About

The Judges


Judge James M. Stephens

James M. "Jimbo" Stephens is the Division B judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. He has served on this court since December 3, 2007. He replaced retired Judge Glynn D. Roberts.

Stephens graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 1983.

Stephens worked as a lawyer in the 5th District for 24 years before becoming a judge of the District Court in 2007.

Judge Stephen G. Dean

Stephen G. "Steve" Dean is the Division C judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. He was elected to this position on December 10, 2016.

Dean received his Juris Doctor degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center in May, 1981.

Prior to taking office on January 2, 2017, Dean practiced law in the Fifth Judicial District for 35 years. He also served as Assistant District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District for over 15 years prior to his election as District Judge.


Judge Terry A. Doughty

Terry A. Doughty is the Division A judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. He was elected to this position in July of 2008 (effective the following January) to replace retired Judge Glenn W. Strong.

Doughty graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 1984.

Doughty worked for 24 years as a private practice lawyer in Rayville, LA prior to his election to the District Court in 2008. For part of that time, he practiced with the firm of Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick & Doughty, L.L.P.

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