BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Louisiana attorney has been confirmed to serve in the United States District Court in New Orleans.

On Tuesday, Baton Rouge trial lawyer Darrel Papillion was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to preside as the District Court Judge for the Eastern District Court. Papillion was confirmed with a vote of 59-31.

Papillion was nominated to the district court by President Joe Biden.

“Darrel Papillion has the experience and temperament to be a good federal judge,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy. “This is to say, whoever comes before his court will be treated fairly by a judge who fully understands the law.”

Papillion graduated from the LSU Law Center in 1994. He later served as an adjunct law professor at the LSU Law Center for nearly 15 years, the president of the Louisiana State Bar Association and a fellow for the American College for Trial Lawyers. He is also an active member of St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.