Biography - Senior District Judge Tucker L. Melançon

Judge Melançon was nominated by President Clinton, confirmed by the United States Senate, and entered duty on February 12, 1994 as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.  He took senior status in February 2009, sitting by designation in the District of Connecticut and the Eastern District of New York since that time.  On January 1, 2013 he transferred his duty station from Lafayette, Louisiana to Norwalk, Connecticut.

After graduating from Louisiana State University and Tulane University School of Law,  Judge Melançon practiced law in Marksville, Louisiana from 1973 to 1994.  He was elected to serve three terms in the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  He served on the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Advisory Board and was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to the Committee to Study Backlog in the Courts of Appeal, First and Third Circuits.  He is a member of the American Judicature Society, the Federal Bar Association, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, and the Louisiana Bar Foundation.  He has served as a Bencher, American Inns of Court, Judge Fred Fudickar, Cross-Roads, Alexandria-Pinesville, and Judge John M. Duhé Chapters.

Judge Melançon is a two-time male breast cancer survivor.  He has been actively involved in cancer awareness and survivorship programs and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the nation’s oldest cancer survivor advocacy organization, from 2005 to 2011.