JFAB 2016: Setting The Bar High

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Time and Place

Friday, September 16, 2016
8:00 pm – midnight
Audubon Tea Room
6500 Magazine St, 
New Orleans


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504.581.4043 Ext. 202

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2016 Justice For All Ball

The 2016 JFAB is now a memory and we hope you had a wonderful evening!

Enjoy the mini-photo gallery above - and visit the full gallery where you can relive the evening and purchase your favorite photos. Thanks to Marianne Hawkins Sabrier and Steve Sabrier of The Red M Studio for their stunning photography. FULL GALLERY

The Raffle and Auction winners are now posted below - please click on the links to the left to drop down to these sections.

2016 Justice For All Ball

Friday, September 16, 2016
8:00 pm – midnight
Audubon Tea Room
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Adults only, please

Black Tie Optional

Honorary Co-Chairs
Gary Solomon, Jr. & Seth Bloom, Esq.

They’re young, they’re hip, each successful in his chosen field and they’re committed – to New Orleans and to The Pro Bono Project. Gary Solomon, Jr., (l) and Seth Bloom, Esq., (r) may be considered the proverbial ‘men about town’ – but don’t let that fool you. The two are committed to leading this city forward and bringing about positive change in whatever way they can. Read the profile story: HIP

Committee Chair
Jan M. Hayden
Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, Berkowitz, PC

Music By                           Celebrity Auctioneer                 Emcee
Flow Tribe and                    John Calhoun                               Mark Romig    
NOCCA Jazz Quartet                                            

Invitation Art
Amy Henry Centola

This year’s Justice For All Ball featured the same kind of wonderful food and music that is part of our Louisiana tradition, as well as new and exciting auction and raffle items, and some surprises for all.

Tickets and Pricing

$150 in advance
$175 at door

Young Lawyer
(less than 5 years' experience)
$100 in advance
$125 at door

Law Students
$75 in advance
$100 at door

Raffle Tickets
(available at the event)
$5 each
$25 for 5

Thank you for your support of The Pro Bono Project and the Justice For All Ball.


Purchase individual tickets below by hovering over the category from which you wish to purchase and clicking on it when it turns golden.

Multiple Ticket Packages | Corporate Sponsorships

Want to bring a group of friends and attend the Patron Party? A package is the perfect way. Download the 2016 Packages & Sponsorships document, choose your package, then download the pledge card and mail it with your check, payable to The Pro Bono Project | 615 Baronne | Suite 203 | New Orleans, LA | 70113. For credit card purchases of packages/sponsorships or additional information, please email Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi or contact her at 504.581.4043 Ext. 202

Spotlight Sponsors

Patron Party Production Sponsors



Huber, Slack, Thomas & Marcelle, LLP

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC

Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC

Kabacoff Family Foundation

Kelly Hart & Pitre

Liskow & Lewis, PLC

Murray Law Firm

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

Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn LLP

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

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.


Adams and Reese LLP

Asher Meyers, LLC

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman
   Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

Bruno & Bruno

Dugan Law Firm /
  James R. Dugan, II

Ernst & Young LLP

Frischhertz Electric Co., Inc.

Gieger, Laborde &
  Laperouse, L.L.C.

Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc.

Jan M. Hayden

Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C.



King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC

Kingsmill Riess L.L.C.

Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard                           & DeShazo

John Kirkendoll

Krebs Farley PLLC

The Kullman Firm

Laitram LLC

LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors

Law Offices of Warren A. Forstall Jr. LLC

Legier & Company, APAC

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Martzell & Bickford, APC

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC

Paul Mogabgab

Montgomery Barnett LLP

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC

Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Petrotech, Inc. / John Kazour

Proskauer Rose, LLP

Raymond J. Brandt, APLC

Robein, Urann, Spencer, Picard &
  Cangemi, APLC

Van Robichaux

F. Darrah Schaefer

Shields | Mott L.L.P.

Bruce & Jackie Shreves

Southern Abstracts, Inc.

Thomson Reuters

Taylor Townsend

Tulane University Law School

Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP

Whitney Bank

Woodward Design + Build


Baldwin Haspel Burke
  & Mayer, LLC

Bancroft Property Investments, LLC

Bourgeois Bennett CPAs

Bradley Murchison Kelly &
  Shea LLC

Capital One

Capitelli and Wicker

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Kenneth M. Carter

Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier
  Finn Blossman & Areaux LLC

Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.

