Mayor’s Brother Martin Landrieu To Run For 4th Circuit Court Of Appeal Seat Vacated By Sister

Martin Landrieu

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s brother Martin Landrieu announced he will be running for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal Judgeship recently vacated by his sister Judge Madeleine Landrieu. Judge Landrieu retired when she accepted the offer to become the Dean of Loyola's Law School.

         “Numerous friends and colleagues have suggested that I consider running for the Court of Appeal,” Landrieu said. “I trust and respect their counsel, and I do plan to run for the open seat on the Fourth Circuit.  I have actively practiced law for almost 30 years with exceptional lawyers in a well-respected New Orleans firm. I am certain I can bring a wealth of legal knowledge and experience to the appellate bench.”

         According to Landrieu’s employer’s, Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, website:

         Martin Landrieu's practice includes complex corporate litigation, class action defense, state and local tax litigation, telecommunications, zoning, real estate, property rights, and general commercial litigation. He has drafted and negotiated leases, purchase and sale agreements, cooperative endeavor agreements, contracts, rights of way acquisitions and fiber optic capacity use and service agreements for local and national business clients. He has extensive litigation experience in Louisiana's federal and state courts, and represents clients before city and state agencies on tax, franchise, zoning and other government related issues.

         Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Landrieu assisted state agencies in the drafting of disaster recovery programs based on Federal Community Development Block Grants and was intricately involved in the City of New Orleans' unified planning and neighborhood redevelopment initiatives. During hurricane recovery, he chaired the District 5 (Lake Area) Neighborhood Recovery Group; re-drafted commercial, multi-family and residential zoning regulations; and assisted in the development of business and community-based recovery programs. His post-Katrina work has helped secure a sustainable recovery for the city’s Lake Area neighborhoods, and is referenced in the book "We Shall Not be Moved."

         Landrieu is a well-respected leader within the firm, the Bar and the community. He served on Gordon Arata’s Management Committee, and is the member responsible for mentoring and developing educational programs for its young attorneys. Over the course of his career, he has been elected and appointed to various Bar leadership positions including chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Young Lawyers Section Continuing Legal Education Committee and Delegate of the Young Lawyers Division for the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting.

         In the community, Landrieu currently serves as a Commissioner of the Lakeview Crime Prevention Taxing District and on the Board of Friends of Lakeview, a non-profit entity focused on raising funds for community green space and infrastructure projects. He is a former president of the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association, and served on its board for nearly 20 years. Among his many charitable endeavors, Landrieu annually co-hosts a fundraiser benefiting Boys Hope Girls Hope, a non-profit organization that provides a stable home and quality education to at-risk children.


Recent Works & Presentations:

  • "Beware of Louisiana Severance Tax Assessments on Crude Oil" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper Blog", March 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Downloading, Streaming, and Purchasing Over the Internet (2015 Louisiana State & Local Taxation Workshop – Society of Louisiana CPAs, July 2015)
  • Presenter and Co-Author, Get Your Ducks in A Row – Recent Developments in State and Local Tax Litigation in Louisiana (Gordon Arata Annual Duck Lunch & Seminar 2014)
  • Presenter, 2013 State & Local Tax Workshop for the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (June 2013)
  • Presenter and Author, Taxpayer Rights and Appeals (Louisiana Multi-Parish Tax Commission Annual Conference, April 2013)


Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association – Civil Litigation, Corporate and Business Law Sections


Community Involvement:

  • Friends of Lakeview – Board of Directors
  • Lakeview Crime Prevention Taxing District – Commissioner
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope – Revellion Co-Host
  • Juvenile Court for the Parish of Orleans – Judge, Ad Hoc
  • Covenant House – 2014 Annual Sleep-Out to Support Homeless Youth



  • CityBusiness Leadership in Law (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation (Since 2013)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Business Litigation (2008, 2014-2017)
  • Listed in the A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys



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