Professor Andrea B. Carroll
LSU Law Center
Andi Beauchamp Carroll is the Associate Dean for Student & Academic Affairs and the Donna W. Lee Professor of Family Law at the LSU Law Center. Before joining the LSU Law faculty, Professor Carroll clerked for The Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She subsequently worked as an associate at the Dallas law firm of Baker Botts, L.L.P., handling appellate litigation. In 2003, Professor Carroll returned home to LSU Law, where she has been teaching and writing about family law, community property, and property for nearly two decades.
Professor Carroll is the author of more than a dozen books and articles in her field. She has recently been published in the Cambridge University Press and her Tulane article on civil law property was honored as outstanding scholarship at the Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
Professor Carroll is active in law reform in Louisiana, as a Member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute and the Institute’s Children’s Code, Adult Guardianship, Surrogacy, and Property Committees. She has led successful legislative reforms in the areas of child relocation, spousal support, surrogacy, and community property reimbursement rights. As Reporter of the Law Institute’s Marriage and Persons Committee, Professor Carroll continues to work to improve the law related to marriage and the family.
Mr. Jeffrey M Hoffman
Hoffman Nguyen & Kuehl, LLC
Jeff is the co-founder of Hoffman Nguyen & Kuehl, LLC, also known as HNK Family Law, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been practicing law since 2004 with a specialty in family law after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as an undergraduate, and then the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, earning his Juris Doctorate and bachelor’s in civil law.
Jeff has been honored and/or recognized by numerous local and national publications including Super Lawyers (since 2013 as a Rising Star and 2018 as a Super Lawyer), the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2014, New Orleans Magazine “Top Attorney” since 2015, New Orleans CityBusiness “Ones to Watch” in 2017, and Best Lawyers in America since 2017. He was also appointed to the Family Law Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association, where he participated in the Mentor Up Program and co-developed the Mental Health Professionals Meet and Greet program.
Outside of the family law arena, Jeff has also successfully represented clients in personal injury lawsuits, trademark infringement cases, employment discrimination, sexual harassment cases, Fair Labor Standards Act cases, and collection matters. He often helps entrepreneurs and current family law clients form businesses, draft contracts and operating agreements, and negotiate leases.
Mr. David G. Koch
Koch Law Firm
David G. Koch is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist and a Board Certified Taxation Specialist with a practice focusing in wills and estate planning, probate, federal taxation, business transactions, and IRS resolution. He has an “AV” Preeminent rating with Martindale and has been recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyer in tax law. He has an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University, where he graduated first in his class in 1995. He received his law degree and undergraduate degree in accounting from L.S.U., and is also Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He was member of the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2000 and was named as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty under Forty” in 2004. He is currently serving as Vice President of the Estate Planning Commission for the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He has been a featured speaker on estate planning, Louisiana probate law, trusts, and federal taxation issues for professional organizations throughout Louisiana.
Mr. David M. Prados
Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, L.L.P.
DAVID M. PRADOS practices in family law and general civil litigation. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist who represents parties in every phase of matrimonial and domestic law, including prenuptial agreements, divorce actions, spousal and child support, child custody and visitation, division of marital property, as well as paternity, tutorship, interdiction, wills, successions, and appeals. He is also a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice.
Mr. Prados has served as a mediator and as a Special Master to assist litigants, their counsel, and the court to resolve difficult cases.
Mr. Prados earned his undergraduate and a masters degree in English from the University of New Orleans, and his law degree, cum laude, from Loyola University. During law school, he was a member of the Loyola Law Review and the Moot Court staff. He authors “Recent Developments in Family Law” for the Louisiana Bar Journal. He is a frequent lecturer on family law topics at continuing professional education seminars. He serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Child Custody Committee. Mr. Prados is a Louisiana “Super Lawyer,” and has been named to the “Best Lawyers in America” (2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020), and was recognized by Best Lawyers as a “2020 Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Family Law.
Professor Sally Brown Richardson
A.D. Freeman Associate Professor of Civil Law
Tulane University Law School
PROFESSOR SALLY BROWN RICHARDSON is Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and the A.D. Freeman Associate Professor of Civil Law at Tulane University. Her scholarship and teaching focus on how property and community property doctrines might be modernized to operate more effectively and efficiently given changes in society since their creation. In doing so, she compares how property and community property doctrines operate in both common and civil law jurisdictions, and she considers what the different legal systems might learn from each other to better address modern property issues. Richardson in 2019 received Tulane University’s highest teaching honor, the President’s Award for Excellence in Professional and Graduate Teaching. In 2015, she was awarded the Felix Frankfurter Award for Distinguished Teaching, Tulane Law School's highest teaching honor. And in 2015-16, she was the Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar, an award supporting early-career professors. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Comparative Law, University of Houston Law Review, Tennessee Law Review, Tulane Law Review and the Louisiana Law Review. She is the author of the textbook Community Property in the United States (Carolina Academic Press 2015). Her article "Reframing Ameliorative Waste" was selected for the 2015 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. Richardson also blogs regularly for the PropertyProf Blog. Richardson serves on the executive board for both the Association of Law, Property and Society and the American Society of Comparative Law’s Younger Comparativist Committee. She is a member of Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter board of directors. She also is an active member of the Louisiana State Law Institute, serving on its council and a number of committees, including the Water Law Committee, Persons-Marriage Committee and Tax Sales Committee. She earned her BA in 2004 from Georgetown University and her JD, summa cum laude, in 2009 from LSU. Before joining the Tulane Law faculty in 2012, Richardson practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C. She clerked for Judge W. Eugene Davis on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and before that worked as deputy communications director for then-U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu.
Professor J. Randall Trahan
LSU Law Center
Professor J. Randall Trahan is the Louis B. Porterie Professor of Law and the Saul Litvinoff Distinguished Professor of Law at LSU Law Center. Professor Trahan is a civil law specialist and presently teaches Sales & Real Estate, Security Devices, Civil Law Property, and Successions & Donations. He has also taught Family Law, Obligations, Matrimonial Regimes, Legal Traditions & Systems, and Western Legal Traditions, and is co-author, along with Professor Ken Murchison, of Western Legal Traditions & Systems: Louisiana Impact. He has written a new book entitled: Louisiana Law of Property: A Précis, published by LexisNexis. Professor Trahan received his B.A. in Political Science from LSU in 1982, and his law degree in 1989, with high honors, from LSU Law Center where he was Articles Editor of Louisiana Law Review and was inducted into The Order of the Coif. Before joining the Law Center faculty in 1995, Professor Trahan served as law clerk to the late Judge Alvin B. Rubin in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for one year and then practiced law with the firm of Phelps Dunbar in Baton Rouge for five years. He serves as Reporter for three committees of the Louisiana State Law Institute: the Adult Guardianship Committee, the Birth Certificate Committee, and the newly established Legion Beyond Moiety Committee.