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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Congrats to the Lafourche Parish District Attorney's Child Support Division on receiving the "Outstanding Customer Service Award" at the Louisiana Support Enforcement Association conference last week.

Our D.A., Kristine Russell, also received an award at the conference for her outstanding commitment to the Louisiana Child Support program.

The Child Support division also brought home several regional awards as well – the region includes Lafourche, Ascension, Assumption, St. James, St. Charles, St. John and Terrebonne

Region Awards:
• 1st - Overall Outstanding Performance
• 1st - Obligation Establishment %
• 1st - Current Support %
• Most Improved - Overall Outstanding Performance
• Most Improved - Current Support %
• 2nd - Arrears Cases with a Collection

(Not pictured is Shelley Pate and Lacie Chatagnier)
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Parolee Who Sold Illegal Narcotics To C.I. Pleads Guilty

Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a man from Gray pled guilty to Distribution of Marijuana and Distribution of Methamphetamine last Wednesday and was sentenced to 78 months for each charge with the Louisiana Department of Corrections; each sentence of 78 months is to run concurrent.

Kentrell Robertson, 26, sold the illegal narcotics to a confidential informant working with the Thibodaux Police Department’s Narcotics Division in October of 2017.

“Hopefully this sends a very clear message to would be offenders that our legal system is to be respected and violators will be held accountable,” said Assistant District Attorney Rene Gautreaux, who prosecuted the case. “We want to thank the Thibodaux Police Department for their diligent work on this case. It helped us reach this favorable conclusion.”

Robertson was on parole for Distribution of Marijuana until June of 2020 at the time he sold the illegal narcotics. With his plea, Robertson’s parole was revoked and he will have to finish out the remainder of his sentence before beginning his two concurrent 78 month sentences in June of 2020.
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We’re at Central Lafourche High School for Domino Effect. If we can impact just one, it’s worth the effort #NoDrunkDriving #NoDistractedDriving #DominoEffect ... See MoreSee Less

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We’re so proud of Demi and Danielle for representing our Office at the Lafourche Parish Public Library today - they shared the advantages & disadvantages of social media; encouraging the young women in attendance to build each other up instead of tearing each other down. #RespectU #MakingHERstory #EmpoweringOurGirls #TeenTalk ... See MoreSee Less

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Danielle Tardo, our Nicholls State University Family & Consumer Science with a concentration in Social Work intern, did a wonderful job talking to young girls at a local school about emotional self care. This girl has a bright future ahead of her! Keep up the great work, Danielle! ... See MoreSee Less

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District Attorney’s Domino Effect Program Set to Begin Next Week

Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell is excited to announce the dates for this year’s Domino Effect presentation to Lafourche Parish High School Seniors.

The program is part of the District Attorney’s Office’s continued efforts to combat distracted or impaired driving, and is designed to illustrate its far reaching consequences.

“The real life stories that are shared in the program and the realization of the long-lasting consequences of impaired or distracted driving takes a heavy emotional toll on everyone involved,” said District Attorney Kristine Russell. “Regardless, it is so rewarding when we see students outside of the program with their domino key chains in tow serving as a constant reminder to not drive impaired or distracted.”

The District Attorney’s Office is scheduled to begin the program next week.

• Central Lafourche High School - Monday, March 18th @ 8:00 a.m.
• South Lafourche High School – Tuesday, March 19th @ 9:00 a.m.
• Thibodaux High School – Thursday, March 21st @ 8:00 a.m.
• E.D. White Catholic High School – Tuesday, April 2nd @ 11:00 a.m.

According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association, NHTSA, 3,477 people were killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. Also in 2015, an additional 551 non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, and others) were killed in distraction-affected crashes.

Despite the data, by partnering together against distracted or impaired driving and educating through programs such as the Domino Effect, we can make Lafourche Parish a safer place for us all.
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Congratulations to our DA, Kristine Russell, on being selected as the Public Elected Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Houma/Thibodaux Region for her contributions in the legal system that align with the organization's core social work values and principles ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Faith Hebert - DA for a Day! Faith is an E.D. White senior and dance team member. Faith was able to tour the courts and learn the process of the legal system. Good luck in the future, Faith. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sporting our purple to rep how proud we are of the Thibodaux High School Boys’ Basketball 5A State Champs! You guys fought hard and brought home the win! 🏀🏆 Geaux Tigers!!! 🐅 🐅🐅 ... See MoreSee Less

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