Elia has been a deeply committed member of the HNBA for several years, serving in various national officer positions. She previously served two terms as the HNBA’s Vice President of Sections and Committees. Prior to that, she served two terms as the HNBA’s National Secretary. In addition to her position on the HNBA’s Executive Committee, Elia serves on the United States Senate Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs Advisory Committee.
An AV-rated attorney, Elia was selected for the inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™ – an organization created exclusively for female attorneys who have received the highest possible peer rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. She earned the 2017 Chambers USA Award for Women in Law: Future Leader – Gender Diversity in recognition of her extensive efforts to advance women and minorities in the legal profession. In 2015, the Louisiana State Bar Association honored her with the Human Rights Award for her significant contributions in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Elia has also been recognized in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions of Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest peer-review guide to the legal profession worldwide and a highly respected industry publication.
Elia is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans. For more information about her areas of practice and professional accomplishments, view her profile. For details on the upcoming HNBA Annual Convention, click here.