Zaunbrecher announces candidacy 
for 22nd District Court

Published 9:34 am Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Alan Zaunbrecher, Republican, is announcing his candidacy for judge in the 22nd Judicial District Court, a seat vacated by former District Judge Will Crain who was elected to the First Circuit Court of Appeal. The special primary election to fill Crain’s unexpired term will be Saturday, April 6.

Zaunbrecher is a graduate of Tulane University and Tulane School of Law. He also received a Master of Law degree, with distinction, from Tulane.

Zaunbrecher has 33 years’ trial experience in federal courtrooms and 35 of the 41 state district courts. He has served as a special assistant attorney general for the state of Louisiana and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

For 10 years, Zaunbrecher has served as a professional mediator, resolving more than 1,000 complex litigation cases. He and partner Randy Treadaway formed Zaunbrecher Treadaway, LLC in 2006, and have offices in Covington and Metairie.

“My experience as a mediator has made me a better attorney, and I know it will make me a better judge,” said Zaunbrecher. “I’ve handled an incredible variety of legal matters case that could come before a judge, and the courts have appointed me to rule in cases as would a judge.”

Zaunbrecher received the 2012 Pro Bono Publico Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association for his volunteer legal services to the poor. He has been a guest educator demonstrating trial techniques for Tulane and Loyola Universities trial advocacy programs and continuing education seminars on insurance coverage, evidence, mediation and negotiations.

Former Gov. Mike Foster appointed him to serve as chairman of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (Superdome Commission). Zaunbrecher oversaw the building of $200 million in Superdome construction projects, including the N.O. Arena, Alario Center and Zepher Field, among others.

Zaunbrecher has officiated high school, college and high school final four basketball games for 13 years and served on the Super Bowl XXXI Host Committee and New Orleans Sports Foundation. He has served as president of the Greater Covington Bar Association and is currently on the president’s council of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington.

“I would be honored to serve St. Tammany and Washington Parishes as your next judge,” he said. “I will interpret and apply the law equally and fairly, free of political influence or intimidation.”

The 22nd Judicial Court includes St. Tammany and Washington parishes. 

Zaunbrecher is the husband of Sue Lynch Zaunbrecher, and they are the parents of three young adults. The Zaunbrechers reside in Covington and are members of St. Peter Catholic Church and Tchefuncte Bible Study.