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

Derbes Law Firm, LLC

Deutsch Kerrigan, L.L.P.

Michelle Egan

First Bank and Trust

First NBC

Fishman Haygood

Fowler Rodriguez

Frilot L.L.C.

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

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr
   & Smith, APLC

Gordon, Arata, McCollam,
  Duplantis & Eagan

Harrah's New Orleans

Heller, Draper, Patrick, Horn &
  Dabney, L.L.C.

J. Edgar Monroe Foundation

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jefferson Bar Association

Jones, Swanson, Huddell &
  Garrison, LLC

Karl Senner LLC

Ball Contributors

Mother’s Next Door

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

The Praline Connection

Restaurant Rebirth

Red Fish Grill

Southern Candymakers


Vega Tapas Café

Audubon Catering



Chosen Cakes & Caterers LLC



Little Gem Saloon

Maurice French Pastries

Patron Party Contributors

Ace Hotel





New Orleans CityBusiness

Website and invitation by Solomon Group

Printing by DocuMart


The BizMark Group Inc

Gambit Communications, Inc.

Community Partners

Baptist Community Ministries

New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

JFAB Committee

Gary Solomon, Jr. and Seth Bloom, Esq.
2016 Justice For All Ball Honorary Co-Chairs

Ben Janke

Colleen Carr Jarrott

Rachael Johnson

Mark Kaplinsky

Robert Keller

Camalla Kimbrough

Mimi Koch

Steven Lane

Meredith Lapré

Katie Lasky

Gloria Mitchell

Cherie Nobles

Lacey Rochester

Norm Rubenstein

Mathilde Semmes

Chris Short

Bruce Shreves

Tomoro Wilson


Jan M. Hayden
Committee Chair

Dana Douglas                                   
Committee Vice Chair

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi                          
Executive Director

Nadège Assalé

Greta Brouphy

Joanna Broussard

Laura Springer Brown

Laura Carlisle

Joseph Ching

Angie Christina

Chelsea Cusimano

Michael DePetrillo

Bobby Dressel

Katie Dysart

Jennifer Greene

Lesli Harris

Aubrey Hirsch


Boards of Directors

Dana Douglas

Michelle Egan

Patrick Fraizer

Ira Gonzalez

Chauntis Trenelle Jenkins

Rleslieachael Johnson

Robert A. Kutcher

Steven J. Lane

Roxanne Newman

Ex-Officio Members

Christopher Short

Lindsey M. Ladouceur

J. Van Robichaux

Leopold Sher

Norm Rubenstein

Christopher Ralston
First Vice Chair

Caroline McSherry Dolan
Second Vice Chair

Carole Cukell Neff
Immediate Past Chair

Michael DePetrillo

Wendy Hickok Robinson

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi
Executive Director

Nadège Assalé

Dominique Bright-Wheeler

Joseph Ching

P. Kevin Colomb Sr.

Raffle Prizes

Guided tour of the mansion and self-guided tour of the gardens for two guests at Houmas House Plantations and Gardens; and Faulkner & Friends signed by author Vicki Salloum
Value: $100

Azby's and Maïs Arepas gift cards; and signed literary magazines containing Maurice Ruffin's short stories
Value: $150

R - 15        MARK FRILOT
Green To Go gift bag with swag and gift cards; and two day guest passes to Premier Fitness
Value: $115

R - 16         MATT DOLAN
Four guest passes to Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and four distillery tour passes to Old New Orleans Rum including rum-tasting
Value: $140

R - 17         DANA DALLIMORE
Sterling silver earrings with abstract-cut amethyst and freshwater pearls designed by Dashka Roth Contemporary Jewelry
Value: $100

R - 18         SUSAN KIERR
Two women's haircuts at Folklore Hair Salon
Value: $110

One hour of one-on-one training from Bonnie Training, a Casa Garcia Mexican Restaurant gift card, and two day guest passes to Premier Fitness
Value: $165

R - 20         ANNE RAYMOND
Gift card for Trenasse at Hotel Intercontinental; four distillery tour passes to Old New Orleans Rum including rum-tasting; and The Story of Land and Sea signed by author Katy Simpson Smith
Value: $140

R - 21         DANA DOUGLAS
Paul Mitchell ultimate color repair gift set from Niki Walker Salon, and a Fausto’s Bistro gift card
Value: $200

