CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| MAY 30, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Chris J. Roy, Sr. has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as judge pro tempore of the Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, according to Justice Chet Traylor. Roy fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Glenn B. Gremillion effective June 6, 2008 through December 31, 2008, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Roy received both his undergraduate and law degree from Louisiana State University in 1959. During the same year he was admitted to practice law in Louisiana, the U.S. District Court, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. A trial lawyer, Roy has also served as City Attorney in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1983 and as the Deputy Clerk, Court of Appeal, Third Circuit in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1961. Additionally, he served as judge pro tempore of the City Court of Marksville in 1996 and of the City Court of Alexandria in 2002.
Roy has been an active member of numerous law-related organizations, including serving as: President, Alexandria Bar Association 1980-1981; Chairman, Louisiana State Bar Association, Bill of Rights Section, 1988-1996; a member, Eighth District, Board of Governors, 1971-1973; and as a member of the Nominating Committee, 1974-1975. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors, 1971-1980, and as President, 1978-1979, of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and was also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and CODOFIL. In 1973, he was a delegate and Vice Chairman of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention.
Roy’s civic involvement included being a member of the Board of Trustees, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2001-2005; the Chairman, Rapides Parish Airport Authority, 1982-1983; the attorney for Red River, Atchafalaya and Bayou Boeuf Levee Districts; a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers; and a member of the Melviin Belli Society.
He is the co-author of “Win ATV Cases” published by Judicial Press in 1988 and is a Retired Captain, Louisiana National Guard Green Berets.
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