Jean Paul “JP” Morrell has been a relentless advocate for policies that place people first. JP started serving our community as a public defender right out of law school and later was elected to the State Legislature in 2006 – where he helped pass a historic package of laws to increase protections for the survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and a constitutional amendment to require unanimous jury decisions in felony trials, undoing a Jim Crow-era law in Louisiana. JP served in the Legislature until 2020. JP was the managing partner of a small family law firm until expanding his practice, focusing on commercial litigation. He and his wife Catherine, a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Hospital, are proud to raise their three children – Jude, Fiona and Alex – in Gentilly, the same neighborhood where JP grew up.