Name: Dan Claitor
Firm Name: Law Office of Dan Claitor
Jurisdiction: USA - Louisiana
Practice Area: Maritime Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Dan Claitor as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Louisiana, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Dan please use the contact information provided above.

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.

Firm Description:

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, I am a product of our local public schools. I graduated from LSU in 1983 with a degree in Finance. I graduated from Loyola New Orleans Law School in 1987, but before graduating, I tried my first jury case. It was a manslaughter charge. The Orleans District Attorney was impressed enough to offer me a job upon graduation. I was an Assistant District Attorney for Mr. Harry Connick from 1987 through 1990 and have been on my own since then. As to public service after the District Attorney’s Office, in 2009 I was elected to the Louisiana State Senate for the Baton Rouge area, District 16. It has been an honor to represent the people of Baton Rouge. During the process, I believe I have become a better lawyer.

Whether your legal issue is a maritime matter, serious personal injury matter, wrongful death, business litigation or criminal defense, I can help you. Dan Claitor – Lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Trusted Louisiana lawyer committed to client satisfaction.

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  • Serious Auto Accidents Cases
  • Maritime – Jones Act Cases
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  • Business Dispute Cases
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