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Donald Wayne McKnight - Lake Charles, LA

517 West College Street Lake Charles, LA 70605

Updated: 02/18/2024

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Donald McKnight is a native of Rayville, Louisiana, and has practiced in Lake Charles since 1980. After graduating from LSU law school Don moved to Lake Charles where he married LaDonna Fontenot. Don and LaDonna have three children and two grandchildren. They have been involved in numerous local arts and humanities organizations over the years, including the McNeese Banners Series and the Lake Charles Civic Ballet...

Donald McKnight is a native of Rayville, Louisiana, and has practiced in Lake Charles since 1980. After graduating from LSU law school Don moved to Lake Charles where he married LaDonna Fontenot. Don and LaDonna have three children and two grandchildren. They have been involved in numerous local arts and humanities organizations over the years, including the McNeese Banners Series and the Lake Charles Civic Ballet. Don and LaDonna have also remained involved with the South Lake Charles Little League where they have served in several capacities.

After working as a law clerk for the 14th Judicial District Court for a year, he began practicing with Raleigh Newman in 1981. In 1988 Don went into solo practice for four years before returning to practicing with Raleigh Newman. He continued practicing with Mr. Newman prior to joining the law firm of Hoffoss Devall. Don has concentrated his practice on research and writing, handling numerous motions and appeals through out his career.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Other Affiliations

  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, 1980 - 2014 (Member )
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, 2012 - 2014 (Member )

Past Positions

  • Raleigh Newman, Attorney, 1990 - 2010

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    J.D.
  • Louisiana University at Monroe , Monroe , Louisiana
    B.A.

Office Information

Address

517 West College Street Lake Charles, LA 70605

Fax

  • (337) 433-2055

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By Margaret F. on Aug. 20, 2021

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Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to fight for me and what i was owed. Always had time no matter what to talk one on one with me. Thank you Mr.Don

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