The Honorable Mike Erwin was born January 17, 1950, in Franklinton, Louisiana. After graduating from Franklinton High School in 1968, Judge Erwin attended Southeastern State University where he obtained a B.S. in Political Science in 1972, before obtaining a B.S. in Criminal Justice from LSU in 1976. Judge Erwin later graduated from Southern University School of Law in 1979. Judge Erwin served as an Assistant City Prosecutor in Baton Rouge City Court from 1979-1981. Thereafter, he served as an Assistant District Attorney with the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office from 1981-1990, before his election to the 19th Judicial District Court in 1991.