Chief Judge Sidney H. Cates, IV
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Chief Judge Sidney H. Cates, IV has served as judge of Civil District Court, Division C, since September 2004. Prior to his election, Chief Judge Cates was a litigator for twenty-eight years, earning national recognition for his success as a trial and appellate advocate, particularly in products liability and statutory employment litigation. He has served and continues to serve on various community and educational boards. Chief Judge Cates is a graduate of St. Augustine High School, Loyola University, and Loyola University Law School in New Orleans and has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar since 1976.