Karen Herman is a highly respected attorney with almost two decades of experience in the legal community.
is a devoted wife and mother of two with deep roots in the New Orleans community.
The daughter of Dr. Isaac and Lilian Kirshbom, she
has two older brothers.
All three siblings graduated from St. Martin’s Protestant Episcopal School
Karen went to Emory University for her undergraduate studies, where she was Captain and MVP of the women’s tennis team.
graduated with majors in political science and art history.
She has returned to Tulane Law School, where she graduated cum laude, as an adjunct professor and as a volunteer judge of moot court competitions.
Having decided with her
family to make a commitment to the rebuilding of New Orleans, Karen
was drafted to run the Court Watch NOLA program, and was the driving force to turn it into the highly successful volunteer organization it is today.
tireless work and dedication, Court Watch NOLA quadrupled the number of volunteers and tracked more than 15% of the cases pending in Criminal District Court.
Based on her
experience as a prosecutor, a commercial litigator, and as the Executive Director of Court Watch NOLA
has gained a keen understanding and deep appreciation for the importance of running a fair, efficient and accountable courtroom.
recognizes that this is an integral part of rebuilding our community and restoring faith and trust in the justice system.
In Karen Herman’s courtroom, all individuals’ rights will be protected, and she
will at all times demand a level of courtesy and commitment worthy of the profession.
Karen Herman has the experience to be a truly effective judge and the integrity to apply the law fairly to achieve justice in all cases.