R - 22         GUY DELAUP
SWAP Boutique and Juan's Flying Burrito gift cards; and hardcovers from Octavia Books
Value: $110

A three-month membership to Ochsner Fitness Center, and a gift card to Pascal’s Manale Restaurant
Value: $285

One month of weekly pool cleaning service by Pelican Pools & Patio
Value: $160

R - 25      TONY MARINO
One-hour "lunch and learn" from Bonnie Training, and a NOLA Couture gift
Value: $150

R - 26      JOSH NOBLES
One hour of one-on-one attorney training from Bonnie Training; and a gift card to Café Reconcile
Value: $100

Perlis and Copeland’s gift cards, two day guest passes to Premier Fitness, and two distillery tour passes to Old New Orleans Rum including rum-tasting
Value: $125

Pippen Lane teddy bear, quilt and basket
Value: $130


R - 1         ANNE RAYMOND
Rodan and Fields facial products, and two day guest passes to Premier Fitness
Value: $100

R - 2         SCOTT KIEFER
Two 3-month memberships to Anytime Fitness New Orleans Lakeview, and a Tour Cycle Studio gift card
Value: $300

R - 3         JUDY BARRASSO
A gift basket from New Orleans Audi; and two guest passes to Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Value: $100

Aidan Gill and Maison De Cheveux gift cards; and For Better, For Worse: Patient in the Maelstrom signed by author Carolyn Perry
Value: $140

Guided tour of the house and self-guided tour of the grounds for four guests at Oak Alley Plantation, and a gift card to Lakeside Camera Photoworks
Value: $105

R - 6         LUCIA M. CASTILLO
A boho/natural fabric purse from Queork
Value: $220

R - 7         ANNE RAYMOND
M. Goldberg Clothier and Ruth’s Chris Steak House gift cards, and four guest passes for general admission or Ogden After Hours at Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Value: $300

R - 8         AMY CENTOLA
A round of golf for four players, including carts and greens fees, at Audubon Park Golf Course
Value: $140

R - 9         BRENNAN BLACK
Cooking class for two at The New Orleans School of Cooking; and a McIlhenny Company Tabasco Products limited edition collector’s truck
Value: $100

R - 10         BILLY GIBBENS
Two tickets to a 2016-17 season New Orleans Ballet Association performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
Value: $110

A woman's haircut and style with a bottle of Moroccan Oil at Carpe Diem Boutique Salon
Value: $110

R - 12      DAVID LANDRY
A Café Reconcile gift card; two day guest passes to Premier Fitness; and A Prayer to Saint Jude signed by author Vicki Salloum
Value: $115





Auction Selection


Michael Guidry’s 2015 JFAB artwork And Justice For All, a 48” x 36” oil painting on canvas, with Mr. Guidry’s custom-built frame of 50” x 38,” donated by Steve Lane
Value: $3500

7               PATRICK FRAIZER
Offshore fishing trip for four on Phillip A. Wittmann's 53' Hatteras yacht Conspiracy, all equipment and tackle provided
Value: $2500

8               LAURA CARLISLE
Royal Orléans House manuscript, donated by Zachary A. Klos. New Orleans is named after the Royal House of Orléans in honor of Philip II, Duke of Orléans who served as the Regent of France, 1715 to 1723. This manuscript recorded the payment of “portion of pension" for Sieur Hennequin.
Value: $1000

9               JAN HAYDEN
Two-night stay with full breakfast at Windsor Court Hotel, with three-hour Limousine Livery service and dining at Muriel's Jackson Square; and two guest passes for general admission or Ogden After Hours at Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Value: $1600

10            MARK SAMUELS
Private five-course dinner for four prepared by Janee' Taylor, protégé of Emeril Lagasse
Value: $600



28            JACK BENJAMIN
Two Priority Patron Memberships for the 2016-2017 season at Southern Rep Theatre; and one three-month membership to Downtown Fitness Center (either location)
Value: $505

29            TERENCE D'SOUZA
An Original Cocktail Tour for two from Gray Line Tours New Orleans; a Palm Court Jazz Café gift card; and a 1983 Jazz Fest poster, signed and framed, donated by Jan Hayden
Value: $613

30            ALLEN BORNE
Belladonna Day Spa and Andrea’s Restaurant gift cards
Value: $200

31            ALLEN BORNE
Beauty Is gift basket; an Acme Oyster House gift card; and Dollbaby signed by author Laura Lane McNeal
Value: $125

