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Thomas F. Porter, IV

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Our attorneys are prepared and ready to handle all of your personal injury cases. No matter the type of injury you have or accident you were involved in, we have the experience needed to represent you in the courtroom. It is our mission to recover funds for you, and we will do just that!

Meet Thomas F. Porter, IV and Aaron W. Guidry

Thomas F. Porter, IV grew up in Lafayette and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1974. He obtained his law degree from Louisiana State University in 1976.


Tom has been practicing personal injury law for the past 35 years and has concentrated his practice in the area of automobile accidents; admiralty and maritime law; medical malpractice, wrongful death and general personal injury law. As a result of a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a medical malpractice trial in 1998, Tom receives numerous referrals of medical malpractice claims from attorneys and clients throughout Louisiana and Texas.

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Thomas F. Porter, IV

Tom has been an active member of Lafayette Parish Bar Association over the years, serving on the Ethics and Grievance Committee from 1986 through 1990, the Board of Directors from 1992 through 1997 and was President of the Bar in 1996. He has also been active in the Louisiana State Bar Association, serving as member of the House of Delegates from 1998 through 2000, Chairman of the Local Bar Liaison Committee in 1998 and Co-Chairman of the Citizen's Advisory Counsel in 1996. Tom has also been actively involved with the state and local Trial Lawyers serving on the state President's Advisory Counsel from 1991 through 1996.


He has been a speaker at several seminars including: Lafayette Parish Bar Association - "Litigation of a Personal Injury Claim" (1991) and "Justice Reform in Louisiana" (1996); Natural Business Institute - "Trying the Automobile Case in Louisiana" (1991) and Louisiana State Bar Association Leadership Conference (1999).


Tom has sat as Judge Pro Tempore in Lafayette City Court since 1999.

Aaron W. Guidry

Since graduating from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 1992, I have practiced civil trial law in Lafayette, Louisiana exclusively. I was hired out of law school by my current law partner, Tom Porter, with whom I still practice law. We handle case jointly and work jointly on complex civil litigation cases including medical malpractices, Jones Act and general maritime cases, auto accidents, 18 wheeler accidents and wrongful death claims.


I was raised in Cecilia, Louisiana and following graduation attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette where I received a Bachelor's degree in English with minors in French and Political Science. I traveled to New Orleans with my wife, Tracey, where I attended Loyola Law School and participated in the law review. I graduated with honors in 1992 and was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in that same year. Throughout the time that I was in undergraduate studies. In law school, I was an officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard. I first served as an infantryman and eventually received training and was assigned as a company commander in a military intelligence unit as a French Linguist. I left the military in 1996 as a captain to concentrate solely on my law practice and on raising my family.

I have been married to Tracey for 23 years. We have three children, Dalane, Luke and Adam. We are active members in East Bayou Baptist Church in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Having been raised and practicing law exclusively in the Acadiana area, I believe that our firm is uniquely qualified to provide representation and results for people who have been injured as a result of negligence on the part of others. We provide honest and fair consultation to all of our clients and look forward to providing service to anyone in need of an experienced attorney in the area of personal injury.


If you or a loved one has been injured and are looking for an attorney to represent you in a car accident or in a personal injury matter, please contact the law firm of Porter & Guidry at (337) 289-0626. The initial consultation is free of charge and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we are only paid for our services if there is a monetary recovery on your behalf.

Aaron W. Guidry