First 100 Women Lawyers in the Greater New Orleans Area


The Women in the Profession Committee has been busy researching the first 100 women lawyers in the Greater New Orleans area. These women achieved many incredible firsts and the committee is thrilled to honor this prestigious group of ladies at the first Barristers' Brunch on March 20, 2014. Join the New Orleans Bar Association and the Women in the Profession Committee on March 20, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel as they recognize the milestones achieved by New Orleans' first lady lawyers and celebrate the accomplishments of all those currently working in the New Orleans legal community.

This list reflects only those local to the New Orleans metro area and who have practiced law locally. It is the result of extensive research, but we do recognize that some records may be incomplete. If you believe there is an error please contact Amanda Kaiser (504-525-7453).

1 1898 Bettie Runnels 
2 Circa 1900  Florence Loeber 
3 1921 Alice Daviau 
4 1922 Judge Anna Judge Veters Levy
5 1922 Irene Barrios
6 1924 Claire Loeb
7 7/3/1925 Edwina Breckwoldt Chasez
8 7/2/1926 Mary H. Connolly
9 6/1/1928 Irma M. Kenny
10 7/13/1928 Golda S. Landauer
11 Spring 1930 Ella Hubbell
12 7/1/1935 Juanita Tansey Parker
13 7/12/1935 Adelaide Baudier
14 7/1/1937 Marian Meyer Berkett
15 8/8/1939 Marjorie Smith Zengel
16 12/10/1940 Beverly Jewel Hess
17 7/28/1941 Miriam Cooney Abbott
18 7/27/1942 Elizabeth Ridnour Haak
19 7/27/1942 Kathlyn M. Roome  
20 10/6/1942 Courtney Schiro Faust
21 7/8/1943 Aline Nobile Thompson
22 7/26/1944 Marjorie L. Jackson
23 8/1/1945 Dorothy D. Wolbrette
24 7/31/1946 Anna Andollina
25 Spring 1946 Kathleen Ruddell
26 3/24/1947 Marian Lloyd Nash
27 3/31/1953 Lynn Piazza Jackson
28 3/31/1953 Janet Mary Riley
29 6/11/1953 Nadia St. Paul Moise
30 7/29/1953 Florence Dodge
31 6/11/1954 Louise Schramm Korns
32 2/24/1955 June B. Cahn
33 6/10/1955 Helene McGee Walker
34 6/12/1956 Adelaide W. Benjamin
35 6/12/1956 Joan A. Danner
36 6/12/1956 Dolores Indest
37 6/12/1956 Mary Gloria Lawson Wilson 
38 6/12/1957 Corinne "Connie" L. Wiener
39 6/11/1958 Carole A. Breithoff
40 6/11/1958 Margot L. Mazeau
41 2/17/1959 Elsie B. Halford
42 6/8/1959 Joan Elaine Chauvin 
43 6/8/1959 Lillian M. Cohen
44 6/8/1959 Dorothy R. Cowen
45 2/16/1960 Elizabeth Spink Karmazin
46 6/14/1960 Penn Cuney
47 6/14/1961 Gloria Irvine
48 6/14/1961 Barbara B. Rutledge
49 6/13/1962 Mildred L. Krieger
50 6/13/1962 Margaret Cleve Spedale
51 6/18/1963 Jacqueline McPherson
52 8/28/1963 Edna S. Killian
53 6/17/1964 Hon. Mary Ann Vial Lemmon
54 8/1/1964 Brenda Gail McDonough
55 8/26/1964 Joy S. Miller
56 8/26/1964 Shirley Basile Singreen
57 8/26/1964 Evangeline M. Vavrick
58 8/25/1965 The Hon. Nancy Amato Konrad
59 8/31/1966 Margaret A. O. Correro 
60 8/31/1966 Hon. Veronica D. Wicker
61 8/31/1966 Phyllis M. Taylor
62 4/21/1967 Ethel H. Cohen
63 8/31/1967 Hon. Joan Bernard Armstrong 
64 8/31/1967 Mary Williams Cazalas 
65 8/31/1967 Camille Jones Strachan 
66 8/29/1968 Jane M. Gisevius
67 8/29/1968 Helen Slipman Kohlman 
68 5/15/1969 Sue A. Spilsbury
69 9/5/1969 Eavelyn T. Brooks
70 9/5/1969 Hon. Alma L. Chasez
71 9/5/1969 Hon. Bernette Joshua Johnson 
72 9/5/1969 Hon. Jeannette Theriot Knoll 
73 9/5/1969 Norris S. L. Williams 
74 9/11/1970 Adriel G. Arceneaux
75 9/11/1970 Janice Martin Foster 
76 9/11/1970 Jocelyn D. Guarisco
77 9/11/1970 Darleen Marie Jacobs
78 9/11/1970 Lynn Perkins Perez
79 9/11/1970 Sharon A. Perlis
80 9/11/1970 Loretta G. Whyte
81 9/11/1970 Bluma F. Wolfson
82 9/11/1970 Hon. Michaelle Pitard Wynne
83 9/9/1971 Janice P. Campbell
84 9/9/1971 Marena Lienhard Crosby
85 9/9/1971 Olga D. Kogos
86 9/9/1971 Marianne N. Koorie
87 9/9/1971 Hon. Miriam G. Waltzer
88 9/23/1971 Lynne Rothschild Stern
89 9/21/1972 J. Donice Alverson
90 9/21/1972 Jacqueline Mae Goldberg
91 9/21/1972 Janet Wessler Marshall
92 9/21/1972 Anne B. Sobol
93 9/21/1972 Mary Ann McGrath Swaim
94 9/21/1972 Theresa A. Tamburo
95 9/21/1972 Cathey L. Wetzel
96 10/9/1972 Patricia A. Mathes
97 4/25/1973 Hon. Edith Brown Clement
98 4/25/1973 Ann H. Stafford
99 6/20/1973 Maureen Rodi Hoskins
100 7/19/1973 Cynthia Ann Samuel
101 10/5/1973 Janice L. Gonzales
102 10/5/1973 Kathryn Venturatos Lorio 
103 10/5/1973 Kathleen S. Plemer
104 10/5/1973 Virginia Laughlin Schlueter 
105 10/5/1973 Cynthia Anne Wegmann 
106 10/5/1973 Hon. Charlotte N. White
107 4/30/1974 Cheryl B. Horton
108 4/30/1974 Ann G. Roy