Donald Armand, Jr.

Mr. Armand has been a practicing litigator since 1986 and is one of the founding members of Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd and Cromwell, a North and Central Louisiana litigation and commercial transactions firm based in Shreveport. His practice has concentrated on insurance and large casualty litigation. He has extensive and ongoing experience in liability issues involving personal injury, insurance coverage, product liability, trucking, pharmacy, construction and other civil litigation.



Don Armand is a well-known, veteran litigator and mediator who represents clients, tries and mediates cases throughout Louisiana in all areas of civil litigation. Don has extensive experience in large loss, complex cases, fatalities, catastrophic industrial and oilfield accidents, products liability, construction and construction defect. He has particular expertise in insurance coverage litigation and opinions and has served as an expert witness in insurance coverage litigation. Don also represents a Louisiana university in general litigation and Title IX matters.

Don was named Lawyer of the Year in Litigation-Defendants by U.S. News Best Lawyers in America 2023 for the Shreveport area. He has been recognized for years in Best Lawyers in America in Litigation/Defendants and Construction and in Super Lawyers Louisiana.

Don was 2022 President of the Shreveport Bar Association and is founder of the Shreveport Bar Association Trial Academy. He has served on the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors and is a frequent CLE presenter. He previously served on the adjunct faculty of Centenary College as an Instructor in Negotiations for the Executive MBA Program. With other firm partners, Don is a founding member of the Shreveport Red Mass Society.

He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University College of Law in 1986 and a Bachelors of Art in Honors English Literature from LSU Baton Rouge in 1982. Don was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana.


“I have used Don on more than a dozen (maybe 2 dozen) mediations. Don is always well prepared and understands the art of motivation. Don is especially skillful in navigating ego and re-focusing the participants on the job and goal at hand. I have had a number of recent cases with Don that I did not think could be resolved. These were cases with difficult facts, clients, opposing counsel and party representatives. In the last of these difficult cases, Don was able to cut through the unproductive and get straight to the productive. The case settled on the third set of offers. I can recommend Don without hesitation or reservation."

“Don has recently mediated two cases for me and did a great job. Both times my clients were present, and both times my clients were happy and thought Don did a solid job."

"Don Armand is the absolute best mediator ... I have worked with in over 30 years. Very professional compassionate hard working and determined to have a positive outcome for both parties."

Shreveport Bar Association Louisiana State Bar Association American Bar Association Louisiana Association Defense Counsel Defense Research Institute