Meet Lou Thompson Black

Lou has thirty years of experience as a practicing trial attorney.  For the past twenty-five years, she has primarily prosecuted toxic exposure cases nationwide.  Currently, much of Lou’s practice is focused in New Mexico, handling toxic exposure, trucking accidents, and other personal injury matters. 


Prior to her employment with Black Law Group, Lou practiced at Haynes & Boone, LLP (1994-1997), Baron & Budd, P.C. (1997-2002), Brent Coon & Assocaites (2002-2010), and Bailey, Perrin, Baily (2010-2016).

Lou is married to John M. Black, also an attorney.  They have a daughter, Lily, and two Labrador Retrievers.  Lou, John and Lily spend most of their time in Houston. They spend the rest of their time in Crested Butte, Colorado.  

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  • Texas Christian University, B.S. 1990, cum laude
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1993, summa cum laude
  • Admissions:
    Pennsylvania, 2011
    New Mexico, 2019
    Federal District Courts
    Northern District of Texas 
    Southern District of Texas 
    Eastern District of Texas

Experience and Current Practice

  • Attorney/Partner
    Black Law Group, PLLC
    2000 West Loop South, Suite 2200
    Houston, TX 77027
    2016 - 2023

Associations, Presentations and Awards

  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    President, 2011-2012
    Secretary Treasurer, 2010-2011
    Committee Chair, Women’s Caucus, Nominating Committee
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association 
    Secretary/Treasurer, 2007-2008 
    Chairman of the Diversity Committee
    Chairman of the Women’s Caucus
    Executive Committee, Nominating Committee
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