiana at the Louisiana Military Maneuvers and History Museum at Camp Beauregard. If you prefer to unwind in the great outdoors, the nearby Lake Buhlow is available for paddling, biking, and relaxing. Visit the Alexandria Museum of Art, Central Louisiana’s only accredited contemporary art museum and experience Connected Visions: Louisiana’s Artistic Lineage. This exhibition illustrates the story of art in Louisiana and is the first permanent exhibition of works from the AMoA Collection. For details on these events and more, visit AlexandriaPinevilleLA.com or call 1-800-551-9546.

Enjoy some excitement in the great outdoors with the 17th Annual Kite Fest Louisianè, held March 27-28, 2021, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Kites of all sizes and shapes will fill the skies at the West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex in Port Allen, Louisiana, located just off I-10 west of Baton Rouge (Exit #151 at 3383 Rosedale Road). The Go Big or Go Home Kite Team will display enormous kites in the sky while the Austin End of the Line flying teams will perform intricate ballets in the sky using two-line kites. The Northeast Rev Riders will bring more thrills with their four-line kites. These groups will be performing throughout the festival, which also features exciting BOL races, candy drops, great food, and music. Kite Fest Louisianè will be open to the public at no charge from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, with a special fireworks display at dusk. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit westbatonrouge.net. PHOTO COURTESY CYPRESS BEND RESORT


A LO U ISIANA LIF E

Struck with Compasson Kendrick Johnson relied on his skills as an offshore field safety coordinator to aid in Lake Charles’ hurricane recovery effort BY LAURA MCKNIGHT PHOTO BY ROMERO & ROMERO

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s Hurricane Laura bore down on the southwestern Louisiana coast, Kendrick Johnson of Lafayette fielded a call that would change the pattern of his daily life for weeks — and ultimately help Calcasieu Parish take important first steps to recover from the devastating Category 4 hit. The 36-year-old Lake Charles native works for Nabors Offshore as a field safety coordinator on oil-and-gas platforms. Johnson’s skills would soon be put to a different use: coordinating donations and outside aid as a volunteer in the wake of Laura. Johnson said he became involved in relief efforts before the storm hit, helping a friend in New Orleans get donated money to Lake Charles residents struggling to cover evacuation expenses. The same friend contacted Johnson after the storm, knowing he could get further donations directly into the hands of those in need. Johnson remembers rushing into a Lafayette store for supplies, including thousands of dollars’ worth of infant formula, and heading to decimated Lake Charles. Thus began a regular trek for Johnson and his 59-year-old father, as each day they took a pickup loaded with food, water, cleaning supplies and other items from Lafayette to Lake Charles. They patched up the roof of Johnson’s parents’ home and surveyed the substantial damage to Johnson’s father’s two rental properties — and then got to work helping others. The father-son duo teamed with a small group of Johnson’s friends to set up a makeshift staging area at a restaurant — and quickly became a critical force in helping residents begin to rebuild their lives. The grassroots relief effort, dubbed Forever Calcasieu, was among the first to provide supplies and aid in Lake Charles, as larger groups had yet to arrive. “We couldn’t wait for government help or these big organizations,” Johnson said. In the meantime, Johnson was called back to work, but told his bosses he could not return to the rig with his family and hometown reeling from the storm. “My community needs help,” he said. The group played a central role in early stages of the area’s recovery, Johnson said. He and others

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used their networks and social media to coordinate “18-wheeler after 18-wheeler” of supplies headed to the Lake Charles area. The group installed a lockbox on a storage area at the restaurant staging ground and gave the combination to volunteers so they could access tarps, chainsaws and other supplies. As of mid-October, the group had raised $42,000 to give help directly to those in need, he said. Johnson said he did not intend to volunteer for nearly a month straight, but the need was great. “We were like, ‘If we quit, who’s gonna help? There’s no one. There’s literally no one. All we have is us,’” he said. As the area continues to recover from hurricanes Laura and Delta, which followed a similar track, Johnson said he’s been impressed at how even those impacted by the storms want to help others. “A lot of people want to help the community but they’re dealing with their own storm effects,” he said, “That’s what struck me.” n

Lake Charles resident Kendrick Johnson founded Forever Calcasieu (forevercalcasieu. com) along with his father to aid residents recovering from hurricanes Laura and Delta.




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