Supreme Court Justices
John L. Weimer
JUSTICE JOHN L.
WEIMER was born in Thibodaux on October 2, 1954. In 1972 he
graduated from Thibodaux High School. He received a B.S. degree
in 1976 from Nicholls State University, graduating with academic
honors, and his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University
in 1980. Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, Justice
Weimer served as Judge pro tempore of the 17th Judicial
District Court, Division D. He was elected Judge for the 17th
Judicial District Court, Division A, in 1995 and re-elected
in 1996 without opposition. In 1998, he was elected Judge
of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, District 1, Division B,
and served until his election to the Louisiana Supreme Court
in 2001. He was subsequently elected unopposed to a full ten-year
term in 2002.
For fifteen years,
1980-1995, Justice Weimer was an attorney in the private practice
He was also both
an Adjunct Professor of Law and a Professor of Law at Nicholls
State University during the years from 1982-1997.
Justice Weimer is a
member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lafourche
Parish Bar Association, the Rotary Club, the Thibodaux Volunteer
Fire Department, the Nicholls State University Alumni Board
and former Volunteer Legal Counsel, the Thibodaux Chamber
of Commerce, the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, and
the Assumption Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a Delegate
to the Louisiana State Bar Association, as the 1997 Regional
Co-Chairman of the Citizens' Summit for Justice Reform, and
he established and is the coordinator of the Lafourche Parish
Student Government Day Program.
Justice Weimer has been the recipient
of numerous awards and honors including: Victims & Citizens
Against Crime Outstanding Judicial Award; Crimefighter's Outstanding
Jurist Award; the 2002 Nicholls State University Outstanding
Alumni Award and the 50th Anniversary Golden Graduate Award;
Who's Who Among American Teachers; and the Nicholls State
University Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. Justice
Weimer was recognized for the significant assistance he provided
in establishing the Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court.
Justice Weimer is married to Penny
Hymel Weimer and has three children.