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The Services We Provide

Practical & Foolproof Legal Solutions

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.

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 at (225)757-0159. 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.

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.

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.

Intentional Torts (Personal Injury)

An injury can sometimes occur intentionally through someone else’s fault. Intentional torts in Louisiana include assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment. If somebody else has intentionally hurt you, we urge you to call our office. We can help you to understand what causes of action you might have, as well as what your case might be worth.

Business Disputes

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

Transactional Law

Louisiana is a great spot for businesses, and our office is equipped to help companies of all sizes with their legal needs. We can help your business to thrive in a variety of ways, from reviewing leases and contracts to litigating on your behalf.

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.

Non-Violent Felonies

Our attorneys are experienced in representing people arrested for non-violent felonies, including drug charges. An attorney will represent your best interests in court, help you protect your personal rights and liberties, and will also make sure you understand the justice system (which can feel overwhelming). Therefore, it is important to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after you are arrested.

Misdemeanors – City Court

The justice system can be overwhelming for anybody, including those arrested for a misdemeanor. Calling an attorney is an important first step after you are arrested. A lawyer will represent your best interests in court and make sure your rights and liberties are respected. Furthermore, an attorney will help you feel more comfortable with the legal process. We encourage you to call our office if you have been arrested for a misdemeanor such as Possession of Marijuana, Driving While Intoxicated, Trespassing, Criminal Mischief.

What our clients think of us

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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Where you can find us

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