Mar 29, 2012 9:34 AM by AP

Morgan confirmed to federal bench in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed a commercial litigation attorney from New Orleans to serve as a judge for the federal district court in New Orleans.

Morgan has worked at the Phelps Dunbar law firm since 2005 and has been a partner since 2009. She also worked for 24 years at the Shreveport firm of Wiener, Weiss and Madison.

The Senate approved her nomination Wednesday.

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, called Morgan "unquestionably fair" and praised her for having an "even-handed temperament." Landrieu recommended Morgan to President Barack Obama.

Morgan was the chair of the Louisiana Supreme Court's Court Rules Committee and clerked for a federal appeals court judge.

She obtained a law degree from Louisiana State University.




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