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Opening Doors: JFAB 2014

After The Ball Is Over ...

The 2014 Justice For All Ball is just a memory now. What began with the possible threat of rain, turned out to be a gloriously beautiful evening.

From the soft jazz delivered by David Hansen & The Garden District Trio for the Patron Party at the Audubon Clubhouse, to the spicy beat of Louisiana Spice on the dance floor at the Tea Room, the 2014 JFAB delivered all that was promised and more.

Food from the award-winning Ryan Prewitt and Peche at the Patron Party, a signature drink by SoBou's Abigail Gullo and the delights of some of New Orleans' finest restaurants captured the attention of more than 700 party-goers.

As if that wasn't enough - a Vespa, diamonds, weekend getaways, vintage wines and more, along with an entertaining artist named Alex Harvie painting the scene as it unfolded - all combined to create a magical evening that will long be remembered.

We've place just a small gallery of photos above for your immediate enjoyment. View the entire photo gallery at JFAB 2014. Winners of Raffle and Auction items are listed below; please use the sidebar navigation to access quickly.

To all who came, all who bought raffle tickets, auction items or donated to The Pro Bono Project because they couldn't be with us, we offer our heartfelt thanks.

A special note of gratitude to our Honorary Chair, our Committee Co-Chairs, the entire JFAB Committee, the Board, Staff and the many other volunteers who worked for the past year to make this night a truly enchanting evening for everyone.

Finally, to our Spotlight Sponsors, Benefactors, Patrons, Sponsors, Community Partners and all those who provided products and services at reduced or no cost to The Project - you all made our night! We thank your for your generous contributions to this event and to your continued support in helping us fulfill the mission and theme of this year's JFAB: opening doors to access civil justice for all those in need within our metro-wide community.

Please click on the sidebar links to see all those acknowledged above.

Honorary Chair
Marcus V. Brown 
Marcus V. Brown is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Entergy Corporation, The Pro Bono Project’s 2013 Law Firm/Corporate Legal Department of the Year, and a major sponsor of the 2014 Justice for All Ball.

Committee Co-Chairs 
Michael DePetrillo 
Partner, Jones Walker LLP

Norm Rubenstein 
Partner, Zeughauser Group LLC
Board member, The Pro Bono Project

Music By
Louisiana Spice

Patron Party
Food by Chef Ryan Prewitt of Pêche Seafood Grill
Music by David Hansen's Garden District Trio.

Thanks to All Our Supporters


Spotlight Sponsors



Barrasso Usdin Kupperman
Freeman & Sarver LLC

Ernst & Young LLP

Gibbs Construction

Iris Data Services

Irwin Fritchie Urquhart
& Moore LLC

Kay E. Donnelly & Associates

Kelly Hart & Pitre

Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC

Latter & Blum, Inc.


Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC

Liskow & Lewis

Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC

Sessions, Fishman, Nathan
& Israel, LLC

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein
& Hilbert, L.L.C.

Simon, Peragine, Smith
& Redfearn LLP

Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton
& Alford, L.L.C.

Zeughauser Group LLC


Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest 

Association for Women Attorneys

Bourgeois Bennett CPAs
& Consultants

Bradley Murchison Kelly
& Shea LLC

Bruno & Bruno, LLP

Capital One

Capitelli & Wicker

Chaffe McCall, LLP

Chopin, Wagar, Richard
& Kutcher LLP

Paul D. Connick Jr., District
Attorney of Jefferson Parish

Crescent Bank & Trust

Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, L.L.P.

Michelle Egan

First Bank & Trust

First NBC

Frilot L.L.C.

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David,
Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.

Gordon, Arata, McCollam,
Duplantis & Eagan, LLC

Hailey McNamara Hall
Larmann & Papale LLP

Jan M. Hayden

Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

Steve & Hon. Karen Herman

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jefferson Bar Association

Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysee

Jones, Swanson, Huddell
& Garrison, LLC

Kabacoff Family Foundation

King, Krebs & Jurgens, P.L.L.C.

Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard
& DeShazo

The Kullman Firm

Laitram, LLC

LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors

Legier & Company, APAC

Louisiana Association of
Defense Counsel

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC

Montgomery Barnett LLP

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand
& Brackett, LLC


Pan-American Life
Insurance Group

Professional Shorthand
Reporters, Inc. 

