Criminal Court Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier says she is ready to continue her service to the community at the appellate court level.
“(My) diverse legal and judicial background is unique and has prepared me to serve on the appellate level, not just as a judge, but as a public servant. I want to ensure that everyone has access to justice, and I want to continue my service at the appellate level by playing a major role in our community.”
Relative to community service beyond the bench, Flemings-Davillier has served on the Louisiana Sentencing Commission, the Re-Entry Task Force, the Greater New Orleans Drug Demand Reduction Coalition, on the boards of Crimestoppers, Inc., the Louisiana Children’s Museum, and the Contemporary Arts Center.
Flemings-Davillier, 47, has served as a criminal court judge for nearly five years. She also served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle, practiced civil law for 14 years as an attorney with Phelps Dunbar, LLC. She also served as a judge in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. It is the experience in civil, criminal and juvenile law that Flemings-Davillier says best qualifies her for the appeals court bench.
“I have a diverse background of judicial and legal experience in all three areas of the law,” she says.
Flemings-Davillier says she has a proven track record of handling cases efficiently and effectively. She says that when she took the criminal court bench after her November 2012 election, she inherited 377 cases.
“(That caseload included) a significant number of highly-complex felony cases,” she says. “While being allotted a substantial number of new cases each year, I still managed to resolve a large volume of cases on a yearly basis, ultimately resulting in resolution of 1,791 cases by the end of 2016, the largest number of cases closed amongst all 12 sections of Criminal Court.”
Flemings-Davillier says she will bring the same work ethic and commitment to ensuring the effective and efficient administration of justice to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal if elected.
Flemings-Davillier graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and earned her law degree from Loyola University Law School.