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Arita Bohannan

Councilwoman - Jefferson Parish District 4

The Honorable Arita M. L. Bohannan proudly serves the Jefferson Parish community as the first female Councilwoman for District 4. An accomplished family law attorney, a former magistrate, and mediator, Arita is also an award-winning author who values the written word and will use her talent to draft laws that stand the test of time.

A self-described Army brat, Arita graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree before attending Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree and special certificates in common law and international law. As the owner of the family law firm, Bohannan & Associates, since 2002, Arita is an adamant advocate for the victims of domestic and sexual violence and often donates hours of pro bono work to those in need. Arita was honored to serve on the Louisiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee as a chairman and to partner with the Louisiana Bar Association in teaching other lawyers about ethics and professionalism.

Arita and her husband are the founders of Anthony’s Missing Pieces Playground, a unique inclusionary playground located in the heart of Kenner’s Holly Heights’ Miquez Park. It is the first Inclusionary Park of its kind in the entire state, designed for people on the spectrum, who have sensory issues, mental health disorders, and/or physical disabilities.

An Indie Book Award winner for her novel, Docket No. 76, Arita has been invited to speak at numerous events including several keynote addresses at Military Bases, schools, organizations, and symposiums where her speeches deliver a powerful and inspirational message.

Arita lives in Kenner with her husband, Brad, and they have two sons, Deuce and Bryce.

Arita M. L. Bohannan
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