A Message from Our District Attorney

As District Attorney, the principle by which I will run this office is to make decisions based on the merits, based on the facts, based on hard work and the results of that hard work. That’s the American way, the American Dream. We are blessed to live where we live. This is a great community. This is a great place to raise a family. This is a great place to start a business. This a great place to seek and follow the American Dream. And the reason that these things are true is, the people who live here. That’s what makes this a great community.

Mission Statement

The Office of District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and justice, protecting the public and serving our community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and civil matters while safeguarding the rights of all citizens, including the accused.

Goals

▪ To help improve the quality of life for all residents of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes

▪ Create and maintain open communication to promote the best interests of the community, ensuring that the public is kept informed of the work we are doing

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News

  • DA Warren Montgomery – Fellowship in Folsom

    DA Warren Montgomery – Fellowship in Folsom

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery had a great time of fellowship with men of the Folsom community Saturday morning (July 14) at Rainey Chapel.  The men shared breakfast and conversation, and some of them got to show their beautiful antique cars.
  • D.A. Montgomery Names Shea Penton to Lead Washington Parish Office

    D.A. Montgomery Names Shea Penton to Lead Washington Parish Office

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2018 D.A. Montgomery Names Shea Penton to Lead Washington Parish Office FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that he has named Assistant District Attorney Shea Penton as Administrator of the Washington Parish Office.  Penton will continue to screen cases and prosecute misdemeanors (cases with a sentence no more than six months), …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Names Civil Division Chief

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Names Civil Division Chief

    July 11, 2018 District Attorney Warren Montgomery Names Civil Division Chief COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Wednesday that he has named Assistant District Attorney Cary Menard as Chief of the Civil Division, responsible for leading the department whose newly enhanced duties include representing St. Tammany Parish Government. The Louisiana Supreme Court resolved two years of …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve on the left side of this page, you’ll find that I, along with my fantastic staff, have accomplished many of those goals:

  1. Created more transparent office
  2. Hired top-notch staff (55% of ADAs and 50% of investigators new)
  3. Created Screening Department
  4. Improved Domestic Violence Unit
  5. Enhanced use of Specialty Courts and helped create new Veterans Court
  6. Upgraded technology office-wide
  7. Created employee manual
  8. Stabilized budget
  9. Created Financial Assistance Program for indigent defendants to participate in Diversion Program
  10. Work more closely with Law enforcement agencies

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