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2004 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2588

  JULY 2, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorney Michael C. Darnell has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, Section "C," according to Justice Bernette J. Johnson.

Darnell will fill the vacancy created by the removal of Judge Yvonne Hughes. Darnell will serve from July 5, 2004 through December 31, 2004 or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.

Darnell received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Yale University. He has been in the private practice of law since1982. Formerly a partner with the Adams and Reese law firm, since 1995 Darnell has been a partner in the law firm Murray, Darnell & Associates, LLC. While practicing law, he has held numerous legal positions including: Vice President and General Counsel for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority; Instructor of Public Health Law for Dillard University; Deputy City Attorney for the City of New Orleans; Assistant City Attorney for New Orleans Traffic and Municipal Court; and Assistant District Attorney for the 16 th Judicial District Court, parishes of St. Martin, Iberia, and St. Mary.

Darnell is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Defense Counsel, and the Louis Martinet Society in New Orleans. He is a recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service as President of the Southwest Louisiana Lawyer's Association.

 

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