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 CC Kahr (504-525-7453).

1 1898 Bettie Runnels 
2 Circa 1900  Florence Loeber 
3 1906 Louise Louque Burton
4 1921 Alice Daviau 
5 1922 Judge Anna Judge Veters Levy
6 1922 Irene Barrios
7 1924 Claire Loeb
8 7/3/1925 Edwina Breckwoldt Chasez
9 7/2/1926 Mary H. Connolly
10 6/1/1928 Irma M. Kenny
11 7/13/1928 Golda S. Landauer
12 Spring 1930 Ella Hubbell
13 7/1/1935 Juanita Tansey Parker
14 7/12/1935 Adelaide Baudier
15 7/1/1937 Marian Meyer Berkett
16 8/8/1939 Marjorie Smith Zengel
17 12/10/1940 Beverly Jewel Hess
18 7/28/1941 Miriam Cooney Abbott
19 7/27/1942 Elizabeth Ridnour Haak
20 7/27/1942 Kathlyn M. Roome  
21 10/6/1942 Courtney Schiro Faust
22 7/8/1943 Aline Nobile Thompson
23 7/26/1944 Marjorie L. Jackson
24 8/1/1945 Dorothy D. Wolbrette
25 7/31/1946 Anna Andollina
26 Spring 1946 Kathleen Ruddell
27 3/24/1947 Marian Lloyd Nash
28 3/31/1953 Lynn Piazza Jackson
29 3/31/1953 Janet Mary Riley
30 6/11/1953 Nadia St. Paul Moise
31 7/29/1953 Florence Dodge
32 6/11/1954 Louise Schramm Korns
33 2/24/1955 June B. Cahn
34 6/10/1955 Helene McGee Walker
35 6/12/1956 Adelaide W. Benjamin
36 6/12/1956 Joan A. Danner
37 6/12/1956 Dolores Indest
38 6/12/1956 Mary Gloria Lawson Wilson 
39 6/12/1957 Corinne "Connie" L. Wiener
40 6/11/1958 Carole A. Breithoff
41 6/11/1958 Margot L. Mazeau
42 2/17/1959 Elsie B. Halford
43 6/8/1959 Joan Elaine Chauvin 
44 6/8/1959 Lillian M. Cohen
45 6/8/1959 Dorothy R. Cowen
46 2/16/1960 Elizabeth Spink Karmazin
47 6/14/1960 Penn Cuney
48 6/14/1961 Gloria Irvine
49 6/14/1961 Barbara B. Rutledge
50 6/13/1962 Mildred L. Krieger
51 6/13/1962 Margaret Cleve Spedale
52 6/18/1963 Jacqueline McPherson
53 8/28/1963 Edna S. Killian
54 6/17/1964 Hon. Mary Ann Vial Lemmon
55 8/1/1964 Brenda Gail McDonough
56 8/26/1964 Joy S. Miller
57 8/26/1964 Shirley Basile Singreen
58 8/26/1964 Evangeline M. Vavrick
59 8/25/1965 The Hon. Nancy Amato Konrad
60 8/31/1966 Margaret A. O. Correro 
61 8/31/1966 Hon. Veronica D. Wicker
62 8/31/1966 Phyllis M. Taylor
63 4/21/1967 Ethel H. Cohen
64 8/31/1967 Hon. Joan Bernard Armstrong 
65 8/31/1967 Mary Williams Cazalas 
66 8/31/1967 Camille Jones Strachan 
67 8/29/1968 Jane M. Gisevius
68 8/29/1968 Helen Slipman Kohlman 
69 5/15/1969 Sue A. Spilsbury
70 9/5/1969 Eavelyn T. Brooks
71 9/5/1969 Hon. Alma L. Chasez
72 9/5/1969 Hon. Bernette Joshua Johnson 
73 9/5/1969 Hon. Jeannette Theriot Knoll 
74 9/5/1969 Norris S. L. Williams 
75 9/11/1970 Adriel G. Arceneaux
76 9/11/1970 Janice Martin Foster 
77 9/11/1970 Jocelyn D. Guarisco
78 9/11/1970 Darleen Marie Jacobs
79 9/11/1970 Lynn Perkins Perez
80 9/11/1970 Sharon A. Perlis
81 9/11/1970 Loretta G. Whyte
82 9/11/1970 Bluma F. Wolfson
83 9/11/1970 Hon. Michaelle Pitard Wynne
84 9/9/1971 Janice P. Campbell
85 9/9/1971 Marena Lienhard Crosby
86 9/9/1971 Olga D. Kogos
87 9/9/1971 Marianne N. Koorie
88 9/9/1971 Hon. Miriam G. Waltzer
89 9/23/1971 Lynne Rothschild Stern
90 9/21/1972 J. Donice Alverson
91 9/21/1972 Jacqueline Mae Goldberg
92 9/21/1972 Janet Wessler Marshall
93 9/21/1972 Anne B. Sobol
94 9/21/1972 Mary Ann McGrath Swaim
95 9/21/1972 Theresa A. Tamburo
96 9/21/1972 Cathey L. Wetzel
97 10/9/1972 Patricia A. Mathes
98 4/25/1973 Hon. Edith Brown Clement
99 4/25/1973 Ann H. Stafford
100 6/20/1973 Maureen Rodi Hoskins
101 7/19/1973 Cynthia Ann Samuel
102 10/5/1973 Janice L. Gonzales
103 10/5/1973 Kathryn Venturatos Lorio 
104 10/5/1973 Kathleen S. Plemer
105 10/5/1973 Virginia Laughlin Schlueter 
106 10/5/1973 Cynthia Anne Wegmann 
107 10/5/1973 Hon. Charlotte N. White
108 4/30/1974 Cheryl B. Horton
109 4/30/1974 Ann G. Roy