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Mardi Gras or Not: When in New Orleans for Oral Argument, Where Should I Stay and Eat?

106114431_6da2a0e8fd_zWith Fat Tuesday having passed, the timing seems right to consider lodging and restaurant recommendations for those who occasionally venture to New Orleans for Fifth Circuit oral arguments.

When I asked the 607 members of the Texas Appellate Law LinkedIn Group about their preferences, the response was overwhelming. The information was so helpful that I couldn’t resist sharing the top recommendations here.

Hotels within easy walking distance of the John Minor Wisdom Courthouse

Of these, the Lafayette was an overwhelming favorite, even if some were bothered by nearby streetcar noise. Le Pavillion, Hotel Monteleone, and Windsor Court also received multiple votes.


Fifth Circuit and Crescent City veterans, what establishments are missing that ought to be included here?

Image courtesy of Flickr by Mark Gstohl.

D. Todd Smith
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D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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