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Matthew Douglas McConnell

Matthew Douglas McConnell

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  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Probate ...
  • Louisiana
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Biography

Before starting a law practice in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, Matt left home to acquire the education and experience he needed to represent the people of Lafayette and Acadiana in legal matters.
Earning first a college degree from Sewanee and then a law degree, with honors, from Tulane, Matt was a DeBlois-Sewanee Scholar and honors trial advocate. And he obtained the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic's then highest ever trial award for an indigent client.
Matt's law practice now draws on a wide range of experience and education to serve injured people in any Louisiana state or federal court.
Matt has extensive courtroom experience from a 25-plus-year civil litigation practice and from trying cases in his early practice years as a felony prosecutor. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
The firm also handles wills, successions and probate as well as select criminal and business matters.

Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude, Honors Trial Advocacy, Moot Court Board
Activities: Civil Litigation Clinic, highest monetary judgment of record
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University of the South
B.A. (1992) | Modern History
Honors: Order of Gownsmen academic honor society; Varsity Baseball all-conference infielder/RBI leader
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Professional Experience
Former Chairman
Lafayette/Acadiana Chapter Federal Bar Association
Current
Former Board Member, Federal Civil Practice Section
Federal Bar Association
Former Assistant District Attorney
Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office
Felony Prosecutor
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar
Member
Current
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Lafayette Bar Association
Current
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Federal Bar Association - Lafayette/Acadiana Chapter
President
- Current
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Federal Bar Association - Federal Practice Section
Board Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations in injury and referral cases
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Maritime Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Auto/18-wheeler accidents
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
McConnell Law Offices
1502 West University Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70506
Telephone: (337) 347-6404
Fax: (337) 347-6403
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments are necessary. And they are free in injury cases! Please call us to schedule a visit at 337-347-6404. Thank you.
Mailing
P. O. Box 52024
Lafayette, LA 70505
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments are necessary. And in injury cases they are FREE! Please call us at 337-347-6404 to schedule. Thank you!