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Donald George D'Aunoy Jr

Personal injury Attorney at Metairie, LA

4.5   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2007
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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I pride myself on working quickly after accpeting a client's case.  Waiting to file a claim with a defendant or waiting to collect evidence can hurt someone's case.  That is why I begin the claims process the day a client retains me as their attorney.  

I also pride myself on providing superior customer service with a personal touch.  I make free house calls to all my clients.  I hold regular status meetings with my clients to keep them up to date on their cases.  Also, all of my clients receive my direct phone number and email.  If a client calls me and I am unable to answer, I will return his/her call within 24 hours.  

I am a native to southeast Louisiana.  I attended Louisiana schools throughout my education, and am proud to represent clients throughout South Louisiana.  


Client's Choice 2016
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Eugenia | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional Service
Very pleased with the service provided by Don. He is very knowledgeable and handled my case in a very professional manner. He performed exactly what he said he was going to do, explained my options and potential outcome. He was realistic and didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear, and he delivered. Would definitely hire Don in the future for any disputes.
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Posted by Keir | December 6, 2016
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Looking for excellence
Mr D'Aunoy Jr help me settle my case in a timely manner the relation seem more like a friend handling your case for you he goes over and Beyond to get you the settlement you deserve would highly recommend
Posted by Stephanie | December 4, 2020
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Honest with Integrity
Don helped us after my MIL was hit by a car in a crosswalk. Being out of state, he went to bat and became her strongest advocate. He explained things step by step, updated us on her progress and her claim status every step of the way. I deal with attorney's on an almost daily basis and Don sets himself apart from the rest. He is personable, patient, understanding, compassionate, empathetic to the clients needs and exercises honesty and integrity. He recovered more than what was anticipated for my MIL, he knows what he is doing!!! We recommend Don for all inquiries for Personal Injury.
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Posted by Glenn | December 6, 2016
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Great job. Mr. Don did a good job.
Posted by Tory | October 11, 2016
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Great lawyer that worked quickly and kept me informed
Donald D'Aunoy explained my case to me and kept me informed of all progress. He also asked me for my input and worked quickly to resolve my case. I could always get him on the phone, and he traveled to meet me when it was convenient to me.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2016
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Couldn't be happier with my decision to hire Mr. D'Aunoy
Mr. D'Aunoy far exceeded my expectations. He was honest, knowledgeable, professional and attentive to my every need. I highly recommend Mr. D'Aunoy as he places his clients first. He was always available to take my calls and provide his expert opinion when I needed him.
Posted by John | October 8, 2016
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Excellent lawyer
Mr. D'Aunoy is an excellent attorney that was very responsive to my needs as a client. I always had access to him and he resolved my matter quickly.
Posted by Boris | October 3, 2021
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Deception and Fraud Behind the Vail of Law
I had an auto accident on March 13, 2020, during which I suffered catastrophic injuries. On March 18, 2020, I hired Mr. D' Aunoy Jr. as my attorney. Immediately a problem emerged. My attorney refused to file a claim in court despite my numerous requests to do so, without explanation. Only in response to a written threat of dismissal, he did so during the last day of December. According to our contract, my attorney was supposed to receive 33.3% of "the amount recovered before the deduction of "costs and expenses". Mr. D' Aunoy has never revealed what exactly expenses he had in mind until June 10, 2021, when he had received a settlement offer from the defendants. Then and only then, he has explained via email that he had in mind medical expenses, thus violating a clause in our contract that no party to the agreement can amend the contract "without consent of ...the client". Thus, Mr. D' Aunoy deceived me. My attorney manipulated me into receiving medical services (MRI worth $3, 000 at 33% interest) and costly physical therapy, although I could have received physical therapy at my health club for a mere $57 a month. He insisted on my going to doctors and physical therapists to document my injuries because, he claimed, "nobody will believe you". Today deception became obvious. The purpose of his "legal" advice was to inflate medical expenses in order to increase his take in any compensation for my injuries and diminish mine. Mr. D' Aunoy repeatedly refused to send me the defendant's settlement offer, thus denying me an opportunity to make an informed choice. He has attempted to sell me for $13.50 the police report of the accident that I had sent him last year free of charge. He loaned me $3,000.00 at the 33% rate of interest to pay for the MRI procedure without my knowledge or request. The same goes for $500.00 for filing the lawsuit and for $400.00 at 33% interest for the Orthopedic Evaluation Deposit, without my knowledge and permission. Also, Mr. D'Aunoy charged me for bills he received from my medical providers - the documents that I had received from them free of charge. Because I was very unhappy with the way my attorney handled my case, I repeatedly asked him to step aside. He ignored my requests. So, I terminated him on Sept. 30. Also, I have filed a complaint against him with the Lousiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Mr. D'Aunoy was ignoring my wishes consistently, thus ignoring the primacy of the client's interests. His preferred medium of communication was silence. He showed no morals. He was afraid of going to trial. I was relieved by his departure.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Donald D'Aunoy Jr., LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Michael Hingle and Associates, LLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mitchell and Associates, APLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Spyridon, Palermo and Dornan, LLC
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Fabre v. Royal Freight, LP, et. al.
  • Settled.


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • TOP 10 under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Overachiever Award
  • Michael HIngle and Associates, LLC
  • 2014
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Auto Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2017
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Contingency and Fee Sharing Agreements and Rule 1.5(e)
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • 2016 Workers' Comp. CLE: Putting Recent Developments to Work!
  • Contigency Fee Sharing Agreements and Rule 1.5(e)
  • 2016
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Prosecuting a Liability Claim Coupled with a Workers' Compensation Claim
  • 2011
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Exploration of Choice of Physician Issues under La. R.S. 23:1121
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (9)
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Car accident Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Donald. He is very knowledgeable and is an incredibly hard worker. If you need him for your personal injury, workman's comp or other needs, you can be assured he will fight for you every step of the way."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Conscientious, ethical, works hard for his client"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Don D'Aunoy as an exceptional personal injury and worker's compensation attorney. I have witnessed firsthand the diligence and determination with which Don approaches all of his client matters. All prospective clients are well served to give Don D'Aunoy the opportunity to serve them as their attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Donald is an experienced litigator who goes above and beyond for all of his clients. He is very responsive and truly cares about his clients."
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