The Office of the

Lafourche Parish District Attorney

Telephone

Main Office: (985) 447-2003

Child Support: (985) 448-3422

Galliano Office: (985) 632-5568

Hours

Main Office: Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Child Support: Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Galliano Office: Tue, 9am – 12pm | Thurs, 9am – 3pm

Kristine Russell

Lafourche Parish District Attorney

Kristine Russell was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She graduated from Edward Douglas White High School, Nicholls State University, and Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Following her graduation from law school, Kristine began working with the law firm of Morvant and Cavell. Her practice focused on insurance defense and family law. In 1999, Kristine opened her own law practice and continued to work mainly in the area of family law. She also taught Family Law for several years at Nicholls State University.

About Our Office

The Lafourche Parish District Attorney, Kristine Russell, or her designated assistant, has charge of every criminal prosecution by the state in her district. She is also the representative of the state before the grand jury in her district, and is the legal advisor to the grand jury.

 

District Attorney Russell is the statutory legal advisor to the Parish Government and to all Parish Boards and Commissions. In her capacity as legal advisor, she works closely with the Parish Council and the Parish President to protect the interests of Lafourche Parish. She also makes her Office available to answer questions and provide legal advice to Parish Boards and Commissions.

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Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that the District Attorney’s Office was able to secure its second grand jury indictment for the Thibodaux murder of a Galliano man and the attempted murder of a Golden Meadow man in October of 2018.

Kevon Southall, a 23 year old from Houma, was indicted on 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder early Friday morning, June 14th. Tyrick Hills, a 19 year old from Thibodaux, was the first to be indicted in this case after it was presented to a Lafourche grand jury several months back. Assistant District Attorney Shaun George presented to the Lafourche Parish Grand Jury along with 1st Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Richard.

During the course of their investigation, the Thibodaux Police Department secured warrants on Kevon Southall and placed them into a national database. Southall was then arrested in Mississippi after a vehicle he was riding in was stopped on a traffic stop. He was extradited to Thibodaux shortly after.

Kevon Southall’s next court hearing is set for Monday, June 17th. Both Southall and Hills are being held on bond at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.
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Donuts and Impairment Goggles earlier this morning at our Office.

We use the goggles in our school programs to demonstrate the effects of alcohol and how difficult it is to perform simple tasks - giving a high five, tossing a ball to a basket, walking a straight line.

Thanks Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court’s Office for joining in!
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Teen Miss Bon Mangé, Gracie Pepper, handles her Royal duties with such class. Gracie is the daughter of Christie Pepper, one of our investigators. We’re all proud of you, Gracie! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so thankful for the men and women of the Street Survivors!!!! Each year these amazing folks have a fundraiser and graciously give a generous check to our Center! We do not know what we would do without our Street Survivor friends! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that Jason Orgeron, 37, has been sentenced to 17 years following his conviction by a Lafourche Parish jury in April of 2019 for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

"Mr. Orgeron has had plenty of opportunities to reform his behavior," said Assistant District Attorney Ben Caillouet, who prosecuted the case. "Now, he'll have plenty of time to sit and think about his life decisions and hopefully make some positive changes."
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Birthday and 1 year work anniversary in the same week - Mary Szush you are definitely loved and such a pleasure to work with. Enjoy your day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Colonel Nutrition for stopping by the office and sharing waffles and protein coffee with us. They were delicious and a great way to finish out the week and start the weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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🚧 BRIDGE CLOSURE (FRIDAY MAY 31) 🚧

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue would like to inform our community partners that the Jackson Street Bridge on LA HWY 20, will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.

LADOTD’s maintenance personnel will be making repairs to the steel grid decking on the bridge. Chief Zeringue asks that all motorist plan an alternate route, in attempt to avoid traffic congestion.
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