March 16, 2015 02:02 PM

Pat Magee has joined the law firm of Voorhies & Labbe and will focus his practice on criminal defense, reflecting the firm’s expansion of its litigation practice to add selective criminal defense matters. For the past nine years, Magee worked as an assistant district attorney in the 15th Judicial District. A Lafayette Parish native, Magee earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from UL Lafayette and his juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center. His law practice will also include general litigation, insurance defense and family law.

Jerome H. Moroux has been named partner at Broussard & David law firm. Moroux handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from maritime/offshore accidents, trucking/18-wheeler accidents, automobile accidents, onshore/industrial accidents and premises defects. He has been an attorney at Broussard & David since 2010. Moroux earned his law degree from LSU, graduating cum laude. During law school, he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and after law school clerked for the Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has been selected for membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an association where membership is extended to the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. In 2014 and 2015, Moroux was recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of personal injury litigation. His professional associations include the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, and the Lafayette Bar Association. He is a board member of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Louisiana, American Inn of Court of Acadiana, and Episcopal School of Acadiana. He is also a board member of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association.

Yvette Dumas has joined Bradley & Moreau as the firm’s eighth closing attorney. Dumas was previously an associate at Becker and Hebert, where she had worked since 2004. She was engaged in residential and commercial real estate title examinations and closings, as well as business transactions. Her professional experience also includes insurance defense. Dumas is a native of West Monroe, who grew up in Ruston. She earned her juris doctorate from LSU and has bachelor’s degrees in accounting and civil law. Bradley & Moreau is the largest real estate law firm in Acadiana. Its support staff of more than 20 serves both the firm and its affiliated title company, Real Title Co. Inc. Bradley & Moreau also announced that Senora Stancliff has rejoined the firm as office manager. Stancliff has more than a decade of real estate closing experience and has served many different roles in the real estate field. She began her career at Bradley & Moreau and left to pursue a career in loan servicing. She returned to the local real estate industry as the office manager at Turnkey Title & Escrow.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley was the keynote speaker at Grambling State University’s Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon in early February. “United States Attorney Stephanie Finley’s motivating speech challenged the audience to lead and serve,” said Grambling State University Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick. “She reminded us that it was just 50 years ago when justice advocates led and served through resistance; if they had not protested, we would not have the civil rights we experience today. It was an important message that inspired all in attendance and validated our honorees’ recognition.” Grambling honored 10 recipients at awards luncheon. Finley is the first female U.S. attorney to serve in Louisiana. She was selected by President Barack Obama in January 2010 — after being recommended by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu — and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2010. In addition to her duties as the U.S. Attorney, Finley is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and serves as chair of Attorney General Eric Holder’s Advisory Committee’s Office of Management and Budget Committee.

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