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

  • Jury Convicts Mandeville Woman For The Attempted Murder  Of Her Former Attorney

    Jury Convicts Mandeville Woman For The Attempted Murder Of Her Former Attorney

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2019 Jury Convicts Mandeville Woman For The Attempted Murder Of Her Former Attorney COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Patricia M. Currie, 78, of Mandeville, guilty Wednesday (August 14) of attempted second degree murder for trying to kill her former attorney. Currie faces from …
  • Our D.A. spoke on The Lake 94.7.  Please take a moment to listen.

    Our D.A. spoke on The Lake 94.7. Please take a moment to listen.

    Last week I had the opportunity to speak on The Lake 94.7. I wanted to thank the local people who have stepped forward to run for political office. Please listen below.
  • Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Molesting A Juvenile

    Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Molesting A Juvenile

                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2019 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Claude Wayne Bennett, 68, of Pearl River, guilty Wednesday (Aug. 7) of two counts of Molestation of a Juvenile under 13. He faces 25 to 99 years in prison when …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve, 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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