Alexander appointed to committee

Edward K. Alexander, Jr., Lake Charles Attorney was recently appointed by the Louisiana State Law Institute as a member of the Code of Criminal Procedure Committee.

Alexander, a former resident of DeQuincy and graduate of DeQuincy High School is known to most in DeQuincy as “Ned” and follows in the footsteps of his father, the late King Alexander, who was a practicing attorney in DeQuincy for many years.

This year, Alexander will serve as President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has served on its board in various capacities for over 17 years to include:

Co-Chair of its Amicus Curia Committee; Seventh District Director; as well as, Treasurer and President-Elect in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Alexander says that his duties have kept him very busy with legislative business during the 2nd Special Session of Louisiana Legislature of Criminal Justice, and the current Regular Session.

He has practiced law since 2006 and presently, he is a Supervising and Life-Without-Parole Attorney at Calcasieu Public Defender’s Office.

The News caught up with Ned last year as he was attending the Kansas City Southern Depot Centennial Celebration. He also joined his 1973 DHS classmates for their 50th Class Reunion at Homecoming 2023.

He indicated he is looking forward to attending the upcoming Louisiana Railroad Days Festival slated for this Apr. 11-13.

Ned resides in Lake Charles with his wife, Mary Jane who hails from Westlake and he maintains an avid interest in playing bluegrass music.