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.


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“Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never work a day in your life.” – Mark Twain

Happy #LaborDay! In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed today. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, September 8th, at 8:30 a.m.

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As we prepare to celebrate the contributions and achievements of the American worker for the People’s Holiday, we encourage you to appoint a designated driver before the party starts if alcohol is involved. A little planning can prevent a lot of problems. Be Safe, Have Fun & Enjoy Your Much Deserved Labor Day Weekend!
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Due to the impending weather conditions, the

• Lafourche Parish District Attorney's Office
Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court's Office
• 17th Judicial District Courts

will CLOSE Today, August 26th, at 3:00 p.m. and remain CLOSED on Thursday, August 27th.

If you were scheduled to appear for court on Thursday, August 27th, you will no longer have to. A new court date will be issued once the storm has passed.

A decision has not yet been made for Friday, August 28th.

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We, along with the 17th Judicial District Court, are opening on Wednesday, August 26th. If you were scheduled to appear for court, please make arrangements to do so. As always, if you have any questions you can call our office at 985-447-2003 ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to the weather, our Thibodaux and Galliano offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. The 17th District Courts will be closed as well. This includes the Drug Treatment Center and the FINS Office.

We are closely monitoring both storms’ activity and will update our page once the decision has been made concerning court appearances beyond August 25th.

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Lafourche Parish Government is hosting a mask giveaway for the public on August 15th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can find the distribution locaitons below.Lafourche Parish Government is hosting a mask giveaway for the public on August 15th, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations. Please share! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing all of our students and teachers a very successful school year! Many adjustments had to be made because of #COVID19, but with that comes opportunity to start new traditions. Stay safe and we look forward to continuing the conversation on #respectU throughout the year!

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Congratulations Chief Alex Barnes, Nicholls State University! We look forward to working with you and your team in the future!

#chiefofpolice #lawenforcement #police #lafourchedaCongratulations to Lieutenant Alex Barnes on his promotion to Nicholls State University Police Chief!

We are excited to have this Nicholls alum as our Director of University Police.

Lt. Barnes has 15 years of experience in law enforcement between University Police and the St Mary Parish Sheriffs Office. He began his law enforcement career as a campus student officer.

He graduated from Nicholls with two degrees in 2009; a bachelor’s in government and an associate in criminal justice. As a student he was president of the Nicholls Chapter of NAACP and Nicholls State University SGA, Mr. Nicholls and a member of the Nicholls Hall of Fame.

He plans to improve the department through training, strengthening relationships with other law enforcement partners and actively engaging with the campus community and student organizations.

“From the beginning of this process, we have been impressed by Lt. Barnes’ passion for law enforcement, his affection for Nicholls and his vision for the department.” - President Jay Clune
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