Class Notes - April 2017

People News


  Stanwood Duval Jr. ('66) has joined the Senior Arbitrator panel of United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M), the leading provider of mediation and arbitration services.
  Emmett C. Sole ('68), a member of the law firm Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, L.L.P. in Lake Charles is the recipient of the 2017 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award.


  Roger Johns (’83) wrote his debut novel "Dark River Rising," which will be published on Aug. 29 by St. Martin’s Press-Minotaur Books.


  R. Marshall Grodner ('90), a member of McGlinchey Stafford in the Baton Rouge office, has been elected treasurer of the American College of Commercial Financial Lawyers.
  Liz Baker Murrill ('91) was recently appointed the Solicitor General under Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
  Thomas Enright Jr. ('97) has been appointed as first assistant state treasurer.
Byron Kitchens (’97) has joined the New Orleans office of Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP as partner.


  Charles Abbott (’02) has joined the New Orleans office of Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP as partner.
  Erin Hebert Cancienne (’05) has been elevated to Partner at DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLP.
  Traci Thompson (’06) has joined CHRISTUS Health’s Advocacy and Public Policy team.
  Jason Doré ('07) has been named to a position in President Donald Trump’s administration.


  Scott L. Sternberg (’10) partnered with Keith J. Naccari and Clayton J. White to form the law firm of Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC.

In Memory

The LSU Law Center community mourns the passing of the following alumni:

Ralph R. Miller, '58 (3/30/17)
Holt Harrison, '61 (3/14/17)
John "Johnny" Gutierrez, '76 (3/22/17)