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Wilson appointed judge pro tempore in Division ‘F’ in Calcasieu

Richard E. Wilson (Source: Louisiana Supreme Court) Richard E. Wilson (Source: Louisiana Supreme Court)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed attorney Richard E. Wilson as judge pro tempore of the 14th Judicial District Court's Division "F."

According to a news release from Justice Jeanette Theriot Knoll, Wilson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Wilford D. Carter on Nov. 1.

Wilson will serve through Jan. 1, 2014, "or until further order of the Louisiana Supreme Court," the release states.

Wilson received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in 1989, attended Meharry Medical College 1989 -1993, and received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law in 1997.

The release states that after one year of judicial clerkship at the 14th Judicial District Court, Wilson joined the law firm Cox, Cox & Filo in 1998. He became a partner with the firm, now known as Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson, in 2001.

Wilson is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He served as a member of the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Association for Justice. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Governors Minority Caucus for the Louisiana Association for Justice.

Wilson has been active in a number of civic organizations in the Lake Charles area, including: Board member, Foundation for Fair Play; Founding member, 100 Black Men of Lake Charles; Board member, Calcasieu Women's Shelter; Chairman of the Board, Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services; and Board member, Life Share Blood Center.

He and his wife are the parents of three children.

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