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President Obama Nominates John W. deGravelles to Serve on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated John W. deGravelles to serve on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

“I am honored to put forward John W. deGravelles for the federal bench,” President Obama said.  “He will be a distinguished public servant and a valuable addition to the United States District Court.”

John W. deGravelles:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
John W. deGravelles has been a partner at deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Frugé LLP (and its predecessor firms) for more than 25 years.  He was a solo practitioner from 1986 to 1987, and from 1974 to 1986, deGravelles worked at the law firm of Dué, Dodson, deGravelles, Robinson & Caskey (and its predecessor firms), where he became a partner in 1976.  During his entire legal career, deGravelles has handled a wide variety of civil litigation in both federal and state courts.  He received his J.D. in 1974 from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and his B.A. in 1971 from Louisiana State University.