The Honorable R. Michael Caldwell was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1949. Judge Caldwell graduated from Broadmoor High School in 1967, before attending Tulane University, from which he graduated in 1971. He attended the LSU School of Law, graduating in 1974. Judge Caldwell has practiced law for twenty-two years. He became a District Court Judge on January 1, 1997.