James Lochridge, Jr.




Since beginning his mediation practice in 2015, Jim Lochridge has mediated over 450 cases with hundreds of those claims resolved successfully. His vast array of experience makes him a prime choice as your next mediator.



Jim Lochridge is a shareholder and president of Voorhies & Labbé in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has been practicing law for 32 years. He has tried jury and bench trials in both State and Federal Court, as well as argued before numerous Appellate Courts. Mr. Lochridge’s background includes insurance, professional liability and land-based casualty defense. He’s worked with public entities, trucking companies, oil refineries and a major fast-food chain restaurant.

Mr. Lochridge also has taught Business Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette).

Mr. Lochridge was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1990, as well as the U.S. District Court – Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He is a member of Louisiana State Bar Association, Lafayette Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, American Bar Association, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (“FDCC”).

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Lochridge is a Jesuit High School alum. He now resides in Lafayette, Louisiana with his wife, Jan. He routinely travels statewide to conduct mediations.

Louisiana State Bar Association Lafayette Bar Association & Foundation Louisiana Association Defense Counsel American Bar Association Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel