It is impressive that Richland Parish produced attorneys that did what some of these men have done, and all of them from one firm.
|Picture of the attorneys of the Cotton & Bolton Law Firm, circa 1975. Depicted are from left to right; standing, Judge Glenn D. Roberts and Johnny Hoychick, Jr., seated, W. Davis Cotton and George W. Bolton, Jr.|
W. Davis Cotton was a former Louisiana State Senator, past Louisiana Bar Association president, past member of the Louisiana Law Institute, and the author of a book tracing the roots of his family: The Cottons of Catahoula Parish, which has been recognized as a 1988 National History Award competition winner.
George W. Bolton, Jr. was a Bronze Star recipient, the only individual to ever be named Board Member Emeritus of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, and was also Chairman of the Board of First Republic Bank (now BancorpSouth).
Judge Glenn D. Roberts went on to serve a Judge for more than 20 years for the Fifth Judicial District Court, serving Richland, Franklin, and West Carroll parishes. He still serves as a mediator and Judge Pro Tempor in the Fifth Judicial District and surrounding districts.
Johnny Hoychick, Jr. is the only person depicted that is still practicing at Cotton and Bolton, and is currently the senior partner of the firm. Mr. Hoychick is a Master with the Fred Fudickar American Inns of Court, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and currently serves as a member for the House of Delegates for the Louisiana State Bar Association.