Leo C. Hamilton to be honored as a 2013 LSU Legend at Annual Forum, Nov. 22

Baton Rouge attorney Leo C. Hamilton and LSU academic counselor Gwen E. Snearl will be honored by the A. P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter as 2013 LSU Legends at the annual LSU Legends Forum Friday, Nov. 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the LSU African American Cultural Center. The forum will include a panel discussion on the topic, “Stand Your Ground Laws in Louisiana.” The event is free and open to the public, and will be preceded by the Chapter’s annual General Body meeting at 6 p.m.

Leo Hamilton, a 1973 graduate of LSU and a 1977 graduate of the LSU Law School, is an ardent supporter of LSU. A charter member of the original LSU Alumni Association A. P. Tureaud Alumni Chapter established in 1989, Hamilton served as the first vice-president and president –elect. When he served as the chapter’s president in 1990, he helped to establish the first endowed scholarship effort. Hamilton helped significantly in the reconstitution effort of today’s chapter. He served on the 2013 Reunion Celebration Executive Planning Committee and formerly served on the Tiger Athletic Foundation.
As a partner in the law firm of Breazeale, Sachse, and Wilson, LLP, Hamilton is well known in professional and civic associations. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law, administrative law, constitutional law and governmental relations.

He currently represents the City of Alexandria and the Parish of Pointe Coupee, and is General Counsel for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Hamilton was the first African American to serve as president of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and is currently president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He chairs the Louisiana State Bar Association Bill of Rights Section and is a member of the LSBA Bench Bar Committee, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, American Association of Bar Presidents, House of Delegates of the LSBA, ABA, Louisiana State Law Institute, National Bar Association, and Louisiana Public Defender Board.  He holds membership in Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

In the community, he is a member of the Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance, alumnus of Leadership Baton Rouge and Leadership Louisiana, past president of American Red Cross, and a member of Council for A Better Louisiana Regional Advisory Board and charter member of the River City Jazz Coalition.