I'm sorry to report that our Criminal Justice Community has lost one of its long-time members today with the passing of defense attorney Tody Dupont. Mr. Dupont was the father of one of my best friends, Todd Dupont, who practiced with his Dad. He had been in a car accident earlier this month, but his prognosis had been positive. Today's news is just as surprising as it is sad.
I wish I could fill a long post here with stories of Mr. Dupont, but I actually only personally met him once or twice at the crawfish cookouts that he and Todd threw together. I did know his reputation as one of the well-known legends of Decades Past. Most of your seasoned attorneys around the CJC knew Mr. Dupont and spoke very highly of him.
But more importantly, I know that Todd spoke so highly of his father. Todd has always been so proud to be working with his father and loves telling stories about his Dad's cases. I'm a first-generation lawyer in my family, and I've always been envious of those lawyers that have a family history in the law -- especially criminal law.
I know that Todd treasured getting to work with his Dad for as long as he did, and was so proud to tell people that he was "Tody's boy".
In all honesty, I don't know what better tribute you could give to a Man, than those types of feelings from his son.
My heartfelt condolences go out to my friend, Todd, and all of Mr. Dupont's family. I will post funeral arrangements here as they become available.