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J. Dhu Thompson

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Dhu Thompson is a criminal defense, family law, and catastrophic injury lawyer in Louisiana. After graduating from Southern University Law School in 2000, Mr. Thompson worked for the Louisiana Department of Insurance, representing the agency in litigation matters before district courts and administrative law tribunals. Two years later, he joined the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney. He advanced to become an original member of the Special Homicide Offender Targeting Unit, a task force established to screen and prosecute at trial career criminals and homicide offenses. His trial experience included numerous convictions for first and second-degree murder.

Mr. Thompson joined the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office in 2004. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases, including the prosecution of offenses such as armed robbery, aggravated rape, and murder. After two years, he was promoted to Section Chief of Section One. As a Special Assistant District Attorney assigned to homicide and violent offender prosecutions, Mr. Thompson prosecuted many high profile cases, including the case of State v Brian Horn, who was convicted of the heinous murder of 12-year-old Justin Bloxom. Mr. Thompson was the lead prosecutor in the successful prosecution of Michael Kevin Hailey, which is referenced in the book Among Murderers and Madness.

Mr. Thompson has been in civil practice since 2006. In 2012 he opened his own civil litigation practice in Shreveport. He has litigated over 100 jury trials in his litigation career, including civil, criminal prosecution, and several death penalty prosecutions. In 2014, he was the only attorney in Louisiana to secure a death penalty conviction in a criminal trial and a six-figure verdict in a civil jury trial. His appellate practice includes successful writs to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Mr. Thompson is also a frequent lecturer at police academies, colleges, and local civic organizations on topics of current law and liability.

Mr. Thompson is active in the Shreveport/Bossier community. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, The Downtown Rotary Club, Optimist Club, Southern Hills Business Association, and North Market Business Association. Mr. Thompson is a member of the downtown First United Methodist Church. He is married to Calli Hall Thompson and resides in Shreveport, where they are raising their two children.
Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyLaw Offices of J. Dhu Thompson, APLCShreveport, LAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Southern University Law CenterJ.D. Law School2000  
Louisiana State UniversityBachelorsPolitical Science and Government1996
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Louisiana2001
  • Member | Louisiana Bar Association
    Member | Shreveport Bar Association
    Member | American Association for Justice
    Member | Louisiana Association for Justice
    Member | The Downtown Rotary Club
    Member | Optimist Club
    Member | Southern Hills Business Association
    Member | North Market Business Association
  • Peer Review Rated | Martindale-Hubbell | 2019
    Client Rating | Martindale-Hubbell | 2019
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(2001) Licensed as Attorney in Louisiana. Verified with Louisiana State Bar Association.June 18, 2020

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7607 Fern Avenue
Suite 402
Shreveport, LA 71105
32.431817,-93.7254214

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