Jonathan Friedman sworn in to Orleans Parish Criminal District Court

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

David Pitre invited to join American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

David Pitre was recently selected to join a prestigious national group of civil trial litigators. The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is an invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges, chosen based upon their reputation for ethics, professionalism and courtroom skill. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the promotion of theRead More

David Pitre moderates forum on federal law with 2 South MS federal judges

On March 29, 2019, David Pitre served as moderator for a panel discussion on federal practice and procedure in Gulfport, Mississippi at the Great Southern Club. Panelists were District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., Magistrate Robert Walker, and attorneys Wynn Clark and Ed Taylor.  The Mississippi Association for Justice sponsored the two hour event covering aRead More

Bobby Garon retires after a long, successful legal career

Our dear friend and long-time law partner, Justin “Bobby” Garon, retired from the practice of law at the end of 2018 to pursue his dream of becoming Executive Director of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana. Our partnership with Bobby has been rewarding in more ways than we can count. We wish him the bestRead More

David Pitre serves as moderator on CLE panel on federal practice and procedure

On March 16th, 2018, David Pitre served as moderator for a panel discussion on federal practice and procedure in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Panelists were District Judge Keith Starrett, Magistrate Michael Parker, and attorneys Wynn Clark and Pat Zachary.  The Mississippi Association for Justice sponsored the two hour event covering a wide range of topics. This wasRead More

Scott Silbert writes about protecting clients’ future medical care needs

In its October issue of Advocates, the Louisiana Association for Justice published an article by Scott Silbert which helped educate trial attorneys about protecting clients’ future medical needs through the use of medical management. Scott wrote about his past case experiences using these tools to help navigate clients through the often complex world of private insurance,Read More

The Atlantic commends Jonathan Friedman’s role in New Orleans bail reform

 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