THE HALL LAW FIRM
INJURY AND CRIMINAL LAWYERS
For over 65 combined years our firm members have represented individuals injured in all types of accidents. In addition, the firm also represents those charged with a crime.
Life is made up of choices. William Hall made a significant choice almost 50 years ago that he has never regretted. He relates, “I was approached by a scared young man who was searching for an attorney. He had been injured in an auto accident and the insurance company had denied his claim. The man made HIS choice that day by asking if I could help him. I made MY choice that day that this profession is what I wanted to pursue – aid others in bettering their circumstances whether caused by accident or being charged with a crime.” The Hall Law Firm settled the young man’s case that day for full policy limits.
When an individual makes the choice for our firm to represent him in a criminal case, he is literally trusting us with his life. This is a responsibility that is never taken lightly. A previous client had been incarcerated for an extended period of time. After choosing to hire our firm we were able to obtain a jury trial date. We do not shy from court. The case was tried and the jury returned approximately thirty minutes after their deliberation. The verdict was not guilty the defendant went home with his father and brotherthat day. Choices are indeed important.
For half a century The Hall Law Firm has represented parties in death, serious injury, and criminal matters. Our firm has a committee approach to each case where no less than three attorneys and a paralegal debate your claim or charge. This process determines the optimal approach for the success of your claim or defense. We are a local, hands-on firm with our client’s best interest at heart.
WILLIAM D. HALL
William D. Hall graduated from Louisiana State University -Baton Rouge in 1970, with a B. A. in Psychology. He obtained his Juris Doctor in Louisiana Law from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU. Upon his return to Shreveport, he served as a law clerk to Judge R. B. Williams at the Second Circuit Court of Appeal and then entered private practice.
His practice consists primarily of representation of individuals who have been injured in accidents through no fault of their own, and the defense of individuals charged with committing criminal acts. Some personal injury cases have resulted in recovery of millions of dollars. All clients receive the same professional treatment in all cases.
Mr. Hall practices in all city and state courts in Louisiana and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of Shreveport Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Foundation, and the National Trial Lawyers Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
In addition, Mr. Hall has been selected for membership in:
• The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 civil plaintiff
• Martindale-Hubbell AV
• National Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 BEST ATTORNEYS • Multi Million Dollars Advocates Forum
• Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Louisiana
• SB Magazine Top Attorney • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys-10 Best Attorney • Attorney and Practice Magazine Criminal Defense Top 10 Award • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys-Top 10
• Best of the Best Attorneys Top 10 Criminal Defense Louisiana
• Distinguished Justice Advocates Top 1% Attorneys in America
• Elite Lawyers of America-trial lawyer with verdicts of 2 million • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney-10 Best Louisiana • American Institute of Trial Lawyers-PI Law Selection
Because of his deeply-held belief that a lawyer has an obligation to his community, Hall is a supporter of Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal. He has served on the boards of the Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport Opera, the English-Speaking Union, and the Demoiselle Club. He is a member and former captain of the Krewe of Justinian. He is a member of the Cotillion Club, Shreveport Club, and The Metropolitan Club of New York.
Hall is married to Deborah Brewster Hall and they have three sons. He encouraged his sons to participate in sports and enjoyed coaching their teams in football, hockey, and lacrosse. His family attends and are active members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.
Christian graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with a financial application. Upon graduation from SMU, he attended the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU in Baton Rouge. As an LSU law school student, he also studied law abroad in Lyon, France. He graduated from LSU law school with a degree in Comparative Law and a degree of Juris Doctor in Law. Additionally, he completed an externship for the Federal Indigent Defender Board of the Western District of Louisiana in Shreveport and worked for a local law firm. Upon graduating from LSU Law School, he entered into a clerkship at the 1st Judicial District Court in Caddo Parish where he clerked for five district court judges during 2020-2021.
Christian is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association. He attends St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. He is also an active member of the Krewe of Justinian.
J. P. GUIDRY
Jean-Paul “J.P.” Guidry is a proud cajun from Lafayette, Louisiana. J.P. is a graduate of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business and LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He bleeds purple and gold. He has been recognized as Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, which is extended solely to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile.
He has won numerous cases before both judge and jury, focusing primarily on personal injury cases. Local defense
attorneys have referred to him as a “dog” which he takes as a compliment (a reflection of his tenacity and zealous advocacy for his clients).
Cathy was born and reared in Shreveport, Louisiana. She serves as our paralegal and office manager with more than 23 years of experience in our office.
Responsibilities include assisting clients, handling subrogation/liens, calendaring deadlines/scheduling depositions, drafting pleadings and providing critical support preparing cases for trial. She is essential in making sure all required payments are made to the necessary medical providers so there is no later recourse against the client. Cathy came to our office with considerable knowledge of medicare, medicaid, and health insurance subrogation. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening.
The mission of The Hall Law Firm is to represent every client with persistent commitment and a relentless search for the best resolution.
828 SHREVEPORT BARKSDALE HWY, SHREVEPORT, LA 71105