Reginald T. Badeaux, III was elected District Judge on October 18, 1997 to Division "I" of the 22nd Judicial District Court, Parishes of Washington and St. Tammany. Judge Badeaux received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Southeastern Louisiana University and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He joined the law firm of Badeaux and Badeaux, working primarily in general civil litigation practice, while serving two years as an Assistant Indigent Defender and seven years as an Assistant District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District.
Judge Badeaux is a former member of the Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals, the National Association of District Attorneys and served on the faculty of the Louisiana District Attorney's Association. He is presently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Covington Bar Association, St. Thomas More Inn of Court and the Twenty Second Judicial District Inn of Court and is a candidate for Master of Judicial Studies with the National Judicial College. Judge Badeaux formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Covington Branch Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity and United Theater Artists, as well as the Northstar Thearter in Mandeville, La. He has two children.
Judge Badeaux is a veteran of many TV, stage and movie productions, having made his acting debut at Play Makers Theater in "40 Carats," and most recently appearing in the TV Land series of "Back to the Grind" co-starring with Harry Anderson earlier this year.
- Judge, 22nd Judicial District Court (1997 to date)
- 22nd Judicial District Assistant District Attorney (1990-1997)
- Attorney, Badeaux and Badeaux (1984-1997)
- National Judicial College, General Jurisdiction (1997)
- 22nd Judicial District Indigent Defender (1986-1988)
- Loyola University Law School (J.D. 1984)
- Southeastern Louisiana University (B.A. 1980)
- Graduate of The Saint Paul School (1973)