PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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
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.