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Theodore David Vicknair

Business Attorney at Alexandria, LA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Ted Vicknair

  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 24 years
    Nevada - NV 18 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2000
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Theodore

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Ted is an asset protection, estate planning, tax, and business lawyer. He has worked in the tax consulting field for 23 years and has been certified by the Louisiana State Bar Association as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist as well as a Tax Law Specialist. Ted is also a Louisiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Ted regularly represents clients with large as well as small estates, including representing clients in all matters involving Louisiana asset protection, estate planning, tax planning, irrevocable, revocable, and charitable trusts, Louisiana wills, incapacity, probate, contested wills and succession administration, and elder law. 

Ted graduated from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1999 with a Juris Doctor degree, and the University of Florida College of Law in 2000 with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation, regularly ranked second in the nation for all Graduate Tax Programs in the United States. Ted has been a Louisiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1995, and worked for the international tax consulting firm ofPricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as the Louisiana Land and Exploration Company. In 1996 he obtained his Master of Science Degree in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation from the University of New Orleans after completing UNO's Pre-CPA Program. Before completing the Pre-CPA Program, Ted earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from UNO in 1992.

Ted is licensed to practice before all Louisiana courts, including the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, and the U.S. Tax Court. He also regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Ted regularly attends continuing legal education seminars addressing the concerns of Louisiana Estate Planning and Administration Specialists and Tax Law Specialists, as well as continuing accounting education addressing the ever-changing tax laws and other accounting matters.

On request, Ted gives seminars which give information to help the public solve their estate and probate problems, tax problems, asset protection problems, and business law problems.


Vicknair Law Firm
3112 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA, 71301


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Posted by Michael | July 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent and Trustworthy Lawyer
I consulted several lawyers in my area to inquire on what I needed to do after the unfortunate passing of my Wife. Mr. Vicknair was by far the best out of them all and was chosen to represent me. He informed me of what needed to be done, how long it would take, and what it would cost. All my questions were answered with great detail and patience. He is very confident and knowledgeable and the price's were very fair compared to the other quotes I was getting. Everything went very smoothly and without any problems. Mr. Vicknair did such a good job with my Wife's Estate that I also decided to retain him for my Last Will and Testament which included a Power of Attorney, and Health Power of Attorney. Just like the first time, everything went very smoothly and without any problems. I felt very safe dealing with Mr. Vicknair.
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Posted by MLB | March 22, 2022
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Helped my fahter get back home and protected him for the future
My sibling misused a power of attorney to prematurely take control of my father's life and put him in a nursing home two hours away from his home. Luckily for my father, Ted was the first attorney called to help my father. Ted pushed back on the nursing home's refusal to let him meet with my father. Ted drove 30 miles to bring my father a new durable power of attorney and healthcare power of attorney to sign. Ted doing that put my father back in control of his life and got him back home within a week. Throughout the whole process, Ted answered all of the questions my father and I had about the powers of attorney. He explained every part of the powers of attorney to my father when he met with him and even answered the questions my cousins asked as witnesses. Ted is very good and patient at listening to what you want and then explaining complex legal concepts while going over all of your options. My father likes and trusts Ted so much, that he had Ted create two trusts and a new will. My father was more than happy to drive four hours round trip on two different occasions to meet with Ted to sign documents. That's how much my father likes and trusts Ted. My father wanted things in the trusts that aren't allowed by law. Ted did a great job of explaining to my father that the law didn't allow some of the things my father wanted, but Ted did research to come up with legally allowed solutions to achieve nearly the same thing my father wanted. Ted worked really hard and patiently to give my father everything he wanted. Ted treated my father and me with with respect, honesty, patience and compassion while giving us great legal advise and services. He's a great attorney and an even better person.
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Posted by Robie and George | February 24, 2022
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Excellent Advice
We retained Mr. Vicknair to help us with updating our wills, which due to some unusual circumstances was a very complex process. He provided us with excellent advice and was very patient in answering all of our questions. He even provided us with new Powers of Attorney as a part of the update. We highly recommend Mr. Vicknair and would not hesitate to retain him again.
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Posted by Patricia | November 9, 2021
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Estate Planning
We hired Mr. Vicknair to use his expertise to setup a trust for our mother. Our goal was to make sure her estate was protected and would relieve any burden on her. He was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of elder law and tailored a trust that included her Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, and Health Power of Attorney. He was patient with our many questions and never rushed us with any meetings or calls we had with him. His professionalism and ethics are unquestionable. We highly recommend using Mr. Vicknair and will continue to utilize his legal expertise in the future as our needs require.
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Posted by Nick | May 22, 2017
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My go to attorney for all of my clients
As an insurance and financial services professional I am very picky about who I refer my clients to. I have referred about 5 of my clients to Ted, and so far I have not been disappointed. Ted's ability to explain the process goes far beyond the typical attorney/client experience. No question is a dumb question and he takes the time to answer them all. Ted is great with follow up, and there are many times he has taken phone calls from me with no financial gain to himself. I consider him not only a business asset to myself and my clients, but also a friend. I've only known him a couple of years, but I'm convinced that I will work with him for many years to come. I don't work with Ted due to lack of options. We are approached constantly by estate planning attorneys attempting to establish a referral relationship. I have and will continue to choose Ted because he has proven himself time and again to be compassionate, empathetic, and patient.
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Posted by Sharon | April 14, 2017
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I would definitely recommend Mr. Vicknair as your attorney. He is very honest and patient in explaining the estate process. Mr. Vicknair took the time to come to my house to conduct business as I was unable to drive. He never pressured me into anything, and always answered my questions. Mr. Vicknair is a great knowledgeable attorney, a pleasure to work with, and has my support.
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Work Experience

  • President
  • Vicknair Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Crowell and Owens
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Provosty, Sadler, Fiorenza & Sobel
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Tax Consultant
  • Landlands and Grossa
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Weiler and Rees, LLC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Tax Consultant
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Tax Accountant
  • The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company
  • 1994 - 1998
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  • University of Florida College of Law
  • Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of New Orleans
  • Master of Science
  • 1996
  • University of New Orleans
  • B.S.
  • 1992
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bridges v. Autozone Properties, Inc.
  • Success; Louisiana had personal jurisdiction jurisdiction over the REIT
  • Kevin Associates, LLC v. Crawford
  • Success; Louisiana had personal jurisdiction over the parent entity


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Board of Louisiana CPAs
  • Licensed CPA
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist - Estate Planning and Administration
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • Board Certified Specialist - Tax Law
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning in Louisiana
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Asset Protection in Louisiana
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 2004

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Alexandria Business Lawyer Theodore David Vicknair
Theodore David Vicknair
Business Attorney
Alexandria, LA
Licensed for 24 years