Johnson named Calcasieu First Assistant DA

Stephen Dwight, Calcasieu District Attorney Elect recently introduced members of his executive staff who will join him in restructuring the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office to meet the goals he set during the campaign.

Jacob Johnson has been named as First Assistant District Attorney. Johnson is a graduate of LSU and received his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center in 2011. He clerked for Judge Penelope Q. Richard in the 38th Judicial District. He also practiced in oil and gas and environmental litigation before becoming a prosecutor at the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office. He has prosecuted in various divisions within the DA’s Office including misdemeanors, specialty courts, domestic violence, and felonies. In November 2018, he was appointed Chief Felony Prosecutor and remained in the role until being appointed First Assistant DA to District Attorney John DeRosier. Johnson and his wife Ashley have two children.