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Judith R. Atkinson

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Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:
225-929-7033
888-919-7033
Fax:
225-928-4925
Email:

Currently representing a number of corporate and commercial clients in litigation matters; insurance companies based outside of Louisiana; and State of Louisiana constitutional tort litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Representation of Industrial Contractors
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Toxic Tort
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D - 1972
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta
    • Honors: Mu Sigma Rho

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
25 Years | 1988 - 2013 | Celebrating 25 years serving clients and their communities
Firm News Scroller
  • We are pleased to announce that Ryan Brown has received the Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award for his community service. The Baton Rouge Bar Association has again recognized Ryan’s exemplary service to our profession and to those who are less fortunate. Ryan recently co chaired the Baton Rouge Law Day event and he leads the Just Cause organization which operates year round to help others with meals, medical supplies and other necessities. Congratulations Ryan, well deserved!

  • Roedel Parsons and Just Cause combined forces again this season to distribute Thanksgiving dinners to families in need in the Greater Baton Rouge area. The chilly Thanksgiving morning was offset by the warm hospitality and talented leadership shown of Ryan Brown (President) and Josh Zelden (Vice President) as some 25 plus parents, children and grandchildren participated in delivering the meals . The Firm again thanks Just Cause for its continuing commitment to civic and charitable causes in our City and Region.

  • Congratulations to Tom Balhoff and Trey Jones who recently concluded the successful defense of Turner Industries Group, LLC in a jury trial in St. John The Baptist Parish arising out of construction activities in 2009.  Plaintiff worked for another contractor, and was working at an elevation high above ground in a pipe rack under construction when he was injured.  The plaintiff suffered serious back and knee injuries, and his attorney asked the jury for more than $1.6 million in closing.  Turner was the only defendant.  The jury was out for only 30 minutes before returning with a zero defense verdict.

  • Roedel Parsons announces the election of 3 new members of the Management Committee(MC) for 2 year terms effective January 1, 2014. They are Carlton (Trey) Jones, III; Scott Kirkpatrick; and Luke Piontek. Mr. Jones’ practice includes commercial and casualty litigation. Mr. Kirkpatrick’s practice includes governmental relations and administrative law. Mr. Piontek’s practice includes expropriation litigation and Public Service Commission matters. The Firm thanks Tom Balhoff, Andre Bourgeois and Dave Woolridge for their leadership on the MC as they rotate off the committee after serving well for many years.

  • The firm is pleased to announce its retention as legal counsel to the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority (LIGTT), which is a political subdivision created by the Louisiana Legislature to help facilitate the construction and operation of a deep water cargo terminal at Mile 0 of the Mississippi River near Southwest Pass. The facility will be the first of its kind in the United States and will allow for the off loading of large “Panama Canal--sized” container vessels and then the subsequent transshipment of those containers up the Mississippi River, into its tributaries and then throughout the United States. The LIGTT and this Project are under the direction of its Board and its President, Senator A. G. Crowe. Our firm is grateful for the opportunity to work on a Project of such economic significance for the region and state.

  • Roedel Parsons has achieved a Tier 1 ranking for 2014 by “Best Lawyers in America” as published by US News & World Report. This recognition is based on peer review and client evaluations. It reflects quality work by dedicated professionals over the firm’s 25 year history. We appreciate the honor and recognition by our peers and clients.

  • The Firm is pleased to announce that Johanna Posada Kyles has been elected to the Southern University Law Review. Johanna is a fulltime legal assistant in our Baton Rouge office and attends law school at night. She carries a straight “A” average and is currently ranked 3rd in her law school class. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2014. Congratulations Johanna on your excellent achievements and your obvious time management skills.

  • As we mark our 25th Anniversary on July 1, we are pleased to announce the arrival of 2 shareholders (Wayne Fontana and Richard Seelman) and 3 associates (Skye Fantaci, Shannon Frese and Jennifer Lewis) who will bring their litigation and workers compensation practice to our New Orleans office at 1515 Poydras Street, Suite 2330. Under the excellent leadership of Wayne Fontana, the attorneys of Fontana & Seelman will be joining Roedel Parsons and providing depth of experience and talent to our New Orleans team. Wayne will serve as the Managing Shareholder of the Firm's New Orleans office. Our Firm's long term commitment to the Greater New Orleans Area and the Southeast Louisiana Region has been significantly enhanced by the addition of these five professionals and their staff personnel.

  • Shelley Ann McGlathery of our Baton Rouge office was a featured speaker at the May 1st CLE seminar in Lafayette entitled "What You Need To Know About Public Records and Open Meetings". As a current litigator and former journalist, she has the unique perspective of seeing these issues from all sides of the process. Her talk was very beneficial to the attorneys and journalists in attendance. Congratulations on an informative and timely presentation.

  • We are pleased to announce that Ryan Brown of our Baton Rouge office has been selected by the Louisiana State Bar Association to receive its Pro Bono Service Award for the Young Lawyers Division at the 2013 Bench Bar Summer conference in Destin, Florida. Ryan has set an excellent example as he humbly and sacrificially serves our community and profession.

  • Cori Blache and Ryan Brown of our Baton Rouge office were recognized for their volunteer service to the community by the Baton Rouge Bar Association in the April 2013 "Around the Bar" publication. Thank you for your dedication to those in need of a helping hand.

  • Roedel Parsons Expropriation Team Secures Litigation Victory at the Fourth Circuit: Our Expropriation Litigation Team (Luke Piontek, Shelley Ann McGlathery, Gayle Busch, Kent Parsons and Christian Rhodes) secured another significant victory on February 27, 2013 with the Medical Center of Louisiana Project in the Fourth Circuit decision of Orleans Parish School Board versus State of Louisiana, et al.

    The Fourth Circuit affirmed the ruling by Judge Paulette Irons of the Civil District Court granting LSU a Summary Judgment as a matter of law regarding the evaluation methodology for certain property within the footprint of the project. This latest decision, among others, helps assure the orderly process leading toward the timely construction and opening of the new Medical Center.

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8440 Jefferson Highway, Suite 301
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-929-7033
Fax: 225-928-4925
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1515 Poydras Street, Suite 2330
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-566-1801
Fax: 504-565-5626
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1200 Camellia Boulevard, Suite 101
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 337-989-0071
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