EARLY VOTING - Oct. 16-27 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 18 & Sunday, Oct. 25) 8am - 7pm
Teresa King, an Independent, wife, mother and attorney, has been working in public service her entire career and still makes time to volunteer for local and statewide organizations. Raised by a woman in law enforcement and a combat military veteran, Teresa’s traditional values were instilled at an early age. Having watched her brother serve multiple tours overseas, Teresa is Pro-LawAndOrder and knows the sacrifices made by military families. Teresa supports law enforcement and the military.
Teresa left her hometown of Oakdale to attend Nicholls State University in 2003. After graduation, Teresa attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and worked with criminal defendants in Orleans Parish Prison through the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. She remains focused on criminal justice reform and access to justice for all.
In 2014, Teresa became involved with the Louisiana Bar Foundation by becoming a fellow and a member of the Bayou Region Community Partnership Panel. Through her work on the Bayou Region Community Partnership Panel, she is able to assist local non-profits such as CASA and Chez Hope in getting grants from the Louisiana Bar Foundation. She is now serving as the chairperson for the Bayou Region Community Partnership Panel for the second year in a row.
On the local level, Teresa served as the President of the Terrebonne Bar Association for 2018-2019. As a member of the local bar association board for the past several years, Teresa has taken on the role of planning and coordinating continuing education courses and special events. The Terrebonne Bar Association expanded its scholarship offerings in 2018 and now offers two scholarships to deserving law students from the bayou region.
Each year, Teresa makes it a priority to attend the Annual Meeting for the Louisiana State Bar Association in Destin, Florida and she participates as a voting member in the House of Delegates. Teresa, a Leadership LSBA Class alum, has also been selected as the Co-Chair for the Leadership LSBA Class of 2019-2020. Additionally, Teresa was recently selected to serve on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Teresa remains committed to making the legal profession a safer and healthier environment for everyone.
Throughout her career, Teresa has offered free consultations to incarcerated clients and pro bono services to indigent clients. When overcrowding occurred at the local jail, Teresa traveled across the state to maintain contact with her incarcerated clients who were shipped to facilities in Northern Louisiana that could accommodate them.
Teresa starts each day with a gratitude meditation. With a grateful heart, she sets out to make a difference in her clients’ lives. She has successfully defended thousands of clients in criminal court. She handles uncontested custody matters and represents parents involved in Child in Need of Care cases.
Teresa’s mantra is to make sure every resident and every family receives equal treatment and a voice with professional representation and fair judgment for a safer and stronger community.
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