Term Ends: 2026
David A. Ritchie is the chief judge of the 14th Judicial District, Division E, in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. He was elected to this position on November 15, 2003. He was re-elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015 and expiring on December 31, 2020. Ritchie earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1989, going on to receive his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 1992. Ritchie has worked as a lawyer in Lake Charles, Louisiana.