The U.S. Senate has confirmed John W. deGravelles as a federal judge in Louisiana. A partner at the Baton Rouge firm of deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Frugé, deGravelles specializes in civil litigation representing individuals and businesses. He has practiced extensively in both state and federal court. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and Tulane University Law School’s Summer Program in Rhodes, Greece. He was honored as a Fulbright Scholar for his work on international maritime education.
deGravelles will serve on the bench for the Middle District of Louisiana, comprising the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., recommended deGravelles to President Obama for nomination to the judgeship in December. It was significant that deGravelles received tremendous support from Baton Rouge-area elected officials, legal educators and lawyers.
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