CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| DECEMBER 23, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney William C. Credo, III, has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of the 24th Judicial District Court, Section “A,” according to Justice Greg G. Guidry.
Credo fills the vacancy created by the removal of Judge Joan S. Benge. Credo will serve from December 21, 2009 through June 21, 2010, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Credo received his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University in 1972 and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1976. An Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson Parish from 1979 through 2009, Credo supervised the Juvenile Division Research and Appeals Division and the Felony Division. As a Felony Trial Assistant he litigated over 300 jury trials. This year, Credo has also served as an adjunct Professor of Law for Tulane Law School. Before joining the Jefferson Parish District Attorney Office, Credo had a civil law practice with a specialty in forensic law. Additionally, Credo served as a member of the Louisiana National Guard from 1971-1977.
Credo is a member of the United State Supreme Court Bar, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the Jefferson Bar Association, and the American Inns of Court. He is the recipient of a Volunteer of the Year Award from the Jefferson Bar Auxiliary; the 2002 Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year Award from Victims & Citizens Against Crime; and the 2008 New Orleans
CityBusiness Award for Leadership in the Law.
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