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Richard Haik

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Richard Haik
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Lafayette, LA
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   05/30/1991 - Present
Chief:   2002 - 2009
Preceded by:   John Duhe, Jr.
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Lafayette, LA
Undergraduate:   University of Southwest Louisiana, B.S., 1971
Law School:   Loyola Law, J.D., 1975
Military service:   U.S. Army, Reserves 1980 - 1984

Richard T. Haik, Sr. is currently serving as a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Lake Charles, Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish). He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Haik is the Chief Judge of the Court.

Haik is the brother of Suzanne Haik Terrell, who failed in a high-profile Republican bid for the U.S. Senate in 2002 and for Louisiana attorney general in 2003.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Louisiana, Haik graduated from the University of Southwest Louisiana with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and later graduated from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1975. Haik served in the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1971 to 1978 and served in the Army Reserve as a Captain from 1980 to 1984.[2]

Professional career

Haik served as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Louisiana from 1975 to 1984 then became a Louisiana state district judge from 1984 to 1991.[2]

Judicial career

Western District of Louisiana

Haik was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on April 11, 1991 to a seat vacated by John Duhe, Jr. as Duhe was elevated in the ranks of the Federal Judiciary as he received a nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Haik was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 1991 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 30, 1991. Haik has served as Chief Judge of the Court since 2002.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Duhe, Jr.
Western District of Louisiana
Seat #3
Succeeded by: