FAIR, EXPERIENCED &
BALANCED LEADERSHIP

FOR OUR COMMUNITY

ELECTION DAY

NOVEMBER 8TH

EARLY VOTE

OCT. 25TH – NOV. 1ST

Geoff will ensure fair and just rulings

The Judge Our Community Needs

New Orleans residents should feel confident in the court system and should be able to trust that justice will be determined by the law, and the facts of their case– regardless of their social status, income, race, or beliefs. ALL PEOPLE should have a fair and equal opportunity to be heard. 

GEOFF WILL BRING PROFESSIONALISM, INTEGRITY & LEADERSHIP TO THE COURT

Experienced.

Geoff has acquired over 20 years of experience working in the legal system. Throughout his career, he has served as a strong legal asset to the court in various roles.

Believes in working hard.

Geoff earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University in 1990 and a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 1999. He has imparted his expertise both in the court and community as he formerly served as a Prosecutor for the New Orleans Municipal and Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of New Orleans.

Believes in service and Fighting for Youth & Families.

Geoff recognizes the importance of supporting youth and families to build stronger communities. He will ensure his decisions in the court regarding families are fair, just, and restorative.

Committed to SERVE ALL PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS.

Geoff believes the citizens of New Orleans deserve a just and fair legal system. He has spent much of his personal life and professional career better understanding and serving the needs of the citizens of New Orleans.

GEOFF’S STORY


Geoffrey L. Gates was born in New Orleans, LA. He is a proud “Girl Dad” of Addison Gates. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University in 1990 and a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 1999. Geoffrey served as a Judicial Law Clerk for First City Court of New Orleans from 2000-2003 and Assistant District Attorney in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office from 2004-2008. He currently serves as a Prosecutor for the New Orleans Municipal and Administrative Hearing Office for the City of New Orleans. With over 20 years of experience working in the court, Geoffrey has spent much of his personal life and professional career better grasping the needs of the citizens of New Orleans. Geoffrey’s legal and public service experience has given him a wealth of knowledge to judge with Fairness, Experience, and Temperament to serve ALL PEOPLE.

Experience

  • Prosecutor
    New Orleans Municipal & Traffic Court
  • Conflict Panel
    Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
  • Administrative Hearing Officer
    City of New Orleans
  • Assistant District Attorney – Child Support Enforcement Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office
  • Judicial Law Clerk
    First City Court of New Orleans
  • Legislative Aide
    New Orleans City Council, District E
  • Adjunct Professor
    Dillard University 
  • Counselor
    Orleans Parish School Board

Education 

Southern University Law Center

Xavier University of Louisiana 

St. Augustine High School 

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