Caddo Parish Civil Courts & Fourth Court of Appeals & U.S District Courts for the Western District of Louisiana

Civil Courts in Shreveport — Caddo Parish, Louisiana
that a Personal Injury Lawyer would file a personal injury lawsuit

If you live in Shreveport and want to file a lawsuit, your Shreveport Personal Injury Attorney will know in which of these courts your case should be filed.

If your claim is worth at least $3000, then you may file in the District Court, which has unlimited civil jurisdiction:


Caddo 1st Judicial District Court
Caddo Parish Courthouse
501 Texas St Room 103
Shreveport, LA 71101
  (318) 226-6778

      Civil Section A: (318) 677-5341
      Civil Section B: (318) 226-6818
      Civil Section C: (318) 226-6812

You may also file in this court, which has jurisdiction for claims up to $25,000:

Shreveport Civil Courts :

Shreveport City Court
1244 Texas Avenue
Shreveport LA 71101
(318) 673-5813

If you want to appeal a decision from a civil court, you will do that here:


Louisiana Court of Appeal - Second Circuit
430 Fannin Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
 (318) 227-3700

Parish Coverage:

Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Tensas, Union, Webster, West Carroll, Winn

If you want to appeal an appellate decision you will file a writ of certiorari here:


Louisiana Supreme Court
400 Royal Street,
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-2300

If your civil suit involves a person who lives out-of-state, or if there is diversity or a “federal question,” then a personal injury lawsuit can be filed in:

The Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport Division

United States Courthouse
300 Fannin Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 676-4273


Richard T. Haik

Rebecca F. Doherty

Dee D. Drell

Patricia Minaldi

S. Maurice Hicks Jr.

Elizabeth Erny Footy

Thomas E. Stagg Jr.

Donald Ellsworth Walter

James Travis Trimble, Jr.

Tucker L. Melancon

Map of USDC Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport Division

Please download a list of all Shreveport Division Federal Judges and Clerks.

The Shreveport Division covers the following Louisiana Parishes:

Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto,Red River, Sabine & Webster

If you want to appeal a decision from a U.S. Federal Court then your appeal will be heard here:

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
600 South Maestri Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-3408
(504) 310-7700

The Judges in the Fifth Circuit are:

Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12505, Houston, TX 77002-2655
(713) 250-5484

Carolyn Dineen King
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11020, Houston, TX 77002-2694
(713) 250-5750

E. Grady Jolly
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 202, Jackson, MS 39201-2414
(601) 965-4165

W. Eugene Davis
800 Lafayette St., Suite 5100, Lafayette, LA 70501-6883
(337) 593-5280

Jerry E. Smith
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12621, Houston, TX 77002-2698
(713) 250-5101

Emilio M. Garza
8200 I-10 West, Suite 501, San Antonio, TX 78230-3878
(210) 525-2950

Fortunato P. Benavides
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 450, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5796

Carl E. Stewart
300 Fannin Street, Suite 2299, Shreveport, LA 71101-3074
(318) 676-3765

James L. Dennis
600 Camp Street, Room 219, New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8000

Edith Brown Clement
600 Camp Street, Room 200, New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8068

Edward C. Prado
755 E. Mulberry Ave., Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78212-3186
(210) 472-4060

Priscilla R. Owen
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 434, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5167

Jennifer Walker Elrod
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12014, Houston, TX 77002-2603
(713) 250-7590

Leslie H. Southwick
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 222, Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 965-4017

Catharina Haynes
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1264, Dallas, TX 75242
(214) 753-2750

Senior Judges:

Thomas M. Reavley
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11009, Houston, TX 77002-2605
(713) 250-5185

Will Garwood
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 300, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5113

Patrick E. Higginbotham
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 400, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5723

Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.
600 Camp Street, Room 244, New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8098

Rhesa H. Barksdale
245 E. Capitol St., Room 200, Jackson, MS 39201-2414
(601) 965-5840

Harold R. DeMoss, Jr.
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12015, Houston, TX 77002-2605
(713) 250-5462























Opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

If you wished to appeal from the 5th Circuit, you would file a Writ of Certiorari with:

The United States Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.

Contact information for the Supreme Court of the United States and its Justices:

Clerk's Office: (202) 479-3011
Public Information Office: (202) 479-3211
General Inquiry: (202) 479-3000

Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543


The chambers of the Supreme Court Justices are located mainly on the second floor of the Supreme Court building, with the exception of Justice Ginsburg's third floor chambers. Their individual chambers are not available to the public, and no direct phone line to a Justice exists for the public. The Justices may be contacted only via traditional mail. The nine Justices and the preferred way to address a letter are listed below.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable John G. Roberts
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice

Justice Clarence Thomas

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice

Justice Samuel Anthony Alito

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Samuel Anthony Alito
Associate Justice

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice

Justice Elena Kagan

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Elena Kagan
Associate Justice
















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