The Office of the District Attorney is comprised of 36 prosecutors, investigators, and administrative staff. In a typical year we receive thousands of criminal complaints. Our office is organized for vertical prosecution, which means that the prosecutor assigned to a case will prosecute that case from beginning (an indictment or bill of information) to end (conviction and sentencing).
First Assistant District Attorney
Daniel M. Landry, III
The First Assistant is generally responsible for supervising all of the operations of the Office of the District Attorney as directed by the elected district attorney, as well as supervising all major cases being prosecuted in our jurisdictions. He also serves as district attorney in the absence of the elected district attorney.
Prosecution and Parish Tracks / Sections
The Chief of each parish is responsible for supervising the functions of prosecution in each jurisdiction and felony tracks.
P. O. Box 3306
Lafayette, LA 70502-3306
J. N. “Jay” Prather
100 N. State St., Suite 215
Abbeville, LA 70510
P. O. Box 288
Crowley, LA 70527-0288