OMAR MASON ELECTED JUDGE
December 9, 2018
Congratulations to Omar Mason, a Shareholder of Aaron & Gianna, PLC upon his election to Division E of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. Omar will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Clare Jupiter who died in May of 2018. Omar will serve the duration of Judge Jupiter’s unexpired term which ends at the end of 2020. In the primary election Omar led a field of four veteran attorneys with 42 % of the vote. In the runoff he incre…
Courtney H. Payton
Courtney Payton is an attorney in the firm’s transactional practice. A native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Minor in French. She moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola New Orleans School of Law and graduated in 2006. Courtney has experience in Business, Real Estate, Commercial and Governmental Transactions as well as Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation defense. She most recently worked to administer claims in the Deep Water Horizon Economic Settlement Program.
Courtney is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and the Association of Women Attorneys. Additionally, she served on the board of Save Our Cemeteries as Secretary and Board Development Chair from 2015-2017 and was elected to the office of Vice President in 2017.
Bachelor of Arts, Hendrix College (2002)
Juris Doctor, Loyola University School of Law (2006)
Admissions to Practice
Supreme Court of Louisiana, 2006
Areas of Practice
State and Municipal Government Law
Real Estate Law
Ethics (Legal, Governmental, Judicial and Business)
Previous Positions Held
Special Counsel – BrownGreer, APLC (Claims administration for the Deep Water Horizon Economic Settlement Program).
Associate Attorney – The Javier Law Firm (Insurance defense: Premises Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Employment Law, Collections)
Associate Attorney - Goins Aaron, PLC [A Predecessor to Aaron & Gianna, PLC] ( Transactions, State and Local Government Law, Ethics)
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Association of Women Attorneys
Civic, Community and Business Activities
Save Our Cemeteries – Board Secretary 2015 – Present, Board Development Chair 2017, Soiree Chair 2017