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Paul Joseph Carmouche 
Shreveport, Louisiana
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Paul was born in 1943 in Napoleonville, Louisiana. He received a B.A. from Nicholls State and his J.D. from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969. While at Loyola, he was elected President of the Law School. Upon graduation from law school, he practiced law with a small civil law firm for four years handling all types of civil and criminal cases. From 1974 to 1977, Paul was an Assistant District Attorney handling trials of serious felony cases. From 1977 to 1978, he was Chief Counsel for the Caddo Indigent Defender's Office. In 1978, Paul was elected District Attorney of Caddo Parish, Louisiana. After his first election, Paul was re-elected four (4) times and served as DA for a total of thirty years. As DA and as Chief Counsel for the Public Defender's Office he tried hundreds of major cases in the state district courts. Paul has served on numerous Governor's Commissions, including the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the State Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Paul has lectured on trial tactics and rules of evidence at legal seminars, and he was elected President of the Louisiana District Attorney's Association in 1984.

Paul is married to Marti Carmouche. They have two children, a daughter, Marianna, and a son, Matthew.

As DA for 30 Years and as Chief Counsel for the Public Defender's Office he tried hundreds of major cases in the state district courts.

Areas of Practice:
Criminal Defense in Federal Court
Insurance Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Oil & Gas Property Damage Litigation
Personal Injury
Bar Admissions:
Louisiana, 1969
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1969
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1969
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1969
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1972
U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
Education:
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1969
J.D.
Honors: President of the Law School


Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux, Louisiana
B.A.
Major:  History


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, Trial Tactics and Rules of Evidence at Legal Seminars


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Louisiana District Attorney's Association, 1979 - 2009
Member


Louisiana District Attorney's Association, 1984 - 1985
President


National District Attorney's Association, 1980 - 2009
Member


Louisiana Bar Association, 1969 - Present
Member


Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement


State Sentencing Guidelines Commission


North Louisiana Crime Lab Commission
Chairman


Louisiana District Attorney's Association


LDAA
Past President


National District Attorney's Association


Past Employment Positions:
Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office, District Attorney, 1979 - 2009


Caddo Parish Indigent Defender's Office, Chief Counsel, 1977 - 1979


Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1973 - 1977


Hendricks & Carmouche, 1969 - 1973


Caddo Assistant District Attorney, 1974 - 1977


Caddo Indigent Defender Office, Chief Counsel, 1977 - 1978


Caddo Parish, District Attorney, 1979 - 2008


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Weems, Schimpf, Haines,
Landry & Shemwell (APLC)

912 Kings Highway
Shreveport LA 71104

 

Phone: 318-222-2100
Fax: 318-226-5100

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