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Alan B. Tusa

Alan B. Tusa

Alan received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1973 and was admitted to the
practice of law in 1973.  He attended LSU and LSUNO for undergraduate school.

Alan was an Assistant District Attorney for the Orleans Parish District Attorney from 1974 to
1980: There he worked as Section Assistant and as Trial Section Assistant in Criminal District Court. He
was also a Section Assistant and Head of Screening for all delinquency, abuse and neglect cases
in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and Chief of the Juvenile Division.

While with the District Attorney’s Office, Alan was a lecturer to the New Orleans Police
Academy, Mississippi River Bridge Police, the Louisiana State Police and numerous New
Orleans Public Schools.
 
Since 1981, Alan has been in private practice handling criminal defense cases, personal injury
cases, general civil cases, civil service, and administrative law cases.

He served as a Hearing Officer for New Orleans Parking Commission for a number of years.

He is a past Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association, and he
frequently sat as an Ad Hoc Juvenile Court Judge for Orleans Parish from 1991-1996.

Alan is admitted to practice in the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. Eastern District Court of  Louisiana, the U.S. Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has argued before 4 of the 5 Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal.

He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association.  Alan is on the Board of Directors of the La. Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) and he is also Regional Director for the 1st District of the LACDL.

He was named a Louisiana SuperLawyer for Criminal Defense of DWI cases for 2009 and 2010

Since 1990 Alan Tusa has practiced law with his wife, Carol Richards. Their law firm, Tusa &
Richards, LLC, is located in Covington, Louisiana.