First Circuit Court of Appeal announces retirement of Judge Pettigrew

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, announces that the Honorable John T. Pettigrew will be retiring from the court when his current term expires on December 31, 2018. Judge Pettigrew has served on the First Circuit since 1999, having been elected to the court in 1998 and reelected without opposition in 2008.

The First Circuit Court of Appeal, one of the five Louisiana intermediate appellate courts, is domiciled in East Baton Rouge Parish and serves sixteen parishes including Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, Assumption, Ascension, Iberville, Point Coupee, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Washington, and St. Tammany.

Prior to being elected to the First Circuit, Judge Pettigrew served for 8 years as a district court judge on the Thirty-Second Judicial District Court, thus having served as a member of the judiciary for the past 28 years. Judge Pettigrew’s long and distinguished career in public service also includes his service as a special assistant district attorney in Terrebonne Parish, his military service as an officer in the United States Army from which he was honorably discharged as Captain in 1979, over ten years of service as an adjunct professor at Nicholls State University, member of the Governing Board of Hospital Service District No. 1 for the Parish of Terrebonne from 1979 to 1981, member of the Terrebonne Parish Notarial Commission from 1973 to 1982, elected member of the Terrebonne Parish Democratic Executive Committee from 1975 to 1990, and memberships and leadership roles in various local governmental and community organizations.

Judge Pettigrew and his wife Linda Senac Pettigrew have been married for 48 years and are the proud parents of two sons, John T. Pettigrew, Jr., and Nathan Campbell Pettigrew. Judge Pettigrew would like to thank all of the citizens of the First Circuit Court of Appeal for allowing him the privilege and honor of serving them.

Contributed by La. First Circuit Court of Appeal