Division K – Judge Patrice W. Oppenheim
Judge Patrice W. Oppenheim is the District Judge for Division “K” of the Twenty – Second Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana.
Judge Patrice “Patti” Oppenheim was elected to serve as the Judge for Division K of the 22nd Judicial District Court, one of the two divisions of our Court which focuses on family law, including divorces, custody, child support, spousal support and community property. Her term began on January 1, 2021.
She received her undergraduate degree from LSU and her law degree from Loyola Law School. While working full-time in a downtown New Orleans law firm and attending Loyola’s night law school, she was a member of the Loyola Law Review, published a Casenote on conflicts of law and served as the Casenote/Quantum Editor.
Judge Oppenheim is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist and a Family Law and Child Custody Mediator. She has been a part of the 22nd Judicial District Court’s Family Court since its inception in 2009. Her contributions to the local community include helping organize National Adoption Day to recognize adoptions for children in foster care, organizing Court Improvement Day for Family Court. Judge Oppenheim helped to create and implement the Family Court’s Self-Help Resource Center and forms for individuals to represent themselves.
As an integral part of the local legal community, Judge Oppenheim has been President of the 22nd JDC Bar Association, member of the Slidell and Washington Parish Bar Associations, and most recently served as Vice Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She is a long-time member of the Self-Represented Litigant Committee, a member of the international multi-disciplinary Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the state chapter of AFCC. Additionally, Judge Oppenheim has served as the Administrator and Counselor for the 22nd JDC Inns of Court since 2009, a group that promotes attorney civility and professionalism, and is currently serving as its acting President.
Judge Oppenheim’s community involvement is not limited to law, as she has also served on the board of directors for the Northshore Food Bank and is a graduate of Leadership St. Tammany.
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