Owsley Announces Candidacy for Judge

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Robert Owsley announces his candidacy for division “A” of the 10th Judicial District Court in Natchitoches.  He’s seeking the seat being vacated by Rick Harrington.

Owsley is a graduate of Tulane Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1992.  The election is November 4th.

(Natchitoches, La.) – Natchitoches attorney Robert Owsley formally launched his campaign today for District Judge in Division ‘A’ of the 10th Judicial District Court.

Owsley spoke to a crowd of supporters on the steps of the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse to share his focus and vision of the judiciary and his campaign for judge.

“I am committed to serving as your next judge because I have the necessary experience, qualifications and the desire to serve the citizens of Natchitoches Parish,” stated Owsley.

“In my practice, I have represented people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. For over 22 years, I’ve seen the faces of district court: working families, parents of young children, often times single parents with no one to turn to, who need guidance and protection under the law. I also encounter everyday citizens who are seeking legal recourse and are looking for nothing more than a fair shot in the courtroom.”

“As judge, I will be that ‘fair shot’ citizens are seeking. I will be impartial, fair and perhaps most importantly, understand that behind every cause before the court is a human being that deserves their fair and just opportunity to be heard,” proclaimed Owsley.

“I will always fairly apply the law when rendering decisions. Wherever you live, whomever you are, whatever your ethnicity and whomever you may be affiliated with will have absolutely no bearing on your day in court. Only the United States Constitution, the laws of the state of Louisiana and applicable case law will guide my decision making. Politics have no place in the courtroom, only equal justice for everyone,” said Owsley.

“As the next judge in Division “A,” I intend to have an efficient, accessible court with a well managed docket. I will do everything possible to see that cases are heard timely and without unnecessary delay. Your interactions with the court, whether as a participating party, a juror or a spectator, should be an easy and accommodating experience,” said Owsley.

“I know this campaign will be tough, but I accept the challenge. I commit to you my strongest effort to win this election. I will work diligently everyday. I will visit every corner of this parish — from Ashland to Derry and Marthaville to Goldonna, and all communities in between. I intend to personally meet as many of you as I possibly can to earn your trust and your support in this election,” said Owsley.

Owsley is running for Division “A” of the 10th Judicial District Court, which is being vacated by the forthcoming retirement of Judge Rick Harrington.

Robert Owsley received his Juris Doctor from the Tulane University School of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University. Owsley was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in Louisiana in 1992. He is a senior attorney at the Natchitoches firm of Murchison and Murchison where he specializes in family law and civil litigation.

Robert is married to Kathy Owsley and they have two children, Cameron and Callista. The Owsleys are members of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church in Natchitoches.