Michael A. Tassin Jr., J.D. ’13, was elected on Nov. 21, 2015, to preside as justice of the peace for Ward 8 of St. Tammany Parish, an area encompassing Eastern Slidell and Pearl River. The Justice Court has jurisdiction over civil matters of $5,000 or less, evictions, littering, arrest warrants, and can perform marriages.
Tassin replaces Tracey Powell, who resigned July 31st. Five years remain on the six year term. While attending Loyola, Tassin participated in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice, providing legal representation to indigent clients.