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Thomas V. Alonzo Law Firm

Founded in 1994, the Thomas V. Alonzo Law Firm handles serious criminal defense, nurse license defense and catastrophic injury litigation in Lafayette, Louisiana and all surrounding areas. Mr. Alonzo is licensed to practice in four states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Georgia. Trial attorney Thomas V. Alonzo has over 27 years of legal and courtroom experience and has won over $14.5 million in settlements and jury verdicts for his personal injury clients and reduced or dropped charges for his criminal defense clients.Louisiana attorney Thomas V. Alonzo

Trial Attorney with Experience and Results

Thomas Alonzo handles all cases personally. If you hire the Thomas V. Alonzo Law Firm to represent you, you can be assured that your case will be litigated by an attorney with extensive legal and trial experience. If your case goes to trial, you can feel confident knowing that Mr. Alonzo has 27 years of trial experience and many successful jury and judge verdicts.

Personalized Legal Representation

Mr. Alonzo will take the time to talk to you about your legal matter, explain all of your options, and fully prepare your case for the best legal outcome. You and your family can call with questions or meet with Mr. Alonzo while your case is being litigated. Mr. Alonzo and his staff know that legal proceedings can be unfamiliar and sometimes scary, and will tell you what you can expect through every step of the process.

26 years of trial litigation experience

Extensive courtroom experience

$4.1/2.8 million, $3.5 million, $1.4 million, $1.2 million awards for catastrophic injuries

Former Capital Defender qualified to handle death penalty cases

Former Felony track public defender for 17 years in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Licensed attorney in four states — Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas

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Initial consultations are always free. Please call the Thomas V. Alonzo Law Firm to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal issue.

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Firm History

After successfully working as a personal injury trial attorney for six years in Lake Charles and Lafayette, Louisiana, Thomas V. Alonzo opened his own firm in 1994, focusing on civil and criminal litigation. In 1999, Mr. Alonzo was admitted to the bar in Mississippi and expanded his practice to include injury and accident claims in all areas of Mississippi. Mr. Alonzo’s skill and experience in the courtroom has helped his clients receive over 11 million dollars in just compensation for their injuries.

Mr. Alonzo’s strong interest in justice inspired him to become board-certified in Louisiana to defend clients against serious felonies that carry the possibility of a death sentence. Mr. Alonzo became a felony track public defender and also represented private clients against misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. After being admitted to the bar in both Texas and Georgia, Mr. Alonzo expanded the service area of his firm to include multi-state cases involving jurisdictions in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Georgia.

State of Louisiana (1987)
State of Mississippi (1999)
State of Texas (2006)
State of Georgia (2007)
United States District Court — Middle District of Louisiana (1988)
United States District Court — Western District of Louisiana (1989)
United States District Court — Eastern District of Louisiana (1990)
United States District Court — Northern District of Mississippi (1999)
United States Court of Appeals — Fifth Circuit (1999)

J.D., Louisiana State University 1987
B.A. Pre-Law/Political Science, Louisiana State University 1983


Thomas V. Alonzo Law Firm — Louisiana and Mississippi.
Felony Track Public Defender 1995-2005, 2010 -2016 Lafayette Parish Public Defender’s Office
Louisiana State University Adjunct Professor, Appellate-Advocacy, 2002-2003
Certified Capital Defender on behalf of the State of Louisiana, 1996 -2005, 2010- 2016

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)

Thomas Alonzo studies Spanish, volunteers for the animal rescue organizations SpayNation for Dogs and Cats and CARA (Community Animal Rescue and Adoption), plays tennis and rides his motorcycle.

Attorney Referrals

Thomas V. Alonzo is available to associate with other attorneys and law firms for personal injury and criminal defense cases in the Gulf South states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Georgia. Mr. Alonzo’s jury trial experience includes substantial awards for wrongful death, electrocution, brain injury, workplace injuries, and other catastrophic injury claims. For a select list of representative personal injury claims Mr. Alonzo has litigated, see Past Case Results. Mr. Alonzo handles death penalty cases and criminal defense cases involving multiple jurisdictions.

Please contact Thomas V. Alonzo at (337) 704-2615 or (601) 944-1980 if you are interested in referring or associating a criminal or personal injury case in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas or Georgia.

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Thomas Alonzo in the News

“Ankle monitor cost concerns; man heads back to jail” by Breon Martin, KADN News15 10/29/19.

“Charges Dismissed Against Former Lafayette Cop Accused of Sexual Battery” 3/27/15.

“Seth Fontenot Trial Set to Begin Tomorrow” by Jonathan Arnold, KADN 3/16/15.

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“Thomas Alonzo helped me to understand what was going on with my case, and I was impressed that he can speak Spanish. He was on top of the case and kept me updated throughout the process. In court, Mr. Alonzo conducted himself professionally, spoke well and seemed to know more than the other attorneys there. I was very happy with the results of my case and would use Mr. Alonzo again if I had to.”

– A. A., Youngsville, LA

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