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COVID-19 Update

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:

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:

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

Trusted Louisiana lawyer committed to client satisfaction

Maritime - Jones Act

We 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.

Trucking Accidents

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.

Business Disputes

Contrary to popular belief, the most common law suit is a business against business claim. I represent small businesses in their disputes.

Criminal Defense

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.

A boutique law firm providing legal solutions through out Louisiana.

Dan Claitor tried his first serious case as a law student in 1987. He’s been trying cases and resolving serious matters for 31 years. You can’t get the same results with a lawyer who doesn’t try cases.

Meet lawyer Dan Claitor

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Dan Claitor

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.

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Jamie Dell'apa
Jamie Dell'apa
17:30 08 Nov 19
In my mergers and acquisitions career I spent millions of dollars per year so I wasn't easy on counsel. I expected... them to efficiently understand and solve the diverse and unexpected problems inherent in a world of very human circumstances. Dan quickly understood my business goals and the irrational circumstances that created the legal problem. The first win was personal, once he got involved, I didn't worry about the problem anymore. The second win was my goals were hit quickly and efficiently as Dan used his exemplary personal skills to deliver a legal solution. My kind of an attorney - I didn't need to use his services for very more
Michael Toros
Michael Toros
16:35 27 Sep 19
Excellent communication and knowledge. Very responsible and takes initiative. Will continue to use. Thanks!
Scott Wilfong
Scott Wilfong
17:44 22 Jul 19
Dan knows the law and the process. He is also not afraid to stand up for his clients and he is easy to get along with.
Nazary Nebeluk
Nazary Nebeluk
03:01 22 Jan 19
I've spoken with Dan Claitor and his office a few times about various issues me and my family have had and always... enjoyed our interactions. I've found his staff to be pleasant and he himself to be knowledgeable and approachable. If you have legal concerns in Baton Rouge then I recommend you give Dan Claitor a more
Christen Romero
Christen Romero
03:58 12 Jan 19
Dan Claitor is a devoted attorney whose knowledge of Louisiana law and dedication to the legal practice is... unparalleled. His role as both a local attorney and a Louisiana State Senator has provided him in-depth knowledge of our judicial system that directly translates into client success.I appreciate Mr. Claitor's forthrightness and ability to explain complex matters in straightforward and understandable terms. I respect and trust Dan Claitor and highly recommend him to handle a wide variety of legal more
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Baton Rouge local office serving the state of Louisiana

Law Office of Dan Claitor

7520 Perkins Road
Suite 170
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 757-0159