Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux
|Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal|
|Past position:||Private practice|
|Bachelors:||Dartmouth College, 1971|
|Law School:||Tulane Law School, 1975|
Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux is a judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana. On January 12, 2004, he became the chief judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. Judge Thibodeaux was first elected to the Third Circuit appeals court in 1992. His current term expires on December 31, 2020.
Thibodeaux was re-elected after running unopposed.
- Main article: Louisiana judicial elections, 2010
Judge Thibodeaux is a 1971 honors graduate of Dartmouth College. He earned his J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1975, where he was an Earl Warren Scholar. He was an Earl Warren Intern with the Legal Defense Fund for one year following law school.
Thibodeaux served as an assistant district attorney under Frank Salter from 1976 to 1979. He was in private practice with the firm of Newman & Thibodeaux from 1979 to 1992, until his election to the appeals court in 1992. He served by appointment on the Lake Charles City Court in 1984.
Awards and Associations
Judge Thibodeaux has served as co-chairman of the Louisiana Supreme Court Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Supreme Court for Revision of the Code of Judicial Conduct. He is past president of the Judicial Council of Louisiana/National Bar Association and past president of the Association of Judges of the Third Circuit.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Judges Association, American Judicature Society, the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, and the National Board of Trustees of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Thibodeaux also serves on the Continuing Legal Education Program Committee and the Judicial Independence Task Force of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Bench/Bar Liaison Committee of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He is a lecturer for CLE seminars sponsored by the Judicial College of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
- Third Circuit Website
- Thibodeaux Opinions Rendered From 07/07/04 - 07/07/04
- Thibodeaux Opinions Rendered From 06/23/04 - 06/23/04