The name Sudduth & Associates is a trade name long used within the
Sudduth family. When, James E. “Jim” Sudduth and his family
moved to the Lake Charles area he immediately began serving the public.
After almost 50 years in public service to Lake Charles and Southwest
Louisiana, he retired and opened up an economic consulting firm bearing
the name Sudduth & Associates.
Jim’s son, James E. “Bo” Sudduth, II approached his father
about using the trade name as he began to acquire various properties for
development, lease, and sale, therefore, expanding the portfolio of Sudduth
& Associates into property management and development.
In 2013, upon his graduation from law school, James E. “James”
Sudduth, III approached his father Bo about using the family trade name
to open a law firm in the Lake Charles area. Bo agreed and shortly thereafter
Sudduth & Associates, LLC was formally created providing legal services
to residents throughout Louisiana and Texas.
In 2018, after 5 years of planning, architectural revisions, permitting,
and construction James finished the historic renovation, construction,
and expansion of the over 100-year-old historic McLeod Family Home in
the heart of Lake Charles, Louisiana. In July of 2018, the law firm Sudduth
and Associates, LLC moved into its beautiful new facility at 1109 Pithon
Street where the firm continues to grow and provide new services to its
existing family of clients and those new clients that join the family daily.
Most lawyers, understandably so, shy away from the most difficult of cases.
However, we would humbly submit to you, that it is the difficult fights,
the uphill fights, the “lost causes”, that are the worthiest
of the fight. These cases are the ones that can truly change the legal
landscape for future generations and in some cases, as discussed in the
video below, have changed the world. Our Mission at Sudduth & Associates,
LLC is to join with you in the fight so that we can run the good race
and fight the good fight, hopefully achieving the best result for you
the client. With that mission in mind, I invite you to find out exactly
who is the most powerful person in the world. The answer just may surprise you.
Our vision at Sudduth & Associates, LLC is to be a law firm for our
clients that services all of their needs. Think for one moment of a family
doctor – that one doctor that has seen everyone from your grandparents,
your cousins, yourself, and your children as well. This doctor is like
a trusted member of the extended family. Every need that the family has
can be taken care of by seeing one person. It is for lack of a better
phrase: a one-stop shot.
We want to be your family’s lawyer. We want to be the firm for you
that no matter the issue or problem that arises: we have the team of dedicated
staff and paralegals herein that can handle any issue. We have enough
lawyers that can focus on enough different practice areas that we can
specialize, so that you, the client, is getting the absolute best representation
no matter what area of law, you find yourself trying to navigate.
We realize that when legal problems arise, they can be some of the most
stressful matters an individual or family has to deal with. That is why
we want to be that trusted family lawyer that can guide you through all
life’s difficult moments; while at the same time having the legal
knowledge, breadth of experience and specialization, technology, and support
staff to provide you the absolute best quality legal representation you
both expect and deserve.
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.
In the practice of law, there is no doubt that it is difficult. However,
the law is one of the noblest of professions. When our client’s
come to us, they bring us those problems, burdens, and worries that they
simply couldn’t handle on their own. Our client’s place their
lives in our hands and we couldn’t be more humbled by that trust.
Thus, we are proud to bear these burdens because we believe that the practice
of law is more than simply a career, we believe it to be a calling. We
love helping people and we have a passion and love of the law that ignites
everything that we do. A lawyer without a passion for their client does
their client a tremendous disservice. Our philosophy here at Sudduth &
Associates quite simply is that when you need a fighter in your corner,
we are there for you because the passion and love we have for the law
and our clients enflame in us the energy to overcome any of the burdens
we might shoulder along the way. The practice of law is simply more than
just a career.