Chief Judge Keva Judge Landrum-Johnson is a New Orleans native. She attended Ursuline Academy and later received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a juris doctorate from Tulane Law School in New Orleans. The Honorable Keva Landrum-Johnson serves as Judge at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Section E, where she presides over criminal felony and misdemeanor cases. Judge Landrum-Johnson was first elected to serve at criminal court in 2008, and was re-elected to a second term in 2015. In January 2018, Judge Landrum-Johnson was appointed Chief Judge at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court criminal court and made history as the first African American woman to serve in the court’s highest office.