Term Ends: 2026
Party: D

Sidney H. Cates, IV is a judge for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court (Division C) in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. He has served in this position since September 1, 2004. He was re-elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015 and expiring on December 31, 2020.

Cates received his B.S. from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1975 and his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans in 1976. Cates was admitted to the bar in 1976. He worked as a lawyer for 28 years, specializing in products liability and statutory employment litigation.