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Greg G. Guidry
Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Personal details
Greg Gerard Guidry

July 1960 (age 58)
Political party Republican
Education Louisiana State University ( B.A.)
Paul M. Hebert Law Center ( J.D.)

Greg Gerard Guidry (born July 1960) [1] is an American lawyer who has served since January 2009 as a Republican Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a nominee to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.


Guidry is a 1985 graduate of the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, at which he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was selected for The Louisiana Law Review. In 2010, he earned a master's degree in Judicial Studies from the National Judicial College. He was also awarded a Rotary International Foundation Scholarship for International Understanding. During the scholarship year, Guidry studied classical civilizations and Roman law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

State court service

Guidry was formerly a judge on the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, to which he was elected in August 2006. Earlier, Guidry served for six years as a judge of the Louisiana 24th Judicial District Court for Jefferson Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana.

Louisiana Supreme Court

Guidry was elected to the high court on November 4, 2008, with 160,893 votes (60 percent); his opponent, fellow Republican Judge Jimmy Kuhn, received 108,541 votes (40 percent). [2]

Nomination to district court

In June 2018, Guirdy was considered a contender for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. [3] On January 16, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Guidry to serve as a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. [4] On January 17, 2019, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Guidry to the seat vacated by Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt, who was elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on May 15, 2018. [5] On February 13, 2019, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee. [6] On March 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a party line 12–10 vote. [7] On June 18, 2019, the Senate voted 53–43 to invoke cloture on his nomination. [8] A final confirmation vote is scheduled for June 19, 2019.


  1. ^ "Greg Guidry, July 1960". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  2. ^ The Times-Picayune, Supreme Court results from Archived 2014-03-28 at the Wayback Machine, November 19, 2008
  3. ^ Stole, Bryn; Russell, Gordon (2018-06-20). "White House eyes Justice Greg Guidry of Louisiana Supreme Court for federal judgeship in New Orleans". The Advocate. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  4. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Nineteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees" White House, January 16, 2019 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 17, 2019
  6. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for February 13, 2019
  7. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – March 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  8. ^ Roll Call Vote 116th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 171, United States Senate, June 18, 2019

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