Term Ends: 2026
Judge Michelle Meaux Breaux was elected to the 15th Judicial District Court, Division E, in 2014. She is a Lafayette Parish native, having graduated from Acadiana High School, the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), and the Southern University Law Center. She has been married to Brian Breaux for twenty-four years, and has two children, Brennan, a sophomore at LSU, and Avery, a senior at St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Upon her graduation from law school in 1990, Judge Breaux served as a clerk to Judge Bradford Ware. In 1992, Judge Breaux went to work for the Public Defender Office and started her own private practice. In 1994, she was the coordinator of the Families in Need of Service Program for Lafayette Parish (FINS) until 1999. Thereafter, in 1995, she joined the District Attorney’s Office. Judge Breaux co-founded the Juvenile Drug Court in 2002, and established a truancy court for the Lafayette Parish School System. She also served for nineteen years as a Magistrate for the City of Scott and as an adjunct criminal justice professor at UL. Judge Breaux is active in the community, and is the 2016-2017 President of the St. Thomas More Advisory Council.