RON AUSTIN was born in Marrero, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School, and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he majored in Criminal Justice. During college, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. After he graduated from Southeastern, Ron enrolled in Southern Law School, during which time he clerked for the Louisiana Department of Revenue & Taxation. After graduating from law school, Ron began his legal career with the Sacks & Smith law firm where he became involved in class action litigation, immediately providing him with the opportunity to develop his skills at complex litigation. Ron joined the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s office where, under the guidance of Paul Connick, Ron first became a juvenile and then a felony prosecutor where he prosecuted the state’s first intentional exposure to AIDS case. Ron successfully prosecuted numerous other felony cases involving murder, robbery and sexual assaults, as well as cases involving misdemeanor offenses.
Ron Austin & Associates law firm was founded in 2001. Since then Ron has successfully built one of the most prosperous minority owned law firms in Louisiana. Ron is a former member of the Board of Governors of Louisiana Association for Justice as well as a former adjunct professor at Tulane University.
Always finding the time to help others, Ron has done pro bono work enforcing the rights of developmentally delayed individuals and, for the last ten years, and continues to provide children with the opportunity to attend summer camp through his sponsorship at the Kennedy Heights Playground in Avondale. He has also sponsored a number of AAU teams to travel the country providing them with the opportunity to develop their athletic skills.
JEFF GREEN was admitted to practice law in 2006, and since that time, has represented a broad base of clients ranging from individuals to multinational companies. In 2011, Jeff decided to focus his practice on representing those suffering from personal injuries of all types, whether from motor vehicle accidents, doctor or hospital errors, product liability, or workplace accidents.
Before joining Ron Austin & Associates, Jeff managed a high volume caseload as lead attorney at a large defense firm. That experience prepared him for representing individuals involved in accidents by showing him how large corporations and insurance companies operate. Jeff has tried jury and judge cases and won verdicts at the trial and appeal level, and has successfully represented clients in everything from large class actions to small motor vehicle accidents.
At LSU Law School, Jeff was a member of the Moot Court Board and was a finalist in the intra-school Tullis Moot Court Competition. Presently, Jeff is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice, and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana. Jeff volunteers for the Hogs for the Cause organization, and is a member of the Mystic Krewe of Hermes.
RAMONA FERNANDEZ, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, attended Manhattan College. She received her Bachelor and Juris Doctorate degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Ramona is Associate Director of the Loyola Law Clinic, where she is the administrator of the clinic and supervising attorney to third year law students who provide legal services to the disadvantaged. She supervises students in the area of Criminal, Civil, Family and Juvenile law. She serves on various boards at Loyola University. She serves on the Loyola University Alumni Board, the Loyola City College Alumni Board, Campus Ministry Policy Advisory Committee and the Recreational Sport & Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council, and served for various years as the Coordinator for the Loyola Law School United Way Campaign and the Coordinator of the Law School annual blood drive.
Ramona serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Bureau, is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and American Bar Association, Vice President for the Alliance for Good Government, Jefferson Chapter, the legal adviser to the Club Dominicano in Louisiana, and on the Board of Directors of the “Friends of Israel M. Augustine Criminal Justice Center”. In 2003, Ramona was recognized as Loyola University New Orleans Distinguished Alumna of the year. She has received several service awards from Loyola Law School.
JEVAN S. FLEMING completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Orleans, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she served in various leadership roles ranging from student government, fraternity, and Legal clinics. She also served as the Law Clerk to the Chancellor of the University. While attending law school, she participated in a clinical program where she represented clients in the Baker City Court as well as the 19th JDC. She also worked as a clerk in the Senate office of the Louisiana State Capitol Building.
After graduating from Law School, Ms. Fleming began working as an attorney with the Housing Authority of New Orleans where she defended the organization in personal injury litigation as well as lease and contract disputes.
Following her employment with the Housing Authority, Ms. Fleming worked for 15 years primarily in the areas of toxic tort litigation (with a focus on asbestos exposure), commercial litigation, and products and premise liability claims. She represented Fortune 500 Companies, and her practice consisted primarily of coordinating several large litigation dockets, including General Civil Litigation and Environmental Litigation.
Ms. Fleming is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
CATHERINE HILTON earned her J.D. from Loyola University Law School New Orleans in 2000. Prior to attending law school, she was a Litigation Manager at Adams and Reese Law Firm where she designed and implemented protocol and databases to track tens of thousands of mass tort claimants. Ms. Hilton concentrates in plaintiff personal injury cases involving significant injury or death. She has also successfully represented numerous plaintiffs in medical malpractice lawsuits. Ms. Hilton volunteers as a mentor for young lawyers and she provides pro-bono services for, among other groups and individuals, the New Orleans Pro-Bono Project. She is on the faculty of Tulane University Law School’s Trial Advocacy program and she also serves as a faculty of Tulane’s Litigation Boot Camp seminar. She has authored a paper and frequently speaks on the Topic of the Medicare Secondary Payor Act, instructing other attorneys on the methods of traversing this complicated Act. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Lillian Williams graduated summa cum laude from University of Louisiana at Lafayette earning a degree in Criminal Justice. She subsequently received her Juris Doctorate in May of 2016 from Southern University Law Center, where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, Lillian served as the Managing Editor of the Southern University Law Review editorial board and a teaching assistant for legal writing and analysis courses.
In addition, Lillian also participated as a legal fellow for Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Program, as well as a law clerk for a private law firms, a state government entity, and in a corporate setting. Lillian is admitted to practice law in all Louisiana state courts and in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. As an attorney at Ron Austin and Associates, L.L.C., Lillian plans to continue her legal career in representing injured victims in addition to handling business transactional matters.
There are some who would attack our justice system saying that injured individuals take advantage of corporate America and insurance companies. Some say that the courts in this country are unjust. If you are an American you should believe that our system of justice is far superior to any other justice system in the world because it is. I thank God that I live in America and I thank God for our system of justice.
- RON AUSTIN
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