LAW OFFICES OF J. DHU THOMPSON, APLC
PERSONAL INJURY • FAMILY LAW NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE
FEDERAL, STATE & MUNICIPAL
Dhu Thompson and the staff of the Law Offices of J. Dhu Thompson, APLC, work hard and use the latest advances in trial practice technique to litigate their clients’ legal interests. Mr. Thompson has a diverse law practice and trial experience in criminal defense (not guilty verdict representing an SPD officer in a negligent homicide case and securing the first not guilty verdict in a second degree murder trial in Sabine Parish in over 37 years), family law (successful custody trials involving parent and grandparent actions), business law litigation (currently represents the newly formed Shreveport Police Union), nursing home negligence (numerous settlements for wrongful death and abuse actions), and catastrophic personal injury cases (recent million dollar trial verdict in a serious bodily injury case). He has conducted over 100 jury trials in his career, including civil and criminal trials. He has further tried hundreds of custody cases. The diversity of his legal experience allows him to litigate a variety of legal matters throughout Louisiana in Federal, State, and Municipal Courts.
Mr. Thompson is also an appointed Hearing Officer Judge for the 5th Judicial District Court, where he presides and makes recommendations on child support, protective orders, custody, spousal support, and community property cases. Serving as a hearing officer complements his current trial practice, allowing him to view cases from the court’s perspective, which helps him to effectively advocate for his clients. In 2022, he presided over 500 family law actions centering on custody, child support, spousal support, protective orders and community property partitions.
Mr. Thompson graduated from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduation, Mr. Thompson worked for the Louisiana Department of Insurance. He then joined the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney, becoming an original member of the Special Homicide Offender Targeting Unit. From 2004 to 2015, Mr. Thompson was an assistant district attorney in the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, where he successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases, such as armed robbery, DWI, and murder. As a special assistant district attorney, Mr. Thompson successfully prosecuted many high-profile criminals, including Brian Horn, who was convicted of the heinous murder of young Justin Bloxom, and Michael Kevin Hailey, whose case and prosecution were portrayed in the book Among Murder and Madness. Mr. Thompson is also a lecturer at police academies, colleges, and local civic organizations on current law and liability issues. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, Shreveport Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National and Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and North Shreveport Business Association.
7607 FERN AVENUE, SUITE 402
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA 71105