Ralph Tureau

Professional Background

Retired Elected District Judge (Division A of the 23rd Judicial District in Louisiana)
(General Jurisdiction, Juvenile, Criminal, Civil, Probate)
1997 - 2014

Chief Judge
1998, 2003

Judge's representative to Ascension Parish Criminal Justice Committee

Assitant District Attorney
Aubert Talbot District Attorney
1979 - 1985

First Assitant District Attorney
Don Carmouche District Attorney
1985 - 1992

First Assistant District Attorney
Anthony Falterman District Attorney
1992 - 1997

Faculty of the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education

River Parish Community College Teacher
Introduction to the US Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law
2004 - 2007


Parish of Ascension
Planning and Zoning Commission
Tourist Commission
Mental Health Board
Ascension - St. James Airport Authority


Juris Doctor of Laws Degree
Paul M Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Louisiana State University

Associate of Arts Degree
St. Joseph Jr. College

Honors & Awards

American Bar Association - Law Student
Division Gold Key Award Recipient

American Bar Association - Law Student
Division Elected Circuit Governor

Leadership Roles

President - McMahon Inn of Court
2005 - 2007

Board of Directors - Donaldsonville, LA Marine Institute
2005 - 2007

Gonzales Jaycees President 1973
Past President 23rd Judicial District Bar Association
Past Treasurer Knights of Columbus
Past Chairman St. Theresa Church Parish Council
Past Treasurer Ascension Chamber of Commerce
Member East Ascension Rotary Club
Past Boy Scounts of America - Explorer Post Leader