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.
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
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