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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Judge Kirk Granier (Retired)

29th Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana


District Judge 

(Retired)

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 Judicial and Legal Experience 

  • State District Judge (1997 - 2008)

General Jurisdiction Trial Court: Unlimited Jurisdiction in Civil and Criminal cases

(Accidents/Injuries, Class Actions, Contract, Divorce, Property, Successions & Estates, Criminal)

  • United States Circuit Military Judge, U.S. Air Force (1998 - 2006)

Military Courts Martial

 National Environmental Policy Act Hearings (NEPA)

Military Parole Hearings

  • Private Law Practice (1983 - 1996)

Personal Injury, Divorce and Criminal cases¹

  • Assistant District Attorney (1995 - 1996)

State of Louisiana, 29th Judicial District: Felony and Misdemeanor Prosecutions

  • (JAG) US Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp 1983 - 2006 (reserve duty)

Federal Tort/Injury Claims, Administrative Law, Civil Claims, Administrative Hearing Officer and Military Judge

  • (JAG)  US Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp  1979 - 1983 (active duty)

Trial Counsel/Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, Civil Claims, Government Contracts, Labor,

Federal Tort/Injury Claims and Administrative Law


¹ Criminal Law Practice - Defense (1983-1995)


Education

  • University of Nevada Graduate School, National Judicial College (Reno) 2010

Master's Degree in Judicial Studies (in Residence)

 > Thesis: "Scripting the Contempt Hearing: Avoiding Appellate Reversal and Judicial Misconduct Proceedings"

  • War College United States Air Force

    USAF Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (2000)

Master's Degree in Strategic Studies

  > Thesis: "The Impact of International Peacekeeping, Peace Enforcement and Humanitarian

  Operations on U.S. National Security"


                The USAF War College is the senior professional military education school of the United States Air Force offering advanced postgraduate degree programs to senior military officers of all U. S. military services, senior military officers of allied countries and U.S. senior national security officials. The College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

  •  Loyola University Law School (New Orleans) 1979

Juris Doctor Degree in Law

  Highest Class Grade - Torts (Injury and Accident Law)

  • University of Louisiana at Nicholls (1976)

 Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Minor in Aerospace Science (magna cum laude)

  - Early university admission following 3 years of High School

 

 University Hall of Fame >> (1 of 10 graduates selected for class of 1976):


    - University Debate Team (Captain)

     - Cadet Commander U.S. Air Force ROTC Corp of Cadets

    - Magna cum Laude Graduate

    - U.S.  Air Force College Scholarship >> Pilot Training and Aviation Science                                                                 Federal Aviation Administration  

FAA Single Engine Aircraft Pilot Certification 1976

   


Judicial Education - University Level Certifications 

  • National Judicial College, University of Nevada 

- 1st Judicial Development Certification: General Jurisdiction Trial Skills (2001) *

- 2nd Judicial Development Certification: Dispute Resolution Skills (2007) *

- Civil Mediation Course & Certification (2007); Subsequent Certification Courses (2009 and 2010)

- Advanced Mediation Course & Certification: Practical Mediation Skills and Techniques (2007)


* 5-year Curriculum, multiple, in residence, Judicial Courses in each of the College's 2 Judicial Development Certification Programs

  • United States Air Force - Judge Advocate General School (JAG) at Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama and HQ USAF JAG, Washington DC   

United States Circuit Military Judge:  Appointments & Certifications, annual, 1998 - 2006

Department of Defense Military Judges Educational Seminar, annual, Maxwell AFB: 

1998 - 2005

  • United States Army Judge Advocate General School (JAG)

        University of Virginia, Charlottesville 

Circuit Military Judges Course (in residence) Summer Term 1998


Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association

Member since 1997

  • Louisiana State Bar Association 

Licensed to practice law in 1979

  • Military Officers Association of America

Washington D.C.


Charter Life Member

Judicial Teaching Experience

  • National Judicial College, University of Nevada (Reno)

§ Faculty Facilitator for Civil Mediation Course


§ Faculty Discussion Leader for multiple Judicial Courses

  • JAG School - U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corp                         Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

§ Judicial Instructor for Trial and Defense Advocacy Course

  • JAG TRIALS TEAM - U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corp 

§ Judicial Instructor in the training of active-duty Military Attorneys in Advocacy and Litigation Skills 

                              ** National Institute of Trial Advocacy Instruction Method - NITA ** 



Military Service

30 years (1976 - 2006)


United States Air Force - Judge Advocate General Corp (JAG)




Assignments

1. Asst. Staff Judge Advocate, Strategic Air Command, Whiteman AFB, Missouri (1979 - 1981) Active Duty


2. Area Defense Counsel, USAF Trial Judiciary, assigned 4th Circuit, Lowry AFB, Colorado; attached Whiteman AFB (1981-1983) Active duty


3. Asst. Staff Judge Advocate, 16th Special Operations Wing (Special Operations Forces, United States Air Force) Hurlburt Field, Florida, 1983 - 1997 (Reserve Duty)


4. Circuit Military Judge, HQ U.S. Air Force Trial Judiciary - Washington D.C.; attached Central Circuit, Randolph AFB, Texas 1998 - 2006 (Reserve Duty) 

  • Dates of Rank

  1. 2nd Lieutenant:      14 May 1976

  2. 1st Lieutenant:       2 June 1979
  3. Captain:                14 November 1979
  4. Major:                   14 May 1990
  5. Lt. Colonel:            14 May 1997
  6. Colonel:                 1 March 2003

  • Medals

  1. Legion of Merit Medal

  2. 1st Meritorious Service Medal
  3. 2nd Meritorious Service Medal
  4. U. S. Air Force Commendation Medal
  5. Joint Service Achievement Medal
  6. National Defense Service Medal
  7. Armed Forces Reserve Medal



Photograph 

 Officers Mess Dress Uniform - 2018 Veterans Day Victory Ball 

National World War II Museum, New Orleans 

(Charter Member)

Kirk Granier


Accomplished

 Professional

 Dedicated to Excellence

(504) 214-0586  (Cell)

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