CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| JANUARY 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Val Patrick Exnicios has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Section “H,” according to Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson. Exnicios will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Michael G. Bagneris and will serve from January 13, 2014 through June 30, 2014, or until the vacancy is filled by election, whichever comes sooner.
Exnicos received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans in 1986 and his law degree from Loyola University School of Law in 1989. Currently he is a principal in the New Orleans law firm Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association where he serves as Chairman of Section Council (2003 - present) and Chairman of the Mass Tort, Class Action & Complex Litigation Section (2008 - present); the New Orleans Bar Association; the Louisiana Association for Justice; and the Federal Bar Association. Additionally, Exnicios served as President of the Louisiana Center for Law & Civic Eduation (2007 - 2009) and as a board member (2006 - present).
While practicing law, Exnicios was a Skills Professor (2006) and an Adjunct Professor for Professionalism & Ethics Skills (2003 - 2010) at Loyola University School of Law. He also has been a frequent lecturer of continuing legal education courses on ethics, professionalism and mass tort/class action matters.
Exnicios has been the recipient of numerous awards including: the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Inns of Court Professionalism Award; the Louisiana State Bar Association President’s Award; CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award; and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Award for Community Service.
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