James J. Davidson III

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Senior Partner
Location:
Lafayette, Louisiana
Phone:
337-205-7053
800-303-6695
Fax:
337-237-3676
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James J. Davidson, III began his practice of law in 1964, when he joined one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently the senior partner in the firm.

A graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Davidson received his law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He practices as a litigator, product and utility law. He also practices in general corporate and business transactions.

His numerous professional memberships include the Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Advocate American Board of Trial Advocates, charter member of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, International Association of Defense Counsel, and American Counsel Association. He is a member of the Lafayette Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association (past member of the Louisiana House of Delegates and Board of Governors), and the American Bar Association (past member of the House of Delegates). He is a member of the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute, a life member of the American Bar Foundation and a charter member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Davidson served as the President of the Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011-2012. Davidson is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United Sates Supreme Court.

Long active in civic activities, Davidson is past president of the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisiana - Lafayette Foundation, past secretary/treasurer of Rotary Club of Lafayette and past board member of the Evangeline Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. For almost a decade, he has acted as coach for ULL's four-time National Champion water ski team.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Commercial and Banking
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships
  • Estate Planning Successions and Probate
  • Expropriation/Condemnation
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation and Utilities

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D.
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • Advocate American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association, Charter Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • American Counsel Association, Member
  • 15th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Past Member House of Delegates, Past Member Board of Governors, and Past President, 2011 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, Member, Past Member House of Delegates
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Member
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana Foundation, Past President, Board of Trustees
  • Rotary Club of Lafayette, Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • Boy Scouts of America, Past Board Member, Evangeline Area Council