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D. A. Don Burkett

Don Burkett

District Attorney, Sabine Parish

Don Burkett is serving his sixth term as District Attorney of the Eleventh Judicial Dist rict, having first been elected in 1984.

He received his BS degree from Northwestern State University and his Juris Doctorate from LSU Law Center.

He is a past president of the Louisiana District Attorney's Association and currently serves on its board of directors. He has served on many state boards and commissions and is currently chairman of the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory Commission.

Don has always been a " hands on" prosecutor having prosecuted over one hundred jury trials, including several capital cases.

He is married to Virginia Van Sickle Burkett. They have two sons, Stephen Van Sic kle, a banker and Caleb Burkett, who is in the offshore oil industry . He also has two wonderful daughters-in­ law and four grandchildren.