4 of the 7 members of the New Orleans City Council say Judge Lloyd Medley should be re-elected for another term at Orleans Parish Civil District Court. District B Councilperson Latoya Cantrell summed up her and her colleagues support saying, “Judge Medley’s 18 years on the bench, twice re-elected and being chosen by his fellow judges to be their Chief Judge speaks volumes about his integrity, fairness and honesty. There is no question that he is well respected by his colleagues and the public and deserves another term presiding over Division “D” at Orleans Civil Court.”
Joining Cantrell in endorsing Judge Medley are Councilperson-at-Large Stacy Head, District C Councilperson Nadine Ramsey and District E Councilperson James Gray. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former Mayor Sidney Barthelemy recently joined a growing list of support from public officials, attorneys, religious leaders, political organizations and average citizens who say Judge Medley fully deserves to be re-elected.
Lloyd J. Medley Jr. was elected Judge of Division “D” at Orleans Parish Civil District Court in 1996. From 2008 to 2010 his colleagues selected him to be Chief Judge. Through good fiscal management, while Chief Judge, Orleans Parish Civil District Court ran in the black for the first time since Hurricane Katrina
Judge Medley is a 1967 graduate of St. Augustine High School who went on to the University of New Orleans to earn both a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Social Studies and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. In 1980 he received a Juris Doctorate from the Southern University School of Law.
Prior to his election to the CDC bench, Judge Medley was an Assistant City Attorney for ten years at New Orleans Traffic Court. He has also been an attorney in private practice and is a military veteran having served in the United States Naval Reserve. Judge Medley also served as a teacher in both the Orleans and Jefferson Parish public school systems.
Judge Medley is active in the community holding memberships in the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, and Phi Alpha Delta.
"It has been an honor to serve the citizens of New Orleans these past 18 years. I humbly ask for your support to continue in my position as your Civil District Court Judge."