Judge Castille

Preston was appointed as a Judge Pro Tempore by the Louisiana Supreme Court in 2009 to the Baton Rouge City Court.   Preston served full time for approximately 6 months on the bench to fill an unexpired term of a sitting judge.  He then returned back to the full-time practice and was called back to the bench by the Supreme Court on a regular basis for several years to serve as Judge Ad Hoc. During his judicial career, he presided over hundreds of criminal and civil cases.
While his experience on the bench was rewarding, the unbelievable number of young men and women in trouble in the criminal justice system was disturbing.  Watching generations of families trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of poverty and crime drives Preston's fervent commitment to our educational system, which he believes is the single most important means by which our families can break the cycle of poverty.  Preston believes that a comprehensive early childhood to college education and career training system is key to transforming the lives of many of our families. 

“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.  We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” 

Thurgood Marshall