Judge Terrel J. Broussard, Pro Tempore was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to fill the vacancy of Division “B” of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit on April 1, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Judge Broussard was a mediator at Brossard Dispute Solutions and served as General Counsel for Hammerman & Gainer Inc. In his over 40 years of practice, Judge Broussard served as a partner with Montgomery Barnett for over twelve years. His practice areas were litigation in the following areas: Employment Law, Construction Law, Insurance Defense, Product Liability and General Business Litigation. He has served as Landman for Chevron Oil Company, Assistant District Attorney for the Parish of Orleans, Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana, Acting Regional Counsel for the EEOC, General for Transit Management of Southeast Louisiana and Trial Attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

     Judge Broussard received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1967, and in 1973 he earned his Law Degree from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Louisiana, the eastern, middle and western U.S. Districts Courts of Louisiana, and the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. With a passion to teach and inspire others in the legal field, Judge Broussard has taught various classes and seminars in law and ethics, and he served as an adjunct professor at Dillard University in New Orleans from 1985 to 2013.

     Throughout the years, Judge Broussard’s works have been recognized with many honors and awards, including commendations from the City of New Orleans by mayors Moon Landrieu and Ernest N. Morial, and, most recently, he was recognized as one of 50 honorees to receive the Citibusiness Leadership in Law Award for 2013. The Leadership in Law award recognizes legal professionals whose work has impacted the greater community by helping to move the legal community forward through their energy, innovative ideas, industry achievement and accomplishment. He was recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2014. He received City Proclamations in recognition of his efforts to remove blight in New Orleans East.

     Judge Broussard is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. fraternity and is currently or has previously been professionally associated with the Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association (Vice Chairman, Client Protection Fund Committee, 2006), New Orleans, Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, New Orleans Civil Service Commission, Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education’s Summer School for Lawyers Planning Committee, International Association of Defense Counsel, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Board of Trustees, 2012), the Board of Regents of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of New Orleans. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Business Development District Inc.

     Judge Broussard has served as a Deacon for 16 years having been ordained in the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans since 1999. He has ministered at St. Peter Claver Parish, St. Simon Peter Parish and at St. Maria Goretti Parish. Because his ministry includes preaching, teaching, evangelization and Catechesis, he is a frequent homilist and retreat presenter. He also publishes a weekly Study of the Bible that has a national audience. He serves as a member of the Personnel Board for the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He was recently awarded the “Mrs. Sophie Aramburo Servant/Leader” Award by the Office of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of New Orleans.