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Daniel J. Poolson Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Metairie, LA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Danny

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About Daniel

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My goal as an attorney is to lead my clients from difficult situations to successful outcomes so they can move forward with their lives.  We focus on understanding each client's individual goals, then creating a strategy to best accomplish those goals.

Photos and videos

John and Sharon Daigle, with their serious injury attorney, Daniel J. "Danny" Poolson, Jr., after settlement of their 18-wheeler trucking accident case.
Daniel J. "Danny" Poolson, Jr., Trial Attorney, and Jeanne Guillot, Case Manager, at Covenant House Sleep Out New Orleans 2018.
Maritime and Injury Trial Attorney Daniel "Danny" Poolson, Jr. speaking at a Louisiana Association of Justice CLE in New Orleans, LA in December, 2018.
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Licensed for 16 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2016
Updated 10/23/2022
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 02/03/2023
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Poolson | Oden
3900 N. Causeway Blvd.
Suite 680
Metairie, LA, 70002


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Dan was tremendous is guiding me through the fall out of sustaining a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury during the course of my employment. Dan personally reviewed every aspect of my case and was instrumental in keeping me on the correct legal path to return to work. Dan is extremely personable and hands on in his approach with clients. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone who is interested in hiring a lawyer who has grit, tenacity, and attention to detail. Compared to other lawyers he is a giant in munchkin land.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing lawyer!
I hired Danny to assist on my personal injury case. Danny and his staff are extremely professional, caring, and helpful. They have went above and beyond in each step of the case. He lays everything out in a sensible, straightforward matter while pointing out the pros and cons of each decision. I recommend him to anyone for his vast knowledge and ability.
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Posted by Patricia | May 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Impressive
Danny is very impressive! He is knowledgeable, articulate and above all very honest. He is very thorough. He dissected my very complicated situation and I now fully understand the obstacles for each avenue I could pursue. I left the meeting with a much clearer view of my situation and frankly left feeling much better. There is no doubt if litigation becomes necessary, he will be my man. I highly recommend him. His very qualified assistant also sat in on our meeting and presented all the pertinant documents I had supplied prior to the meeting. They are a very organized twosome.
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Posted by Milton | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impeccable Customer Service
I met, hired, and received the legal documents and services I requested from Mr. Poolson’s Practice the same day. Mr. Poolson’s willingness to make my business his personal priority went leaps and bounds above and beyond what I thought was possible. I asked for a lot, in a short amount of time, and he delivered in spades. Having worked in law offices myself, I was astounded to receive the unmatched personal attention from both Mr. Poolson, and Mrs. Guillot; his case manager, along with the rapidly deployed legal documents executed with the highest degree of precision.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert lawyer
Mr. Poolson was recommended to me by someone I truly trust. Mr Poolson was very professional and kind from the moment I contacted him. He helped me with a speeding ticket. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a attorney the can trust.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Poolson | Oden
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gregorio, Chafin, Johnson, Poolson & Tabor, LLC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • The Young Firm
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Laborde & Neuner
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 15th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Lafayette
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Usry, Weeks & MAtthews, APLC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Judicial Intern
  • 24th Judicial District Court Parish Of Jefferson, Judge Fredericka H. Wicker
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Global Maritime Ministries
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bonnabel Civic Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Lafayette Young Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2021
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Attorney Award
  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Protective Order Panel Award
  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Attorney Award
  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Daniel
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked one on one with Danny for years and know his commitment to his clients. But more than a great lawyer, he is also a great husband and father. Knowing the law when helping clients is very important, but being able to wisely counsel them is even more important and Danny has that ability in spades."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Poolson as co-counsel on a difficult case in Texas. He is knowledgeable, professional and firm with opposing counsel and adjusters. This approach consistently brings success for his clients. He has the experience of working for insurance defense and understands the logistics of personal injury litigation better than any attorney with which i have worked as co-counseI. I cannot endorse or affirm my recommendation any higher. I look forward to working with him again."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is a very smart, experienced maritime lawyer who will first answer all of your questions..then he will set out a strategy for you (or tell you if you don't really have a case).. on other words, he'll tell it to you straight... give him a call"
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Danny is truly a professional and extremely knowledgeable in his field of practice. His clients are a top priority and he goes above and beyond to make sure they understand the litigation process and feel comfortable with all the decisions being made on their case. It is a pleasure working with Danny on cases."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Danny and I worked together for almost three years. He is an excellent lawyer--highly intelligent, hard working, and dedicated to helping his clients. While I endorsed him for litigation, Danny has a broad base of experience and is an accomplished business lawyer, in addition to his extensive litigation background."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Danny for a number of years now and know him to be an honest and able lawyer. He gets great results for his clients and is prepared and willing to try cases when necessary"
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Danny on hundreds of cases. He is an excellent attorney who practices with integrity and is respectful of all parties regardless of where they sit at trial."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Other
"I’ve known Dan since law school and it’s no surprise that he has risen to the top of the legal profession. He is extremely bright, personable and hard-working. I would recommend him to any company or individual in need of premium counsel in the areas of personal injury and outside general counsel."
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