Welcome Christopher K. Ralston of New Orleans, the 2021-22 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation. Other officers are Vice President Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans; Treasurer Deidre Deculus Robert of Baton Rouge; and Secretary Hon. John C. Davidson of Alexandria.
President Christopher K. Ralston
Ralston is a litigation partner and litigation group coordinator at Phelps Dunbar LLP. His practice is focused on business disputes, including litigation of real estate, intellectual property, tax and licensing disputes. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and his law degree from Tulane University Law School.
Vice President Alan G. Brackett
Brackett is the managing member of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett in New Orleans, where his practice is focused on representing clients in defense of maritime personal injury claims, including federal longshore and Defense Base Act workers’ compensation claims. He obtained both his B.A. and J.D. from Tulane University.
Treasurer Deidre Deculus Robert
Robert is executive counsel for Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, where she serves as the chief legal officer for the department. Prior to accepting this appointment, she served as general counsel for the Southern University System and deputy director of the Litigation Division of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. Robert obtained her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her law degree from Southern University Law Center, where she serves as an adjunct professor.
Secretary Hon. John C. Davidson
Judge Davidson is a 1988 graduate of The LSU Law Center. At LSU Law School, he was Order of the Coif and a member of Louisiana Law Review. He began his private practice in New Orleans working in the areas of complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy. He moved to Alexandria in 1992 and continued his private practice in the areas of commercial litigation, general defense work, personal injury and domestic law. In November 2004, he was elected Ninth Judicial District Judge in Rapides Parish.
New board members are Hon. Dana M. Douglas, New Orleans; Stephen I. Dwyer, Metairie; Colleen C. Jarrot, New Orleans; Ashley Kelton “Kelly” Longwell, New Orleans; Michael J. Mestayer, New Orleans; and Adrienne D. White, Mansfield.
Other members of the 2021-22 board of directors include:
Patricia Bonneau, Mandeville; Hon. Guy E. Bradberry, Lake Charles ; Charles “Chuck” Bourque, Jr. Houma; Edmund J. Giering IV, Baton Rouge; Wendy E. W. Giovingo, Monroe; Julie M. Lafargue, New Orleans; John C. Nickelson, Shreveport; Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr., Baton Rouge; H. Minor Pipes III, New Orleans; Maggie T. Simar, Saint Martinville; Hon. Ray S. Steib, Jr., Gretna; David E. Verlander III, Monroe; and Zebulon M. Winstead, Alexandria.