James T. Genovese Information

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James T. Genovese
Associate Justice (Place 3) of the Louisiana Supreme Court
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded by Jeannette Knoll [1]
Judge of the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the 3rd Circuit
In office
Personal details
Born (1949-08-24) August 24, 1949 (age 69)
Opelousas, St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Republican or Independent
Alma mater Northwestern State University
Loyola University

James T. Genovese (born August 24, 1949) is a Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, having served since 2017.

"Justice Genovese’s judicial career began as a judge ad hoc of the Opelousas City Court from 1975–1989. He was elected district judge of the Twenty-Seventh Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Landry in 1995 and served as district judge through 2004, whereupon he was elected to the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal. He served on the appellate court from 2005–2016. He was elected Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, commencing January 1, 2017."

In 2016 election, Genovese received 51 percent of the vote, narrowly defeating Judge Marilyn Castle. [2] The Louisiana Secretary of State lists Genovese as a Republican on its election returns but as a registered Independent on the voter portal. He may have switched registration after his election, or one of the party labels may be incorrect. [3]


  1. ^ "Judge 'Jimmy' Genovese running for Louisiana Supreme Court". Katc.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Genovese sworn in as La. Supreme Court justice". Dailyworld.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ "James Genovese, August 1949". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved December 28, 2016.

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Preceded by
Jeannette Knoll
Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court