One of Lafayette’s Longest-Standing and Most Respected Law Firms

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Davidson Meaux is a full-service civil practice law firm, offering a broad range of litigation, transactional and advisory services to clients in Southwest Louisiana and statewide. Over the course of more than 80 years, we have earned a strong reputation for the quality of our services and ability to achieve our clients’ goals. We are committed to obtaining the best possible result in every matter we handle.
Whatever your needs, our Southwest Louisiana attorneys have the experience, resources and advocacy skills your case requires. We take a team approach, drawing on the accumulated knowledge of the entire firm when necessary. We respond quickly when clients call and provide personalized service throughout the legal process. Davidson Meaux stands ready to address your legal matter.

Serving Clients Large and Small

Our attorneys have extensive experience in their respective practice areas. We assist clients in matters involving business formation, governance and growth. Our law firm provides results-oriented representation in all types of commercial litigation. A significant portion of our work involves insurance defense representation in the areas of premises liability, products liability, maritime accidents, railroad accidents and other insurance disputes, and we often serve as local counsel for out-of-state corporations in litigation in Louisiana. We also provide services in the areas of business and commercial contracts, bankruptcy, banking law and real estate. Clients of Davidson Meaux include large corporations, small-business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, individuals, developers, insurers, utilities, railroads and other parties.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

We represent businesses in litigation, working diligently to protect our clients’ interests and to achieve their goals.

Transportation and Utilities

Davidson Meaux has represented utilities, railroads, and motor carriers in accident litigation and regulatory matters since the firm’s founding in the 1920’s.

Employment Law

Whether as an employee, contractor, or business owner, the importance of understanding any agreement or contract cannot be overstated.

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

Our bankruptcy law team provides assistance to creditors dealing with financially distressed persons and entities, and in the enforcement of their rights, including security interests, mortgages and liens.

Railroad Defense

Davidson Meaux has achieved great railroad defense results for its clients, dismissing many claims through motion practice and winning favorable defense verdicts at trials.

Environmental Law

Davidson Meaux handles a wide variety of environmental law issues and litigation for businesses and landowners.

Product Liability Defense

Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, or a merchant or shop owner, our product liability defense team will work tirelessly to minimize your liability and reach a favorable defense result.

Casualty / Insurance Defense

The successful defense of civil casualty and insurance claims has been the foundation of Davidson Meaux since our firm was founded in 1927.

Real Estate

Davidson Meaux provides a complete range of real estate law services to commercial property owners, developers, residential property owners, lenders and other parties.

Governmental Affairs

Our experience in administrative law enables us to quickly identify the key issues in any dispute and develop an appropriate strategy to achieve our clients’ goals.

Admiralty & Marine

The attorneys at Davidson Meaux understand the intricacies of admiralty law and represent a wide range of maritime and admiralty clients.

Estate Planning, Succession, & Probate

If you need help drafting a will, opening a succession, forming a trust, or ensuring that long term care is in place for you or a loved one, our estate planning team is equipped with decades of experience to help.

Business Law & Contracts

Business owners, entrepreneurs and investors face many challenges when deciding how to make the most of business opportunities while minimizing potential liabilities.


While receiving a monetary judgment in one’s favor may seem like the last step in the prosecution of a civil lawsuit, there still remains the very important step of collecting on that judgment.

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Contact us to discuss your case: (337) 237-1660