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Guidry, former AssistantAttorney General, Parish Attorney, and City Attorney announcedtoday that he is forming an exploratory committeeto determineif he will seek the office of Attorney General for the State of Louisiana in the next general electionin 2015. Mr. Guidry was AssistantAttorney Generalfor 8 %yearsunderboth RichardIeyoub and Charles Foti, Jr. and held positionsas the ExecutiveDirector of the Criminal Division, the C. Land and Natural Resources Sectionof the Civil Division, and handleda number of major nationaland internationalissuesfor the stateof Louisiana. In addition to his regular duties,he was involved in legal issuesaffecting coastalrestoration,ground water, public access water, to and other rights affecting navigable and tidelandswaterways. He also served as legislative liaison and was assignedto the federal and state task force to restore the legal systemafter Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. He appeared beforethe United StatesTrade Commissionon behalf of the United statesfishing industryin litigation againstl9 other countries. Mr. Guidry also represented Louisiana'sinterestsin the congressional investigations following the hurricanesin 2005, was part of the team of lawyers assigned interactwith the to United States Congress and was one of the lead counsels the State'sinterestsin the litigation for surrounding leveeissues behalfof the Stateof Louisiana. the on A practicingattorneysinceOctober1980,his experience inoludesover 80 jury trials in Federaland StateCourts,and hundreds judge presided of trials in almosteveryjurisdictionin the Stateof Louisiana. In addition, Mr. Guidry has also been a guest lecturer at Southeastern University on safety issues,and has been a featured lecturer for the Louisiana Association of Notary Publics,the Louisiana Chiefs of Police, the LouisianaJusticeof the peace and Constables, Universityof LouisianaatLafayetteschoolof Law Enforcement the and LSU. In addition,he has beena featuredspeakerat a numberof legal and law enforcement conferences andhasappeared televisionandradiomanytimesin the last 32yearsas a lawyer. on "My primary purpose in seeking this ffice is to curb the politicization of the legal businessof our citizens and return the ffice to its proper professional role. SecondI want to instill cost fficient and performance bosed management protocols to diminish the need outsidecounseland excesscost to the state. Third, I believethe Attorney General should for streamlineand coordinatefficient and economicuseof all agencyand board attorneysalready employed the Stateso as not to duplicatetime, cost and effort. Fourth, I guaranteeto insure by that all Louisiana citizens have input and accessto the Office of the Attorney Generol 24/ 7 despitepolitical ffiliation and beliefs. Fifth, I intend to insure that the ffice of Attorney Generalfuffills all of its mandatoryand disuetionary duties as set out by law. Finally, t witt honor the commitment aggressively to pursue actionson behatf of the citizensin both civil and criminal matters and to render completeand competentadvice to our electedand appointed fficials, boardsand commissions." "I can assurethe citizensof Louisiana that I will not bow to political pressure from any other ffice or agenq) and will honestlyspeakand act as the state's legal representative and not as a political opportunist. I promise to be genuine and not attempt the impersonationof anyonebut myselfand to be the hardestworking Attorney General in historyfor the people of Louisiana."
Education: KaplanHigh School, Kaplan,La.: Graduated 1972 GulfArea VocationalTechnicalSchool: Ig7}-lgT2Electronics and TV repair Louisiana stateuniversity,BatonRouge, (8.A., political science,siey La. LoyolaUniversitySchoolof Law, New orleans,La. (JurisDoctorate, 19s0). Louisiana State UniversityAcademyof politics(1995) Legal Experience: Edwards& Guidry- Partner(l980-1952) Trial Attorney.andOffice Manager,supervised employees 6 including 3 paralegals Oil in and Gaslitigation and generalcivil and criminal trial work. LouisianaDepartment rransportation,Legal counsel,Expropriationsection of Trial Attorney for expropriationcases, defense stite administrative of depanments; Assistant ParishAttorney,parishof EastBatonRouge(l9gl-19s2) Trial Attorney specializingin tort defenseof local government,supervised paralegals 2 and onetrial assistant Assistant City Prosecutor, City of BatonRouge(19S2-19g4) Misdemeanor criminalprosecutor city court of BatonRouge; in solo Practice-Burton Guidry,A professional P. Law corporation( 19s2-19g4) Trial Lawyer supervisingthree paralegals oni associate civil and criminal Federal and in and State Jury andjudge trials. Partner-Gui & Louviere(l984-1985) dry Senior Partner,office manager,trial attorney supervisingfive employeesin Civil and Criminaltrials; Sr.Partner-Guidry Berey(1985-1990) & Partnerand Trial Attorney specializingin State,Federal and felony and misdemeanor criminaltrials. Assistant PublicDefender, Parishof EastBatonRouge(rgs7-rggl). Felony Trial Assistant,over 40 separate Criminaljury trials, including severalcapital offense defenses; Partner-Holden, Harig & Guidry (1990-1993) Partnerand administrative office manager, Trial Attorney Volunteer Attorney-Capital Area Legal Services (1993-1996) VolunteerOffice Manager/staff counselin Eastand West Felicianaparishes Owner-GuidryLaw Firm (1993-2001) Partner, trial afforney practice focusing on domestic litigation, criminal defenseand plaintiff s personalinjury; City Attorney- Town of Slaughter(1996to 2000) Assistant AttorneyGeneral-state Louisiana(2001-January of 14th, 200g) %lcounselforLandandNaturalResourcessectionofthecivildivision representing state agencies and the Attorney Generalas parens patrie in public trust doctrine cases.
Lead counsel for Katrina Legal Issues Task Force-reviewed and supervisedall civil issuesregarding liability of federal, state and local agencies civil liability in Katrina and Rita. for Lead counsel for the Stateof Louisiana before the united StatesTrade Commission regarding foreign illegal dumping of products on the American shrimp market Legal Advisor on Qui ram and other Federaland state Falseclaims Act and the Katrina FraudTaskForce. Criminal ExnerienceAssistantAttorney Generalin the criminal division since2002 as a felony trial prosecutor drug andviolent crime section. for
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Lecturer-Southeastern LouisianaUniversity Lecturer-Louisiana Justiceof the Peace and constables Association Miscellaneous: Author- Louisiana Litany of Legal Letters - a compilation of plaintiffs personal injury correspondence forms. - TheManresa Chronicles - a treatise on the teachingsof St.Ignacius of Loyola as told by the SocietyofJesusover 20 years at Convent, La. Columnist- Barn Briefs- LOUISANA HORSEWORLD-legal column dedicatedto Equine Law issues. ProfessionalMusician-(1969-present)Member of AmericanFederationof Musicians,canplay 13 separate instruments, recordedfour albums,produceda 60 minute televisionprogramof has Cajun andZydecomusic and hasperformedin 23 states, appeared nationaltelivision and has on hasplayedthe Grandole opry's Fan Fair programin Nashville,Tennessee. Farmer/horse trainer-is the co-ownerand operatorof Bande De Fous Farms in Slaughter, La and is involved in the training and racing of thoroughbred American QuarterHorsesand the and productionof foragecrops.