Judge Danny Ellender

First District, Section 2, Division B


  • Appellate Judge, Second Circuit Court of Appeal, began serving 2023
  • District Judge, Fourth Judicial District Court, Division ‘K’, served 2009-2022
  • Assistant District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District, 2002-2008
  • Federal Indigent Defender Attorney, Western District of LA, 1995-2001
  • Hearing Officer, Fourth Judicial District Court, 1997-1998
  • Private law practice, Ellender Law Firm, 1993-2008
  • Law Clerk / Staff Attorney, Second Circuit Court of Appeal, 1991-1993


  • LSU Law School, Baton Rouge, LA, Juris Doctorate
  • LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications
  • South Terrebonne High School, Bourg, LA


  • Louisiana Judicial College Board of Governors
  • Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics
  • Louisiana District Judges Association, Executive Committee
  • Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute
  • Fourth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Fred Fudickar American Inn of Court
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter
  • Village of Mer Rouge, Alderman
  • St. Frederick High School, Board of Directors
  • Northeast Louisiana Red Mass Society
  • Northeast Louisiana Red Cross Board of Directors
  • LSU Ag-Business Leadership Program
  • Leadership Ouachita