Judge Veronica Henry To Seek Vacant Seat in Civil District Court

Judge Veronica Henry
Judge Veronica Henry

Judge Veronica Henry, who has served with distinction in First City Court for more than a decade, has announced her intentions to run for Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division G. The seat will be available due to the pending retirement of long-time Judge Robin Giarrusso.  

“It is an honor and privilege serving the citizens of New Orleans as one of its city court judges,” said Henry. Her experience includes 26 years as a practicing attorney plus over 12 years as a jurist – the last three years as First City Court’s Chief Judge. “I have earned the reputation of being fair, compassionate, knowledgeable and prepared. Moreover, I serve the judiciary with integrity,” Henry continued.

Henry says she will bring to the district court a wide range of legal and courtroom experience and that she is ready to step into the position on day one. “I have led First City Court effectively during my tenure with the goal of increasing efficiency, advancing innovation and ensuring access to justice.” 

Under Henry’s leadership, First City Court received a legal services innovation award for its Eviction Diversion Project and was the first court in Louisiana to establish an Evictions Help Desk, a model for city courts across Louisiana. Henry also participated in a White House Summit on eviction prevention reform.

Prior to becoming a judge, Henry was a partner in the law firm of Wilkerson & Henry, LLC where her practice centered on personal injury litigation, premises liability, insurance, medical malpractice, Section 1983 civil rights litigation, and energy regulatory litigation. Henry completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Orleans and attended Loyola University’s College of Law. A former hearing committee member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Henry currently serves as Second Vice President of the Louisiana City Judges Association. She is also a member of The Links, Incorporated.

Qualifying will be held August 8 – 10. 

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