Judge Jennifer Guillot Womble was elected without opposition on January 27, 2023 to Section A of the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court. Prior to being elected, Judge Womble was a public defender representing children and indigent parents in thousands of cases in Jefferson Parish and the surrounding parishes in Southeast Louisiana. She additionally handled hundreds of adoptions in her private practice for over 20 plus years. Moreover, before becoming an experienced trial attorney, Judge Womble spent five years as the law clerk for Judge Ann Murry Keller, her predecessor in Section A.
Judge Womble graduated from St. Edward’s the Confessor School and subsequently graduated from high school at Mount Carmel Academy in 1990. In 1994, Judge Womble earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School in 1997, where she was selected to be a member of the Juvenile Law Clinic.
After graduating from law school, Judge Womble served as the law clerk for Judge Kernan "Skip" Hand in the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson.
Judge Womble was also admitted to the National Association of Counsel for Children – National Child Welfare Specialist along with becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
Additionally, over the last many years, Judge Womble has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Children’s Law Committee. Also, Judge Womble was involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program for many years starting while she was still in college. Judge Womble was also the past President of the Jefferson Parish Extra Mile.
In the past, Judge Womble was elected to and served on the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee.
Judge Womble was previously awarded the Louisiana Public Defender Blackstone Award. In addition, in 2022, she was honored with the Crimefighters Crime Prevention Advocate of the Year Award.
Judge Womble is an active member of both the Louisiana and Jefferson Bar Associations. She also has been a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader for over a decade.
Jennifer is married to John Womble, who is a practicing attorney in Jefferson Parish. They have four children – Christopher, Gabrielle, Nicholas and Benjamin. Judge Womble is proud to be a life-long resident of Metairie.