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Thibodeaux, Lane David
308 North Washington P.O. Box 523 Bryan, TX
Phone: 979-775-5700
Fax: 979-822-1979


Lawyer Overview

Lane Thibodeaux has practiced law in the Brazos Valley area for twenty four years. He holds dual Board Certifications in Criminal Law and Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This combination of dual board certifications is held by only 12 active, licensed attorneys in the State of Texas.

Mr. Thibodeaux has tried more than 100 cases to juries in State and Federal court. His criminal jury trial experience is diverse, ranging from defense of murder charges to driving while intoxicated cases. Mr. Thibodeaux has also served as a Special Prosecutor in both felony and misdemeanor cases in multiple counties in Texas. Mr. Thibodeaux has acted as lead counsel in 45 appeals, including multiple published opinions from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest appellate court for criminal cases in Texas.

Mr. Thibodeaux has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1985. He is a member of both the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Law Sections of the State Bar. Mr. Thibodeaux is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Thibodeaux is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has been a member of the DWI committee for this statewide organization since 2009. Mr. Thibodeaux is also a member of the Brazos County Bar Association, serving as President of that organization in 2008. He is a past President of the Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association. In 1991 Mr. Thibodeaux was awarded the Brazos County Bar Association Pro Bono Award in recognition for his dedication in serving the legal needs of the underprivileged.

Mr. Thibodeaux has been a guest lecturer at the Texas A & M Univesity Health Science Center and the Bryan, Texas campus of Blinn College. His reocurring topic of lecture at Blinn College is the use of forensic evidence in criminal trials.

Mr. Thibodeaux graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government where he was a member of the National Social Science Honor Society, Phi Gamma Mu.

Mr. Thibodeaux received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1985. In Law School, Mr. Thibodeaux wats awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the study of Constitutional Law, was named to the Dean's List and inducted into the honorary advocacy fraternity, The Order of Barristers.

He is married to former Brazos County Assistant District Attorney and Baylor Law School graduate Beth Smith Thibodeaux. They have three children. Mr. Thibodeaux has also completed four marathons, including the 2000 New York City Marathon.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Charges
  • Providing Minors with Alcohol
  • Assault
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Battery
  • Family Assault Violence
  • Drug Possession
  • Prescription Drug Possession

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug Violations, White Collar Crimes, Health & Health Care Law


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Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Brazos County Young Lawyers Association (President)
  • Brazos County Bar Association (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Criminal Justice and Juvenile Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas (Member)

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law, 1983
  • Brazos County Pro Bono Award, 1991

Past Employment Positions

  • James & Thibodeaux, PLLC, Partner, 1995 - 1998


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1985
    Honors: The Order of Barristers
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the study of Constitutional
    Honors: The Dean's List
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1981
    Major: Government