Kirk Granier: Legal/Mediation/Arbitration  - Kirk R Granier                                   Attorney at Law

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 
Judge Kirk R. Granier (Retired) Age 59

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 Judicial and Legal Experience
 
  
 

  • State District Judge (1997 - 2008)
      General Jurisdiction Trial Court: Unlimited Jurisdiction in Civil and Criminal cases
(Injuries, Class Actions, Contract, Divorce, Property and Succession cases; Criminal and Administrative cases)
  
 
  • United States Circuit Military Judge, USAFR (1998 - 2006)
       Courts Martial and National Environmental Policy Act Hearings (NEPA)
 
 
  • Private Law Practice (1983 - 1996)
       General practice of law primarily in Personal Injury, Divorce and Criminal cases¹
 
 
  • Assistant District Attorney (1995 - 1996)
         Louisiana, 29th Judicial District (St. Charles Parish); Felony and Misdemeanor Prosecutions
 
 
  • United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp (JAG) 1983 - 2006 (reserve duty)
          Federal Tort Claims, Administrative Law, Civil Claims, Administrative Hearing Officer and Military Judge
 
 
  • United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp (JAG) 1979 - 1983 (active duty)
         Trial Counsel/Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, Civil Claims, Government Contracts, Labor,
Federal Tort Claims and Administrative Law
 
¹ Criminal Law Practice - Defense (1983-1995)

 
 
 
Education

  
 

  •  University of Nevada Graduate School & National Judicial College (Reno)  2010
         Master's Degree in Judicial Studies
           Thesis: "Scripting the Contempt Hearing: Avoiding Appellate Reversal and Judicial Misconduct Proceedings"
 
 
 
  •  War College United States Air Force
          Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (2000)
        Master's Degree in Strategic Studies   
           Thesis: "The Impact of International Peacekeeping, Peace Enforcement and Humanitarian
                          Operations on U. S. National Security"
 
 
 
  • Loyola University Law School (New Orleans)  1979
         Juris Doctor Degree in Law
               Highest Class Grade - Torts (Injury and Accident Law)
 
 
 
  • University of Louisiana at Nicholls (1976)
         Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Aerospace Science Minor
             Magna cum Laude; University Hall of Fame; University Debate Team (Captain); Cadet Commander U. S. Air      Force ROTC Corp.; United States Air Force College Scholarship (Pilot Training and Aviation Science)

 
 
 
 
Judicial Certifications 
 
  
 

  • National Judicial College at the University of Nevada 
 
         1st - Judicial Development Certification: General Jurisdiction Trial Skills (2001)*
            2nd -  Judicial Development Certification: Dispute Resolution Skills (2007)*
                Civil Mediation Certification (2007); Subsequent Certificates (2009 and 2010)
                     Advanced Mediation Certificate: Practical Skills and Techniques (2007)
 
 * 5 year Curriculum in each Certification

       
        •  Judge Advocate General School (JAG) at Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama  
               and HQ USAF JAG, Washington DC   
               
                United States Circuit Military Judge Certifications: Annual, 1998 - 2006



 
Professional Associations
 
  
 

  • American Bar Association
 
  • Louisiana State Bar Association 
 
      Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Member with dual listed Mediator Registry: Civil Mediator and Child
         Custody and Visitation Mediator
 
        Liscensed to practice law in 1979
 
 
  • Military Officers Association of America
 
        Charter Life Member
        Washington D.C.
 
 
 
 
Judicial Teaching Experience

  
 


  • National Judicial College at the University of Nevada (Reno)
 
         § Faculty Facilitator for Civil Mediation Course
       
              § Discussion Leader for multiple Judicial Courses
 
 
  • JAG School - U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corp  (Maxwell AFB, Alabama)
 
      § Judicial Instructor for Trial and Defense Advocacy Course
 
 
  • JAG TRIALS Team - U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corp 
 
        § Judicial Instructor in the training of active duty Military Attorneys in Advocacy and Litigation Skills
utilizing the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Method (NITA)
 
 
 
 
 
Military Service

  
 

30 years (1976 - 2006)
 
United States Air Force - Judge Advocate General Corp (JAG)
 
 
  • Assignments
 
  1. Asst. Staff Judge Advocate, Strategic Air Command, Whiteman AFB, Missouri 1979 - 1981 (Active Duty)
  2. Area Defense Counsel, U.S. Air Force Trial Judiciary, 4th Circuit, Lowry AFB, Colorado (1981-1983) Active duty
  3. Asst. Staff Judge Advocate, 16th Special Operations Wing (Special Operations Forces, United States Air Force) Hurlburt Field, Florida, 1983 - 1997 (Rsv. duty)
      4. Circuit Military Judge, U.S. Air Force Trial Judiciary, Central Circuit, Randolph AFB, Texas 1998 - 2006 (Rsv.) 
 
          
    • Dates of Rank
     
    1. 2nd Lieutenant:   14 May 1976
    2. 1st Lieutenant: 2 June 1979
    3. Captain:   14 November 1979
    4. Major:   14 May 1990
    5. Lt. Colonel:   14 May 1997
    6. Colonel:   1 March 2003
     
     
    • Medals
     
    1. Legion of Merit Medal
    2. 1st Meritorious Service Medal
    3. 2nd Meritorious Service Medal
    4. U. S. Air Force Commendation Medal
    5. Joint Service Achievement Medal
    6. National Defense Service Medal
    7. Armed Forces Reserve Medal
     


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