Our Team

Sidney D. Torres, III

Sidney D. Torres, III was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 26, 1946. He obtained his B.A. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1968; and obtained his J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1971. He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 1971. Mr. Torres is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State and U.S. District Courts, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal and is a member of the Louisiana and American Bar Associations, The Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.

Roberta L. Burns

Roberta L. Burns was born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 20, 1957. She obtained her B.A. from Centenary College in 1979 and her J.D. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1984. She was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 1985. Ms. Burns is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State and U.S. District Courts, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, and is a member of the Louisiana and American Bar Associations, and The Louisiana Association for Justice.

Becky R. Cieutat

Becky R. Cieutat was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 4, 1953. She obtained her B.S. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1974 and her J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1982. She was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 1982. Ms. Cieutat is a member of the U.S. District Court and New Orleans, Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations and Family Mediation Council. She is also certified as a Family Law Specialist.

Christopher I. Gant

Christopher I. Gant was born in Metairie, Louisiana on November 9, 1970. He obtained his B.B.A. from University of Georgia in 1992 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Loyola, New Orleans in 1996. He was admitted to the bar in 1996, for the State of Louisiana. Mr. Gant is a member of the Louisiana State and American Bar Associations and is a licensed title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Guaranty Company and The Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore

Erica Beck

Erica N. Beck focuses primarily on transactional law and litigation.  Her practice draws on her prior experience in the private sector, government, and in-house. Before joining the Sidney Torres Law Firm, Ms. Beck served as General Counsel for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, where she oversaw human resources, labor relations, governmental affairs, risk management, safety & training, real estate, contracts, litigation, and all other legal affairs.  Prior to joining the railroad, Ms. Beck worked for the City of New Orleans under Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, where she served as Chief Deputy City Attorney and then as Executive Counsel to the Mayor.  After law school, she clerked for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball before entering private practice in commercial litigation.  She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Law School, where she was also a member of the Loyola Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography.

Beau F. Camel

Beau F. Camel was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on February 21, 1980. He obtained his B.A. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2002 and obtained his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans in 2005. He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 2006. Mr. Camel is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana and American Bar Associations, and The Louisiana Association for Justice.

Rachael A. Arteaga

Working closely with Property Title, our real estate division, Ms. Arteaga focuses her practice on real estate law and is a Louisiana licensed title insurance agent. She also practices personal injury law and advises clients on estate planning, wills, and successions. Ms. Arteaga obtained her B.S. from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005, her M.B.A. from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2006, and her J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2012.  She was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 2012.

Valerie L. Rodrigue

Valerie L. Rodrigue was born in New Orleans, LA on May 29, 1982.  She obtained her B.A. from the University of New Orleans in 2004 and obtained her J.D. from Southern University Law Center in 2016. She was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 2017. Ms. Rodrigue is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts and is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association.