Perry Dampf


Justice Chet D. Traylor (Ret.)

Justice Traylor retired from the Supreme Court of Louisiana on May 31, 2009, after serving from 1997-2009. He was also a Judge of the Fifth Judicial District Court, including Franklin, Richland and West Carroll Parishes, 1985-1997); a former Louisiana State Trooper, Troop F; an Investigator for the Louisiana Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Unit and later the legal advisor to the Louisiana State Police Narcotics, Detectives and Intelligence Units; and Assistant District Attorney, Franklin Parish, 1975-1982. He served in the United States Army as a Military Police Investigator and was honorably discharged after two years of service as a Sergeant E-5. Additionally, he chaired the Louisiana Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Lawyer Misconduct and served as the Supreme Court representative for the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

Areas of Concentration

Casualty and Liability Litigation

Personal Injury

Auto and Premises Liability

Insurance Coverage

Product Liability

Construction Litigation

Trucking Litigation


B.A., Northeast Louisiana State University (1969)

J.D., Loyola University of Law (1974)


Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Louisiana Judges’ Association