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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:


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

curtis-joseph Curtis R Joseph Jr
Winchell & Joseph, LLC
2124 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: (318) 221-1600
Fax: (318) 425-1256


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

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


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

Secretary/Treasurer Elect

Howell, Natalie R. Natalie R Howell
John D & Eric G Johnson Law Firm
303 Green Street
Minden, LA 71005
Phone: (318) 377-1555
Fax: (318) 377-1559

Judicial Liaison

Dorroh, Hon Katherine Clark Katherine Clark Dorroh
First Judicil District Court

Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6819
Fax: (318) 226-6814

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

anna-brown Anna M Brown Priestley
McMichael, Medlin, D'Anna, Wedgeworth & Lafargue, LLC
400 Texas Street, Suite 1150
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-1004
Fax: (318) 221-0008

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

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

President, Young Lawyers' Section

thomas-pressly Thomas A Pressly IV
Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam
400 Travis Street, Suite 1700
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Phone: (318) 221-4196
Fax: (318) 221-3705

President, Women's Section

jabrina-clayton Jabrina Clayton Edwards
Louisiana Department of Justice - Litigation Division
330 Marshall Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 676-5723
Fax: (318) 676-5703

President, Shreveport Bar Foundation

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

Executive Director

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