What does it mean to be a Southernite? To be a Southernite is a never-ending blessing in my life.
Attorney Adrienne White-Woodard, native of Shreveport, Louisiana, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as an Honors College graduate at Southern University in Baton Rouge. She was the Spring 2001 Commencement Grand Marshal with the #1 ranking in her graduation class. She continued her education at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal, and where she earned her Juris Doctor in Spring 2004.
Attorney White-Woodard is currently a Partner at the Law Offices of White & White in Mansfield, Louisiana. While in private law practice, she also has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice; a Special Assistant District Attorney for the DeSoto Parish District Attorney’s Office; and a Pro Bono Attorney for the Legal Services of North Louisiana. She is admitted to practice at the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana; and the Louisiana Courts.
Attorney White-Woodard has served in several leadership positions. Her current legal leadership positions include President Emeritus of the DeSoto Parish Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association Delegate, 42nd Judicial District, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana; and Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow and Member of the Northwest Community Partnership Panel. As a Legacy Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Iota Zeta Chapter, she currently serves as the American Cancer Society Captain and Chair of the Emergency Plan Committee.
Attorney Adrienne White-Woodard has received numerous honors and awards, including the Louisiana State Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award (2017-2018) in recognition of her efforts “in performing noteworthy public service or engaging in charitable and civic activities for the benefit of others out of a sense of concern, duty, responsibility, and professionalism”.