Judge Jessie LeBlanc is a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish. She is the daughter of Gerald and Mary McCrory. She is married to David LeBlanc, and they have three children. She is a 1988 graduate of East Ascension High School, 1991 Magna Cum Laude graduate of L.S.U., 1993 graduate of the L.S.U. Paralegal Program, and a 1996 graduate of L.S.U. Law School. Upon graduating Law School, she operated a private law practice. Additionally, she was a Public Defender from 1996-1998. From 1998-2003, she served as an Assistant District Attorney for the 23rd Judicial District Court. In 2003, Judge LeBlanc was appointed as the Hearing Officer and Judicial Administrator for the 23rd Judicial District Court. She served in that position until her election on March 24, 2012 as District Judge for the 23rd Judicial District Court, Division “D”. She was recently elected to a second term.
Judge LeBlanc is a member of the 23rd Judicial District Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association. She was appointed to the Family Court Rules Committee by the Louisiana Supreme Court and also serves on the “Front End Committee” of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission. Judge LeBlanc was recently elected Secretary of the Fifth Circuit Judges’ Association.
She and her family are members of St. Anne Catholic Church where she teaches in the Parish School of Religion, is a Lector and serves on the Pastoral Council.