Robert S. Tew District Attorney
Meet the District Attorney
Steve took office as the Interim District Attorney of Ouachita and
Morehouse Parishes on November 1, 2016. He became the elected District Attorney after running unopposed in January, 2017. Steve is a lifelong resident of the Monroe area. He grew up in Swartz and graduated from Ouachita High School in 1977. He stayed home to attend college and graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1981. Steve attended Southern University Law Center to earn his Juris Doctorate and graduated in 1985. He had a thriving private law practice in Monroe for 29 years. He also worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes for 23 years. He has been a member of the Fourth Judicial District Bar Association since 1987 and served on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board from 2010 – 2015. He is a member of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission and a board member of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association Board of Directors.
Steve is married to Nanci Summersgill Tew, who recently retired as City Attorney for the City of Monroe. Steve and Nanci have two children and four grandchildren.
As the elected District Attorney, Steve is dedicated to protecting the citizens of Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of victims' rights. He will provide services to the community in the areas of victims' restitution and reparations, collection of unpaid child support, and protection of victims of domestic violence and violent crimes while holding violent offenders accountable for their actions. Steve believes that these goals can be accomplished through hard work and cooperation with other agencies comprising the criminal justice system in the Fourth Judicial District.