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RHOSHUNDA R. RHODES
  • Chief Legal Counsel, born Minden, Louisiana, 1964
  • Admitted to bar, 1995, Louisiana
  • U.S. Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1997
Education:
  • Louisiana Tech University (B.A., 1985)
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Southern University Law Center (J.D. magna cum laude, 1995)
  • Chairperson, Southern University Law Center Moot Court Board (1994-1995)
Legal Experience:
  • Assistant Chief Counsel/Trial Attorney, United States Department of Homeland Security — Immigration & Customs Enforcement, former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Atlanta, Georgia (2003-2007)
  • Assistant Parish Attorney, Office of the Caddo Parish Attorney, Shreveport, Louisiana (1998-2002)
  • Associate Attorney, Weems, Schimpf, Hayter, Gilsoul & Carmouche (APLC), Shreveport, Louisiana (1997-1998)
  • Legislative Counsel, Congressman Cleo Fields, U.S. House of Representatives, Shreveport, Louisiana (1995-1997)
Member:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Directors, United Way of Northwest Louisiana
  • Former Board of Directors, Shreveport Regional Arts Council
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Southern University - Shreveport Campus
Training:
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Orlando, Florida (2007)
  • U.S. Customs Basic Law Training, Denver, Colorado (2006)
  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Training, Glynco, Georgia (2003)
  • Diploma, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, New Orleans, Louisiana (2000)

Email: rrhodes@immigrantrelief.com

TONYA RHODES JUPITER
  • Member, born Shreveport, Louisiana, 1967
  • Admitted to bar, 1994, Louisiana
  • U.S. Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court, Western District of Louisiana
Education:
  • Stanford University (B.A., 1989)
  • Undergraduate Scholars Program
  • Oxford University (1987-1988)
  • Tulane Law School (J.D., 1994)
  • Environmental Law Certificate (1994)
  • Merit Scholarship, Environmental Law Clinic
Legal Experience:
  • Staff Attorney, Housing Authority of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana (2006-2007)
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Michael G. Bagneris, New Orleans, Louisiana (1999-2006)
  • Associate, Weiss & Eason, New Orleans, Louisiana (1997-1999)
  • Associate, Bryan & Jupiter, New Orleans, Louisiana (1994-1997)
Member:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
Training:
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Orlando, Florida (2007)

Email: tjupiter@immigrantrelief.com

STEVEN MARK JUPITER
  • Of-Counsel, born New Orleans, Louisiana, 1968
  • Admitted to bar, 1996, Louisiana
  • U.S. Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Education:
  • Xavier University (B.A., 1992)
  • Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America (J.D., 1996)
Legal Experience:
  • Attorney, The Jupiter Law Firm, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana (2005-Present)
  • Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, First Judicial District – Caddo Parish, Shreveport, Louisiana (2005-2006)
  • Litigation Manager/Trial Attorney, Leblanc & Waddell, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana (1998-2005)
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Michael G. Bagneris, New Orleans, Louisiana (1996-1998)
Member:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Training:
  • Mass Tort Litigation, including asbestos-related injuries and occupational hazards.
  • Appellate Advocacy

Email: sjupiter@immigrantrelief.com

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