Posted: Mar 29, 2012 8:34 AM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed a commercial litigation attorney from New Orleans to serve as a judge for the federal district court in New Orleans.
Morgan has worked at the Phelps Dunbar law firm since 2005 and has been a partner since 2009. She also worked for 24 years at the Shreveport firm of Wiener, Weiss and Madison.
The Senate approved her nomination Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, called Morgan "unquestionably fair" and praised her for having an "even-handed temperament." Landrieu recommended Morgan to President Barack Obama.
Morgan was the chair of the Louisiana Supreme Court's Court Rules Committee and clerked for a federal appeals court judge.
She obtained a law degree from Louisiana State University.