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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is ready to move to Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy on June 5.
Our office is following Phase 2 guidelines, and here are the details of Phase 2 in Louisiana: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2521
We are continuing to do business, it’s just a bit different than usual. We will check your temperature before we allow you into the office, and you will be asked to wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, we will supply you with one.
We can conduct a meeting with the help of technology, e.g. Facetime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Go to Meeting and all the different apps and services out there, if that’s what you prefer.
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.
Meet lawyer Garret Wick
Garret Wick is a Louisiana native who grew up in New Orleans. During his time at LSU’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center, Garret participated in multiple trial competitions. Notably, his trial team won the Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition in 2017 and they were quarterfinalists in 2018. Additionally, he was also a member of the Moot Court Board while attending LSU Law School. While at LSU, he was also a law clerk at our office.
Since graduating from law school, Garret was an associate with a large defense practice and successfully negotiated numerous settlements in both state and federal court before rejoining the Law Office of Dan Claitor as an associate. Garret is a prepared strategic thinker who relentlessly works toward and achieves the best result for our clients.
When he is not practicing law, Garret participates in local lacrosse organizations. Garret is also a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. As a young attorney, Garret is always looking for new ways to be involved in and assist in his community.
From Our Blog
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is ready to move to Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy on June 5. Our office...
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. ...
Photos from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s “Lobbying, Legislation and Law.” This was an event hosted by the Loyola Evening Law Student Association discussing the intersection of law and politics. The event was enjoyed by students and professors, as...