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Hon. Karen K. Herman

Wrong Hon. Karen K. Herman?

Criminal District Judge

Phone: (504) ***-****  HQ Phone
Orleans Parish
1300 Perdido St. Rm. 1W23
New Orleans , Louisiana 70112
United States


Employment History

  • Executive Director
    Court Watch NOLA
  • Judge

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Court Watch NOLA
  • Founder
    Court Watch NOLA


  • Emory University
  • volunteer judge of moot court competitions
    Tulane Law School
  • adjunct professor
    Tulane Law School
93 Total References
Web References
Attorneys for four of the six ..., 18 Jan 2014 [cached]
Attorneys for four of the six defendants in the 2013 wreck asked Orleans Parish Criminal District Judge Karen Herman to for reductions, but Herman agreed to do so for only three.
Herman was not moved. She said McKey had "circumvented the investigation" on many occasions.
"I don't find him to be entitled to any kind of reduction of bond at this time," Herman said.
Section I - Judge Karen ..., 20 Feb 2015 [cached]
Section I - Judge Karen Herman
Gambit Weekly : Scuttlebutt : April 22, 2008, 22 April 2008 [cached]
Former prosecutor Karen Herman " and her husband " received a "green light" from the Louisiana Board of Ethics in regard to her campaign for judge of New Orleans Criminal District Court.
Karen Herman, founder of Court Watch NOLA, a citizens' court-monitoring program, is running for the Section "I" seat being vacated by retiring Judge Raymond Bigelow.
Karen Herman for Criminal District Court, 10 Nov 2008 [cached]
Karen Herman is a highly respected attorney with almost two decades of experience in the legal community.
Karen 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. She 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. Through her 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, Karen has gained a keen understanding and deep appreciation for the importance of running a fair, efficient and accountable courtroom. She 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.
Section I - Judge Karen ..., 31 July 2014 [cached]
Section I - Judge Karen Herman
In the meantime, Judge Herman sentenced a cop-shooter to 50 years, while new City Councilman Jason Williams testified against his own former client in an Orleans Parish Prison contraband case.
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