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Lori Wilderson Jupiter is a 20-year member of the Louisiana Bar Association. Lori began her legal career as a practicing attorney. She moved to the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and spent seventeen years as a Research Attorney working under the direction of Chief Judge Charles Jones, Judge Dennis Bagneris, Judge Madeleine Landrieu, and Judge Terrell Broussard, pro temp. Lori also worked in the Clerk’s Office as a staff attorney before accepting the position of Research Attorney for the Honorable Chief Justice Bernette Johnson.

I believe good judges have a sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to community values, have a thorough grounding in the law, and have a deep and abiding connection to the people whom they serve. The Civil District Court bench in Orleans Parish will provide me with an opportunity to ensure cases are docketed, set, and move through the court without delay. I understand the importance of securing the record for appellate review and the need for just compensation for litigants. I’m running because it’s time for me to use my skills in a way that will be more valuable to my community, the citizens of New Orleans. I humbly ask for your support.


Lori was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota after her parents relocated from New Orleans. Once settled in Minneapolis, it was rare for Lori’s family to miss a Mardi Gras. She met her husband of twenty-four years, Jerome Jupiter, while attending Xavier University. Lori and Jerome have five children. The couple raised their family Uptown, Gentilly, and now, New Aurora. Over the years the couple served as lectors at St. Leo the Great and attended Mater Dolorosa.

Lori is a certified doula and a certified yoga instructor who enjoys speaking on panels and working with Coats for The Community. Since 2017, Lori has served on Ochsner’s Women’s Wellness Committee. Presently, Lori volunteers her time to help families in the COVID-19 crisis, working with the Second Harvest Food Bank distributions sponsored by New Orleans City Council Members.


  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member, 2000-present
  • Inn of Court, A.P. Tureaud Chapter, Member, present
  • New Orleans Neighborhood Housing Improvement Advisory Committee Board Member, City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office, Appointed by Kristin Gisleson Palmer, New Orleans City Council, Dist. C, present
  • Loyola University School of Law BALSA, Member 1997/Alumni Supporter, present
  • Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis Martinet Society, Member
  • CLE Presenter,
    • New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinator’s Program, The Nuances of Professionalism in the Context of
      Practicing Lawyers, Ethics and Professionalism, December 2019.
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Unwrapped, Ethics and Professionalism, December 2019
  • Guest Judge for the Hon. Sandra Jenkins’ Xavier University Moot Court Class, 2019
  • WHIV Radio, Guest Interviewee by the Hon. Calvin Johnson, ret., 2019
  • Supreme Court, Supervisor of Tulane Judicial Externship Program, 2019-present
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
    • Board of Trustees, Facilitator of Diversity Training Exercise, 2018.
    • Board of Trustees, Member, 2016- 2017, 2018 –present
    • Diversity Committee, President, 2016- present
    • Governance Committee, Member, 2017-present
    • Organizer, Coats for the Homeless, 2016-present
  • Ochsher Hospital, Women’s Wellness Planning Committee, Member, 2017-present
  • Featured Speaker, Ochsner’s Physician Leadership Retreat, October 2017
  • Wild Lotus Yoga, Yoga Instructor, 2019-present
  • Krewe of Femme Fatale, Riding Member, 2017
  • Krewe of Muses, Member, 2020
  • Criminal Court, CLE Co-Panelist, 2013
  • Xavier University of New Orleans, “Xavier Herald”, Staff Reporter, 1992-1993
  • Xavier University of New Orleans, Xavier Television News, Newscaster, 1992-1993
  • Xavier University, Dean’s List in the Department of Mass Communications
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Member, 1993, inactive
  • Debutante, Links Incorporated, Minneapolis Chapter, 1988


Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman
N. O. City Council Member Kristin Gisleson Palmer
State Senator Troy Carter
Constable Lambert Boissiere Jr.
Constable Edwin Shorty III Public Service Comm.
Lambert Boissiere III
Hon. Charles R. Jones, Retired
Hon. Terrel Broussard – pro temp
Hon. Gail Glapion

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Althea Armstrong
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Pat Bryant
Nia Bryant
Beth Burvant
Shinhong Byun
Emily Carver
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Tim Clark
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Lorraine Clement
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Lucinda DeGrange
Madeleine DeGrange
Robert DeVold
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Patricia Elortequi
Byron Encalade

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Kim Finney
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Jean H. Frank
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Ragan Gankendorff
Kurt Garcia
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Meagan Impastato
Jessica Irving-Marin
Trina Jackson
Darleen Jacobs
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Sean Johnson
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Eric Jupiter
Gayle Jupiter
Haley Jupiter
Jerome Jupiter
Jill Jupiter-Jones
Kali Jupiter
Karl Jupiter
Solomon Jupiter
Rhonda Jupiter
Tonya Jupiter
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Rebecca Kelly
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Dr. Dina Wilderson
Ella Wilderson
Frank Wilderson
Joyce Wilderson
Marc Wilderson
Norman Wilderson
Ralph Wilderson
Thaddeus Wilderson
Troy Wilderson
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Georgia Wilson
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