Term Ends: 2026
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Valerie Gotch Garrett is a judge for the 15th Judicial District Court of Louisiana. She was elected to the bench in 2020.

Garrett received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southwest Louisiana. She then completed a J.D. at Southern University Law Center.

Garrett managed her own private practice and was a public defender for the 15th Judicial District. She also handled capital, felony, juvenile, and misdemeanor cases as a federal public defender.