HONORABLE MARC E. JOHNSON is the first African-American elected to the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and was elected on April 4, 2009. He was a Kenner City Councilman for nearly sixteen (16) years. He was elected to the Kenner City Council to represent District 1 in 1994, re-elected in 1998, and re-elected without opposition in 2002. In 2006, Judge Johnson secured over 2,000 signatures from District 1 registered voters to run for a fourth term and was re-elected in the primary election against four (4) opponents.
Judge Johnson is a graduate of De La Salle High School, Xavier University of Louisiana where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, and Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge where he received a Juris Doctorate Degree.
After being admitted to the Louisiana State Bar, Judge Johnson served as an Assistant Parish Attorney for the Parish of Jefferson and as a Public Defender for the Jefferson Parish Indigent Defenders Board. He worked as a law clerk in the City Attorney’s Office in Kenner and worked as an intern to U. S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston in Washington, D.C. Judge Johnson practiced law for nearly 20 years, serving the legal needs of the community. He is married and has three children.