Robein, Urann, Spencer, Picard
& Cangemi, APLC

Van Robichaux

Shields | Mott L.L.P

Bruce & Jackie Shreves

Smith & Fawer, LLC

Sullivan Stolier Knight LC

Taggart Morton, L.L.C.
and Hyslop Shannon Foundation

Thomson Reuters

Tulane University Law School

Williams Law Group LLC


Abita Brewing Company, L.L.C.

Audubon Tea Room


Café Reconcile

CoolBrew Coffee by New Orleans Coffee Company


Feelings Café


GW Fins

Joel Catering & Special Events

Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails

La Casita

Liberty’s Kitchen

Lori Rockett Catering

Lucky Rooster

Maurepas Foods

Maurice French Pastries


Marcello’s Restaurant 
& Wine Bar

Muriel’s Jackson Square

Pascal’s Manale Restaurant

Pêche Seafood Grill

Poeyfarre Market

The Praline Connection


Pernod Ricard USA

Republic National Distributing Company


Southern Candymakers

Tivoli & Lee 


Audubon Clubhouse

Audubon Tea Room

The BizMark Group Inc 

Creative Graphics, Inc.

Event Rental

Funkshuns, LLC

Gambit Communications, Inc.

Kentwood Springs

New Orleans Audi

New Orleans Musicians
Assistance Foundation

Photography by
Marianne Hawkins Sabrier

Website, invitation and signs designed by 
Right Hat LLC

Printing partners
Iris Data Services

Werner Printing

Community Partners

Baptist Community 

Federal Bar Association,
New Orleans Chapter

Goldman Sachs 
10,000 Small Businesses

JFAB Committee 

Marcus V. Brown
Executive Vice President and
General Counsel,
Entergy Corporation
Honorary Chair 

Michael DePetrillo
Partner, Jones
Walker LLP

Norm Rubenstein
Partner, Zeughauser Group LLC

Rachel Piercey
The Pro Bono Project
Executive Director

Joanna Broussard
Laura Carlisle
Gary Carter
Christopher Cazenave
Chelsea Brener Cusimano
Sherry Dolan
Michelle Egan
Steven F. Griffith Jr.
Pam Hansen
Jan M. Hayden
Amelia “Mimi” Koch
Meredith Lapre
Lauren Mastio
Jennifer McNamara
Stephanie Murphy
Helen P. Neil
Kelsey Pabst
Carmen Patterson
Kim Perret
Elizabeth Porter
Tyler Rench
Graham Ryan
Elonide Semmes
Mathilde Semmes
Bruce Shreves
Erica Therio
Tomoro Wilson
Sam Winston

Board of Directors

Jan M. Hayden

Carole Cukell Neff
1st Vice Chair

Norm Rubenstein
2nd Vice Chair

Catherine E. Lasky
Immediate Past Chair

Christopher Ralston

Caroline McSherry Dolan

Rachel Piercey
Executive Director

Mindy Brickman
P. Kevin Colomb Sr.
Michelle Egan
Patrick Fraizer
Pamela V. Hansen
Chauntis Trenelle Jenkins
Robert A. Kutcher
Steven J. Lane
Roxanne Newman
Kim Perret
Wendy Hickok Robinson
Gregory Rouchell
Michael T. Tusa Jr

Ex-Officio Members
Alanah Odoms Hebert 
Lindsey M. Ladouceur 
J. Van Robichaux 
Leopold Sher 

Raffle Prizes

Art All Year
WINNER: Corbin Brand
Sustaining membership to
the New Orleans Museum of Art

Nancy Colomb
Two 2014-2015 season subscriptions
to Southern Rep Theatre

Gastronomical Proportions
WINNER: Laura Plunkett
Gift cards to Acme Oyster House, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Don’s Seafood, Blue Frog Chocolates, Pelican Bay Restaurant, and Casa Garcia

A Christmas Classic
WINNER: Jennifer McNamara
Two tickets to Delta Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker performance

Tour the Town
WINNER: Tia Kimmel
Steamboat Natchez cruise and a tour for two from Gray Line Tours New Orleans.

