Dona K. Renegar

Dona K. Renegar

Location:
Lafayette, Louisiana
Phone:
337-446-2709
Fax:
337-234-5310
Email:

Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana and a 1984 graduate of Holy Savior Menard Central High School, Dona attended college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She spent her junior year studying abroad in Mons, Belgium on a CODOFIL Scholarship. Dona graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English in 1988, where she was honored as the Most Outstanding Graduate. In 1989, Dona enrolled in Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, during which she participated in the Juvenile Law Clinic, which enabled her to handle cases pending in juvenile court for Orleans Parish under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Upon graduating cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1992, Dona began working for the Legal Service Corporation, garnering significant experience in representation of victims of domestic abuse. In 1994, she returned to Lafayette and continued a Family Law practice until joining an insurance defense firm where she developed extensive experience in general casualty and employment law, specifically workers' compensation and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims. She joined Huval Veazey Felder & Renegar, L.L.C. in January of 2006 and she has an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act claims, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, automobile liability and premises liability.

Dona is a member of the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations and the Duhe American Inn of Court. She was chosen as Louisiana's Outstanding Young Lawyer for 1999 and was selected to be a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation in 2000. Dona currently serves as President-Elect Designee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is the former Chair of the Louisiana Young Lawyers Section and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, all federal district courts and all state courts in Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Products Liability
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation & Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 1992
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1988
    • Major: French
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1988
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • "The Cause and Effect of Recent Changes to the Louisiana Bar Examination", Louisiana Bar Journal, August/September, 2013 Vol. 61, No. 2, co-author

Classes/Seminars

  • "How to Create a Successful Meritage: Blending the Varietals of Bench and Bar", Louisiana State Bar Association Uncorked! A CLE Adventure in California's Wine Country, March, 2014
  • "AWW, TTD, SEB, PTD - Seriously! Stop Mickey Mousing Around and Learn the Basics of Workers' Comp Law", Louisiana State Bar Association Dazzling Disney CLE Seminar, March, 2010
  • "Primer for Handling Workers' Compensation Claims", Private Client Seminar, September, 2009
  • "Social Security & Workers' Compensation: When the Claimant Applies for Disability", Workers' Comp 2007: Facing the Challenges Louisiana State Bar Association CLE Seminar, November, 2007, co-presenter
  • "Adjudication: Judging Others, Judging Yourselves, and Being Judged by Others", Louisiana Judicial College 2016 Spring Judges Conference, April, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Fall 1988
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana, 1999
  • Louisiana State Bar Association President's Award, 2009
  • Outstanding Small Law Firm Award - Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Outstanding Attorney Award - Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, President-Elect Designee, 2015 - 2016
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Member
  • John M. Duhe, Jr. American Inn of Court, President, 2011-2012, Member, 2007 – Present
  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 1996 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2011 - 2014, 2005 - 2006
  • Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates, 2008 - 2011, 2002-2005 & 2014-2016
  • American Inn of Court of Acadiana, 1998 - 2005