St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School in Hammond and the Falcon Alumni Association have selected Judge Jeffrey Cashe, of the Division J Family Court in the 21st Judicial District, as the school’s 2016 distinguished graduate.

He will be honored at a ceremony in Baton Rouge during Catholic Schools Week in February.

“I am honored to have been selected as St. Thomas Aquinas’ distinguished graduate,” Cashe said. “I have nothing but fond memories of my years at STA, and many of my classmates have been lifelong friends.

“The Catholic foundation and principles taught to me at STA have been an integral part of my value system and guide me in every aspect of my life. I am very grateful for all that St. Thomas Aquinas provided to me.”

Cashe graduated in 1991 as part of the school’s second graduating class, then continued his education at Southeastern Louisiana University and LSU. He received his juris doctorate from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio.

Cashe began his law career with Baucum Steed Barker LLC in San Antonio, then returned to Hammond to join Cashe Coudrain & Sandage, a firm founded by his late father, Rodney Cashe.

He served as president of the 21st JDC Bar Association and as a board member and pro-bono counsel for the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, as well as on the boards of the Hammond Downtown Development District, Hammond Chamber of Commerce and Home Mortgage Authority.

Cashe and his wife, Sandra, have a 12-year-old daughter, Isabelle.