Retired 5th Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Walter J. Rothschild, 81, died Thursday, April 26, 2018. He earned his BA degree from LSUNO in 1965 and his JD degree from Loyola University in 1973. Prior to his election to the bench, he served as an assistant district attorney in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes, and as an assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was elected to the 24th JDC in 1995, and to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal in 2000. He served until his retirement in 2012. In retirement he continued to serve through ad hoc appointments, which included an appointment to the Louisiana Supreme Court.