Thompson, Dhu

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Address: 7591 Fern Ave. Suite 1902, Shreveport, LA 71105
Lawyer Firm: Law Offices of J. Dhu Thompson, APLC
Phone: 318-670-8018
Fax: 318-828-1800

Areas of Practice Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Family Law

Dhu Thompson is a solo practitioner 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. He is currently a Special Assistant District Attorney assigned to homicide and violent offender prosecutions.

Mr. Thompson has been in civil practice since 2008 when he went to work for a local medical malpractice/nursing home litigation firm. In 2012, he opened his own civil litigation practice in Shreveport. He has conducted over 100 jury trials in his litigation career, including civil, criminal prosecution and several death penalty prosecutions. His appellate practice includes successful writs to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. 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 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, and Louisiana District Attorney Association. He is also a member of First United Methodist Church. He is married to Calli Hall Thompson. They have one daughter and reside in Shreveport.

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