Pride J. Doran

Pride Doran is a partner at Doran and Cawthorne PLLC with offices in Opelousas, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Houston, Texas. He brings over 26 years of trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts to his mediation practice. Mr. Doran’s versatile and varied practice background has helped him develop a keen sense of “what people need”. Pride is a creative problem solver and experienced litigator whose skills and experiences will be of value to his ADR clientele.



A graduate of Tulane Law School, Mr. Doran has extensive experience in automobile and trucking claims, maritime and offshore, product liability, insurance coverage and premises liability litigation. Over the years, 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.

Mr. Doran completed his mediation certification at the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston Law School. He has advocated for his clients in over 100 mediation sessions. Mr. Doran serves as a court appointed mediator in the Hurricane Ida Claims Settlement Program in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

Very active in several professional associations, Mr. Doran 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 he has previously served on that organization’s Board of Governors and as Chair of its Civil Rights Division. He was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Top Attorneys under 40 in Louisiana) in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. He was also recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers and received an “AV – Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal skill and adherence to professional standards of ethics.

Mr. Doran is licensed to practice before all state courts in Louisiana (1997) and Texas (2006), all federal courts in Louisiana, the Eastern District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, he is admitted pro hoc vice to handle serious matters in other states including Washington, California, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

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