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MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS DEALING WITH PUBLIC FINANCE

All members of the firm are members of the Louisiana State Bar and of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL), a professional association of more than 3,000 bond lawyers who represent most of the public entities in the country. A number of partners have teaching experience, and virtually all of the attorneys in the firm have lectured on the subject of municipal finance before NABL-sponsored professional seminars and other national meetings.

Other professional organizations dealing with public finance of which partners of the firm are members include: the Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association; the Council of State Housing Agencies; the American Bar Association section on local government; the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators; the Louisiana Municipal Association; and the Public Affairs Research Council.

THE ATTORNEYS  
   M. Jason Akers, born Tupelo, Mississippi, May 12, 1975; admitted to bar 2000, Mississippi and 2008, Louisiana.  Education: Millsaps College (B.A., 1997); University of Mississippi (J.D., 2000); Member: The Mississippi Bar; Tennessee and Louisiana State Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers
jakers@foleyjudell.com

Alan L. Offner, born New Orleans, Louisiana, September 21, 1947; admitted to bar, 1976, Louisiana.  Education: Tulane University of Louisiana (B.A., 1969; J.D., 1976).  Member, Tulane Moot Court.  Member: Louisiana and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers.
aoffner@foleyjudell.com

Meredith L. Hathorn, born Alexandria, Louisiana, November 30, 1959; admitted to bar, 1984, New York; 1985, Louisiana.  Preparatory education, Louisiana State University (B.S., 1980); legal education, Tulane University of Louisiana (J.D., cum laude, 1983).  Member: Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers.  Secretary, Board of Directors; former director; chairman, Professionalism Committee; former member of Steering Committee, National Association of Bond Lawyers.
mhathorn@foleyjudell.com

Jerry R. Osborne, born New Orleans, Louisiana, December 22, 1938; admitted to bar, 1962, Louisiana.  Education: Tulane University of Louisiana (B.B.A., 1961; LL.B., 1962).  Member: New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers.
josborne@foleyjudell.com

David E. Henderson, born Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 30, 1952; admitted to bar, 1976, Louisiana.  Education: Louisiana State University and A. and M. College (J.D., 1976).  Staff Attorney, Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, 1976-1982; Assistant Attorney General, Chief of the Public Finance Section, 1980-1982.  Member: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers.
dhenderson@foleyjudell.com

C. Grant Schlueter, born Lincoln, Nebraska, February 27, 1948; admitted to bar, 1973, Louisiana.  Education: Louisiana State University and A. and M. College (B.A., 1970; J.D., 1973).  Member, Louisiana Law Review, 1972-1973.  Member: Louisiana State and American Bar Association; National Association of Bond Lawyers.  Panelist, National Association of Bond Lawyers.
gschlueter@foleyjudell.com

J. Hugh Martin, born Grand Point, Louisiana, February 17, 1933; admitted to bar, 1957, Louisiana.  Education: Tulane University of Louisiana; Louisiana State University and A. and M. College (LL.B., 1957).  City Attorney, City of Harahan 1958-1964; 1966-1982.  President, City Attorneys’ Assn., Louisiana, 1979-1980.  Member: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers.
hmartin@foleyjudell.com

Susan Weeks, born New Orleans, Louisiana, August 9, 1949, admitted to bar 1974, Louisiana.  Education: Louisiana State University and A. and M. College (B.S, 1971); Tulane University of Louisiana (J.D., cum laude, 1974).  Member, Louisiana Law Review, 1973-1974.  Member: Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers; American College of Bond Counsel.  Nominating Committee; former Treasurer; former Secretary; former chairman of Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, National Association of Bond Lawyers.
sweeks@foleyjudell.com

Associates and Special Counsel

Wayne J. Neveu, born New Orleans, Louisiana, January 7, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Louisiana; 1980, District of Columbia.  Education: Yale University (B.A., 1972); Columbia University (J.D., 1976).  Member: American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.  Member: Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; The District of Columbia Bar; National Association of Bond Lawyers.  Former member of Steering Committee, National Association of Bond Lawyers.
wneveu@foleyjudell.com

Trevor J. Haynes, born Atlanta, Georgia, December 22, 1980; admitted to bar, 2010, New York; 2010, Louisiana. Education: Boston College (B.A., cum laude, 2003); Tulane University of Louisiana (J.D., cum laude, 2009).  Senior Managing Editor, The Sports Lawyers Journal, 2008-2009.  Member: New Orleans, Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers.
thaynes@foleyjudell.com

 Years of Active Practice in the Public Finance Area

M. Jason Akers  Since 2000 (13 years)

Meredith L. Hathorn

Since 1983 (30 years)

David E. Henderson

Since 1976 (37 years)

J. Hugh Martin

Since 1958 (55 years)

Alan L. Offner

Since 1979 (35 years)

Jerry R. Osborne

Since 1965 (48 years)

C. Grant Schlueter

Since 1973 (40 years)

Susan Weeks

Since 1974 (39 years)

Special Counsel

Wayne J. Neveu

Since 1984 (29 years)

Retired
John W. Cox Since 1949 (64 years)
William H. Beck, Jr. Since 1959 (54 years)

Associate

Trevor J. Haynes Since 2009

The Partners of Foley & Judell mourn the passing of their Senior Partner, Lonnie L. Bewley. 

Lonnie L. Bewley was born in Barren County, Kentucky, in 1932.  He was raised in Glasgow on a tobacco farm and farmed tobacco during his youth, when he graduated from Temple Hill High School in Temple Hill, Kentucky, in 1949.  Thereafter, he honorably served in the United States Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base from 1951 to 1953.  In 1956, he graduated from Western State Teachers' College in Bowling Green, Kentucky [Western Kentucky University (WKU)] and thereafter moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University Law School on a full scholarship, where he graduated in 1959.  He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar that year, and dedicated his life to the legal profession.  He was a Member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, initiated in 1957; and was a Member of the Tulane Moot Court from 1958 to 1959. 

Mr. Bewley was a Senior Partner with the nationally recognized Firm of Foley & Judell, L.L.P., where he practiced as a bond attorney in the area of public finance for over 50 years.  In addition to the Louisiana State Bar Association, Mr. Bewley was a Member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.  He also served as an adjunct Professor at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge for a brief period.  He was recently honored by the Louisiana State Bar Association as a 50 year practitioner of law, and was actively practicing law at the time of his death.
Mr. Bewley was an avid golfer and a Member of the Western State Teachers' College/WKU Golf Team, where he attended on a golf scholarship.  He also played Exhibition Golf and represented Parks Air Force Base (California) in Pro-Am tournaments during his service in the United States Air Force.  He was a former Member of the Metairie Country Club and the Oakbourne Country Club, where he participated in numerous golf tournaments; and, he was a current Member of the Iberia Golf and Country Club.  Mr. Bewley was also a Charter Member of the Krewe of Bacchus in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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