Terrel J. Broussard

Attorney and Mediator

Terrel J. Broussard is an experienced attorney and mediator at Broussard Dispute Solutions.  In his over 40 years of practice, Terrel served as a partner with Montgomery Barnett for over twelve years.  His practice areas are litigation in the following areas: Employment Law, Construction Law, Insurance Defense, Product Liability and General Business Litigation.  He has also served as Landman for Chevron Oil Company, Assistant District Attorney for the Parish of Orleans, Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana, Acting Regional Counsel for the EEOC, General Counsel for Transit Management of Southeast Louisiana and Trial Attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

Terrel received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1967, and in 1973 he earned his Law Degree from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana, the Eastern, Middle and Western U.S. District Courts of Louisiana, and the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.  With a passion to teach and inspire others in the legal field, Terrel has taught various classes and seminars in law and ethics, and has served as an adjunct professor at Dillard University in New Orleans since 1985.

Throughout the years, Terrel’s legal expertise has been recognized with many honors and awards, including commendations from the City of New Orleans by mayors Moon Landrieu and Ernest N. Morial, and, most recently, he was recognized as one of 50 honorees to receive the CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award for 2013.  The Leadership in Law award recognizes legal professionals whose work has impacted the greater community by helping to move the legal profession forward through their energy, innovative ideas, industry achievements and accomplishments.

Terrel is a member the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), American Bar Association, National Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. He is also a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and currently serves on the Board of Regents of Our Lady of Holy Cross College and the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of New Orleans. Terrel has also served previously as Vice Chairman, LSBA Client Protection Fund Committee, the LSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Summer School for Lawyers Planning Committee, a member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Board of Trustees and the New Orleans Civil Service Commission. He has also been a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.

Hattie M. Broussard

Attorney and Mediator

Hattie M. Broussard is a lead attorney and mediator at Broussard Dispute Solutions (BDS), providing mediation services in child custody, visitation and other domestic matters. For the past 40 years, Hattie has practiced law in the state of Louisiana with litigation experience in personnel and employment law, enforcement of federal rules and regulations, interagency and community relations, criminal investigations, child custody mediation, civil mediation, and mediation for the Orleans Parish Family Court Pilot Mediator Program.

Prior to BDS, Hattie has had a distinguished career in federal litigation, having served as Supervisory Field Attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District U.S. Department of Justice, Regional Counsel for the U.S. Customs Service in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District U.S. Department of Justice.

Hattie received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Louisiana State University in 1971, and in 1974, she earned her Law Degree from Tulane University’s School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Hattie has a true passion for community volunteerism, serving as president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Collegiate Academy at SUNO board of directors, the Links, Inc. board of governance, the Pontchartrain Chapter of the Links, Inc. (president, June 2010-May 2013), and the Family Service of GNO board of directors (president, January 2010-Janruay 2012).

In 2007, Hattie was awarded the Transportation Security Attorney of the Year award by the Federal Bar Association in Washington, D.C. She is a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and she currently or has previously been associated with the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Louisiana Association of Black Women Attorneys, National Bar Association, Finance Authority of New Orleans, Family Services of Greater New Orleans, and the Eastover Property Owners Association.