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Louisiana Court Of AppealsCourt of Appeal, Second Circuit
State of Louisiana

430 Fannin Street, Shreveport LA 71101
(318) 227-3700
(318) 227-3735 (fax)
Office Hours: 8:30AM - 4:45PM, Monday through Friday

Judge Jeanette G. Garrett

Judge Gay C. Gaskins

Shreveport, Louisiana (2013)
Division C, Section 2, Third District


  • Second Circuit Court of Appeal, Shreveport, LA: Appellate Judge, 2013
    • Elected without opposition in February 2013
  • First Judicial District Court, Shreveport, LA: Judge, 2003 to 2013
    • Elected to office in 2002 and re-elected without opposition in 2008.
    • Presided over cases in criminal, civil and family court sections
  • Private Law Practice with Giddens & Garrett, A Professional Law Corporation: October 1982 through December 2002
  • Caddo Parish Public Defender Office: Trial and Appellate Attorney, 1979 to 1982
  • Louisiana Court of Appeal: Law Clerk to Chief Judge James E. Bolin, 1978 to 1979
  • Louisiana Supreme Court: Law Clerk to Justice James L. Dennis, 1977 to 1978


  • Louisiana State University Law School, Baton Rouge, LA: Juris Doctorate (1977)
    • Class Rank No. 2
    • Member and Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review
    • LSU Law School Hall of Fame
  • Louisiana State University: Bachelor of Arts (1974)
  • Captain Shreve High School, Shreveport, LA: Graduate (1970).
    • Inducted into Captain Shreve Circle of Honor in 2007


  • Member of the founding Editorial Board of The Bar Review, the monthly publication of the Shreveport Bar Association
  • Member and Past Chairperson of Shreveport Red Mass Society
  • Member, The Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
  • Member, Louisiana State Law Institute Committee on Expedited Jury Trials
  • Hearing Office for the Judiciary Commission

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