Chief Judge Sidney H. Cates, IV

Inclusion & Diversity 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.