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Pride J. Doran ESQ.Pride Doran

Pride J. Doran is one of the rising stars among Louisiana's trial lawyers. Raised in the southwest Louisiana community of Eunice, Pride has a lifelong familiarity with this area that shows when he tries cases. In his over fifteen years of practice, he has distinguished himself as an outstanding trial attorney and negotiator, and has built a strong reputation in the courtroom.

A graduate of Tulane Law School, Pride has extensive experience in automobile and trucking claims, maritime and offshore, product liability, insurance coverage and premises liability litigation. He has represented the interests of thousands of individuals, many to trial or alternative dispute resolution, and has been asked to lecture at several continuing legal education seminars on topics relevant to personal injury litigation in Louisiana.

Very active in several professional associations, Pride has been a member of the LSBA Section on Insurance, Negligence, Admiralty and Workers' Compensation; the Louisiana Association for Justice Automobile Tort and Maritime Sections, and has previously served on that organizations Board of Governors. He also is a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and has been selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Top Attorney's under 40 in Louisiana) in the area of Plaintiff's Personal Injury. Pride has been recognized as one of the "Top 40 under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers. He holds an "AV – Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubble, which recognizes those with the highest levels of skill and integrity, based on confidential submissions by judges and other lawyers.

Pride is licensed to practice before all state courts in Louisiana and Texas, all federal courts in Louisiana, the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is an inductee into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, prestigious organization of successful trial lawyers who've obtained exceptional results in personal injury matters.

Most important, Pride and his lovely wife, Patience, have three children: Brandon, Basia and Cailan. The family resides in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana State Courts (1997)
  • United States District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana (1998)
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (1998)
  • Texas State Courts (2006)
  • United States Supreme Court (2007)
  • Eastern District of Texas (2013)


  • University of New Orleans (B.A. 1994)
  • Tulane Law School (J.D. 1997)
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Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. - Lafayette Personal Injury Lawyer
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Opelousas, LA 70570. View Map
Phone: (888) 527-4716 | Local Phone: (337) 948-8008.
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600 Jefferson St.,
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Lafayette, LA 70501
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