Warren Montgomery was born to Monty and Anne Montgomery as one of six children. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1973, and went on to study at Louisiana State University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics in 1976, and then continued his education at the LSU Law School.
After his graduation from Law School in 1979, Warren volunteered for the Reagan Presidential Campaign where he began his life in public service. He would later work in the White House for a short time in what Warren jokingly calls a “very high-ranking job… the mail room.”
He was later assigned as a legislative liaison for President Reagan at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he remained until 1983. Warren then accepted a position as an Assistant U.S. Attorney New Orleans.
Following years of public service, Warren set his eyes on the private sector as a businessman working with a corporation based in Louisiana that had offices in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Puerto Rico. He sold the company in 2001 then began his solo practice as a private attorney in Covington.
Warren has been married to his wife, Valarie Hatfield, for more than 30 years, and together they have five children and a grandson. Warren is a member of the Sugar Bowl Committee and his community involvement over the years has included: Chairman of the Lacrosse Committee, Chairman of the Pastoral Council at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, board member of the Team 5:18 Prison Ministry, and North Shore Chairman of the French American Chamber of Commerce. Warren also has served as an instructor in Trial Advocacy for the U.S. Department of Justice and as a lecturer in Ethics and Professionalism for the Louisiana State Bar Association.
As the District Attorney for St. Tammany and Washington Parishes, the principles by which he runs the office is to make decisions based on the merits, based on the facts, based on hard work and the results of that hard work.
The Office of District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and justice, protecting the public and serving our community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and civil matters while safeguarding the rights of all citizens, including the accused.
The goals of his office is to help improve the quality of life for all residents of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes by:
Creating and maintaining open communication to promote the best interests of the community and ensuring that the public is kept informed of the work they are doing
Assisting other state and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases
Collaborating with law enforcement and community groups to deter crime through intervention and prevention efforts
Establishing an atmosphere of compassion, trust and mutual respect
Providing assistance and aid to those who have been victimized by crime and to ensure their rights are upheld and they are treated with dignity, respect and compassion
Promoting a work environment that emphasizes courtesy, high ethical standards, professionalism and high quality legal representation
Providing training for employees and education for the public to be knowledgeable about the administration of justice
Maintaining public confidence by creating a day-to-day operation that is efficient and effective
District Attorney Warren Montgomery and his staff is pleased to share the following goals that have been accomplished:
Created a more transparent office
Hired top-notch staff (55% of ADAs and 50% of investigators new)
Created Screening Department
Improved Domestic Violence Unit
Enhanced use of Specialty Courts and helped create new Veterans Court
Upgraded technology office-wide
Created employee manual
Created Financial Assistance Program for indigent defendants to participate in Diversion Program
Work more closely with Law enforcement agencies
District Attorney Montgomery and his staff never lose sight of the victims when they prosecute cases. “There is no greater job satisfaction than when we hear from victims and their families that they feel like justice was served,” he said.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8-9 New International Version (NIV)