PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
JUNE 19, 2003
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