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Judge Greg G. Guidry

Born in the New Orleans, LA area in 1961, the Honorable Greg Gerard Guidry currently sits as one of the six Associate Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court where he represents the 1st District. Justice Guidry lives in Westwego, LA with his wife Cathy and their three children Gavin Matthias, Gaye M. and Lorraine M. Guidry.

After graduating magna cum laude in 1982 with a B.A. degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, Greg Guidry attended the Louisiana State University Law Center where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1985. After receiving his Juris Doctorate, he was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Coif and selected for the Louisiana Law Review on the basis of grades. An honorary scholastic society promoting excellence in legal education, the Order of the Coif only accepts the top 10% of the graduates from a member law school. He also has received a Judicial Studies Master’s Degree from the National Judicial College.

While at the Louisiana State University Law Center, Greg Guidry was awarded a Rotary Foundation Scholarship for International Understanding. Through this scholarship he studied classical civilization and Roman law at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa. After returning from South Africa, Justice Guidry began his legal career in the New Orleans office of Liskow & Lewis in the commercial litigation section. From 1990-2000 he served as an Assistant United States Attorney within the United States Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Louisiana.

As an Assistant United States Attorney, he prosecuted scores of federal public corruption and commercial fraud cases. During his decade of service with the United States Attorney’s Office he served variously as a division supervisor, ethics officer, trial advocacy instructor and grand jury coordinator. The United States Attorney General, the Director of the FBI and the Chief Postal Inspector formally commended Greg Guidry for his work with the United States Attorney’s Office.

In 2000 Greg Guidry successfully won election to the Division E seat in the 24th Judicial District Court, Louisiana for the Parish of Jefferson. After serving six years as a judge on the 24th Judicial District Court, Judge Guidry sought and won a seat in 2006 on the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In November, 2008 Judge Guidry won a hard-fought election over challenger Jimmy Kuhn to represent the 1st District on the Louisiana Supreme Court. He began service on the Court in January, 2009.

Justice Guidry is an advisory board member for the New Orleans Chapter of the Federalist Society, is President of the Judge John C. Boutall American Inn of Court and is a member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. In the past he has served as President of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Judges Association. Judge Guidry is a frequent lecturer for the Louisiana Judicial College, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.