The Office of the

Lafourche Parish District Attorney


Main Office: (985) 447-2003

Child Support: (985) 448-3422

Galliano Office: (985) 632-5568


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.


A bit of positive news.

#stayhome #foryourneighbor #lafourcheda #COVID19

Source: Johns Hopkins (4/7)
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April is Child Abuse Prevention month. Although the planned prevention campaign had to be revised because of COVID-19, we felt it was important to still bring awareness to this very important issue.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Lafourche (CAC) has conducted over 2400 interviews with children since opening in 2005. This number represents innocent children who deserve to live in a safe environment.

With schools closed and most people staying home, those most vulnerable to abuse are relying on us to stay vigilant and report any potential child abuse to law enforcement.

So we ask you to join us and help raise awareness by commenting with a 💙 and sharing this post to your page.
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April 6th, 2020 - April 17th, 2020

The 17th JDC (Lafourche) will be handling magistrates, bonds and arraignments via simultaneous audio/visual means for those who are currently incarcerated at the Lafourche Correctional Complex.

All civil, criminal and juvenile matters involving citizens who are not incarcerated are continued and a new court date will be mailed to litigants.

The courts will make exceptions for civil protective orders, child in need of care proceedings, emergency child custody matters, proceedings for children removed from their home by emergency court order, proceedings related to emergency interdictions and mental health orders, matters of public health related to this crisis and other emergency matters necessary to protect the health, safety and liberty of individuals as determined by each court.

For more information on the 17th JDC response during COVID-19, please visit our website at
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This infographic was created to assist in managing mental health during this time. Please share this with anyone who could benefit from these resources. #COVID19 #LPDA ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is a recap of the new restrictions from Lafourche Parish Government.Today, during a joint press conference, District Attorney Kristine Russell, Sheriff Craig Webre and President Archie Chaisson detailed new restrictions for Lafourche Parish amid #COVID19 : ... See MoreSee Less

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Heidi Irwin, our Licensed Clinical Social Worker, discusses mental health as it relates to COVID-19.

During these times, it's important that we stay both physically and mentally healthy.

If you have any questions, Please contact us at (985) 447-2003. Our team is available to assist with court matters and fully committed to working with you to get through this difficult time together.
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Today at 11:00 am, Kristine Russell will be joining other community members for a discussion on crime during a crisis and services provided to the community. You are invited to tune in on KNSU TV Facebook Page.🎥 Tune in tomorrow at 11:00am on the KNSU TV Facebook page! ... See MoreSee Less

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