Retired 5th Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Thomas F. Daley, 61, died Saturday, January 31, 2015. A New Jersey native and graduate of Rutgers College, Daley moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University for law school. Shortly after graduation, Daley began a life of public service, working at an Assistant District Attorney for St. John the Baptist Parish from 1984-1989. He was elected to the 40th District Court in 1991, where he served twice as Chief Judge. In 1996, he was elected to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, where he served until his election as St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney in 2008. During his judicial career, Daley was the 2007 recipient of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Distinguished Jurist Award. He was a member of the Louisiana Judicial College, and the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics.