Your District Attorney
Mr. Pitre is 57 years old and has been practicing law for over 22 years where he specialized in governmental affairs and criminal defense.
He is a lifelong resident of St. Landry Parish; and has represented the St. Landry Parish Sheriff, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District, Town of Grand Coteau, Town of Washington, Town of Melville, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission, Opelousas Housing Authority, South Landry Housing Authority, and was Parish Attorney for St. Landry Parish Government. In addition, Mr. Pitre has served as a Special Assistant Attorneys General under Jeff Landry’s administration.
He graduated from U.S.L. in 1991 and from Southern University Law Center in 1999. He worked as a game warden for several years and was also a newspaper reporter for the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate covering police jury and school board meetings. He is also a POST certified police officer and cattle rancher. He is a volunteer and supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is an active member of the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association, St. Landry Chamber of Commerce, and the Federalist Society.
He is married to Ms. Brenda King from Fort Worth, Texas and they reside on his family’s farm between Grand Prairie and Washington.
Our Assistant District Attorneys
ADA Alisa Ardoin-Gothreaux
Alisa is a St. Landry Parish native, growing up in Eunice and graduating from Eunice High School in 1989. She began working at the St. Landry Parish District Attorney’s office while in law school beginning in 1997.
After she graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1998, she clerked for the Honorable John D. Saunders, Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge, then returned to St. Landry Parish as an Assistant District Attorney in February of 2021. Alisa maintained a private family law practice in St. Landry Parish and was of counsel for the Law office of Lawrence “Tony” Morrow in Lafayette.
After 20 years of prosecuting for St. Landry Parish, Alisa enjoyed a short stint as an Assistant District Attorney for Lafayette District Attorney Don Landry, but returned to her home parish of St. Landry as Chief Felony Prosecutor for District Attorney Chad Pitre in March of 2022.
Alisa has two kids, two cats and a husband of 23 years, Gregg Gothreaux.
ADA Don Richard
Bio coming soon!
ADA Garrett Duplechain
Bio coming soon!
ADA Glen Marcantel
Glenn was raised on a rice, soybean and cattle farm near Mamou, Louisiana. He graduated from LSU in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration and obtained his law degree from LSU Law School in 1986.
Over the years, Glenn has handled a variety of legal matters including personal injury, criminal defense, worker’s compensation, family law, real estate, business, bankruptcy, successions and social security. He has argued before the Louisiana Third and First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Glenn has been an Assistant District Attorney in the 27th Judicial District since 2006 and has extensive experience in selecting juries and trying serious felony matters.
Glenn and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 40 years and have 7 children and 10 grandchildren (so far!).
ADA Katie Ryan
Katie is a full-time Assistant District Attorney and has been with the St. Landry Parish District Attorney’s Office since 2018. Katie is a felony prosecutor in Divisions “B” and “D” and handles all state and federal appeals for the office.
She is a graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart and earned her B.S. in History from ULL. She attended LSU Law School and clerked for the Honorable D. Jason Meche in the 27th JDC. Prior to working for the DA’s office, Katie practiced with Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett and Haik in Opelousas, LA as a civil litigator.
When not in court or in the office, Katie enjoys riding horses, traveling and spending time with her husband, Alex, and their 3 children – Liddy, Abe and Sam.
ADA Kylie LeBlanc
Kylie Miller LeBlanc grew up right here in St. Landry Parish and was educated in Opelousas, LA. She attended Louisiana State University, where she received undergraduate degrees in accounting and political science. Kylie went on to receive a Juris Doctorate degree from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center with a Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law.
Upon being licensed by the Louisiana Supreme Court, Kylie went into private practice, working in a variety of areas including criminal defense, class action, and business transactions.
After some time in private practice, Kylie felt a calling toward civil service, which is when she moved back home and began working for the St. Landry Parish District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. As an ADA, Kylie is responsible for handling a wide range of felony cases all across St. Landry Parish.
Kylie is dedicated to helping make St. Landry Parish safer by focusing on evidence-based prosecution strategies and obtaining justice for victims and the community as a whole in every case.
Kylie is also a dedicated wife and mother.
ADA Lance Pitre
David ‘Lance’ Pitre grew up in the Perchville area south of Eunice, LA. He graduated from Eunice High School (1990); studied 2 years at LSU-Eunice; graduated from the Louisiana State University in Economics (1995); and finished his education from LSU Law Center (1999). Upon completion of his formal education in 1999, he chose to move home to St. Landry Parish and began a life of service to those in his community.
He has served guests in the hospitality industry as an owner and operator for over 23 years in the country inn and campground businesses. His properties have operated with the highest marks in the community for service, where one of his companies, Lakeview Park and Beach, received the “2016 LOUEY Award for Best Campground of the Year” by the Louisiana Travel Association.
Further, Lance serves his community as an Assistant District Attorney in St. Landry Parish. He has assisted the DA’s office as attorney for parish government, juvenile justice, misdemeanor court, and, presently, as attorney for IV-D child support matters. He has been recently awarded “ADA of the Year 2019” by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
Lance is told often by associates and employees that he brings calm to any situation. He has tireless energy and maintains a positive attitude in all things he chooses to tackle. He is a Christian, husband to an amazing wife, and father of 6 superb children who strives to improve upon his yesterdays with every today. In his free time, Lance likes to hike, enjoys travel, and plans time for retreat. Recently in the Summer of 2019 and soon to be in 2024, these pursuits converged as Lance made a 500 mile pilgrimage on foot across Spain along the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, to Compostela.”
