23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin graduated in 1985 from Louisiana State University, earning a B.S. Degree. Babin continued on to the Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University, receiving his Law Degree in 1992. He was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and the Order of the Coif.
Babin has practiced civil law beginning in 1992 and began his practice in criminal court as a criminal defense attorney in the 23rd Judicial District.
In 1995, he joined the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting sex offenses, drug cases and handling civil litigation. In 2002, Babin was appointed First Assistant District Attorney, and he served in that capacity through 2008.
In the fall of 2008, Babin was elected to his first term as District Attorney and was sworn in on January 12, 2009. The 23rd Judicial District encompasses Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish and St. James Parish, with a combined residency of upwards of 170,000 people. The office handles approximately 3,500 felonies and 24,000 misdemeanors annually.
In 2014, Babin secured his second term in office after running again as an unopposed candidate.
Since taking office, Babin was appointed by former Governor Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana Sentencing Commission. He now also serves on the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association Legislative Committee Board of Directors.