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James E. Sudduth III - Lake Charles, LA

1109 Pithon Street Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Updated: 11/01/2021

Lake Charles Employment Litigation/Labor & Employment Lawyer

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James E. Sudduth, III is the founder and driving force behind Sudduth and Associates, LLC. As a Lake Charles native, he witnessed the lack of growth and direction present in his beloved city and decided to become the force of change the city needed. James knew that to accomplish this goal he would have to temporarily relocate to Baton Rouge...

About James E. Sudduth III

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation/Labor & Employment 30%
  • Criminal Defense 20%
  • General Civil Litigation 15%
  • Personal Injury 15%
  • Family Law: Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support 15%
  • Estate Planning 5%


  • 75%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2013
  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2014

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Texas State Bar Association, 2014 - Present
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Dean Henry George McMahon Inn of Court, 2013 - 2014
  • Albert Tate Inn of Court, 2014 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society, 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), 2016 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”), 2016 - Present
  • American Law Society (“ALS”), 2016 - Present
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (“NACDA”), 2016 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”), 2017 - Present


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2013
    Juris Doctorate/Diploma in Comparative Law
    Honors: CALI Award for Legal Excellence in Louisiana Constitutional Law
    Honors: Flory Trial Winner: 2012
  • Louisiana State University A&M, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2009
    Bachelor of Science
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Finance
    Minor: Spanish

Past Positions

  • Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2013 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member: Southwest Louisiana Law Center, 2013 - Present
  • Board Member: Sowela Foundation, 2015 - Present
  • Visiting Lecturer: Business Law, McNeese State University, 2016 - Present
  • Instructor: CPSO New Officer Training Academy, 2013 - 2015
  • Parishioner and Lector: Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
  • Council Member of Knights of Columbus
  • Habitat for Humanity International volunteer

Classes and Seminars

  • Business Law (Visiting Lecturer), McNeese State University, 2015 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About James E. Sudduth III

Included on the 2023 Louisiana list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James E. Sudduth III on Super Lawyers


  • Invited and Elected to join the American Law Society (2016-Present)
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40 (2016)
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40 (2017)
  • Top 40 under 40: State of Louisiana (2017)

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Office Information


1109 Pithon Street Lake Charles, LA 70601


  • 337-419-0507

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday - Friday : 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM, Saturday - Sunday : By Appointment


Representative Cases

  • Sudduth v. Texas Health and Human Services Commission et al., No. 1:2013cv00918 – Doc. 30 (W.D. Tex. 2014)
  • Lehman v. D’Albor and The City of Jennings, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150035

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