Asked For You
WINNER: Brandon Davis
Eight passes to Audubon Nature Institute’s Zoo, Aquarium or Insectarium

Trimmin’ Time
WINNER: Kelsey Reeves
Haircut and full color at H2O Salon and Spa

Good as Gold
WINNER: Nancy Deagan
Gift card to Adler’s

Three, Two, One
WINNER: Sue Herber
Three-course “Taste of Louisiana” dinner for two paired with a bottle of wine at Tivoli & Lee of The Hotel Modern

Play on Through
WINNER: Rachel Brown
Foursome of golf (including greens fees and cart rental) from Chateau Golf & Country Club

Southern Charm
WINNER: Monte Mollere
Four admission passes to Oak Alley Foundation, including four mint juleps or lemonades

Premier Preview
WINNER: Bruce Shreves
10 guest passes to Premier Fitness

Slim Down Town
WINNER: Norm Rubenstein
Three-month membership to Downtown Fitness Center

Happening Haunt
WINNER: Margaret LeBlanc
Gift card to Palm Court Jazz Café

Rare Square
WINNER: Mimi Koch
Rare vintage Congo Square poster (unsigned) from Stella Jones Gallery

Paradise Found
WINNER: Brigid Brown
Dinner for two at Nirvana Indian Cuisine

Global Goodness
WINNER: Stephanie Lint
Gift card to Booty’s Street Food

Be Good to Yourself
WINNER: Tarak Anada
Personal training session with Jimmy Gaubert at Exclusive Fitness plus a gift certificate to Mariza

Whatcha Got Cooking
WINNER: Donna Callahan
Gift certificate to the New Orleans Cooking Experience

Work Hard, Chill Out
WINNER: Rebeca Garcia
Six-month gym membership to 504 Fitness plus a gift certificate to Parlay’s

WINNER: Kristen Beckman
30-minute bath and 50-minute “Be Relaxed” Massage at Belladonna Day Spa

Wearin' the Blues
WINNER: Starr Williams
Private shopping event by The Blues Jean Bar

High Tech
WINNER: Wendy Hickok Robinson
4-way power charger for iPods/ iPads and a Bluetooth keyboard from Brookstone; an iPad cover from Restoration Hardware

Royal Antiques
WINNER: Peter Wilson
Silver and wood English wine coaster

The Art of Dining
WINNER: Jan Hayden
Lunch or dinner at Café Degas

Clean Up Well
WINNER: Jack Benjamin
Chanya cuff and arminta earrings from Kendra Scott Design, two sessions at Patina Shoe Parlor, and a cookbook from Andrea’s Restaurant & Catering

Out of the Park
WINNER: Elonide Semmes
10 reserved seats to a N.O. Zephyrs game

Quirky Cork
WINNER: Lisa Stansky
Water-proof cork beach bag from Queork

Diplomatic Treatment
WINNER: Greg Rouchell
One-night stay for two at Embassy Suites New Orleans Convention Center, including breakfast and a nightly manager’s reception

French Fare
WINNER: Lisa Benefield
Gift card to Château du Lac Bistro

Make It Reyn
WINNER: Norm Rubenstein
One-month unlimited gym membership to Reyn Studios

Specialty Sandwiches
WINNER: Susan LaPorte
Gift card to Stein’s Market & Deli

From the Vine
WINNER: Monica Frois
Gift card to Hopper’s Carte des Vins

Dance All Night
WINNER: Van Robichaux
Two tickets to a New Orleans Ballet Association main stage performance of your choice at the Mahalia Jackson Theater

Breakfast on the House
WINNER: Michelle Egan
One-night stay for two at the Maison Dupuy in deluxe accommodations, including breakfast

Rotisserie Extraordinaire
WINNER: Leopold Sher
Three-course dinner for two at The Rib Room Restaurant of the Omni Hotel

Art at All Hours
WINNER: Malvern C. Burnett
10 guest passes for admission to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art or to Ogden “After Hours”

In the House
WINNER: Van Robichaux
Two guided tours at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and a gift card to Boucherie

For Kids of All Ages
WINNER: Jack Benjamin
Treasure Prize Package private party for guests at Adventure Quest Laser Tag

Old and New
WINNER: Julia McLellan
Antique Eisenberg and sterling silver contemporary chain necklace from Nathou

