Judy Barrasso Selected as 2022 Hannah G. Solomon Honoree

October 26, 2022

We are proud to announce that Judy Barrasso was selected as the 2022 Hannah G. Solomon honoree by the Greater New Orleans National Council for Jewish Women ("NCJW") and was honored at a luncheon at the Audubon Tea Room on Monday, October 24th.  The Hannah G. Solomon award is the organization's most prestigious award.  

Pictured below is Judy Barrasso in the center, with her husband Brent Barriere and daughters Jennifer and Ashley, at the luncheon on Monday.

Judy Barrasso and family

Judy Barrasso

Judy Barrasso is a founding member of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. Her 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 handled matters in at least twelve states.  

Judy has been ranked by Chambers USA as a top commercial litigator and by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star.  She has been recognized among Benchmark's Top 250 Women in Litigation and Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America.  Judy was named a Lawdragon Legend in 2020 for being selected to the elite guide ten times.  Judy has also been recognized among Louisiana Super Lawyers'  Top 10 and has been ranked 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 Past President of the International Society of Barristers, organizations that select their members.  She is a Past President of the New Orleans Bar Association.  Judy was inducted into Tulane Law School’s Hall of Fame in 2018.  She was the 2017 recipient of the John R. “Jack” Martzell Professionalism Award, presented by the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  She was also 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.

Judy is a Commissioner of the New Orleans Downtown Development District, and a Past Chair.  She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Arts Center, Isidore Newman School, the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, Summerbridge, Dress For Success, and the Anti-Defamation League (South Central Region). Judy was named a Young Leadership Council Role Model in 2004, a YWCA Role Model in 2000, and a CityBusiness ‘Women of the Year’ honoree in 2001 and 2014.

About Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver is a boutique litigation firm headquartered in New Orleans. 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.