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Baton Rouge attorney, Danziger Bridge shooting defendant allowed to resign from state bar

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 4:00pm

New Orleans attorney Kenneth Robin Bowen, one of five former city police officers who pleaded guilty earlier this year in the police-involved shooting on Danziger Bridge following Hurricane Katrina, has been allowed to resign from the Louisiana State Bar after a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

New Orleans attorney disbarred over allegations in 2 client matters

Karen Kidd Sep. 18, 2017, 8:00am

New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson has been disbarred following a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations in two client matters that included filing a motion on behalf a client without that client’s authorization.

Metairie attorney disbarred over allegations of professional misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 17, 2017, 8:00am

Metairie attorney Heather Munoz Murphy has been disbarred following a June 29 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations of professional misconduct, including conversion of client funds.

Opelousas attorney resigns following allegations he paid for personal injury clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Former National Senior Olympics medalist and Opelousas attorney Sherman Stanford, after nearly 43 years of practice, has resigned following a Louisiana Supreme Court order June 28 in lieu of possible discipline over allegations he paid people to bring him personal injury clients.

Baton Rouge attorney permanently disbarred following allegations of misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 1:30pm

Baton Rouge attorney Randal Alandre Toaston has been permanently disbarred following a Sept. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court decision involving 26 allegations of misconduct after years under suspension and allegedly breaking into his office he'd been ordered to vacate.

Shreveport attorney John Settle Jr. suspended for allegedly threatening harm

Sara McCleary Aug. 25, 2017, 12:22pm

A Shreveport attorney has received a third suspension from practicing law.

Louisiana Supreme Court rules in dispute over prenuptial agreement

Sara McCleary Aug. 6, 2017, 8:00am

The Louisiana Supreme Court has determined that there is a time-related element involved in the ratification of prenuptial agreements.

New Orleans city councilman awaits decision on second suspension from practicing law

Tricia Erickson Jul. 27, 2017, 10:00am

Only months before voters take to the polls to decide whether to re-elect New Orleans City Councilman James Gray, the Louisiana Supreme Court has handed Gray another suspension from practicing law.

Federal appeals court favors whistle-blowers by enhancing definition of 'good faith

Kacie Whaley Jul. 14, 2017, 7:31am

In a recent whistle-blower case, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit broadened the Louisiana Environmental Whistle-Blower Act's definition of

Man imprisoned 34 years wins civil suit against the City of New Orleans, others

Dee Thompson Jul. 7, 2017, 10:00am

Reginald Adams, unjustly imprisoned for 34 years, has settled his federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of New Orleans and Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office for an undisclosed sum.

Louisiana Supreme Court refuses to hear Cameron Parish tax case

John Severance Jul. 6, 2017, 11:12am

Cameron Parish officials thought they had their tax problems figured out.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends six attorneys

Olivia Olsen Jun. 23, 2017, 5:05pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently disciplined several attorneys after the Louisiana State Bar's Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) investigated formal complaints against the attorneys.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends Hahnville attorney for DWI conviction, practicing while ineligible

Olivia Olsen Jun. 22, 2017, 9:10am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Mark Anthony Johnson, a Hahnville attorney, from the practice of law for practicing while ineligible, failing to cooperate with a Louisiana State Bar investigation and driving while intoxicated.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends attorney following DWI convictions

Olivia Olsen Jun. 16, 2017, 10:38am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Johnny S. Anzalone, an Alexandria attorney, following the attorney's convictions for driving while intoxicated.

Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana District Judges Association appoint new members of state's judiciary commission

Christopher Mobley Jun. 15, 2017, 1:30pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana District Judges Association recently appointed 24th Judicial Court Judge John Molaison Jr. and Sibal S. Holt, former president of the Louisiana American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends New Orleans attorney for mishandling client funds

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 8:57am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Stacy Lynn Morris, a New Orleans attorney, from the practice of law after a Louisiana State Bar investigation determined that she had failed to pay for a client's medical expenses.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends attorney for alleged misconduct in 10 client matters

Olivia Olsen Jun. 2, 2017, 3:09pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended James E. Moorman III, a Covington attorney, for allegedly failing to perform legal services for several clients while he was undergoing addiction treatment.

Lake Charles attorney suspended for allegedy misappropriating funds

Olivia Olsen Jun. 2, 2017, 11:38am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Candace Pousson Howay, a Lake Charles attorney, from the practice of law for allegedly using funds paid to her firm to write checks to her cousin and her mother's company.

Louisiana Supreme Court reviews records fight with St. Landry Parish district attorney's office

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 31, 2017, 10:44am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a battle over an inmate's public records request, though the high court has yet to rule on the matter.

Judiciary Commission of Louisiana adds two new members

John Severance May 23, 2017, 4:51pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently added two members to the state's Judiciary Commission.