CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| DECEMBER 17, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Preston Joseph Castille, Jr. has been appointed to serve as judge pro tempore of Division “B,” Baton Rouge City Court in the Parish of East Baton Rouge, according to Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball. He will fill the vacancy created at Baton Rouge City Court by the election of Judge Trudy M. White to the 19th Judicial District Court. He will serve at Baton Rouge City Court for the period of January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Castille received his undergraduate degree from Southern University in 1990 and his law degree from Tulane Law School in 1994. He is a partner in the law firm Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University Law Center and Southern University Law Center where he has instructed courses on Pretrial Civil Litigation Practice and Louisiana Civil Procedure. He is a member of the the Louisiana State Bar Association, a past member of the Board of Governors for the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and was a founder and Chairman of the Board of the Louis A. Martinet Foundation and President of the Louis A. Martinet Society, Baton Rouge Chapter.
Active in the community, Castille has served on the Baker Planning and Zoning Commission, on the Board of Directors for Volunteers in Public Schools, ADVANCE Baton Rouge, the St. Paul Adult Education Center, and the Baker Little League.
In 2000, the Baton Rouge Business Report named Castille one of its “Top 40 Under 40.” He is also a 1997 graduate of the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.
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