Dan Claitor
Cell 225 266 7542
 Office: 225-757-0159 Ext 205

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  I have a proven record of more than 30 years of experience in the practice of criminal law. You can be confident with me that you will get a top tier defense and result.

  Our hours are weekdays 9-5. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

  7520 Perkins Road, Suite 170
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70808

Education and Legal Experience

I was trying cases before I was out of law school.  As a senior at Loyola Law School in New Orleans in the Law Clinic, I tried a homicide case with Professor (now retired Judge) Calvin Johnson.  Not long after that,  I was sworn in as both a lawyer and as an Assistant District Attorney on September 30, 1987.  After trying more than 100 cases as a prosecutor, I moved on to become an Assistant City Attorney for Okla Jones in Orleans Parish.  When Mr. Jones became a federal judge, I entered private practice.  I have tried just about every kind of criminal case there is as either a prosecutor or defense lawyer. 

On the civil side of the law, I have handled serious maritime matters, car and truck wrecks resulting in serious injury that were not due to the fault of my clients, and quite a bit of business litigation.

Not every case requires a trial.  The vast majority of cases are resolved in advance of trial, but, in my opinion, it ordinarily takes a lawyer with years of experience and a willingness to try your case to get a fair resolution.

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    Graduated LSU with B.S. Finance 1983
    Graduated Loyola Law School New Orleans 1987 (J.D.)

Bar Admissions:
    Louisiana - All Courts (1987); 
    Louisiana - All Federal Courts (1989,’90, ‘92);
    U.S. Fifth Circuit (1989); and,
    United States Supreme Court (1995).

Political Offices:
    Louisiana State Senator District 16 since April 14, 2009.
    Dan is a member of the following Senate Committees:
    Finance, Education, Health & Welfare, and, Judiciary A.

Mr. Claitor is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble.

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