|Robert Lane Pittard|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Jeffrey Stephen Cox (elevated to the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second District)|
|Born|| June 19, 1957|
|Spouse(s)||Adelise Gallien Pittard|
|Alma mater|| Minden High School|
Robert Lane Pittard, known as Lane Pittard (born June 19, 1957, is a Republican judge for the District C seat of the Louisiana 26th Judicial District Court, based In Bossier and Webster parishes in the northwestern portion of his state.
A native of Minden in Webster Parish, Pittard graduated from Minden High School and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He obtained his legal credentials from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Until his election as judge, he was in private practice with the firm Pittard & Jacobs in Bossier City, Louisiana. Pittard is also experienced in estate planning, probate issues, business and corporate law, and real estate and property law. For fourteen years, Pittard has been a prosecutor in the Bossier-Webster District Attorney's office. Pittard is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bossier City. He and his wife, Adelise, a retiree of the Bossier Parish School Board have two sons and reside in Benton, the Bossier Parish seat of government.
Pittard defeated fellow Republican Cynthia Leigh Carroll-Bridges, a resident of Bossier City who practices family law in Shreveport, in the special election held on October 14, 2017, for the vacant judgeship formerly held by Judge Jeffrey Stephen Cox (born February 1965), who sits on the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit in Shreveport. He received 7,262 votes (60 percent) to Bridges' 4,886 (40 percent). In a turnout of just under 15 percent, Pittard won Bossier Parish with 58 percent of the ballots cast and Webster Parish with 63 percent. He carried the backing of DA Schuyler Marvin, a Democrat-turned-Republican.
All six judges of the 26th Judicial District claim Republican affiliation.
- Parker Self, chief judge of the 26th Judicial District