Valerie A. Delatte
About Valerie A. DeLatte
Valerie DeLatte moved to Shreveport from New Orleans, Louisiana in 2015 to accept a two-year judicial clerkship at the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, before joining the GMIA family in 2017. Faith has always guided her decisions and she is grateful this path has provided her the opportunity to serve her community as an advocate. She enjoys outdoor adventures, biking, and thrift store shopping. Valerie lives in the Highland neighborhood with her partner, Jesse, and their two dogs, Sassafras and Peppercorn.
Valerie received her juris doctorate from Loyola University College of Law. During law school, she was a national competitor for Loyola’s Trial Advocacy Program, Vice-President of the Tax Law Society and a Student Practitioner in the family law section of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Orleans with a History major/legal studies minor. During college, she was the philanthropy chair for the Golden Key National Honor Society, founding member of the Women’s Soccer Club, and served two years in AmeriCorps’ Jumpstart early education program.
Because she believes in encouraging others in the legal field to give back to the local community, she serves as the Shreveport Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section President Elect and as a member of the Professionalism Committee. In addition, she is the Louisiana State Bar Association Region 1 Coordinator for High School Mock Trial. In 2015, she was recognized by the Shreveport-Bossier Chamber of Commerce as one of the top 40 under 40 professionals in the Northern Louisiana area. Valerie is an active member of the Junior League, a duchess in a Mardi Gras Krewe, and Contributing Editor for Heliopolis arts and culture magazine.