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Chief Judge Alonzo Harris


Native of Washington, Louisiana

 EDUCATION

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.

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

AFFILIATIONS

             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)