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Karen K. Herman

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Karen K. Herman
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Court Information:
Orleans Parish Judicial District, Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Active:   2008-2020
Past position:   Attorney, Herman, Herman, Katz and Cotlar, LLP
Past term:   2004-2011
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Emory University, 1991
Law School:   Tulane University School of Law, 1994
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Orleans Parish Judicial District
Position:  Criminal Section I
State:  Louisiana
Election information 2014:
Party:   Democratic
Incumbent:  Yes

Karen K. Herman is a judge for the Orleans Parish Criminal Court, Section I, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. She was elected to this position on October 4, 2008.[1][2] She was re-elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015, and expiring on December 31, 2020.[3][4]



See also: Louisiana judicial elections, 2014
Herman ran for re-election to the Orleans Parish Criminal Court.
As an unopposed candidate, she was automatically elected without appearing on the ballot.[4]


Herman received her B.S. from Emory University in 1991 and her J.D. from the Tulane University School of Law in 1994.[5]


Herman began her career in 1991 as a law clerk in the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office. She worked in that capacity until 1994 but continued to work there as a prosecutor until 1999, when she left to raise a family. From 2004 through 2007, she practiced commercial litigation with law firm Herman, Herman, Katz and Cotlar, LLP. She served as the executive director for Court Watch NOLA (a watchdog organization she helped create that sends volunteers into courtrooms to monitor cases) prior to her judicial election in the fall of 2008.[6]

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