Sudduth & Associates

Name You Know, Attorneys You Trust.

Areas of Practice

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.


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

As one would expect in criminal defense matters, our clients often come to us anxious and confused about the unknown, in the face of governmental charges, investigation, and intrusion into their personal and professional lives.

Far too often our culture and even our criminal justice system is all too eager to presume someone guilty until proven innocent. This perversion of our system is dangerous and requires those charged to seek the help of experienced and talented advocates for their case.

Wills & Trusts

Enjoy the peace of mind that being prepared brings and know your loved ones
will find relief in not having to make crucial decisions at a time when they are least able to do so.

It has been said that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes; nevertheless,
many people defer their estate planning almost indefinitely. At Sudduth and Associates, we understand that while scary, wills, probate and trusts are an essential part of life planning.

Family Law

When family members are at odds in the legal system, particularly in a divorce or child custody setting, the results can be catastrophic. At Sudduth & Associates, we handle family and divorce related matters with understanding and support, both legal and emotional. We routinely handle all aspects of divorce, including disputes over custody of minor children, spousal support, and complex property divisions. Our client reviews speak for themselves as far as quality of work and the relationships we maintain with our clients both old and new. Our attorneys are highly trained with a focus on in-court litigation, but we always explore alternate options and methods to resolve family issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.


It is extremely important, especially with felonies, that you obtain qualified legal advice as soon as possible after your arrest. The sooner we get involved, the greater your chance is for a more favorable outcome.

We know the stress and anxiety that come with any criminal prosecution and will provide you with a high level of personal attention, serving you with a dedication to the highest standards of practice within the legal profession. Sudduth and Associates are committed to communication and encourage you to bring all your questions and concerns to us. We will keep you fully informed of all developments in your case, as well as your options and your likelihood of success.

Real Estate

The outlook for real estate has changed dramatically in Lake Charles and the surrounding areas over the past several years, presenting owners, developers and real estate-related businesses with an array of new challenges and opportunities. Real estate transactions have grown increasingly complex, and commonly require guidance and legal advice on specific elements that are highly focused or particularly sophisticated.

Sudduth and Associates real estate attorneys provide a comprehensive approach to legal services for the real estate industry. with understanding and prompt service. We assist with real estate projects that range in size from a sing-tract transactions to multi-use developments and communities covering hundreds of acres. Working closely with our clients, we strive to accomplish their goals and protect their business interests.


Whether you face deportation, wish to apply for a visa or green card, or you need help with another immigration concern, we have the experience to help you solve your immigration problems.

Deportation Removal for a Felony Criminal Conviction

The illegal immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 lists aggravated felony convictions as a deportable offense. Certain misdemeanor convictions can lead to removal proceedings as well.

Fortunately, Sudduth & Associates is a full-service law firm. We have criminal law attorney, as well as immigration attorneys, available to assist you. The sooner we get involved in your case, the more impact we can can have to avoid deportation removal.

Labor & Employment

At Sudduth & Associates, LLC we are proud to offer representation to employees and workers who have been subjected to unlawful workplace practices and discrimination within the workplace. There are many lawyers that work as corporate counsel to defend companies in their conduct. However, there are very few lawyers that practice in this field on the side of the employee. We are proud to stand with workers.

Personal Injury

We believe that the most effective attorney-client relationship are built on trust and communication. We will always be proactive about keeping you up-to-date on any developments in your case, so that you always know where you stand. We will carefully explain the law and the legal process and the vital part you will play in the process as well as your options and chances of success, so that you can make educated decisions.

Sudduth and Associates handles all types of injuries resulting from car accidents, from soft tissue to serious and catastrophic looses, such as brain and spinal cord trauma, paralysis, loss of limb and even death.

We will act as your liaison in all dealings with the insurers, making certain they don’t engage in unnecessary delay or denial, and that they offer you a fair amount to settle your claim. Your insurer has a vested interest in paying you as little as possible. Effective representation requires real trial lawyers, not “litigators” who avoid the courtroom at any cost. We employ state-of-the-art technology to develop and present the best case for your recovery and are always open to consider an out of court settlement if it meets your needs.

Insurance / Medical Claims

We know that taking on an insurance company can seem like the modern-day David versus Goliath story and many ways it is true. Insurance companies assume that their sheer size and power will intimidate anyone from questioning their decisions. At Sudduth & Associates, L.L.C., we like to say that we represent the underdog. We represent workers, employees, the injured, and families. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers to represent their interests, but who is left to fight for the individual? We are proud to be that firm. So, if an insurance company denies your claim – call us today to see if you have a case. We would be proud to stand with you and fight to hold the powerful accountable and to secure the benefits to which you are entitled.

We are prepared to provide you with quality legal representation in a compassionate and caring environment, where privacy and confidentiality are paramount.

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.