Cleo Fields is a practicing attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the courtroom. He graduated from Southern University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. In 1987, Fields obtained his law degree from the Southern University Law Center. Upon completion of law school, Fields was elected to the Louisiana State Senate at the age of 24. He became the youngest person ever elected to the State Senate in Louisiana’s history and, at that time, the youngest in the nation.
His political career continued, including election to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the youngest member of the 103rd Congress, and a bid for Governor of Louisiana in 1995. He currently holds a seat on the Louisiana State Senate and has used his political platform to create positive change for people across Louisiana.
In 1998, he established his own firm where he continued to fight for the people of Louisiana. He previously served as co-chair of Rainbow/Push Board of Trustees and presently serves as their General Counsel. During his time as an attorney, he has he has litigated a number of high-profile cases including:
- CSX Corp Case – $3.4 billion verdict
- Mya George v. State of Louisiana – $8 million verdict
- Wayne Robins v. Kaiser Aluminum – $8 million settlement
Cleo is a member of the Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. He is married to Debra and they have two sons, Brandon and Christopher.
- 1987 — Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- 1984 — Bachelor of Science, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- 1992 — Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana’s 4th Congressional district
- Served as co-chair of Rainbow/Push Board of Trustees and currently serves as their General Counsel
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