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2003 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 599-0319

  JUNE 19, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorneys Jason Rogers Williams and Salvatore Panzeca have been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judges pro tempore of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Section "B," according to Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

Williams and Panzeca will fill the vacancy created by the June 7 death of Judge Patrick G. Quinlan. Williams will serve for the period from June 23, 2003 through September 14, 2003. Panzeca will serve from September 15, 2003 through December 12, 2003, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.

Williams received his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University Law School in 1997 where he participated on the Moot Court Board and the Criminal Law Clinc. He has been an associate with the law firm of Gertler, Gertler, Vincent & Plotkin and an associate with the law firm of Spears & Spears. Since 2000, Williams has been in the sole practice of law at the Jason Rogers Williams Law Office in New Orleans.

Panzeca received his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University Law School in 1959. He has served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of New Orleans under three different administrations, as Attorney for the Civil Sheriff for the Parish of Orleans under two different administrations, and he has also been previously appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore for Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. Panzeca is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Criminal Law Committee and has over 40 years of jury trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. Currently, he is a partner in the Panzeca & D'Angelo law firm which he founded in 1995.

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