Shreveport native Richard E. Griffith practices in all areas of family law including adoption, child custody, community property, divorce, and support issues. He has been in private practice for more than 20 years and prides himself on assisting clients through highly emotional issues involved in custody and divorce proceedings. “You want a lawyer you can trust will give you the whole picture and promote your best interest both inside and out of the courtroom,” said Richard, who earned his law degree from LSU in 2000. Richard especially loves doing adoptions. Having been adopted at birth by two wonderful parents, he feels a personal connection with his adoption clients. There is nothing more rewarding than joining one of the few times everyone leaves the courtroom happy.”

Richard is a member of the  American Bar Association, Louisiana  Bar Association, and Shreveport Bar  Association. He has been recognized  by SB Magazine as one of Shreveport  Bossier’s Top Lawyers for the past  18 years. The American Institute of  Family Law Attorneys recognized  him as one of the Top Law Firms  in Louisiana 2017–2023. He was  recognized in the Three Best Rated  Divorce Lawyers for 2019–2023. He is  Boy Scout Troop Committee Chair for  the Shreveport Elks sponsored Troop  5, an Eagle Scout, and a member of  Broadmoor Baptist Church. 

“I went into law to help people,” he  said. “My father’s best friend was a  lawyer, and I saw how people turned  to him for help at their most desperate  hour. He always seemed to make such  a difference in those people’s lives  around him. It was always something  I admired as a child, and frankly, I Jackson graduated from Parkway  High School and attended Louisiana  Tech University, earning a Bachelor  of Arts degree. He then went to the  Baylor University School of Law in  Waco, Texas, where he earned his law  degree. Jackson obtained an L.L.M. in  Litigation Management from Baylor  University School of Law in 2023. 

Outside his legal practice, Jackson  is the Chief Legal Administrator for  the Louisiana Army National Guard,  having been in active service since  1988. Jackson just completed his 35th  year of service to the United States  Army – Louisiana Army National  Guard. Jackson is married to Tonya  Jackson and has three children: Lee,  Luke, and Ellie Kate.