Karen K. Herman
|Karen K. Herman|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Orleans Parish Judicial District, Louisiana|
|Title: || Judge|
|Active: || 2008-2014|
|Past position: || Attorney, Herman, Herman, Katz and Cotlar, LLP|
|Past term: || 2004-2011|
|Undergraduate: || Emory University, 1991|
|Law School: || Tulane University School of Law, 1994|
is a judge for the Orleans Parish Criminal Court
, Section I, in Orleans Parish
. She was elected to this position on October 4, 2008
and her current term expires on December 31, 2014
Herman received her B.S. degree from Emory University in 1991 and her J.D. degree from the Tulane University School of Law in 1994.
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 prosector 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.