William W. Thies was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 23, 1974. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Louisiana State University in 1996 and his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law School in 2001. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in May, 2002. Mr. Thies is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana and American Bar Associations, the Louisiana Association of Justice, both the Louisiana and Baton Rouge Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Baton Rouge Bar Association Pro Bono Panel, The Society for the Preservation of Advocates d/b/a YaYa, Hunter’s Run Gun Club in Port Allen, Louisiana, and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – an international gastronomic club. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District and Eastern District of Louisiana, all state courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Thies is a firm believer in protecting and defending those who cannot or are incapable of defending themselves, and as such, is one of only a handful of Louisiana lawyers accepting pro bono cases through his membership with the Animal Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Mr. Thies is also a member of the Governmental Law Section and the Auto Tort sections of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Mr. Thies regularly volunteers his time as an arbitrator for Baton Rouge City Court having presided over dozens of cases where the jurisdictional limit is met. Mr. Thies volunteers at the Louisiana State University Law Center as a Flory Trial Judge and as an Appellate Advocacy Panel Judge and has also served as a guest instructor at the Southeastern Louisiana University criminal justice seminar and Continuing Legal Education seminars for defending DWI cases. Mr. Thies’ practice areas include civil litigation, personal injury, criminal and DWI defense.
Mr. Thies holds an advanced open water dive certification through PADI with over 100 documented dives. At all times Mr. Thies has at least one dive more than Russell W. Beall.
When on vacation and away from the office, most of Mr. Thies’ time is spent either underwater, on the golf course, or coaching BRMHS. Mr. Thies recently finished his fourth season as Baton Rouge High School’s boys assistant soccer coach and head J.V. coach; BRMHS won the 2012 District Championship with a 10-2 district record. BRMHS was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs and finished the year ranked 9th in the state with a season record of 18-8. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.