Four magistrate commissioners were sworn in Monday at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, where they will approve arrest warrants, set bail and perform other duties in magistrate court. Jonathan Friedman, Jay Daniels, Peter Hamilton and Joyce Sallah accepted the positions, which are offered in six-year terms, in a formal ceremony that included speeches by LouisianaRead More
In what is believed to be one of the nation’s first civil jury trials in the COVID era — and the very first in Mississippi — David Pitre served as lead counsel in a five-day trial in Bay St. Louis (Hancock County). This hotly-contested litigation was defended by several law firms, and there were sixRead More
Lit Software, creator of several widely-used litigation apps including TrialPad, interviewed David Pitre as a “Featured Pro”. The article focused on Mr. Pitre’s skillful use of technology in the courtroom. You can read it here.
The Atlantic’s ongoing series “The Presence of Justice” investigates the problem of mass incarceration in the United States. The publication’s expose on the money bail system highlighted New Orleans as a key battleground for reform and commended SGPF partner Jonathan Friedman for his work to make the system more just for low income, low-risk defendants. “Courts acrossRead More
Silbert, Garon, Pitre & Friedman was spotlighted in New Orleans Living Magazine for work the firm does to improve people’s lives. The article, titled “Carrying the Load,” stated: “The law partners of Silbert, Garon, Pitre & Friedman don’t picture themselves as bulldogs, body guards or battering rams the way some personal injury and wrongful deathRead More