The Civil Division represents our office and its employees in civil lawsuits.

The Civil Division also provides legal representation
for parish government in Washington and St. Tammany parishes.


The Civil Division is a unit of the District Attorney’s Office that handles non-criminal civil matters and civil litigation on behalf of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes. The Civil Division provides legal services and advises the respective Parish Presidents, the Parish Councils, and Parish offices, agencies, departments, and certain state-authorized boards and commissions domiciled in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. Additionally, the Civil Division defends civil claims which might be brought against the District Attorney or members of his staff. The Civil Division of the DA’s Office does not handle private civil matters for individuals in our Parishes.

Legal advice and representation for private civil matters would need to be provided by an individual private attorney or law firm.

The latest (2018) Boards & Commissions Guide:

Cary Menard, Chief – Civil Division



Call: 985-871-4530

Media Requests

Media requests for public records should be sent to:

Shawn P.  Smith
Public Information Officer
District Attorney’s Office
Justice Center
701 N. Columbia Street
Covington, LA 70433