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Denise N. Akers

Denise N. Akers

Denise Nelson Akers


Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law School in 1985
Bachelors of Science, Cum Laude, Computer Science, from Louisiana State University in 1982


Order of the Coif, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law School
Moot Court Board, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law School
“AV” Rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell
Phi Kappa Phi, Louisiana State University, 1980
Phi Beta Kappa, Louisiana State University, 1981
Mortar Board, Louisiana State University, 1980


Louisiana State Bar in 1985
United States Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal


General Counsel for Parochial Employees’ Retirement System of Louisiana, Louisiana State Police Retirement System, Clerks’ of Court Retirement and Relief Fund, Registrars of Voters Employees’ Retirement System, the Employees’ Retirement System of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, and the Assessors’ Retirement Fund


Instructor for Appellate Advocacy, Louisiana State University Law School, 1994 – 2002
Instructor for Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Louisiana State University Law School, 2002 – 2004
Judicial Clerk to the Honorable John V. Parker, Middle District, United States District Court, 1986-1987
Member, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bar Associations
President, Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys, 1990
Committee Chairman, Technology Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association, 1997-2000, Committee Co-Chairman, 2001 – 2002
President, Family Law Section, Baton Rouge Bar Association, 2004.
President’s Award, Baton Rouge Bar Association, 2002
Lecturer at Seminar on Family Law at Louisiana State University and, in 2015, for the Louisiana State Bar Association
Lecturer for the Small Business Seminars conducted by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), 1995-2013, for National Business Institutes: Foreclosure and Repossession in Louisiana 1991, Louisiana Foreclosure and Repossession, 1993, Effective Mortgage Foreclosure, 1994, Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 1997, and Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, 2011.