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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:


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


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

Vice President

Donna Y Frazier
Caddo Parish Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 1127
Shreveport, LA 71163
Phone: (318) 226-6947
Fax: 2266974

Immediate Past President

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


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

Secretary/Treasurer Elect

Nancy Cooper
Mental Health Advocacy Service/Child Advocacy Program
1525 Fairfield Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 676-7335
Fax: (318) 676-7345

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

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

Member at Large

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

Judicial Liaison

Honorable Karelia R Stewart
First Judicial District Court 
501 Texas Street Room 300D
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6812
Fax: (318) 226-7615

President, Young Lawyers' Section

Valerie DeLatte
Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys
920 Pierremont Road, Suite 220
Shreveport, LA 71106
Phone: (318) 716-5573
Fax: (318) 946-8880

President, Women's Section

Sarah Giglio
Gilmer & Giglio, LLC
3541 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: (318) 459-9111
Fax: (318) 602-4716

Captain, Krewe of Justinian

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

President, Shreveport Bar Foundation

Travis Lucas "Luke" Thaxton
The Thaxton Law Firm 
1325 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: (318) 383-1313
Fax: (318) 383-1318

Executive Director

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

Administrative Assistant

Chelsea Withers
Shreveport Bar Association
625 Texas Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Phone: (318) 222-3643
Fax: (318) 222-9272