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Judge John Guidry



Judge John Michael Guidry is the son of Mrs. Annie Mae Jones and the late John Albert Guidry. He is married to the former Carol Fowler and they have a son, John Morgan and a daughter Kennedy Michelle.


Judge Guidry attended the Head Start Program and later served as chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Headstart Policy Council. He also served as a consultant reviewing headstart programs from around the country for expansion funding. Judge Guidry was a participant in the Southern University Upward Bound Program.


Judge Guidry is a 1980 graduate of McKinley High School, a 1983 graduate of LSU and a 1987 Cum Laude graduate of the Southern University Law Center.


Judge Guidry formerly served as a legislative assistant to the Honorable Joseph A. Delpit. He also served as the assistant clerk of the Louisiana House of Representatives and an assistant parish attorney.


Judge Guidry is a former commissioner of the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission and the Greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Commission. Judge Guidry since 1988 has served as an adjunct professor at the Southern University Law Center and since 1993 has served as an adjunct professor in the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy at Southern University. Judge Guidry in 1991 was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives and to the State Senate in 1993. He was elected to his current position as a Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeal in October 1997.


Judge Guidry remains very active in community service, civic, and professional organizations. He is a member of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, National, and American Bar Associations as well as the American Judges Association, the Louisiana Conference Court of Appeal Judges, and the Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association. In 2009 Judge Guidry was elected as the Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeal Judges representative to the Louisiana Judicial Council for a three year term and appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court on the recommendation of its Chief Justice to serve on the governing body of the Louisiana Judicial College. Judge Guidry is a Deacon and former Sunday School Superintendent at the Fairview Baptist Church.