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Lacresha D. Wilkerson focuses her practice in commercial litigation concentrating on defending transportation, premise liability, maritime and construction claims. In addition, Lacresha is currently serving on the Spring Trial Advocacy Faculty at Tulane University where she is teaching an experiential course intended to prepare and train students in the art of advocacy. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice and as a Law Clerk at the 19th Judicial District Court. She received her J.D. from Southern University Law Center and her B.S. from Louisiana State University.

She is a founding and active member of the Charles Branch Kodiak Scholarship, whose mission is to provide a young leader who has demonstrated exemplary academic merit and public service in her hometown an opportunity to advance his or her professional career with an academic scholarship.

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., Southern University Law Center, 2013
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 2008

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • New Orleans Federal Bar Association

Publications

Professional Recognition

  • 2018—2019 The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 2017—2018 White House Fellows Program National Finalist
  • 2017—2018 National Bar Association Top 40 under 40-Nation’s Best Advocates

Community Involvement

  • United Way Grant Reader
  • Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

News

SPS&R Participates in the LSBA’s Suit Up for the Future

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Lacresha Wilkerson Authors Article for DRI’s Diversity Insider

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Lacresha Wilkerson to Serve as Moderator

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