Obama nominates New Orleans attorney for Federal judgeship

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 8, 2011, 4:26am


New Orleans attorney Susie Morgan has been nominated to a seat at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

President Barack Obama's administration announced the nomination Tuesday along with three other nominations for benches in New York and Missouri.

United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) recommended Morgan to the President.

Morgan has served as a commercial litigation attorney at the New Orleans firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP since 2005 and she became a partner in 2009.

Morgan earned her law degree at Louisiana State University's Paul M. Herbert Law Center and earned an M.A. and B.A. from Northeast Louisiana University, which is now known as the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Morgan began practicing law as a clerk to Judge Henry A. Politz in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1980 to 1981. She then spent 24 years at the Shreveport firm of Wiener, Weiss & Madison APC, where she became a partner in 1985.

The three other nominees were Margo Brodie for the Eastern District of New York, Jesse Furman for the Southern District of New York and Mary Phillips for the Western District of Missouri.

"Throughout their careers these individuals have shown a dedication to justice," Obama said in a statement made with the nominations. "I am proud to nominate them to serve the American people from the district court bench."

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