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Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a “Stay At Home Order” on March 22, 2020 ordering that non-essential workers stay at home through April 13, 2020. Here’s the link: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/JBE-33-2020.pdf
On April 2, Gov. Edwards extended this “Stay At Home” order until April 30.
That does not mean we are not continuing to do business, it’s just a bit different than usual. If you need us, please call or email us. We are not conducting in person face to face meetings, but with Facetime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Go to Meeting and all the different technology out there, we can help you. We still have access to the courthouse and all the ordinary tools of conducting legal business. We are handling our clients’ business. It is, for the most part, business as usual.
We ask that you please do your part to get us all through this period. Here’s a link to the CDC for things to do to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Stay safe and feel free to call us if you need us.
We will continue to post updates as called for.
Who we are & What we can do for you
Maritime - Jones ActWe represent maritime workers who are hurt on the job working in the Gulf of Mexico and inland rivers and lakes such as the Mississippi River. Passengers can sometimes recover as well. You may be able to recover from your employer, from a third party, or from a vessel itself.
Were you or a relative injured in an accident caused by an 18-wheeler (or other large commercial truck)? Big trucks can cause big injuries, and our attorneys understand the unique aspects of trucking suits.
Serious Auto Accidents
Car accidents are unfortunately common, and they can lead to serious, painful injuries. If you (or a relative) were recently involved in an automobile accident that was not your fault, we invite you to give our office a call. We can help to assess what your case might be worth, and give you an idea of what you might expect if you choose to take legal action.
Wrongful Death and Survival
A family member’s death is always a tragedy. When a loved one dies because of another person’s fault, you might be able to receive compensation. Under Louisiana’s wrongful death law, certain family members can recover for their losses caused by a loved one’s death. Under Louisiana's survival law, certain family members may recover for the loved one's pre-death pain and suffering.
Contrary to popular belief, the most common law suit is a business against business claim. I represent small businesses in their disputes.
I tried my first criminal case as a senior in law school. I spent three years in the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office as a prosecutor. Since 1990, I have been representing the accused in state and federal court through out Louisiana.
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Meet lawyer Dan Claitor
Senator Dan Claitor was born and raised in Baton Rouge and is a product of the Baton Rouge public schools. Dan graduated from LSU in 1983 with a degree in finance and from Loyola Law School of New Orleans in 1987.
Dan tried his first jury trial, the defense of a manslaughter case, as a senior in law school in the fall of 1986. That year he was awarded the 1986-1987 Charles C. Foti, Jr. Award for Excellence in the Field of Criminal Justice. After graduation, Dan returned to the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish. He prosecuted thousands of cases that ranged from child support issues to murder. Since leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 1990, Dan has been self-employed. Collectively, Dan has tried more than 100 admiralty, civil and criminal jury trials.
Dan has been the Louisiana State Senator for District 16 since April 14, 2009, when he was elected in a rough and tumble campaign in which Governor Jindal actively opposed him. Dan was re-elected in 2011 without opposition and elected again in 2016. Dan’s reputation in the Legislature is that he is prepared and inquisitive. Dan designed and carried through the legislative process important legislation relative to access to charter schools by those with developmental disabilities, transparency in the Governor’s Office, and buy in and oversight of Office of Group Benefits rate setting.
Dan has been an active member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Law Day Committee for many years and encourages you to participate in that event.
From Our Blog
Senator Claitor had an recent appearance on WRKF radio. In this show, Senator Dan Claitor and Rep. Steve Carter reflect on three terms in the Legislature as they depart office after 12 years at the Capitol. Listen to the full show on WRKF.org. ...
5 things we advise our clients about social media use: 1. Be aware of it. Opposing counsel will look at your social media. Be mindful of everything that you post on any of your social media accounts and refrain from posting any information that might be relevant to...
Baton Rouge taxpayers, check out this editorial describing how the Department of Corrections may be affecting you. Our Views: Have taxpayers been cheated by a culture of corruption at the Department of Corrections? Originally Reported by the Advocate...