Term Ends: 2020
An honor graduate from Tulane University School of Law in 1995, Judge Thompson was in private practice for 20 years before taking the bench. While serving as District Judge he was appointed to the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics. He is a Past President of the Bossier Bar Association, and a former member of the Louisiana Bar Association House of Delegates.
Prior to serving as District Judge, Thompson served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 8 in Bossier parish. During his service Thompson was recognized as a champion of small business by the National Federation of Independent Business; was twice selected as a Legislator of the Year by the Louisiana State Troopers Association; was recognized as an Outstanding Family Advocate by the Louisiana Family Forum; and was recognized for his support and defense of the Second Amendment by being selected as Legislator of the Year by the Louisiana Shooters Association and being recognized by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Jeff Thompson (Republican Party) is a judge for of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal 2nd District. He assumed office on April 29, 2019. His current term ends on December 31, 2020. Thompson ran in a special election for the judge of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal 2nd District. He won in the Republican primary on March 30, 2019. Thompson was a judge for the 26th Judicial District in Louisiana from 2015 to 2019. Thompson is a former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 8 from 2012 to 2015. He resigned on January 1, 2015, after being elected as a district judge.
Thompson earned his B.B.A. in Real Estate and Insurance from Northeast Louisiana University in 1998 and his J.D. from the Tulane University School of Law in 1995. His professional experience includes working as an associate with the law firm of Weems, Schimipf, Hayter, Gilsoul and Carmouche, Reserve Police Officer with the Monroe Police Department, Associate Director of Development at Northeast Louisiana University, and an Insurance Agent with the Troy & Nichols Mortgage Company.