Dee Ann Hawthorne
|Dee Ann Hawthorne|
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|Current Court Information:|
|10th Judicial District, Louisiana|
|Past position:||Private practice attorney|
|Law School:||Louisiana State University Law School|
|Grad. School:||Northwestern State University|
A Baton Rouge native, Hawthorne received her B.S. degree in Music Education from Louisiana College (in Pineville, LA) in 1978 and received her Master of Music degree from Northwestern State University in 1980. She taught music and choir prior to her legal career. She then received her J.D. degree from Louisiana State University Law School in 1985.
Hawthorne began her career as a law clerk for the late Judge Jimmy Stoker of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal. She left that position in 1986 to start her own general law practice in Natchitoches, LA. She worked in that capacity until she was elected to the district court in 2004. She also served as a civil and family law mediator.