Hon. Nadine Ramsey, Retired

Mediator, Arbitrator & Special Master

South Louisiana

Judge Ramsey (Ret.) is a former member of the New Orleans City Council. She started her professional career serving this great State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans, first as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana and then as an Assistant City Attorney. As an Assistant City Attorney, she was a member of the legislative staff responsible for serving as the City’s liaison to the state legislature and was on the land use and zoning team. Judge Ramsey also served as a Law Clerk to the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and was engaged in private practice from 1987-1996, where she served as General Counsel for the Louisiana Care Authority and Judge Pro Tempore to the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. In 1997, she was elected to the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Division "J,” serving as Chief Judge in 2007 and 2008. During her tenure on the bench, Judge Ramsey adjudicated cases as a domestic judge and civil judge. She presided over cases involving simple, as well as complex litigation, including but not limited to, class actions involving toxic torts, contract disputes, expropriation of blighted properties and city tax and public bid laws.


  • B.A. Newcomb College
  • J.D. Tulane University School of Law


Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

American Judges Association

Louis Martinet Legal Society

Past President and former Board Member of 4th and 5th Circuit Judges Association

Former Member of LSBA Disciplinary Board

Judge Ramsey currently sits on the following boards:

  • Canal Street Development Corporation
  • Greater New Orleans Tourist and Convention Commission
  • New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • French Market Corporation
  • New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Her past fellowships include Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow and Association of Trial Lawyers of America Judicial Fellow. She currently serves as an examiner for the Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on Bar Admissions. As councilmember for District C, she serves on the Transportation and Airport Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee, the Governmental Affairs Committee and the Economic Development and Special Projects Committee. She also chairs the Public Works, Sanitation and Environment Committee.


A Friend of New Hope Award

Black Alumni Network of Tulane University (Bantu) Distinguished Aluma Award

Keenan Lewis Foundation Weekend Award

St. Paul AME Church Women of Achievement Award

Take a Professional to Work Trailblazer Award

She was named a YWCA role model and was selected by the Times Picayune as one of the “Women to Watch” in the Greater New Orleans Community

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Accounting Negligence, Admiralty & Maritime, Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, Asbestos, Bad Faith Litigation, Banking, Bankruptcy, Breach of Contract, Cargo Damage, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Mass Torts & Multi-District Litigation, Clergy Abuse, Commercial Leasing & Financing Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect, Elder Abuse, Environmental & Toxic Tort, ERISA, Family Law, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Governmental Liability, Insurance Coverage, Jones Act, Labor & Employment, Landlord Tenant Disputes, Legal Malpractice, Louisiana Arbitrators, Louisiana Mediators, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle, Nursing Homes & Assisted Living, Oil & Gas, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Physician Employment/Services Contracts, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Property, Real Estate, Securities, Sports Law, Successions, Telecommunications, Trucking & Transportation, Warsaw & Montreal Convention, Worker's Compensation