About

DEMETRIE FORD

ATTORNEY AT LAW- NOTARY PUBLIC
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Education

Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
Juris Doctor, Civil Law Curriculum (conferred, May 1991)
Honors: Loyola Moot Court Staff
Associate Justice, Loyola University Court of Review
Activities: American Bar Association (Student Member)
Loyola University Moot Court Intramural Committee
Black Law Student’s Association, Secretary
National Black Law Student’s Association, Delegate
The Code, Student Staff Writer

Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Bachelor of Art, Political Science (Conferred May 1988)
Honors: Dean’s List
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Society), Vice-President
College Political Party, Chairman
Loyola University Union Speaker’s Committee, Chairman
Loyola Encore Group, President

Loyola University Institute of Politics, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fellow, fall 1994

Cox Cable Access Program, New Orleans, Louisiana
1995
Certified Access Producer

Attorney-Mediators Institute, Dallas, Texas
Certified mediator, summer 1998

Public Service

Clerk of the Second City Court, Algiers, Louisiana
March 1994-December 1994

Arbitrator, First City Court, New Orleans, Louisiana
January 1995-January 2001

Judge, Ad Hoc, Juvenile Court, New Orleans, Louisiana
January 2001-January 2003

City of New Orleans, Assistant District Attorney
DWI Prosecutor, Municipal Prosecutor, Juvenile Court Traffic Prosecutor
July 2002- present

Magistrate Pro Tempore, City of Harahan
Presiding over City Municipal and Traffic Matters
July 2011-present

Experience

The Ford Law Firm, LLC
Owner and President- 1992-present
Personal injury, Criminal Defense, Domestic, Entertainment, Corporations
Licensed to practice in Local, State and Federal Courts of Louisiana

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
Administrative Assistant for Southeast Louisiana
Assigned to oversee undergraduate and Alumni Chapters of the Fraternity
Including certification and intake processes, investigation of hazing and pledging, auditing of the chapters and limited officer training
October 2008-present
Gretna Alumni Chapter – 2005 initiate
Polemarch- 2007-2008
Vice-Polemarch 2006-2007
Keeper of Records 2005-2006

Real Life, Cox Cable Access talk show
Co-host, 1998-2001

Hot Talk, WTIX Radio
Radio Talk Show Host on Legal Issues, 1996

Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana
Instructor of Business Law, August 1993-1995

City of New Orleans Finance Department, New Orleans, Louisiana
Assistant City Attorney, January 1994-March 1994
Assigned to Bureau of Revenue overseeing legal transactions for settlements,
Audit units, and alcohol and beverage divisions

Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
Street Law Instructor, Assigned to Warren Easton High School, January 1991-May 1991
Taught legal concepts and subject matter to students. Prepared and coordinated lesson plans for other Street Law Instructors

Presidential National Campaign, Iowa City, Iowa; New Orleans, Louisiana
County Organizer, January 1988-March 1988
Volunteer recruiter, Campaign spokesperson at area High Schools,
Congressional welcoming committee

Clerkships

City of New Orleans, Finance Department, New Orleans, Louisiana 
Senior Law Clerk, December 1989-December 1993
Municipal tax research, bankruptcy research, City representative for Municipal
Court; Civil Court filings

Public Interest Law Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Legislative Advocate, January 1991-May 1991
Assisted in authoring the “Homeless Trust Fund” bill
W. Kent Robertson, APLC, Metairie, Louisiana
Legal Assistant, October 1990-January 1992
Assisted with all phases of legal work

Medical Heritage, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana
Legal Assistant, July 1989-September 1989
Assisted with all phases of legal work

Professional Affliations

  • LOUISIANA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, present member in good standing
  • LOUISIANA CLERKS OF COURT ASSOCIATION (past member)
  • LOUIS A. MARTINET LEGAL SOCIETY, past vice-president
  • NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
  • AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYER’S ASSOCIATION
  • PROJECT EXCEED, INCORPORATED, board member
  • CRESCENT CITY HOUSING CORPORATION, past chairman of the board
  • JUVENILES UNITED AGAINST THE LIFE OF DELINQUENCY, legal counsel
  • ALLIANCE FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT, past member of the Executive Committee
  • BROTHERHOOD, INCORPORATED, past board member
  • KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED, former Chapter Polemarch (president) Administrative Assistant for Louisiana