Miss Kevin Lovell James, affectionately called “Celestin” by colleagues, qualified to run for the seat vacated by retired Judge Robin Free, in the 18th Judicial Court, on January 3, 2018. She is a resident of Ventress, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish, and is excited and humbled to have the opportunity to represent the Tri-Parish entities of West Baton Rouge, Iberville and Pointe Coupee. Kevin’s extensive background certainly allows her to be considered as a front runner in this race, since she has licensure in both the Federal Court System of the Middle District of Louisiana and the State of Louisiana Court System. With over 21 years of experience practicing law, she has the tenacity and the knowledge to handle the role of Judge. Currently, she teaches at Southern University Law Center expounding on appropriate law office practices by teaching young adults how to master the dynamics of the legal field. This young professor’s previous experiences ensure that she is well equipped to deal with individuals on various levels and genres.
Kevin, a former graduate of Redemptorist Senior High School, later attended Louisiana State University where she received an undergraduate Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. She furthered her education by receiving a Masters of Arts Degree in Mass Communications at Southern University and A&M College and decided to pursue her ultimate educational goal, which was to receive her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University Law Center. This formidable candidate has two law offices, one located in New Roads and the other in Baton Rouge. Her specialty in private practice focusses on Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, and Successions, to name a few. These specialties allow her to have a panoramic view of the legal field. Licensed since 1996, she is by far one of the most qualified candidates in the race.
Kevin “Celestin” James has impeccable integrity, a breadth of experience and true dedication to family and community. Born a cradle Catholic, she is a devout Christian woman, and holds a Divinity degree from the Word of Life Christian Center. She is not afraid to divulge the fact that she stands on her faith and realizes that Christ guides her path and her decisions. She believes in providing service to mankind as she shoulders the legacy of her predecessors. James is prepared to launch an all-out grass roots campaign that will allow her to effectively communicate with constituents of the Tri-parish districts. Kevin stated that “she is honored to have this opportunity to represent not only her family, but individuals in all three communities. I promise to proudly represent this office with integrity, transparency and fairness”. “Therefore, I would like to cordially request your vote, support and prayers to serve as your Judge for Division B.” Voters are encouraged to contact her via Facebook at Kevin L. Celestin James or via her website, if there are concerns or questions. The election is slated for March 24, 2018 and early voting, from March 10-17, 2018, is highly recommended.