DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE PROGRAMS INITIATED BY RICK BRYANT
1979 - Joined the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office
1983 - Promoted to Chief of the Felony Division for CPDAO
1990 - Promoted to First Assistant District Attorney by DA Richard Ieyoub.
1991 - Elected District Attorney of Calcasieu Parish, unopposed, and re-elected twice, also unopposed.
2005 - Elected Judge of the 14th Judicial District.
2009 - Returned to the District Attorney's Office under DA John DeRosier as a Special Felony Prosecutor.
2018 - Resigned from the District Attorney's Office to pursue full-time private practice with the Bryant & Sigler LLC firm.
MILITARY SERVICE AND AWARDS
Rick served from 1968 to 1970 in the Vietnam War
1. Awarded the Bronze Star
2. Awarded the Army Commendation Medal
Born in Bastrop, Louisiana
Moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana at age 13
Member of both the Texas and Louisiana State Bar Associations
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Federal Bar Member including
2000 - 4th Judicial District Law Clerk for the Hon. Marcus Clark, now a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice, and the Hon. Carl Van Sharp
2001 - Joined the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office and promoted to Appellate Section Chief.
2007 - Helped found and coordinated the 14th Judicial District Adult Drug Court Treatment Program
2010 - Helped found and coordinated the 14th Judicial District Court Treatment Court Program
2013 - Successfully argued Boyer v. Louisiana before the United States Supreme Court
2017 - Helped found and coordinated the 14th Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court Program
2017-2018 - Appointed Special Prosecutor in Rapides and Jefferson Davis Parishes
2018 - Resigned as Assistant District Attorney to pursue full-time private practice with the Bryant & Sigler LLC law firm.
Born in Welsh, Louisiana
Moved to Moss Bluff in 1979