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About James P. Doherty, III

James joined Becker & Hebert in June 2014. He is a graduate of the Episcopal School of Acadiana (1990), Georgetown University (B.S. in Business Administration 1994) and Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D. 1998). In 1996, he was the recipient of a Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Prior to joining Becker & Hebert, Mr. Doherty practiced at Voorhies & Labbe and Frederick & Doherty for sixteen years. He has extensive experience in the areas of Insurance Defense and Coverage Litigation, Commercial Transactions and Litigation, Construction Law, Wills and Successions, Collections and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation.

Mr. Doherty is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Lafayette Parish Bar Association.

Mr. Doherty has served on the boards of and/or been a member of the American Inns of Court (Acadiana Inn), the Lafayette Parish Bar Association Board of Directors, the Episcopal School of Acadiana Board of Trustees, the Cathedral Carmel School Advisory Council, the Georgetown University Admissions Ambassador Program and the Cathedral Carmel School Men’s Club.

Mr. Doherty and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of three children, Patrick, Katherine and Michael. Mr. Doherty’s father, the Honorable James P. Doherty, Jr., is a Louisiana state court judge in the 27th JDC, Opelousas, Louisiana.

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions and Litigation
  • Insurance Defense and Coverage Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Collections
  • Wills and Successions
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Business Law
Admission Details
  • 1998, Louisiana
Law School Attended
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Class of 1998, J.D.
University Attended
  • Georgetown University, Class of 1994, B.S.B.A.
Associations & Memberships
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Acadiana Inn
  • Cathedral Carmel School Advisory Council