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Marian Mayer Berkett


Marian Mayer Berkett, lawyer. Bar: Louisiana 1937. Recipient Monte Lemann award, Louisiana Civil Service League, 1973, award, American Council for Career Women, 1989, Distinguished Graduate award, Tulane Law School, Lifetime Achievement award, Louisiana Civil Service League.


Berkett, Marian Mayer was born on March 29, 1913. Daughter of Maurice J. and Beulah (Lob) Mayer.


Louisiana State University (Bachelor of Arts, 1933. Master of Arts, 1935). Geneva School of International Studies at Geneva, Switzerland.

Tulane University (Bachelor of Laws, Graduating First in Class, 1937). Order of the Coif (Honorary Member). Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha.

Theta Sigma Phi; Mu Sigma Rho. Member, Mortar Board. Member, Tulane Law Review, 1935-1937.

Monte W. Lemann Award, 1973. Recipient, American Council for Career Women Achievers’ Award, 1989. Member, Deans’ Council, Tulane Law School, since 1987.


Associate firm Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, New Orleans, 1937—1961, partner, since 1961. Board director New Orleans Lawyer Referral Service.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (non-fiction) Workmen's Compensation Law in Louisiana, 1937. Contributor articles to Tulane Law Review.


Member charter commission, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 1953. Vice chairman Louisiana Civil Service Commission, Baton Rouge, 1963—1975. Member advisory committee on charter reform Jefferson Parish.

Board director, officer Family Service Society of New Orleans. Member budget committee Community Chest of New Orleans. Emeritus member Bureau Governmental Research New Orleans Metropolitan Area Committee American Civil Liberties Union.

Board director, officer, honorary president Louisiana Civil Service League. Board director New Orleans chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews. Member of American Bar Association (vice chairman fidelity and surety committee insurance section, governing committee forum on construction industry, Cornerstone award), New Orleans Bar Association (award of special distinction), Louisiana Bar Association, American Law Institute, Order of Coif.


Married George David B., January 26, 1943.

Maurice J. Mayer

Beulah (Lob) Mayer

George David B.