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J Todd Benson

J Todd Benson

Civil Trial Lawyer
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine, L.L.C.
Shreveport, LA
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About J Todd Benson

Attorney Biography

Todd is a trial lawyer handling oil and gas and commercial and business disputes, substantial personal injury matters, and appeals in state and federal courts.

Todd received his undergraduate and law degrees at Louisiana State University Law Center, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and the Order of the Coif, an honorary society of the top ten percent of each graduating class. After graduating, he was law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Todd was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1995 and to the State Bar of Texas in 2001. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District, Eastern District and Middle District of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Louisiana state courts, and Texas state courts. Todd has practiced law since August of 1996, including a time as General Counsel for Tango Transport, Inc., a large trucking company.

Representative Experience

Substantial jury trial experience, including jury trials in the United States district courts in Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee, in numerous Louisiana state courts, and in Arkansas Has successfully prosecuted and argued appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Louisiana appellate courts Extensive federal court litigation in diverse areas Substantial litigation of oil and gas and commercial and business disputes Litigation of substantial personal injury cases Litigation of oil and gas matters such as cases involving the continued existence of mineral servitudes, the existence of mineral leases, and disputes over ownership of lease bonuses Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Immigration Law


Louisiana State University Law Center J.D., 1995, Order of the Coif, Louisiana Law Review Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; B.S. Finance 1991

Professional Recognition

Paul M. Hebert Law Center Hall of Fame Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2010 through 2013 Listed in SB Magazine as one of Shreveport-Bossier's best lawyers

Activities and Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar Association State Bar of Texas Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (1996 - present); Board of Directors (2007-2008) Shreveport Bar Association


"Reves v. Ernst & Young: Is RICO Corrupt?" Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Spring 1994) "Reves v. Ernst & Young" Civil RICO Reporter, (Summer 1994) "Get That Writ: Civil Writ Practice Before the Louisiana Supreme Court" Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol. 48, No. 2, Pg. 120 (August 2000)

Practice Areas

Civil Trial Law (60%)
Appellate Law (10%)
Natural Resources / Oil and Gas (10%)
Personal Injury (5%)
Business Law (5%)
Contracts (5%)
Civil Rights (5%)
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Bar Licenses

Louisiana State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Texas State Bar
Member in Good Standing

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Louisiana State University - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
J. D.

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B. S.

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J Todd Benson
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 1768
Shreveport, LA 71166
Office: 318-227-3320