Term Ends: 2032
Party: D

Karen K. Herman is an at-large member of the Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal. She assumed office on January 1, 2023. Her current term ends on December 31, 2032. Herman is also a judge for Section I of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in Louisiana. Her current term ends on December 31, 2026.

Herman began her career in 1991 as a law clerk in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office. She worked in that capacity until 1994 but continued to work there as a prosecutor until 1999, when she left to raise a family. From 2004 through 2007, she practiced commercial litigation with law firm Herman, Herman, Katz and Cotlar, LLP. She served as the executive director for Court Watch NOLA (a watchdog organization she helped create that sends volunteers into courtrooms to monitor cases) prior to her judicial election in the fall of 2008.