Gene W. Lafitte (’52), Liskow & Lewis, APLC, was named “New Orleans Best Lawyers’ Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year” for 2010.
James C. Walker, Jr. (’64), is with the firm Watkins, Walker & Eroche, Attorneys.
John C. McCarthy (’79), Underwriting Counsel, First American Title Insurance Company, (10/01/2007 – Present).
Marti Quinn Thomas (’81) is serving as Executive Pastor of Trinity Bible Church, Lafayette, LA.
Theresa Gallion (’82), Fisher & Phillips, a national labor and employment firm, was recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal USA, and Super Lawyers Florida.
Stephen Dixon (’87), former Adjunct Professor at the LSU Law Center, is now with Children’s Rights in New York City. Dixon is a Senior Staff Attorney for Children’s Rights, the country’s premiere legal organization which focuses on reforming state child protections systems through federal class action civil rights litigation. Stephen and his wife, Dr. Debbie Dixon, M.D., moved to New York City where Children’s Rights is located. Dr. Dixon is at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan primarily working in intensive care; the Dixons live in Greenwich Village near where the hospital is located.
Thomas J. Frederick (’89), Judicial Commissioner, 15th Judicial District Court.
Connell L. Archey (’90), Kantrow, Spaht, Weaver & Blitzer (APLC), has returned from a year deployment to Iraq with the Louisiana Army National Guard.
Liz Baker Murrill (’91), former Professor of Professional Practice at LSU Law Center and now Deputy Executive Counsel in the Office of the Governor, received her LLM in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine School of Law in December 2009.
Mark Vilar (’98), Vilar & Elliott, LLC, serves as City Attorney for the City of Pineville and taught CLE classes on the Louisiana Public Record Law/E-Mail Correspondence for the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, the Jefferson Bar Association, 2009 Fall CLE and the Louisiana City Attorneys Association, 2009 Fall Conference.
Michael Maraist (’00), The Maraist Law Firm, will become of counsel of the firm Jan. 1, 2010.
Elena Arcos Pecoraro (’00), Pecoraro Law, will become of counsel of the firm Jan. 1, 2010.
Parker Layrisson (’02), Layrisson Law Firm, received a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of preeminent 5.0 out of 5 and was recognized in “Top Lawyers 2009” in New Orleans Magazine.
Garrett Sanders Callaway (’07) joined the firm of Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner in June 2009. He previously served as a judicial clerk for Judge R. Michael Caldwell of the 19th JDC (2007-2009).