ADA Laura Garcille
Laura is from Eunice, Louisiana. She is married to Brett Garcille, and they have three children, Emmy, Riley and John Roth. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and doing CrossFit.
Laura R. Garcille joined the District Attorney’s office in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, she was a felony public defender in St. Landry Parish since 2009. She also maintains a general private practice in Eunice that specializes in Family Law. Prior to 2009, Laura worked for Laborde and Neuner, a corporate law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana.
ADA Patsy Duhon
Patsy Randall Duhon is a native of Lafayette, LA. She graduated from Northside High School in 1993 then received her bachelor’s degree in Child & Family Studies from University of Southwestern Louisiana (now ULL). She received her Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center in 2004.
She has been employed as a law clerk for retired Judge Edward D. Rubin. Then she started working for the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office where she served as the Track 1 (Felony drug) section chief. She was the first African American female felony prosecutor to serve in that capacity at the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted felony drug cases and served as the prosecutor for the 15th Judicial District Adult Drug Court Program for 9 years. She worked as a Public Defender with the Indigent Defender’s Office in Lafayette Parish. She is currently employed as an Assistant District Attorney in St. Landry Parish handling felony cases.
Ms. Duhon is passionate about giving back to the community. She has served on many civic organizations which include Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women, Order of the Eastern Star, Lafayette Chapter, Junior League of Lafayette, DTSMA Bass Fishing Team Booster Club, Lafayette Council on Aging, Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Board, and Girl Scouts. She was a legal academy coach for the mock trial team at Northside High School.
In 2014 she was a recipient of the “Women Who Mean Business Award.” In 2018 she was the recipient of Girl Scouts of Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf Women of Distinction Award. She is the proud mother of Mason and Madison Oliver.
ADA Paul Brown
Bio coming soon!
ADA Rachel Arvie
Rachel LeDay-Arvie is the Assistant District Attorney for the Opelousas City Court in St Landry Parish. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Micro-Biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she served as a Legal Advocate for fourteen (14) years in the field of Domestic Violence serving abused women and children. Rachel‘s track record attests that she has always believed in the administration of justice; seeking fair, just and rehabilitative punishment for those who violate the law. Rachel’s Private Law Practice is concentrated in the following areas; civil, criminal, family law and personal injury. She has been licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana since 1998, and she is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Rachel joined the St Landry Parish District Attorney‘s Office on January 11, 2021, as an Assistant District Attorney for the Opelousas City Court. She prosecutes cases ranging from Adult Misdemeanors, DWI, DCFS, Juvenile Delinquency and Truancy. Prior to that she displayed her versatility by serving as an Indigent Defender for the 27th Judicial District Court from June 2005 to January 2021 where she defended and tried a wide range of Adult Misdemeanor, Juvenile and DCFS Cases.
Rachel is married to Lieutenant Joshua P. Arvie, Sr. with the Louisiana State Police and together they have two sons.
ADA Randy Wagley
Randy earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern State University, and his law degree from Southern University. He began his legal career as a Staff Attorney for Acadiana Legal Services Corporation, providing legal services to those unable to afford representation. Since leaving Acadia Legal Services, he has also maintained a small private practice primarily in the areas of criminal law, family law, document preparation and review, and real estate transactions.
Randy worked as an Assistant District Attorney for almost 13 years. During that time, he handled almost every kind of criminal prosecution, from major felony cases involving violent crimes, crimes against property, as well as lesser offenses such as Truancy, misdemeanor prosecutions, DWI, traffic, and Support Enforcement, working in almost every facet of prosecution handled by the District Attorney’s Office. He was also the instructor of the Fatherhood Program, which at one time was provided by the District Attorney’s Office.
He began his career as a criminal defense attorney in 1987, a practice he maintained until becoming an Assistant District Attorney in 1997. Having worked in these varied roles with the criminal justice system, he has become familiar with all personnel involved in this area; the Judges, court personnel, staff of the District Attorney’s Office, Clerk of Court, Law Enforcement, Probation and Parole, rehabilitative services, and many other ancillary services.
Since returning home from law school in 1984, Randy has been deeply involved with the youth of our community. He was a member of the Sertoma Club of Opelousas for 25 years where he was in charge of the youth football program; and where he continues to volunteer as a coach of track, baseball, softball, and soccer. Over the years, he has also spoken to various youth groups on the dangers facing our children today. Being a father to six children and a grandfather to eight, his commitment to his family and the children of our community is lifelong, lasting and genuine.
Randy is currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates (LSBA policy-making body), the St. Landry Parish Bar Association (Past Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, and President), a 2005 Leadership St. Landry Graduate, a Member of the Louisiana School Boards Association, and the elected member of the St. Landry Parish School Board serving District 9, since 2013 and was Board President in 2017. He was also a Board Member and President for several other organizations, including the St. Landry Juvenile Services for roughly 10 years; and the Ward One South Gravity Drainage District #1 since its inception 24 years ago.
He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and is a member of the LSBA, where he is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Randy currently resides in Opelousas, and is a parishioner of the St. Landry Catholic Church.
ADA Robert Bordelon
Robert Bordelon has been a prosecutor with the St. Landry Parish District Attorney’s office since 1997. He has handled a variety of cases, including felony, misdemeanor, domestic violence, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and DWI cases.