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34 Years as an Attorney; 20 Years as a Judge
…and a Passion for Justice:

Piper Griffin for Supreme Court

Civil District Court Judge Piper D. Griffin, 58, has proudly served the citizens of New Orleans and now seeks to follow in the footsteps of the Honorable Justice Bernette J. Johnson and Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr., the first African Americans and only African American woman, to represent the 7th Louisiana Supreme Court District encompassing Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.

Judge Griffin is prepared to bring a unique and critical legal insight to the Supreme Court position. Justice and compassion are part of her DNA and throughout life has had a willingness to serve and take on leadership responsibilities to improve the lives of others. Judge Griffin believes these qualities will make an excellent candidate for Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Three Decades of Fighting for Justice

  • Judge, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish for 20 years
    • The Bench’s Third most Senior Member
    • Former Chief Judge
    • Finance Committee Chair
    • Disaster Recovery Committee Chair
    • Technology Chair
  • Board Member, Orleans Parish Teen Court
  • Judge ad hoc, Juvenile Court
  • Practicing Attorney for 34 years

Trusted by her Peers in the Judicial System

  • Past President, Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association (Louisiana Black Judges Organization)
  • Past President, 4th & 5th Circuit Judges Association
  • Secretary, Louisiana Judicial Counsel Foundation, NBA
  • 2nd Vice President, Louisiana District Judges Association
  • Member, Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions Testing 
Member, Supreme Court Budgetary Control Board
  • Former Member, Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics
  • Bar Examiner for Constitutional Law, Louisiana Committee on Bar Admission
  • Member, Louisiana State Law Institute Council
  • Member, Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Scholarship Committee
  • Board Member, Louisiana Bar Foundation

Raised here…always for NOLA

How do you learn a judicial temperament, the ability to see the big picture both in terms of what is fair and what is needed? It takes a deep understanding of the values of one’s community, it’s challenges and its potential. It takes an ability to mentor and actually support those in need, especially our young people. Piper Griffin has proven she knows us, cares for us and is one of us. Most importantly, she works hard for us.

Advocate for Education and Life-Long Learning

  • One of 5 Xavier Prep graduates who banded together to help keep the school open when the school was being closed by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
  • President, Board of Directors, St. Katharine Drexel Prep (formerly Xavier Prep)
  • Board Member, Black Alumni Association, University of Notre Dame
  • Sunday School Teacher, 2nd Baptist Church 6th District
  • Board Member, United Way Volunteer Leadership Training

Cares for her Community

  • Foster Parent
  • Second Baptist Church 6th District
    • Board of Trustees
    • Financial Secretary
    • President of Beautifying Club
    • Member, Nurture for Baptist
    • Sponsor, Annual Feed the Homeless Holiday Meal
  • President, Crescent City Chapter of the Links, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of New Orleans
  • Board of Directors, Greater New Orleans YWCA
    • Past President
    • Past Treasurer
  • Committee Member, Aaron Brooks Family Foundation
  • Member, United Way Agency Relations Committee

Recognized for her Service

  • Alliance for Good Government Civic Award
  • Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Ernest N. Morial Judicial Pacesetter Award
  • Notre Dame 50 Distinguished Black Alumni Award
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Service Award
  • National Council of Negro Women’s Tribute to Black Women Community Leaders


  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelors Degree in Government
    • Leonard A. Collins Honorary Award, Recognition of Contribution to Student Life
    • 50 Most Distinguished African American Graduates in the History of the University
  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law School
    • President, Black Law Student Association
    • National Finalist, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition