Two new Assistant District Attorneys, Patricia Manetsch and Taylor Prejean, were recently sworn in by Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier.
Patricia Manetsch joins the staff as the new Domestic Violence Assistant District Attorney. Manetsch is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in French. She was born in Switzerland and
raised in Baton Rouge where she attended St. Joseph's Academy. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, graduating magna cum laude. After graduating she received
her Juris Doctor from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, Manetsch received CALI excellence awards in Constitutional Law II, Legal Ethics and
Professionalism, and Immigration Law. She served as a student attorney and Spanish interpreter for the LSU Law Immigration Clinic. She was also the recipient of the 2014 Baton Rouge Association
of Women Attorney's Scholarship.
Prejean will join the staff as a Misdemeanor Assistant District Attorney. He's a native of DeQuincy and also a graduate of DeQuincy High School. He went on the receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication from McNeese State University. Before attending law school, Prejean spent nearly two years as a reporter for the American Press. He covered public safety and courts for the Lake Charles area. Prejean then received his Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law in May of 2015, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Prejean served as an associate editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, and he was inducted into the American Inns of Court. He will serve as the Prosecutor for the 14th JDC and Ward 3 City Court.