Sudduth & Associates

Name You Know, Attorneys You Trust.

Our Mission

The name “Sudduth and Associates” has had an enduring legacy that has spanned three generations and continues to grow. The founder of the original Sudduth & Associates, James E. Sudduth, was a dedicated public servant for over 40 years, serving as Mayor of the City of Lake Charles then Port Director for the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District before opening his own economic consulting firm. His son, James “Bo” Sudduth, II, expanded the family business, and name, to include property management.

Our Philosophy

As the third generation, James E. Sudduth III started the law firm of Sudduth & Associates L.L.C., and with the law firm, came a new era of expansion – uniting public service, economic development and property management with an old fashioned desire to represent the legal needs of our clients.


Technology is continually reshaping the legal industry, and we aim to be a step ahead of the pack. As a small firm serving Louisiana and Texas, we need the ability to be in multiple locations at once to address multiple concerns ranging from filing a petition, deposing a witness, or a court appearance. At Sudduth and Associates, that is not a problem.

Criminal Defense

The experience you need; the solution you deserve!

Labor & Employment

Counseling, Dispute Resolution, and Litigation Representation.

Personal Injury / Auto Accident

Providing a comprehensive approach to legal services for the industry.

Family Law

We handle family and divorce related matters with understanding and support.


We believe in family and community and encourage interests outside the practice of law. We welcome you to become a part of our family and experience excellent service and traditional values in everything we do. Join with us as we continue our multi-generational tradition of service and leadership in this wonderful community we call home.


James E. Sudduth III

James E. Sudduth III

Managing Partner


Adrien Lorrain

Adrien Lorrain

Associate Attorney


Kourtney Kech

Kourtney Kech

Associate Attorney


Lori L. Nunn

Lori L. Nunn

Of Counsel


Extremely professional. Honest. Ethical. James is a fantastic attorney and I would recommend him to anyone.

Joseph P.

James is a fantastic attorney!

I Got Exactly What I Deserved

Darvin Ramirez

These guys are thorough, competent, confident, knowledgable, and so much more. This is a law firm that cares about what they're doing. Highly recommended, and respected. Thank you!

Dakota S.

This is a law firm that cares about what they're doing!

Mr. Sudduth was an amazing lawyer and an amazing person. He actually cared and you could tell. His staff was equally amazing, compassionate and accommodating. I am beyond pleased.


Beyond satisfied!

They were heaven-sent! They treated us as if we were family. It was a blessing and a pleasure to be able to work with these guys.

Sherese P.

They were heaven-sent!

Mr. Sudduth exhibits genuine concern for my situation, and he worked with me to bring my case to a positive outcome. I was really impressed that he was willing to travel two hours in each direction to file my paperwork in the appropriate courthouse.

Dennis T.

Mr. Sudduth exhibits genuine concern for my situation!

James and his caring team of professionals are a cut above the rest! They truly care about the legal issues I face, and aren't just 'going through the motions.


A cut above the rest!

Sudduth & Associates

Name You Know, Attorneys You Trust.