About Us

Welcome to the Shreveport Bar Association Website.
How can we help you?

The Shreveport Bar Association is a voluntary community-oriented Bar Association with over 600 members. It was formed in the early 1950s to promote interests in the legal field, dignity and character of the Bar of the City of Shreveport and Bossier.

Our purpose hasn’t changed in the past 60+ years. We are committed to providing an organization where members of our legal community can serve the public under the highest ethical and professional expectations. In addition, our goal is to provide a variety of activities so each member has an opportunity to become involved civically, socially and through ongoing education.

The SBA is not a state agency. The organization’s activities are funded through membership dues and other self-generated revenue.

The affairs of the association are managed by the Executive Council who are elected by the membership. The Executive Council is made up of the President, the President-elect, the Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, the immediate Past-President, the Chairman of the Judicial Liaison Committee, the President of the Young Lawyer’s Section, the President of the Women’s Section, the Captain of the Krewe of Justinian, and four Members At-Large.

The Executive Council meets on the Wednesday preceding the regular monthly meeting of the association, at 12:00 noon in the Office of the Shreveport Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Center, 625 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.

Our Current Officers are:


James C McMichael Jr
McMichael Medlin D'Anna Wedgeworth & Lafargue LLC
PO Box 72
Shreveport, LA 71161-0072
Phone: (318) 221-1004
Fax: (318) 221-0008


Curtis R Joseph Jr
Winchell & Joseph, LLC
2124 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: (318) 221-1600
Fax: (318) 425-1256

Vice President

M Thomas Arceneaux
Blanchard Walker O'Quin & Roberts
PO Drawer 1126
Shreveport, LA 71163-1126
Phone: (318) 221-6858
Fax: (318) 227-2967

Immediate Past President

Rebecca A Edwards
Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office
501 Texas Street, 5th Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 429-7618
Fax: (318) 629-4300


Natalie R Howell
John D & Eric G Johnson Law Firm
303 Green Street
Minden, LA 71005
Phone: (318) 377-1555
Fax: (318) 377-1559

Secretary/Treasurer Elect

Rebecca Radford
Blanchard, Walker, O'Quin & Roberts
PO Drawer 1126
Shreveport, LA 71163-1126
Phone: (318) 221-6858
Fax: (318) 227-2967

Judicial Liaison

Katherine Clark Dorroh
First Judicil District Court
501 Texas Street, Rm 300B
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6819
Fax: (318) 226-6814

Member at Large

Brian R Carnie
Kean Miller LLP
333 Texas Street Suite 450
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 562-2700
Fax: (318) 562-2652

Member at Large

Heidi Kemple Martin
Shreveport Bar Foundation
625 Texas Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Phone: (318) 221-8104
Fax: (318) 221-8115

Member at Large

Emily S Merckle
Gatti & Merckle
2123 Shed Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: (318) 752-1012
Fax: (318) 752-5720

Member at Large

Travis Lucas "Luke" Thaxton
The Thaxton Law Firm 
2325 Old Minden Road Suite 300
Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: (318) 703-2681
Fax: (318) 703-3181

President, Women's Section

Anna Brown Priestley
Regions Private Wealth Management
333 Texas Street LASH30202T
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 429-1206
Fax: (318) 429-1021

President, Young Lawyers' Section

R. Gahagan Pugh, III
Pugh, Pugh & Pugh, L.L.P.
333 Texas Street Suite 2100
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 227-2270
Fax: (318) 227-2273

Captain, Krewe of Justinian

H Lyn Lawrence Jr
Attorney at Law
3985 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: (318) 741-9595
Fax: (318) 741-9594

President, Shreveport Bar Foundation

Stacey D Williams
Blanchard Walker O'Quin & Roberts
PO Drawer 1126
Shreveport, LA 71163
Phone: (318) 934-0274
Fax: (318) 227-2967

Executive Director

Dana Southern
Shreveport Bar Association
625 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-3643
Fax: (318) 222-9272