JUDGE SCOTT CRICHTON
FOR
LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT

TOUGH ON CRIME, SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITIES
AND JUSTICE FOR OUR STATE

EXPERIENCE
PROSECUTOR, ATTORNEY, JUDGE

  • Assistant District Attorney, 1981-1990 (prosecution of violent felony crimes, including capital murder); civil law practice, 1985-1990
  • District Court Trial Judge, 1991-present (more than 25,000 civil and criminal cases in 23 years)
  • President, Louisiana District Judges Association, 2011-12
  • Member, Louisiana Judicial College Board of Governors
  • Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the Louisiana Supreme Court on the Judicial Canons

PASSION
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Creator of the following educational programs attended by more than 25,000 students, parents and teachers:

  • “Don’t Let This Be You” for high school students on crime prevention through education
  • “Sexting, Texting and Beyond” for middle and high school students on electronic misbehavior
  • “No More Strikes” for inmates on changing attitudes and reducing recidivism
  • “Bullet Points on the Second Amendment: Guns, Permits and Self Protection” for adults on gun rights, self defense and home protection
  • “Drunk Driving: Choices, Penalties and Consequences” for convicted DWI offenders in association with Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Founder, Justice and Beyond, Inc. (a nonprofit corporation designed to guide judges in the classroom on above programs)

COMMITMENT
SHARPENING SKILLS THROUGH EDUCATION

  • Former Adjunct Instructor of Business Law, LSU-Shreveport and Bossier Parish Community College
  • Former Instructor, Shreveport Police Academy
  • Instructor, North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy
  • Instructor, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee and Co-Chair, Shreveport Bar Association CLE Committee (over 100 CLE programs taught 1992-2013)

EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Bachelor of Science, 1976
  • LSU Law School, Baton Rouge, Juris Doctor, 1980
  • National Judicial College, 2010
  • Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute, 2011

FAITH AND FAMILY

  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (1985-present)
  • St. Mark’s Vestry Board of Directors (2012-present)
  • Married to Susie Simonton Crichton (27 years)
  • Sons: Stuart, age 26; Sam, age 25

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Judicial Liaison
  • Louisiana District Judges Association, Immediate Past President
  • Republican Party
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • North Shreveport Business Association
  • Young Men’s Christian Association, former board member
  • Louisiana District Attorneys Association, former member