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Todd S. Clemons

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Todd S. Clemons is a native and current resident of Lake Charles, La.  He has been happily married for over 30 years and is the proud father of two adult sons and as well as being an awesome grandfather.  He is the founder of Todd Clemons and Associates in Lake Charles.  His primary areas of practice are criminal defense, post-conviction relief and general civil litigation.  He has been practicing law for over 30 years and he is passionate about zealously defending citizens that have been accused of criminal activity.  Mr. Clemons has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court.  He has litigated over 100 jury trials to verdict with a 95% success rate. 

Todd leads the practice group, with an advanced background in criminal defense. His legal experience is derived from his time as a public servant, working as an Assistant District Attorney in Calcasieu Parish and also as a United States Attorney for the Department of Justice. His service to the community was also exemplified in his role as a Pro Temp/Ad Hoc Judge for the 14th Judicial District Court. Todd is a dedicated citizen leader to the parish of Calcasieu.

Todd is a proud graduate of the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette and Southern University Law Center where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  He is a former Assistant District Attorney for Calcasieu Parish.  Additionally, Mr. Clemons served our country for 12 years as a federal prosecutor in the Western District of Louisiana, employed by the U.S. Department of Justice.  He also proudly served as a Judge Pro Tem in 14th Judicial District Court. 

Todd has always been very active in his community.  He served on the board of directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana for many years including a term as President.  He is a Life Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  He served as Ninth District Representative (Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma) supervising over 2,400 members and 100 chapters.  Mr. Clemons is a member of Christian Baptist Church where he serves as Moderator and a member of the board of directors. 

Mr. Clemons currently serves on the La. Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions as a Bar Examiner.  Twice a year he writes the Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence portion of the exam.  Additionally, he approves all final grades for that portion of the bar exam.  Todd is also a member of the Judicial Council of the La. Supreme Court.  He is also an active member of the Sowela Foundation which supports and raises funds for Sowela Community College in Lake Charles. 

Associations & Community Involvement

  • National Bar Association
  • The Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar
  • Board of Directors and Moderator- Christian Baptist Church 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association (past President)
  • Louis A. Martinet Legal Society
  • Admissions/Bar Examiner (writes the Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence portion of the exam)
  • The Louisiana Supreme Court Judicial Council
  • Sowela Foundation Board of Directors

Education

  • 1979 Graduate of Istrouma High School, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1984 Graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), currently the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette
  • 1987 Graduate of Southern University Law Center Magna Cum Laude

 

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