Courts

caldwell parish la courthouse37th Judicial District Court 

The 37th Judicial District Court has original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. Most Judicial District Court cases are heard by juries. The court also has jurisdiction over criminal cases against children under the age of seventeen. 

The following Judges preside over the Caldwell Parish 37th Judicial District Court:

  • Hon. Ashley Paul Thomas

201 Main Street, Suite 1
PO Box 1327
Columbia LA 7141
Phone:  318-649-2272
Fax: 318-649-2037
Email: 

District Attorney - 37th Judicial District 

  • Brian Frazier

PO Box 839
Columbia LA 71418
Phone: 318-649-7410


Justice of the Peace Courts

Justices of the Peace have judicial authority of a district, can perform marriage ceremonies, have jurisdiction in civil matters when the amount is in dispute does not exceed $5,000. They do not have jurisdiction when a real estate title is involved, when the defendant is the state or other political subdivision, successions or probate matters. Justices of the Peace are elected to service six year terms.

Constables carry out the orders of the Justice of the Peace Court which includes, serving citations, evictions enforcement and garnishments enforcement. Constables are elected to service six year terms.

WARD JUSTICE OF THE PEACE CONSTABLE
1 Janice Jones
158 Lil Duck Lane
Columbia LA 71418
Phone: 318-649-7622
William L. "Bill" Masters
4322 Highway 4 East
Columbia LA 71418
Phone: 318-376-5378
2 Mary E. Taylor
PO Box 195
Clarks LA 71415
Phone: 318-649-7974
Larry Adkins, Jr.
275 Lavelle Lane
Trayson LA 71435
Phone: 318-246-5308