The Honorable Fred T. Crifasi was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 22, 1964. He graduated from Redemptorist High School in 1982 and continued his studies at Louisiana State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. Judge Crifasi later attended law school at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1992.
Judge Crifasi was a successful private practice attorney for many years, receiving honors such as the Pro Bono Publique Award and being appointed to the Moot Court Board. He succeeded his mentor and former law partner, Judge Anthony J. Marabella, Jr, by taking the bench on the 19th Judicial District Court on May 1, 2018.