Work Out + Work of Art
WINNER: April Watson
Personal training session with Jimmy Gaubert at Exclusive Fitness and a gift card to Guy Lyman Fine Art & Magazine Street Framing

Seeing Green
WINNER: Michelle Chatelain
Consultation and a potted plant from Beverly Katz, landscape designer of Exterior Designs

Fine Dining and Wine
WINNER: Michael Kourabas
Demo class for two at the New Orleans School of Cooking, plus a gift certificate to the wine bar at Oak Nola

Art to Start
WINNER: Amanda George
Impressionist tour for two at the Degas House, including hot Creole breakfast

There’s an Art to It
WINNER: Steven Lane
8”x13” flat cast glass art entitled “Rosetan” by J. David Lindsley, and 8”x10” oil painting entitled “Taos Birdbath” by Steven Lindsley

Auction Selection

Silver Lining
WINNER: Laura Carlisle
Six-month individual silver gratis membership to the Foundation Room at The House of Blues

Antique Art
WINNER: Mark McNamara
Signed rare vintage Congo Square poster
from Stella Jones Gallery

Stay for the Sazerac
WINNER: Neely Griffith
One-night stay in deluxe accommodations
at The Roosevelt Hotel

Full Swing
WINNER: Luke LaRocca
Foursome of golf from English Turn Golf & Country Club

Snappy Dresser
WINNER: Galen Hair
Tuxedo in your size from Jos. A. Bank

Ride the Carousel
WINNER: Luke LaRocca
Two-night stay at the Hotel Monteleone

Lavish Lounging
WINNER: Peter Wilson
Two-night stay at the Windsor Court Hotel

Just My Style
WINNER: Chris Wheelahan
Custom shirts from Rubensteins

Magnum Opus
WINNER: Bruce Shreves
Extremely rare 1985 Opus 1 6L of wine from the private collection of Brad A. Adams

Home Game
WINNER: Mike DePetrillo
45-yard line Saints tickets vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Nov. 16

Potsalot Pottery
WINNER: Norm Rubenstein
Handmade stoneware bowl and tray by New Orleans artists Alex and Cindy Williams

Ticket Around Town
WINNER: Galen Hair
Gift certificate to Albertine's Tea Room at The Columns Hotel, plus club level seats to Chicago the Musical, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. at the Saenger, including valet parking and VIP Lounge access

Friend & Company
WINNER: Norm Rubenstein
14k yellow-gold and diamond earrings

Nailed It
WINNER: Peter Wilson
Three-hour keg party for 20 on Rusty Nail’s small private patio

Kick Off
WINNER: Trish Schultz
Signed 2013 N.O. Saints football

Boutique Bash
WINNER: Jennifer McNamara
Private party at Basics Underneath

Exotic Gem
WINNER: Pat Frazier
Tahitian pearl from Avanti Jewelers

Keils Antiques
WINNER: Mark McNamara
T.G. Hawkes and Company sterling silver brilliant cut crystal cocktail shaker circa 1900

Landmark Getaway
WINNER: Mimi Koch
Two-night weekend stay at the
St. James Hotel

For the Collector
WINNER: Terry D'Souza
"Congo Square" framed watercolor by Tony Green

Where the Streets Meet
WINNER: Marcus Brown
Five-hour rental of Race & Religious' courtyard and Antebellum buildings for a professional gathering, including chairs, tables and other event furniture

Hot Spot Downtown
WINNER: Galen Hair
One-night stay at the New Orleans Marriott plus a demo class for two at the New Orleans School of Cooking and two bottles of wine from The Wine Seller

Girls' Night Out
WINNER: Tom Neyhart
Blow-out hair buff for two at Buff Beauty Bar, plus club level seats to Dirty Dancing, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. at the Saenger, including valet parking and VIP Lounge access

Ride in Style: Night on the Town
WINNER: Beverly Redfearn
Dinner for two at Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse in the French Quarter, with complimentary transportation provided by New Orleans Audi

Live Art
WINNER: Marcus Brown
Oil painting of the Ball created on site by artist Alexander Harvie

The Transportation Revolution
WINNER: Donna & Demarcus Gordon
2015 Vespa Primavera 150 motor scooter


Justice for All Ball 2013

In case you missed last year's JFAB, we invite you to enjoy some of the images from the evening. If you can't get enough, you can still view all the images and order photos here.