Justin I. Woods has been appointed clerk of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, which serves Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. Justin is the first African-American appointed to fill that post, and in fact, the first African-American to serve as the clerk of any Louisiana appellate court.
Woods received his undergraduate and law degrees from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1989 and 1996, respectively. He has been a practicing attorney in New Orleans representing both public and private clients throughout his years of practice with The Woods Law Group, L.L.C., Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. and The Murray Law Firm, L.L.C.
In addition to fulfilling his duties as Vice President of the GNO Martinet Legal Society, Justin is a fellow of the American and Louisiana bar foundations, a board member of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, a board member and past president of CASA of New Orleans, a past board member of the New Orleans Bar Association, and past board member and chair of the Pro Bono Project.
Justin has received numerous awards and honors, including the New Orleans Chapter of the Alliance for Good Government 2011 Civic Involvement Award, the Pro Bono Project 2012 Friend of Pro Bono Award and the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society 2014 President’s Award. The GNO Martinet Legal Society is proud of Justin and this historic accomplishment.