CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| JUNE 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Clinton W. Smith has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge
pro tempore of Division “A,” Orleans Parish Traffic Court, according to Justice Bernette J. Johnson. Smith
will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Dennis Dannel on January 21, 2011. He will serve from
July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, or until further order of the Court.
Smith received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in 1982 and he received his law
degree from Tulane University Law School in 1987. He previously has been appointed to serve as an
Administrative Law Judge for the New Orleans Aviation Board and as a judge pro tempore for Orleans
Parish Juvenile Court. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee.
Currently Smith has limited private law practice. He is also an independent contractor with The
DMP Group, LLC, a full-service Certified Public Accounting and Management Consulting Firm, where he is
responsible for conducting compliance oversight for the Federal Transit Administration.
Smith is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, the
American Bar Association, and the Louis A. Martinet Society.