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2004 Press Releases

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

  FEBRUARY 3, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorney John B. "Spike" Scofield has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of the Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, according to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll.

Scofield fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Judge Ned E. Doucet. His appointment follows the assignment of Retired Judge A.J. Planchard to the seat which is effective for the period of January 12, 2004 through March 31, 2004. Scofield will serve April 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.

Scofield received both his undergraduate and law degree from Tulane University. He has been in the private practice of law since 1960 and is a partner in the law firm of Scofield, Gerard, Veron, Singletary & Pohorelsky. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Courts including the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana and the Eastern District of Texas. Scofield is a member of the American Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) where he has served on numerous committees and as a member of the LSBA House of Delegates for 22 years. Additionally, Scofield was President and Vice-President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, President of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1997, Scofield received the Louisiana Bar Foundation's Distinguished Attorney Award for the State of Louisiana and in 1998 he received the LSBA's and Bar Foundation's Curtis R. Boisfontane Trial Advocacy Award. He served as an officer in the United States Army Transportation Corps and the Judge Advocate General Corps.

 

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