Tracey's Story

A New Orleans native, Tracey knew from an early age she wanted to make a difference for others. Through grammar school at Our Lady of Lourdes and high school at St. Mary’s Academy, she was active in community service projects and speech and debate. At Loyola University, she studied Sociology, won the Outstanding Student Award, and stayed on the Dean’s List. At graduation, she earned a full academic scholarship to Loyola Law School where she found time to work as a law professor’s research assistant while also participating on the National Moot Court Team.

After graduating from law school, she married her high school sweetheart, John Davillier, and started a family. As a respected attorney at Phelps Dunbar, LLP, Tracey Flemings Davillier dedicated countless hours to protecting children who landed in the state’s foster care program or fallen into the Juvenile Justice system. And she still mentors teenage girls, guiding them to self-respect and self-confidence.

Tracey chaired the Juvenile Division Transition Team for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, wherein she and the Committee of citizens, who are concerned about the welfare of our City’s youth and at the forefront of juvenile justice reform, addressed issues involving the juvenile justice system.

An outstanding legal scholar with one of our city’s most prestigious law firms, Tracey was successfully elected to the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in February 2010. In her judicial role, Judge Flemings Davillier administered justice fairly. As Deputy Chief Judge, she had a primary role in overseeing court operations and managing youth preventative and rehabilitative programs.

Judge Flemings Davillier has now been serving on the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court bench since 2013, where she has continued to serve the City of New Orleans by managing her Court docket in a professional manner, handling a voluminous amount of criminal cases and resolving an overwhelming number of cases on a yearly basis. She serves the Court in various capacities, including as a Judicial Liaison for the Court Intervention Services Programs (Drug Court, Domestic Violence Monitoring Court, Mental Health Court, Pretrial Services and Grant Writing Program), as well as chair of the Court’s Finance and Legislative Committees.

 Judge Flemings Davillier continues to log countless hours on the Bench working very hard to run an efficient court, off the Bench working on effective court operations and in the community working on programs focusing on prevention and intervention.

Judge Flemings Davillier’s strong work ethic; unique experience in civil, criminal and juvenile law; as well as her leadership skills, coupled with her strong commitment to our City, makes her the best candidate for Judge of the State of Louisiana, Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit.


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