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Monica T. Surprenant

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Monica graduated second in her class from Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law in 1978. Upon graduating, she joined the firm and became a partner in 1982, where her practice revolved around litigation. A Senior Officer of the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute from 1997 – 1999, and as a Member of the Executive Committee, Monica was one of the practicing attorneys of the Louisiana Code of Evidence and Revision to the Code of Civil Procedure Committee. She successfully handled numerous complex and multi-faceted disputes in both state and federal courts.

In 1996, Monica was appointed by Governor M.J. “Mike” Foster to the Louisiana State Mineral Board and became its Chair in 1997 until 2003. In 1999, Monica was appointed en banc, as Investigator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in Miscellaneous No. 99-413 “N” to investigate and report to the court on the issue of alleged prosecutorial misconduct. From 1980 through 1991, she was an instructor for the New Orleans Bar Review, preparing law school graduates for the Louisiana Bar Exam.

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Monica T. Surprenant

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 1978 (all courts)


Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1978, cum laude

Fordham University, New York City, New York, B.A.


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