After many years of public service Dustan decided to open his own practice to better serve those in need of legal assistance. The Abshire Law Firm, LLC main fields of practice are Criminal Defense and Family Law. Dustan is passionate about both areas of law because they both provide opportunities to genuinely help people in need. Dustan has been a life long public servant and this continues his ability to help the public. Dustan J. Abshire is a lifelong Lake Charles resident and a graduate of Barbe High School. Dustan began his career with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office after high school and stayed there for 15 years. He spent time in corrections, patrol and as a detective in the Sex Crimes/Severe Child Abuse Unit. While at CPSO, Dustan obtained a Criminal Justice degree from McNeese State University and went on to graduate from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Miss. He received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and a Civil Law Certificate. His career with the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office began in June 2014 as an intern. Shortly after, Dustan was an investigator up until he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in April 2015. After passing the bar exam, Dustan was given the opportunity to serve as an Assistant District Attorney for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorneys Office. He served as a felony prosecutor handling a wide variety of cases. Additionally, Dustan joined the law office of Bryant, Sigler, & Abshire, L.L.C. where his private practice focuses on Family Law involving matters of divorce, child custody, child support, wills, and successions for the people of Southwest Louisiana that are in need of assistance. Until he decided to open his own firm, Abshire Law Firm. Dustan has been married for 15 years and has one son and two stepdaughters. He served on the USSSA Board for baseball from 2008-2011 and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus with Our Lady Queen of Heaven.