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WESLEY BISHOP, Of Counsel

Atty. Wesley Bishop has earned a respected professional reputation for not only his knowledge of the law and regulations, but also for building consensus and for effective advocacy.  His focus area is legal practice on matters relating to education, employment, corporate/business matters, governmental relations, as well as compliance and regulatory law.  He is actively involved in the representation of clients with various issues in state and federal courts in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge and is currently serving as State Senator for the City of New Orleans.

EDUCATION:

• Fellow – Harvard University Institute of Higher Education
• Juris Doctorate - Ohio State University College of Law 
• Master of Public Administration - University of Mississippi 
• Bachelor of Science - Southern University at New Orleans

PRACTICE AREAS:

• Education and Employment Law
• Insurance and Health Care Litigation 
• Corporate Law and Business Relations 
• Governmental Relations and Regulatory Compliance
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• General Civil Litigation

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

• Louisiana
• Licensed Professional Notary

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

• American Bar Association
• Louisiana Bar Association 
• National Bar Association 
• National Caucus of State Legislatures
• Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY:

Board of Directors:

• Total Community Action
• New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 
• St. Mary’s Academy 
• Gentilly Development District

BACKGROUND:

A native of the lower ninth ward in New Orleans, he currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Southern University at New Orleans, his alma mater. Senator Bishop holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southern University at New Orleans, where he served as Student Body President. In addition, he earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Mississippi - where he finished first in his class. Additionally, he received a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Law and is a graduate of the Harvard University Institute of Higher Education. He is married to Judge Shannon Bruno Bishop and they are the proud parents of two sons, John Wesley and Justin.  The family attends Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.