Barron C. Burmaster was elected to Section 'C' on November 16, 2013.
He attended McDonogh 26 Elementary School, Gretna Middle School, and West Jefferson High
School. The Judge served as Student Council President at Gretna and was president of the Class of
1981 at West Jefferson, where he also served as president of the National Honor Society and
commander of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. He received a full academic scholarship to
attend Loyola University graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies. He
then received a full academic scholarship to attend Loyola Law School receiving his Juris Doctorate
in 1989. After graduation, Judge Burmaster served as the Criminal Law Clerk for the Judges of 24th
District Court until May 1991 when he was appointed an Assistant District Attorney.
The Judge served in the felony, research and appeals and juvenile division where he was Deputy
Chief of the Juvenile Division of the D.A.'s office (14 years service in the Juvenile Division). He
served as Executive Assistant District Attorney from 2007 to 2013. Also, he was appointed to
Governor Jindal's transition team as a member of the Youth Development Panel of the Crime and
Public Safety Advisory Council. Judge Burmaster served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of
the Jefferson Child Advocacy Center as President, is President of the German American Cultural
Center, past President of the Marrero Lions Club, is a past member of the Jefferson CASA Advisory
Board, and is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association. Also, he was a member of the Louisiana
District Attorney's Association where he has served as Second-Vice President from 2007 to 2013.
Other activities include membership in the Knights of Columbus, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Phi
Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and the Alliance of the American Dental Association. The Judge is a
member of the Crown Point Homeowners Association and Visitation of Our Lady Parish where he
serves as a lector and Eucharistic minister. He served as a member of the Louisiana Legislature's
Juvenile Justice Commission Advisory board. Also, he served on the Louisiana Supreme Court's
Committee to establish uniform Juvenile and Family Court Rules. The Judge attended the Loyola
Institute of Politics earning a fellowship and is a former member of the Jefferson Parish Republican
Executive Committee. He is a guest lecturer at Loyola University, Tulane University, Loyola School
of Law, Concordia University, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy and the Gretna
Police Department Training Academy.
He is currently serving as the President of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court
Judges. He is a member of the Louisiana District Judges Association. He is immediate past
President of the Fifth Circuit Judges Association, is a member of the Judicial Division of the
American Bar Association, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the American
Judges Association and both the National and Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals.
Judge Burmaster is married to the former Maria Ribando who is a dentist with a private practice in
Marrero. They have 3 sons, John, Barron, and Andrew. They reside in Crown Point.