Judy Barrasso Receives the John R. “Jack” Martzell Professionalism Award

August 18, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presented Judy Barrasso with the John R. “Jack” Martzell Professionalism Award at the annual luncheon on August 17, 2017.  Each year the John R. “Jack” Professionalism Award is given to an attorney who exemplifies outstanding professionalism in the practice of law.

Judy Barrasso's practice focuses on commercial litigation, and includes complex commercial litigation matters and class actions involving insurance coverage and bad faith, director and officer liability, securities fraud, and commercial contracts.

Judy has been ranked by Chambers USA as a top commercial litigator, by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star, and by the Diversity Journal as among 200 corporate executives deemed “Women Worth Watching."  She has also been recognized among Louisiana Super Lawyers’  Top 10, Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, and Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America. In 2017, Louisiana Super Lawyers ranked Judy as Number One among lawyers in the State of Louisiana. According to Chambers, Judy “has a reputation as a formidable trial lawyer,” “stands ‘head and shoulders above much of the competition,’ and is “considered one of the state’s finest litigators.”

Judy is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a fellow and President of the International Society of Barristers, organizations that select their members. She is Immediate Past-President of the New Orleans Bar Association. Judy is the 2016 recipient of the Louisiana Bar Foundation's Distinguished Attorney Award. Judy has taught as an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, and at continuing legal education programs throughout the United States. She previously served as a board member and then chair of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board from 2001-2005. She also served on the Attorney Disciplinary Committee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District by the Court’s appointment from February 2011 - July 2017.

About Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., is a litigation law firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, product liability and toxic tort cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.