Attorney James E. Sudduth, III Named Top National Trial Lawyer

Sudduth & Associates, LLC is proud to announce that Attorney James E. Sudduth, III, our founding partner, has been given the high honor of inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is a professional organization for top-tier trial lawyers from every state or region who excel as civil plaintiffs and/or criminal defense attorneys. Selection is based on a comprehensive and objective multi-phase process, including peer nominations and third-party research. This invitation-only membership is extended to only the most qualified attorneys in each state or region who demonstrate exceptional leadership, reputation, influence, and public profile, measured by uniformly applied standards that comply with both state bar and model rule requirements.

Being a trial lawyer is a unique challenge. The attorney must be skilled in two different aspects of the law. That starts with research and investigation. Trials are often decided by subtle details, and an attorney—along with their dedicated staff—must have done thorough preparation, keeping important details at their fingertips.

The trial lawyer must also be fast on their feet. The details that have been researched and prepared have to be recounted and presented in live time, perhaps in the blink of an eye. A trial lawyer must be skilled in the art of questioning witnesses, both those who comprise their own case, as well as effectively cross-examining the opposing lawyer’s witnesses. And the attorney must be an effective speaker who can be a commanding presence in the room.

This unique blend of talent and knowledge is not easy, and that’s just one reason the entire team here is proud of Attorney Sudduth’s recognition by his peers.

James was born and raised right here in Lake Charles, educated at LSU, and has chosen to use his talents to continue to serve the community from whence he came. A career path that has included stops in the District Attorney’s office, has reached a new level with this national recognition.