Juvenile Court Judges and Administrative Staff

Judges

Chief Judge David Matlock obtained his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and graduated from Baylor University, School of Law. He was elected to office in 1995 and became Chief Judge for Caddo Parish Juvenile Court in 1999.

Judge Natalie Rhorer Howell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with her Bachelor’s degree in 2003. She received her Juris Doctorate at the LSU Paul M. Hebert School of Law in 2006. She was elected to office in 2020.

Judge Ree J. Casey-Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Southern University in Baton Rouge in 2000, thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, and was admitted to practice law in 2006. She is also a 2017 alumni of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and has completed a judicial fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in November of 2019.

She was in the practice with her father, Billy R. Casey, before being elected to the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court on December 10, 2016. Her mission is to be a positive role model for all children in every aspect of her life and to administer justice with compassion and integrity for every family and every child.

Administrative Staff

Judicial Administrator Ted Cox obtained his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and earned his masters degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. He graduated from the Loyola University School of Law. He has been the Judicial Administrator/Hearing Officer since 1997.

Hearing Officer Michelle Perkins obtained her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law. She has been the Hearing Officer/Law Clerk since 1999.

Hearing Officer Bobby Stromile obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1975 from Southern University Law Center. He began working for the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court in 2016 as a Pro-Temp Judge, and has continued as a Hearing Officer for child support and other matters as directed by the Court.