The Louisiana Supreme Court is the highest court in the state of Louisiana.  Louisiana also has five intermediary courts of appeal called Circuit Courts, each covering a different group of Parishes.  The justices of the Supreme Court as well as the Circuit Courts are all elected officials who serve ten-year terms.

The Circuit Courts have appellate jurisdiction over all  civil matters, all family and juvenile court matters, and most criminal cases.  The Circuit Courts also have supervisory jurisdiction to review interlocutory orders and decrees matters before the district courts within their geographical circuits. The Louisiana Circuit Courts are able to review questions of fact and law in civil cases, but only questions of law in criminal cases.

Appeals from the Circuit Courts are brought to the Louisiana Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court also has exclusive appellate jurisdiction over certain matters, and has original jurisdiction over other narrow matters.

The following is a list of contact info and links for each of Louisiana’s courts of appeal:

Louisiana Appeal Courts

Louisiana Supreme Court

Louisiana Supreme Court

400 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Telephone: 504-310-2300

First Circuit appeal court

First Circuit Court of Appeal

1600 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Telephone: 225-382-3000
Facsimile: 225-382-3010

Second Circuit

Second Circuit Court of Appeal

430 Fannin Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Telephone: 318-227-3700
Facsimile: 318-227-3735

3rd Circuit Appeal Court

Third Circuit Court of Appeal

1000 Main Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615

Telephone: 337-433-9403
Facsimile: 337-491-2590

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal

410 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Telephone: 504-412-6001
Facsimile: 504-412-6019

5th Circuit appeal court

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

101 Derbigny Street
Gretna, LA 70053

Telephone: 504-376-1400
Facsimile: 504-376-1498