Tammy Pruet Northrup
LA Attorney Disciplinary Board
Tammy Pruet Northrup, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a 1988 graduate from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a 1991 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. After receiving her law degree, she served as a judicial law clerk for the State of Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal for two years. Following her clerkship, she served as staff and later senior attorney for the Louisiana State Police. She drafted the original version of the Louisiana CODIS law, the first piece of legislation in the country to authorize DNA sampling of arrestees, as well as the expansion of that law authorizing the collection of all convicted offenders and arrestees for felony offenses. In June 2001 she was promoted to Manager of the DNA Unit for the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory. Ms. Northrup left the Louisiana State Police in November 2006 to serve as Executive Director of the St. Tammany Parish Forensic Center, a position she held until March 2008. Ms. Northrup currently serves as a Deputy Disciplinary Counsel for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Ms. Northrup is also active in the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC). She is the current NOBC Immediate Past President and has served on the NOBC Board of Directors in the positions of Director at Large, Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, and President.