DA James E. Stewart, Sr.

Meet the District Attorney:


James E. Stewart, Sr. was elected Caddo Parish District Attorney on November 21, 2015, and has over 42 years of experience as a lawyer, District and Appellate Court Judge in Caddo Parish.

District Attorney Stewart has received numerous honors for his civic involvement and professional achievements. In 2016, the Shreveport Bar Association honored District Attorney Stewart with the 18th Annual Professionalism Award in recognition of his personal courtesy and professional integrity during his many years of service in the legal community. He was the recipient of the 2017 Freedom Fighter Award from the FREE Coalition for his dedication and outstanding work as District Attorney in combating human trafficking. The Shreveport Region of National Association of Social Workers awarded District Attorney Stewart the 2018 Public Official of the Year Award. He was honored by Volunteers for Youth Justice as the 2019 VYJ Hero of the Year for exceptional commitment to children. In 2020, District Attorney Stewart was the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award presented by the Shreveport Bar Association for his significant contributions to the community. Most recently in 2022, he was presented the Leaders in Law Enforcement Award by the Community Foundation of Acadiana for his outstanding leadership and service to the community.


District Attorney Stewart is a member of the Mt. Canaan Bapist Church. He is a Life Member of the Rho Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.

District Attorney Stewart is married to Helen Ewing Stewart and the proud father of five children, two step-children and five grandchildren.