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About Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C.

Opelousas’ Trusted Personal Injury Team

For nearly 30 years, Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. has been committed to protecting the rights of injured individuals and their families. We are proud to serve our local community, helping everyday people fight for fair compensation when their lives are irrevocably altered due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys have built their practice on the principles of honesty, integrity, and compassion; it’s our goal to help our clients navigate some of the most difficult times in their lives so that they can come out the other side and begin to heal.

Who We Are

Founded in 2007, our firm has long been a staple in St. Landry Parish. Our team comprises some of Louisiana’s leading personal injury lawyers, all of whom are dedicated to representing the rights of everyday individuals against the interests of insurance companies, manufacturers, and other powerful entities. We strive to level the playing field and put the power back in our clients’ hands in an effort to maximize their recoveries and provide them with the resources they need to get back on their feet.

Most of all, we are here to guide you through the legal process. We understand that this is an incredibly stressful and overwhelming time in your life, but you can count on our attorneys to always return your calls, answer your questions, and provide the information you need to move forward. You can trust us to provide our honest advice and professional counsel; we only accept cases we truly believe we can win.

How We Can Help

If you have been injured, or if someone you love tragically passed away as a result of another person or party’s negligent, wrongful, or reckless conduct, we invite you to reach out to our team. We understand the difficulties you are facing, and we know how to help.

By filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you could recover financial compensation for the losses you have experienced as a result of your injuries or your loved one’s death. This includes economic losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages, but it also includes intangible losses, like pain and suffering. Depending on the specific details of your case, you could even be entitled to punitive, or exemplary, damages meant to punish the defendant for acts of gross negligence or willful misconduct. Our Opelousas personal injury attorneys can review the details of your situation during a free and confidential consultation. During this initial consultation, we can provide more information regarding your various legal options and how we can help you with your case.

When Dealing With a Legal Matter, You Need Real Talks & Results™

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Over 20 Years of Collective Experience Dedicated to Your Success
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    Pride Doran

    Partner

    Pride became a trial lawyer because he saw and understood that without good legal representation, good people don’t necessarily get treated fairly in legal disputes.
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    Quincy Cawthorne

    Partner

    Quincy is the youngest of thirteen children and is a shining example of what can be accomplished through resilience, discipline, and perseverance. He is a partner in Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., and focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation.
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    Paul T. DeRousselle

    Senior Attorney

    A 2009 Magna Cum Laude graduate from the Southern University Law Center, Paul T. DeRousselle joins Doran & Cawthorne with an accomplished resume’.
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    Raven C. Boxie

    Associate Attorney

    Raven C. Boxie is our new Associate Attorney at Doran & Cawthorne, LLC.
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    Errin Green

    Associate Attorney

    In May 2019, Errin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern University Law Center. Shortly after, she began working at the 15th Judicial District Public Defenders Office in Lafayette Parish where she represented indigent defendants charged with felony offenses.
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    Treslyn Davenport

    Associate Attorney

    Treslyn Davenport was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Treslyn is a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School. ...
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    Adreja Boutte

    Associate Attorney

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    Gregory Hardmon

    Attorney of Counsel

    Gregory Hardmon serves as Of Counsel in the Houston office of Doran & Cawthorne, LLC. His experience includes handling matters in the area of personal injury, criminal defense, contract disputes, and probate.
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    Edward Clark James ll

    Attorney of Counsel

    Edward Clark James, II, also known as Ted James, is an attorney from his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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    Nahshon Route

    Attorney of Counsel

    At Doran & Cawthorne, Nahshon practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, general civil litigation, business law, and probate. Nahshon is licensed in all state and federal courts in Louisiana.

What We Do

At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we have devoted 100% of our practice to personal injury law. This allows us to dedicate all of our time, efforts, and resources to helping victims of serious accidents and injuries, as well as the families of those wrongfully killed, fight for the justice and fair compensation they are owed.

Our Opelousas personal injury lawyers handle the following types of cases:

We are proud to have the opportunity to help people in our community who have gone through devastating ordeals and are now facing immense physical, emotional, and financial challenges. In our decades in practice, we have successfully secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. No matter how complex your case may be, our team is ready to fight for you.

Where We Are

If you have been injured, or if someone you love tragically passed away as a result of another person or party’s negligent, wrongful, or reckless conduct, we invite you to reach out to our team. We understand the difficulties you are facing, and we know how to help.

By filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you could recover financial compensation for the losses you have experienced as a result of your injuries or your loved one’s death. This includes economic losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages, but it also includes intangible losses, like pain and suffering. Depending on the specific details of your case, you could even be entitled to punitive, or exemplary, damages meant to punish the defendant for acts of gross negligence or willful misconduct. Our Opelousas personal injury attorneys can review the details of your situation during a free and confidential consultation. During this initial consultation, we can provide more information regarding your various legal options and how we can help you with your case.

Though our main office is located in Opelousas, we serve clients throughout Southern Louisiana and in Texas. Learn more about the areas we serve by clicking the links below:

Wherever you live, or wherever your injury occurred, you can rely on Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. to provide the personalized and attentive legal service you deserve. We have the experience to effectively advocate for you, and we are not afraid of going to trial if that’s what it takes to recover the full, fair compensation you and your family deserve.

Real Clients. real Successes.

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • This law firm is literally a force to be reckoned with!

    “They were sincerely concerned about my best interest and kept me informed all along the way. They did not skip a beat in their knowledge and efficiency. In the end, I most definitely came out on top!”

    - Rachaell D.
  • Thank you for doing the good work, Doran & Cawthorne!

    “Doran & Cawthorne is a firm that puts clients first. The attorneys are passionate about their work. The staff is caring, diligent, and efficient in getting the job done. I recommend this firm to all of my family and friends.”

    - Angela B.
  • Recommended to all those who need real talk and results.

    “I was treated with respect and dignity as they realized this case meant a lot to me. I was counseled and represented with confidence and pride.”

    - Eddie L.
  • Choosing this firm was one of the best decisions of my life.

    “If you're ever in need of an attorney to bite down on the law on your behalf, I recommend Doran & Cawthorne. Not only are you treated with dignity but also welcomed with TRUE concern & compassion.”

    - Anita J.
  • They make all the difference.

    “The Doran and Cawthorne team was diligent and a delight to work with. Their genuine concern and care are unparalleled. I recommend them to everyone!”

    - Micaela S.

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Our Results

Your Success Is Our Success
  • $1.2 Million Seven Figure Offshore Settlement

    The firm reached a seven-figure settlement on behalf of an offshore worker who was injured in an incident offshore. The plaintiff had to undergo surgery to repair a neck injury, but couldn’t return to his same employment.

  • $1.0 Million Dump Truck Accident

    Doran and Cawthorne’s client was struck and pushed into a ditch by a dump truck that attempted to pass our client, while our client was attempting to make a left-hand turn. Our client experienced neck, upper and lower back, and right sciatic pain because of this collision.

  • $1.0 Million 18-Wheeler Interstate Collision

    The firm’s client was injured when his car was run off the interstate highway by an eighteen-wheeler. The client sustained significant injuries but managed to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) without surgical intervention.

  • $900,444 Rear-End Collision

    Our client was a professional truck driver who, while in the course and scope of his employment, was rear-ended by another commercial vehicle. Plaintiff in this matter had serious injuries and underwent spinal surgery.

  • $557,601 Serious Car Accident

    Doran & Cawthorne’s client was side-swiped by the defendant-driver, causing her to run off the road into a field.  Liability and medical causation were contested.

  • $525,561 Rear-End Collision

    The plaintiff in this matter was rear-ended by a company truck in the early morning hours.  The air bags did not deploy, nor did Plaintiff lose consciousness.  However, his vehicle was a total loss.

  • $385,000 Contested Accident

    This case involved a contested accident.  Plaintiff claimed the accident was caused when the defendant crossed into his lane. The defendant’s version of events was directly contradicting.

  • $385,000 Illegal Highway Merge

    The plaintiff in this matter was attempting to merge onto Interstate 10 when the defendant illegally merged into our client’s lane of travel, causing our client’s vehicle to violently crash into the wall of the interstate.

  • $275,000 Low Impact Collision

    Plaintiff was struck by a commercial driver on a residential road, causing a low-impact collision.  The firm’s client did have some preexisting medical issues with his neck and back.

  • $272,803 Rear-End Collision

    Doran and Cawthorne’s client was stopped in traffic due to an automobile accident a couple of yards ahead. The defendant was inattentively driving a commercial vehicle, failed to see that our client had stopped, and violently rear-ended our client’s truck.