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James P. Doherty, III

James P. Doherty, IIIAs part of his legal education, James P. Doherty, III spent the 1995-1996 academic year in Glasgow, Scotland as a Rotary International Foundation Scholar, conducting a comparison study of Scottish and Louisiana civil law traditions.
James began his legal career with the Voorhies & Labbe law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana. After gaining seven years of valuable legal experience, he joined the Frederick Law Firm in May 2006.

James’ primary practice areas include general insurance defense and coverage litigation; automobile, premises and product liability; toxic torts/asbestos and admiralty/maritime law. He is licensed and practices in all State and Federal District and Appellate Courts in Louisiana.

In 2003, James presented oral argument to the Louisiana Supreme Court in a matter concerning workers’ compensation tort immunity and testified before the Louisiana House of Representatives Labor and Industrial Relations Committee regarding proposed workers’ compensation legislation.

James is active in numerous professional, civic and community organizations. He and his wife, Michelle, reside in Lafayette and are the parents of three children, Patrick, Katherine and Michael.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University in 1994
  • Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1998


  • Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Present Member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Member of the American Inns of Court – Acadiana Inn (1998 – present)
  • Member of the Episcopal School of Acadiana Board of Trustees (1999 – 2005)
  • Member of the Georgetown University Admissions Ambassador Program (1998 – 2004)

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