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Attorney Lynnette F. Judge

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Eminent Domain

Biography

Lynnette F. Judge has been with Smith & Fawer since the firm's inception in 1995. A native New Orleanian, Lynnette has strong ties to the City and its culture. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, magna cum laude, with a double major in political science and psychology. In 1987, Lynnette graduated from Loyola Law School in the top 6% of her class where she served on the Loyola Law Review, and cultivated a scholarly interest in the Louisiana civilian legal tradition, as well as constitutional law and appellate litigation. After law school, she joined the appellate section of Barham and Churchill, and benefitted from the mentoring of the late Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Mack Barham in preparing appeals and writs. Following the dissolution of that firm, Lynnette then moved to McGlinchey Stafford, gaining experience in antitrust, RICO, and commercial litigation.

Building on this foundation, Lynnette has enjoyed the intellectual challenges of working on a wide variety of cases at Smith & Fawer, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, and eminent domain claims. In her capacity as "of counsel," she focuses on the research and writing aspects of litigation, striving to present clients' positions in briefs and memoranda clearly and persuasively.

Lynnette is licensed to practice at all levels in the Louisiana state court system, all Louisiana federal district courts, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. She is a commissioned notary public, and member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, LSBA appellate law section, and the Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Association.

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Top 6% of Class
    • Honors: Loyola Law Review Member
    • Honors: Honors Appellate Advocate Participant
  • Loyola University New Orleans LA
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
    • Honors: magna cum laude, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1987

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • LSBA appellate law section

Published Works

  • Authored chapter on Louisiana law in State Antitrust Practice and Statutes (ABA 1990)
  • Coauthored article, Recent Developments in Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Louisiana Bar Journal (August 1989)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society