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Eboni Johnson-Rose Announced her Candidacy for 19th Judicial District Court Division M

Mrs. Johnson-Rose

Upon being admitted to the Bar, Mrs. Johnson-Rose took a position as an Associate Attorney with the law firm McGlinchey Stafford. As an Associate Attorney, Eboni handled complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on construction litigation, government contracting disputes, consumer financial services litigation, toxic tort litigation and constitutional litigation. While at McGlinchey Stafford, Eboni defended the State of Louisiana in various constitutional issues pertaining to state sovereignty, financing of education, the State’s educational accountability system and prison conditions at adult and juvenile facilities.

In 2008, Mrs. Johnson-Rose returned to her Alma Mata, Southern University Law Center to teach Advanced Legal Writing I. Eboni has always had a passion for helping the youth. Over the years, Eboni has tutored fourth grade students at Harding Elementary, she has assisted many high school seniors in registering for college, she has also participated in Career Day at various schools in the Baton Rouge area. Mrs. Johnson-Rose served on the Board of Directors for Volunteers in Public Schools and Motivating Excellence Academy of Student Success.

Since 2011, Eboni has been a dedicated public servant. She first joined the State of Louisiana as an attorney with the Department of Children and Family Services “DCFS”. During her time at DCFS, Eboni represented the Department in child-care facility licensing actions. She traveled the State obtaining injunctions against unlicensed daycare owners. Her mission was to ensure children attending child-care facilities were in a safe and protected environment.

While at DCFS, Eboni litigated 2 federal voting rights cases. The matter of Ferrand v. Schedler in the Eastern District of Louisiana and United States of America v. State of Louisiana in the Middle District of Louisiana. These cases involved complex voting rights issues, including compliance of the National Voter Registration Act. In 2014, Mrs. Johnson-Rose transferred to the Department of Education where she continued her work in regulation and enforcement of unlicensed child-care facilities.

Thereafter, Mrs. Johnson-Rose joined the Division of Administration in the Office of the General Counsel. At the Division, Eboni was the lead attorney for the Office of Facility Planning and Control. She specialized in construction litigation dealing with disputes with architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and project owners. Mrs. Johnson-Rose assisted the Office of Facility Planning and Control in disputes with the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency.

Prior to announcing her candidacy for District Court Judge, Mrs. Johnson-Rose was the Innovative Procurement Attorney for the Department of Transportation and Development “DOTD”. As counsel of the Innovative Procurement Unit, Eboni’s focus was on procurement and contracting for alternative delivery methods for major highway and transit projects – including design-build, construction manager at-risk, and public-private partnership projects. Mrs. Johnson-Rose, along with the Innovative Procurement Unit at DOTD, secured the first Public-Private Partnership Project in the State of Louisiana. The project is the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement Project in Plaquemines Parish.

Eboni graduated from Southern University and A&M College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 2005, graduating number 5 in her class, Magna Cum Laude. Mrs. Johnson-Rose is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Mrs. Johnson-Rose is married to Jonathan C. Rose, Sr., owner of Desselle Funeral Home and is a proud parent to Tony, twin girls, Kourtney and Kaylee, and Jay. Eboni is a member of Torah Studies Assembly of Baton Rouge. She is a former member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. There Eboni served as Youth Bible Study Director. She also volunteered with the Ruth Mission Circle and taught during Vacation Bible School. Mrs. Johnson-Rose has also

Mrs. Rose stated, “My philosophy and objective has always been to be prepared always, with a firm grasp of legal issues and the applicable law.” Knowing that each case is different, Eboni is committed to treating each person fairly regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. “Beyond my experience as a trial attorney, I have the temperament and attributes necessary for the important position of District Court Judge. Throughout my career as an attorney, I have always strived to be honest, forthright, fair and courteous with all those I encounter, from the public to the judiciary and members of the bar. I assure you that I will bring each of these qualities to the bench. All judgments I render will be well-reasoned, impartial, just and fair to all concerned.”

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