Native of Washington, Louisiana
1979 Graduate of Washington High School
1983 Graduate of Southern University, BS Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology
1986 Graduate of Southern University Law Center, Juris Doctorate Degree.
Private practice for 5 ½ years with Harris & Harris Law Firm in Opelousas, Louisiana with father and sister until elected judge.
Public Defender for St. Landry Parish for 5 years.
Elected District Judge, Division “C” of the 27th Judicial District Court at the age of 31 in May of 1993. First African American Judge elected in St. Landry Parish.
Currently serving as Chief Judge of the 27th Judicial District Court.
Member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, Louisiana
Member of the Gospel Chorales and Male Chorus
Past President of the St. Landry Parish Mass Choir
Past President of the Rotary Club of Opelousas
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Judicial College
Louisiana Judicial College of the National Bar Association
National Counsel of Juvenile & Family Court Judges
Southwest Lawyers Association
St. Landry Junior Livestock Association
National Baptist Laymen’s Movement
Married to Rena Harris
Father of 5 children (Ashley, Lanisha, Valencia, Alonzo, Jr. and Alexis)