The 24th Judicial District Court has original jurisdiction of all civil and criminal matters in Jefferson Parish, including but not limited to cities such as Kenner, Metairie, Gretna, Harvey and Marrero, with the exception of certain juvenile matters. The 24th Judicial District Court has appellate jurisdiction of appeals from all city courts in Jefferson Parish. There are sixteen elected divisions of court in the District Court system. There is also a Criminal Commissioner’s Court, a Domestic Commissioner’s Court, as well as 4 hearing officers.
The 24th Judicial District Court is located in the Thomas F. Donelon Building, previously known as the “Annex Building” to the Jefferson Parish Courthouse. The address is 200 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053. The Annex Building was originally built in 1969 and initially had only two stories. Three additional stories were added in the late 1970s. After the addition of the three stories, it housed the Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal and the Jefferson Parish District Attorneys Office. In the early 2000s the 5th Circuit and the District Attorneys Office moved into their own buildings. The Annex was completely renovated starting in October of 2004 and completed in January of 2007.
Appeals from 24th Judicial District Court go to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in Gretna, Louisiana.
If you have been arrested in Gretna, Metairie, Harvey, Marrero or Kenner, contact Stephen Hébert to discuss your case.