Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon

2016 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon has been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit. The award will be presented on May 10 at the Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference in Houston by Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart & BG Malinda Dunn U.S. Army (Ret.)

Lemmon is a judge for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, where she has served since 1996. A native of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, she has devoted her professional career to the community, serving in numerous roles as district judge, judge pro tempore, and judge ad hoc in many of the parish judicial district courts. On the 29th Judicial District Court for the Parishes of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist, she served four terms as chief judge. Before taking the bench, she was in private practice at Vial, Vial & Lemmon with her father and her husband, Harry T. Lemmon, associate justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana (retired).

A graduate of Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Lemmon serves on its Visiting Committee and received its outstanding alumnus “St. Ives Award” in 2010. She is a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and of the American Bar Foundation. She is a member of the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit, the Federal Judges Association, and the American Bar Association; and is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association. Lemmon is an Emeritus member of the Thomas More – Loyola Law School American Inn of Court and currently serving as the Inn’s program chair.