Perry Dampf


Pride J. Doran

Pride Doran is Director-Member of Doran and Cawthorne P.L.L.C, with offices in Opelousas, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Houston, Texas. He brings over two (2) decades of trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts to his mediation practice. Pride’s versatile and varied practice background has helped him develop a keen sense of “what people need”. Over the years he has handled hundreds of cases, many to resolution by bench or jury trial. 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, Pride has extensive experience in automobile and trucking claims, maritime and offshore, product liability, insurance coverage and premises liability litigation. 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.

Areas of Concentration

Automobile and Trucking Accidents

Maritime and Offshore Claims

Products Liability

Premises Liability

Insurance Coverage

Workers Compensation

Employee Disputes


B.A., University of New Orleans (1994)

J.D., Tulane Law School (1997)

Mediation training at University of Houston's AA White Dispute Resolution Center


Member of the LSBA Section on Insurance, Negligence, Admiralty and Workers’ Compensation; the Louisiana Association for Justice Automobile Tort and Maritime Sections, and has previously served on that organization's Board of Governors

Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Top Attorneys under 40 in Louisiana) in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury

Recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers

“AV – Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal skill and adherence to professional standards of ethics

Admitted to Bar: Louisiana (1997) and Texas (2006); U.S. District Court: Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Admitted pro hoc vice to handle serious matters in other states including Washington, California, Tennessee and Mississippi