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Stone Pigman Lawyer Carmelite M. Bertaut Assumes the Role of President of the New Orleans Bar Association

Stone Pigman lawyer Carmelite M. Bertaut was inducted as President of the New Orleans Bar Association at the Organization's Annual Dinner Meeting on January 5, 2006.

Ms. Bertaut joined Stone Pigman in 2004 and concentrates her practice in the field of products liability with particular emphasis in mass torts and complex litigation. She graduated from the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1977 and graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of New Orleans in 1974.

Ms. Bertaut has held numerous positions in the New Orleans Bar Association including chairing the Bench Bar, Publications, Continuing Legal Education, Lawyer Referral Service, Public Relations and Women's Committees. She received the Association’s 2003 Outstanding Service Award. Ms. Bertaut is a Master Barrister in the New Orleans Bar Association American Inn of Court and served as the Inn’s President (1997 - 2003).

In addition to her bar involvement with the bar association, Ms. Bertaut is a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the Association of Women Attorneys. Ms. Bertaut serves as co-chair of the Woman Advocate Committee of the Section of Litigation of the ABA Section of Litigation. She has previously served as co-chair of the Woman Advocate Committee’s Rainmakers and Mentoring Interest Groups. Ms. Bertaut is an active speaker and lecturer and has served on the faculty of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. Her views on the defense and management of mass torts have been published nationally by the Defense Research Institute. She has served as an Alumni Association Officer and as a Charter Member of the Board of Visitors for the University of New Orleans’s College of Liberal Arts.

Founded in 1929, Stone Pigman has earned its reputation representing national, regional and local businesses in a full range of litigation and business matters, including corporate, securities, real estate, intellectual property, health care, tax and estate planning.

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