Judge Carl Stewart made history in 2012 by becoming the first African American Chief Judge of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Appointed by Former President Bill Clinton, he sat on the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit in Shreveport.

A native of Shreveport, he grew up seeing many injustices, and decided to dedicate his life to helping people through the legal system. He matriculated through his post-secondary education graduating from Dillard University as magna cum laude, then his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He later entered the United States Army. Later serving as a defense attorney for soldiers.

The published writer and professor frequently addresses groups about the need for African-American role models in business and public service, showing that his passion to help others has not diminished.

We salute and thank Judge Carl Stewart, a pioneer in the legal system and community pillar!