CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| DECEMBER 28, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Jack M. Dampf has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro
tempore of East Baton Rouge Family Court, Division C, according to Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball.
Dampf will fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Toni M. Higginbotham to the First Circuit
Court of Appeal. He will serve from January 1, 2011 through May 30, 2011 or until the vacancy is filled,
whichever occurs sooner.
Dampf received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in 1974 and he received his law
degree from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1977. He is currently a
partner in the Baton Rouge law firm Dampf, Thibaut & Hessburg, L.L.P. and he was formerly a partner in the
law firm D’Amico, Curet & Dampf from 1977-1991. Dampf’s primary practice of law has been family and
domestic ligation, having handled over 1,000 cases. He has lectured at LSU Law School on the subject of“Expert Witnesses in Family Court Cases” and has also authored the 2008 Revision to the Louisiana Civil
Code Article 112 – Determination of Final Periodic Support. Additionally he has testified before federal court
on community property law.
Dampf is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is currently a member of its House of
Delegates. He is also a member and former President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, a member of the
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and a member and Master Emeritus of the American Inns
of Court – Dean Henry George McMahon Chapter.
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