About Thomas Davenport

Let Experienced Alexandria, LA Trial Attorney Tommy Davenport of The Davenport Firm, APLC, Fight For You

Thomas “Tommy” Davenport, Jr. is an experienced trial attorney and the principal of The Davenport Firm, APLC. He focuses on litigation in criminal defense, personal injury and civil court. He actively handles trials and appeals. Since starting The Davenport Firm, APLC, in 2002, Tommy consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and compassion for his clients.

Tommy has received an “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent™ rating is the highest and most prestigious designation that an attorney can receive. This rating is a significant accomplishment that is a testament to the fact that Thomas “Tommy” Davenport, Jr.’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Only 12% of all attorneys in the world have received the coveted AV Preeminent™ rating.

Additionally, Tommy received another award for client satisfaction. He was awarded the Martindale-Hubbell “Client Distinction Award” for quality service to his clients in a national client survey. The criteria for this award is unsolicited client ratings in the areas of: 1) Communications Ability, 2) Responsiveness, 3) Quality of Service and 4) Value for the Money. The award notification states, “Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.”

Also, Martindale-Hubble awarded the Platinum Client Champion to Tommy. Martindale-Hubble awards this exclusive recognition to lawyers who demonstrate a commitment to client service based on the quantity and quality of their scores on Martindale-Hubbell client reviews. Fewer than 1% of all attorneys have qualified to receive the award. Martindale-Hubble recognizes these attorneys because they epitomize the best in client service.

Tommy has trained under preeminent trial attorney Gerry Spence through the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. The Trial Lawyers College with Gerry Spence trains and educates lawyers and judges, who are dedicated to the jury system and who defend and obtain justice for individuals. With a curriculum based on psychodrama, the college offers several courses and seminars throughout the year. The college teaches how to utilize psychodrama skills in cases, to understand clients and their stories, and to ultimately win justice in the courtroom.

Prior to opening his firm, Tommy served as a clerk to United States District Judge John V. Parker in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This prestigious appointment allowed Tommy to gain experience in the inner workings of the court and learn firsthand how judicial staff analyze and decide lawsuits, defenses, and pretrial motions.

Tommy earned his law degree from the Southern University Law Center. He graduated with honors and in the top 10 percent of his class, earned the Chancellor’s Award, and was named an All American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from the Northeast Louisiana University, graduating with honors.

Tommy is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association as well as the bars for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Western District. He is also a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, Louisiana State Bar Association, the Knights of Columbus,

Tommy has also taught clinical courses at the Southern University Law Center supervising students in their representation of indigent clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors.

Throughout his career, Tommy received a number of awards and distinctions, including being named: Superb 10.0 out of 10 Rating by Avvo, America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 1% by The American Registry, Blackstone Order Award by Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top Lawyers in Louisiana, The Legal Network, Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney in Louisiana by National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top Rated Lawyers in Louisiana, Martindale-Hubbell and ALM, the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Who’s Who of Lawyers, United States Achievement Academy, All-American Scholar, “Most Likely to Turn Down a Prestigious Partnership to Work for Legal Aid,” by Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

Tommy is a writer, who has been published a number of times. He is currently working on two books, a practice guide and a novel.

To schedule a consultation with Tommy, contact The Davenport Firm, APLC, in Rapides Parish today.