Term Ends: 2021
Party: D

Roland L. Belsome is a judge on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. He was elected in 2004. His current term expires on December 31, 2020. Belsome is a graduate of New Orleans Public Schools, the University of New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Law. He has served on the board of the Mayor’s Domestic Violence Advisory Board.

Judge Belsome currently serves as a judge on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, which has jurisdiction over the parishes of Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines. Before his election to the Court of Appeal, he was a judge in Orleans Parish (41st Judicial District) Civil District Court from 1996 to 2004 and a well-known trial attorney. Judge Belsome is an active lecturer in continuing legal education programs given by the Louisiana State Bar Association, Tulane Law School, Loyola Law School, and the Louisiana Trials Lawyers Association. He also has served as an adjunct professor at Tulane University School of Law, his alma mater.