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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:


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


rebecca-edwards Rebecca A Edwards
Second Circuit Court of Appeal
430 Fannin Street
Shreveport, LA 71165
Phone: (318) 227-3742
Fax: (318) 227-3002

Vice President

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

Immediate Past President

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


amy-gardner Amy C. Gardner
2nd Circuit Court of Appeal
300 Fannin St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 227-3785
Fax: (318) 227-3708

Secretary-Treasurer Elect

Nichols Jason B Jason B Nichols
Cook Yancey King & Galloway
333 Texas Street Suite 1700
Shreveport, LA 711202260
Phone: (318) 227-7823
Fax: (318) 227-7850

Judicial Liaison

karelia-stewart Honorable Karelia R Stewart
First Judicial District Court 
501 Texas Street Room 300D
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6812
Fax: (318) 226-7615

Members at Large

Brainard Eron J Eron Brainard
Brainard & Brainard
509 Milam Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-6000
Fax: (318) 425-8665

Members at Large

brian-carnie Brian R Carnie
Kean Miller LLP
333 Texas Street Suite 450
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 562-2700
Fax: (318) 562-2652

Members at Large

Edwards, Marcus, Marcus Edwards
Mayer, Smith & Roberts
1550 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-2135
Fax: (318) 222-6420

Members at Large

curtis-joseph 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, Women's Section

janet-silvie Janet Silvie
Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office
501 Texas Street, 5th Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6965
Fax: (318) 226-6204

President, Young Lawyer's Section

Thaxton Luke Travis (Luke) Thaxton
The Thaxton Law Firm
8805 Line Avenue Suite 200
Shreveport, LA 71106
Phone: (318) 703-2681
Fax: (318) 222-5289

Captain, Krewe of Justinian

susannah-stinson Susannah Stinson
Neil Erwin Law, LLC
415 Texas Street, Suite 101
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 670-4110
Fax: (225) 208-1778

President, Shreveport Bar Foundation

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

Executive Director

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