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2003 Press Releases

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

  NOVEMBER 5, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorneys Sheryl M. Howard and Paula A. Brown have been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judges pro tempore of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division " M," according to Justice Bernette J. Johnson, speaking for the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Howard and Brown, in successive terms, will fill the vacancy created by the removal of Judge C. Hunter King. Howard and Brown will take over as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division "M," from Retired Judge Gerald P. Fedoroff who has been appointed to fill the vacancy until November 7, 2003. Howard will serve for the period of November 10, 2003 through May 14, 2004. Brown will serve for the period of May 17, 2004 through November 26, 2004.

Howard received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University in 1991. An experienced trial attorney, she has worked for the Law Offices of Richard Britson, Jr. and the Law Offices of Harold G. Toscano where she was Corporate Staff Counsel for a major insurance company. Since 2001 Howard has been a senior trial attorney with Evans & Clesi, PLC, litigating personal injury claims for both plaintiff and defense clients. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and is also admitted to practice in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.

Brown received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University Law Center in 1992. She was a judicial law clerk for Justice Johnson at the Louisiana Supreme Court 1994-1995 and at Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division " I, " 1993 -1994. Brown's extensive trial experience includes her current position as senior staff attorney for the Law Office of John Erny, III, as well as previous attorney positions with Fine & Associates, Transit Management of Southeast Louisiana, Inc., and the Orleans Indigent Defenders Program. A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association, she is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.


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