Honorable Fredericka H. Wicker: Judge Wicker is one of eight presiding judges at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Law and was admitted to practice in 1977. Before Judge Wicker took the bench, her career crossed criminal and civil paths over a span of 20 years. She worked as an assistant district attorney and later as an assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting complex fraud and white-collar crimes before transitioning into civil private practice.
Honorable Kern Reese: Judge Reese is one of 14 presiding judges at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was admitted to practice in 1977. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Reese was a notable litigator. His passion for litigation allowed him to have a prominent and distinguished personal injury practice.
City Attorney Sunni J. LeBeouf: Sunni LeBeouf is the city attorney for the City of New Orleans. She is a graduate of George Washington University Law School and was admitted to practice in 2003. Sunni has had an outstanding and inspiring legal career that has spanned more than 16 years in civil defense litigation. She was previously an associate with Phelps Dunbar, LLP, and later became the deputy chief of civil litigation at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Senior Chief Deputy City Attorney Donesia D. Turner: Donesia Turner is the senior chief deputy city attorney at the New Orleans City Attorney’s Office. She is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was admitted to practice in 1994. Donesia’s exceptional legal career has spanned 25 years in which she primarily practiced employment litigation. She began her career at the law firm of Bryan & Jupiter and later became partner at Koeppel Clark Turner, LLC.