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The Shreveport Bar Association is a voluntary community-oriented Bar Association with over 600 members. It was formed in the early 1950s to promote interests in the legal field, dignity and character of the Bar of the City of Shreveport and Bossier.

Our purpose hasn’t changed in the past 60+ years. We are committed to providing an organization where members of our legal community can serve the public under the highest ethical and professional expectations. In addition, our goal is to provide a variety of activities so each member has an opportunity to become involved civically, socially and through ongoing education.

The SBA is not a state agency. The organization’s activities are funded through membership dues and other self generated revenue.

The affairs of the association are managed by the Executive Council who are elected by the membership. The Executive Council is made up of the President, the President-elect, the Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, the immediate Past-President, the Chairman of the Judicial Liaison Committee, the President of the Young Lawyer’s Section, the President of the Women’s Section, the Captain of the Krewe of Justinian, and four Members At-Large.

The Executive Council meets on the Wednesday preceding the regular monthly meeting of the association, at 12:00 noon in the Office of the Shreveport Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Center, 625 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.

Our Current Officers are:


Pettiette Jr. Lawrence W. Lawrence W Pettiette Jr
Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd & Cromwell
PO Box 1786
Shreveport, LA 71166-1786
Phone: (318) 221-1800
Fax: (318) 226-0390


Politz, Bennett L Bennett L. Politz
Booth, Lockard, Politz & LeSage
PO Box 1092
Shreveport, LA 71163-1092
Phone: (318) 222-2333
Fax: (318) 221-1035


Butler, Laura Peterson Laura P. Butler
Wiener, Weiss & Madison
PO Box 21990
Shreveport, LA 71120-1990
Phone: (318) 213-9248
Fax: (318) 424-5128


Jones, Robin Norman Robin Norman Jones
Second Circuit Court Of Appeal
430 Fannin Street
Shreveport, LA 71165
Phone: (318) 227-3733
Fax: (318) 227-3006

Secretary-Treasurer Elect

Boston, Marianne Marianne Cosse Boston
Blanchard, Walker, O'Quin & Roberts
PO Drawer 1126
Shreveport, LA 71163
Phone: (318) 934-0280
Fax: (318) 227-2967

Judicial Liaison

Pitman, Micheal Hon Michael A Pitman
First Judicial District Court
501 Texas Street Room 300D
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6810
Fax: (318) 429-7606

Members at Large

Benoit, Melissa Melissa Benoit

300 Fannint St
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 934-4847
Fax: (318) 676-3768

Members at Large

Joseph Curtis R Curtis R Joseph Jr
Law Office of Ronald F Lattier
330 Marshall Street Suite 1411
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 213-1076
Fax: (318) 213-1079

President Elect

Hathaway Jr. Donald E. Donald E Hathaway Jr
Sockrider Bolin Anglin Batte & Hathaway
327 Crockett Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-5503
Fax: (318) 221-3849

Members at Large

Nickelson, John, - John C Nickelson
Nickelson Law PLLC
400 Travis Street Suite 330
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 200-0673
Fax: (318) 300-4762

Members at Large

Rice, J Marshall, - J Marshall Rice
Rice & Kendig
1030 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: (318) 222-2772
Fax: (318) 222-6063

President, Women's Section

Millhollon, Linda, Linda Millhollon
Chapter Thirteen Trustee's Office
229 Milam Street 2nd Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 673-8244
Fax: (318) 673-8254

President, Young Lawyer's Section

Smith, Sarah E Sarah E Smith
Assistant District Defender, Caddo Parish
400 Travis Street, 20th Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-2220
Fax: (318) 227-3980

Captain, Krewe of Justinian

McMichael Jr. James C. James C McMichael Jr
McMichael Medlin D'Anna Wedgeworth & Lafargue LLC
400 Texas Street Suite 1150
Shreveport, LA 71161-0072
Phone: (318) 221-1004
Fax: (318) 221-0008

Tribune, Krewe of Justinian

Clark Jr, Layne A Layne A Clark Jr
Wiener Weiss & Madison
333 Texas Street Suite 2350
Shreveport, LA 71120-1990
Phone: (318) 213-9266
Fax: 4245128

President, Shreveport Bar Foundation

Payne, Hon Roy S Hon Roy S Payne
US District Court Eastern District of Texas
100 East Houston Street
Marshall, Tx 75670
Phone: (903) 935-2498
Fax: (903) 938-7819

Administrative Assistant

Southern, Dana Dana Southern
Shreveport Bar Association
625 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-3643
Fax: (318) 222-9272