Lynda Van Davis

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Lynda Van Davis
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Court Information:
Orleans Parish Judicial District, Louisiana
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Criminal District
Active:   2003 - 2012
Past position:   Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana
Past term:   2000 - 2003
Personal History
Born:   06/1971
Undergraduate:   Ball State University, 1993
Law School:   Indiana University School of Law, 1996

Lynda Van Davis was a judge for the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Section B, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. She was first elected to this position on November 15, 2003 and was re-elected on October 4, 2008.[1][2][3][4] Van Davis retired from the court on December 31, 2012.[5]


Van Davis was born in June of 1971, in Duluth, MN. She received her B.S. degree from Ball State University in 1993 and her J.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Law in 1996.[6]


Van Davis began her career in 1996 as a law clerk for Judge Arthur Hunter. The following year, she joined the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office as an Assistant D.A. She then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 2000 until she joined the District Court in 2003.[6]

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