32            PATRICK FRAIZER
A French Truck Coffee “Roaster’s Choice” gift box; three day guest passes to Premier Fitness; and an original literary work signed by author Bill Loehfelm
Value: $150

34            TONYA RHODES
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s signed autobiography My American Journey, donated by Zachary A. Klos; and lunch or dinner at Café Degas
Value: $130

35            JAN HAYDEN
A case of Meiomi wine from Oak; a Boucherie gift card; and Candyland signed by author Vicki Salloum
Value: $340

A one-night stay at Bourbon Orleans Hotel and Bourbon Street: A History signed by author Richard Campanella
Value: $300

27            ALLEN BORNE
Belladonna Day Spa and Hattie Sparks gift cards
Value: $210

38            BENJAMIN JANKE
Abstract In Neutrals with Gold Leaf, an original Ashley Arnold acrylic and mixed media painting
Value: $450

 39            ALLEN BORNE
Acme Oyster House gift cards
Value: $150

40            ALLEN BORNE
A one-night stay in deluxe accommodations at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel; a dinner Jazz Cruise for two from Gray Line Tours New Orleans; and an Acme Oyster House gift card
Value: $540

42            BARBARA MURPHY
Glazed-finish décor bowl in earth tones, created at Shadyside Pottery
Value: $210

43            PATRICK FRAIZER
Wedgwood biscuit barrel/ice bucket, circa 1900 from Keil’s Antiques
Value: $650






1               SALLY PERRY
A west African culinary experience for four: Ivory Coast native Nadège Assalé will cook an authentic west African gumbo and create an original drink; native artwork also included: a 5' x 3' batik
Value: $750

2               RAY AUGUSTI
Four suite passes and parking to the 2017 Zurich Classic (winner's day of choice), donated by Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C.
Value: $1200

3               GARY SOLOMON SR.
Amy Centola’s 2016 Justice For All Ball original invitation artwork, a 3' x 5' oil painting on canvas
Value: $2500

4               DOUGLAS PLYMALE
LeBron James’ autographed Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, from Steve Lane's personal collection
Value: priceless







11               DANA SHELTON
Original work by artist Shelley Dardar, and a gift card to Art'ique Shoppe Custom Frame
Value: $800

12               ALLEN BORNE
A one-night stay for two at the Hotel Monteleone and dinner for two at Criollo, plus two tickets to Verdi’s Macbeth on 11/13/2016
Value: $540

13               JEFF YOUNG
Private Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery #1 Historian Guided Walking Tour for up to 28 patrons, from New Orleans Custom Tours
Value: $750

 14               KAREN

Henry Bach's 1941 “City Scene,” a 20” x 25” oil-on-canvas painting from Guy Lyman Fine Art
Value: $575

 15               DEAN WU
Lithograph football autographed by the New Orleans Saints football team and coach
Value: priceless

16               ALLEN BORNE
1985 Jazz Fest poster, signed and framed, donated by Jan Hayden
Value: $675

19               JEFF YOUNG
Private party at Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie or Basics Swim & Gym
Value: $400

20            ALLEN BORNE
One-night stay with breakfast for two in a deluxe guest room at Le Pavillon Hotel, with three-hour Limousine Livery service; and two guest passes for general admission or Ogden After Hours at Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Value: $950

22            TERENCE D'SOUZA
1982 Jazz Fest poster, signed and framed, donated by Jan Hayden
Value: $54

24            LARRY CENTOLA
Six-month Individual Silver gratis Foundation Room membership at the House of Blues
Value: $1200

25            BENJAMIN JANKE
A lighted Christmas tree from The Garden Gates
Value: $400

26            ALLEN BORNE
Saks 5th Avenue gift card, lunch, champagne and the “Exclusive Styling Experience”
Value: $500

27            JAN HAYDEN
Eat out all week long: gift cards to The Columns Hotel (Sunday brunch for four);  Mr. B's Bistro (lunch, dinner or Sunday jazz brunch); GW Fins; Café Degas; Bayona (lunch for two); Charlie’s Steakhouse (dinner for two); and for Café Adelaide or Swizzle Stick
Bar at Loews New Orleans
Value: $710

Justice For All Ball 2014

In case you missed the 2014 JFAB, our last JFAB at the Audubon Tea Room, 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.