CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| JUNE 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Lynn Luker has been appointed by Order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Division “H,” Orleans Parish Civil District, according to Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. Luker will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Michael Bagneris effective December 11, 2013. She will serve from July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, or until the vacancy is filled by an election, whichever occurs sooner. Attorney Val Exnicios’ appointment as judge pro tempore of Division “H” terminates June 30, 2014.
Luker received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans in 1978 and her Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School in 1981. She also holds two Masters of Law degrees from Tulane Law School in Admiralty (1985) and Energy and Environment (1992). Her firm, Lynn Luker and Associates, LLC is located in New Orleans and her practice focuses on the areas of law pertaining to litigation, maritime law, commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation and toxic tort litigation.
Luker has taught numerous classes and seminars for organizations such as the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the American Bar Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. She has taught coursework at Tulane Law School, LSU Law School and Loyola University Law School. Currently, Luker is a professor and co-director of the Trial Advocacy Program at Tulane Law School.
She is admitted to practice in the states of Louisiana and Massachusetts, the Eastern, Western and Middle U.S. District Courts of Louisiana, the 5th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
During her legal career, Luker has received several honors including the Distinguished Teaching Award from Tulane Law School and the Human Rights Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association. She also has been named as One of Top 25 Women Lawyers in Louisiana, a “Leader in Law” by CityBusiness, a “Role Model” by the Young Leadership Council, and is a past President of the Tulane Inn of Court.
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