Meet Donald J. Cazayoux
By Stephanie Woodrow | April 27, 2022 12:30 pm

Don Cazayoux (Gov)

Donald J. Cazayoux (Louisiana State University, Georgetown University Law Center) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. He would replace Bush holdover David R. Dugas, who became the district’s head prosecutor in 2001. Dugas announced on Wednesday he would resign, effective April 24 to join a private law firm.

His vitals:

  • Born in Baton Rouge, La., in 1964.
  • Earned a master’s degree from Louisiana State University in August 1993.
  • Attended but did not earn a degree from Louisiana State University Law Center.
  • Has been an assistant district attorney in Plaquemine, La., since 2009.
  • Has been a mediator with Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions in Baton Rouge since 2009.
  • Has had his own private law firm in New Roads, La., since 2009.
  • Has worked at the Jewell and Jewell in New Roads since 2009. Also worked for the firm in 2008.
  • Was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana’s 6th District in 2008-2009.
  • Was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008.
  • Was a board member for the Catholic of Pointe Coupee in New Roads from 1996 to 1999.
  • Was the director of Ambel Corporation in Cottonport, La., from 1993 to 2006.
  • Has been the president of the New Roads Lions Club in New Roads since 1996.
  • Was a law clerk and associate at Chaffe, McCall, Phillips, Toler & Sarpy in Baton Rouge from 1991 to 1994.
  • Clerked for Kean Miller Hawthorne D’Armond McCowan & Jarman LLP in Baton Rouge in 1990.
  • Clerked for Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips in Baton Rouge in 1990.
  • Clerked for Rust, Rust & Silver in Fairfax, Va., from 1989 to 1990.
  • Clerked for Mathews, Atkinson, Guglielmo, Marks & Day in Baton Rouge in 1989.
  • Was a teaching and research assistant at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge from 1986 to 1988.
  • Worked as a psychology technician at CPC Meadow Wood in Baton Rouge in 1986.
  • Estimates that he has tried at least 75 cases to verdict. Acted as sole counsel in about 10 of those cases, chief counsel in approximately 50 of those cases and associate counsel in approximately 15 cases.

Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Cazayoux reported assets valued at $825,700, mostly from real estate and securities, and $43,000 in liabilities for a net worth of $782,700.

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