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William J. Crain

William J. Crain

William J. Crain
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Is Lawyer
Type Law
Gender male
Louisiana State University
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William J. Crain is an American lawyer from Louisiana and an Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.


Crain is a 1979 graduate of Bogalusa High School. He graduated from with a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 1983. He received his law degree from Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1986.

Legal career

He has served for 22 years as a partner and lawyer at the Jones Fussell Law Firm in Covington, litigating cases in both state and federal courts.

State judicial service

He was a Judge of the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court from 2009–2013. From 2013–2019, he was a Judge of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. He was sworn in as an appellate judge on December 14, 2012.

Louisiana Supreme Court service

On June 26, 2019, Crain announced his intention to run for a seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court vacated by Greg G. Guidry. Crain headed to a runoff against Hans Liljeberg on November 16, 2019. On November 16, 2019, he went on to win the election, 57% to 42%. Crain was sworn in on December 11, 2019, by his father Judge Hillary Crain.

Memberships and affiliations

He is a member of the 2011 inaugural class of the Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute.


He has been married to his wife, Cheri Hackett Crain for 23 years. They have four children: William, Michael, Matthew, and Elizabeth. He is a parishioner at St. Timothy United Methodist Church.

Electoral history

Year Republican Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2019 Will Crain 73,534 38.61% Richard Ducote 21,810 11.45% Hans Liljeberg 61,859 32.48% Scott Schlegel 33,242 17.45%
Year Republican Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2019 Will Crain 127,211 57.28% Hans Liljeberg 94,875 42.72%
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