Term Ends: 2030
John M. Guidry is a judge on the Louisiana Court of Appeal First Circuit, representing the 2nd District. He was first elected to this position in October of 1997. He was re-elected in 2010, and his current term ends on December 31, 2020.
Judge Guidry formerly served as a legislative assistant to the Honorable Joseph A. Delpit. He also served as the assistant clerk of the Louisiana House of Representatives and an assistant parish attorney.
Judge Guidry was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1991 and to the State Senate in 1993 as senator for District 14. He was elected to his current position as a judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in October 1997. Guidry was elected to a second term in 2002 while teaching appellate advocacy and legal writing classes at Southern University Law Center. Judge Guidry is a 1983 graduate of LSU and a 1987 cum laude graduate of Southern University Law Center.