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East Carroll Parish (318) 559-6340
Tensas Parish (318) 766-4719
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 James E. Paxton - District Attorney

 Early Life and Education

 James "Jim" E. Paxton was born and raised in Madison Parish. He graduated from   Mississippi State University in 1985 receiving a B.B.A. in Finance, and in 1988   received his law degree from Louisiana State University School of Law. After   graduating from LSU, Jim joined the law firm of Christovich & Kearney in New   Orleans where he practiced until 1993. For 24 years, Jim has been in private law   practice, an Assistant District Attorney from 1993-2002, First Assistant District Attorney from 2002-2008, Appointed District Attorney in January 2008 by Attorney General-Elect  James "Buddy" Caldwell and Elected District Attorney in October 2008.
 

Faith, Family, and Community

Jim and his wife live in St. Joseph with their three children.  As an active member of First Baptist Church of St. Joseph, he serves as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.  He is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. As well as serving on numerous boards in the Sixth Judicial District.