Nov 29, 2023

Deutsch Kerrigan Expands Louisiana Footprint with the Opening of a New Office in Lafayette

Deutsch Kerrigan, a 97-year-old law firm headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in Lafayette, Louisiana.  The new office location at Chase Towers allows Deutsch Kerrigan attorneys to better service clients in Lafayette and surrounding Parishes and marks the firm’s third office location in the Gulf Coast region.    

Kelly Theard, the firm’s Managing Partner, commented, "Our nearly 100 years as a law firm has been marked by dedication, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional legal services to our clients.  Our new Lafayette office is more than just a physical space, it represents our ongoing commitment to better serve our clients throughout the State of Louisiana and represents an exciting chapter in our firm’s growth and evolution.”

Founded in 1926, Deutsch Kerrigan has a long history of excellence in the legal industry, and this new office location will allow the firm to further strengthen its presence in the region. Deutsch Kerrigan is dedicated to delivering top-tier legal services to clients and it looks forward to building lasting relationships in and around Lafayette.

With the opening of the new Lafayette office, F. Douglas “Doug” Ortego has joined the firm. Doug’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation with experience in transportation and construction claims. He also has extensive experience with admiralty matters including litigation involving personal injury claims, offshore construction matters, and vessel collisions/allisions brought by Jones Act seamen, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (LHWCA), and other offshore workers.

About Deutsch Kerrigan

Deutsch Kerrigan is a leading regional law firm, specializing in providing legal counsel and handling complex, high-stakes litigation. The firm consistently leads in the sectors it serves and prides itself on its commitment to addressing the unique needs of its clients. Deutsch Kerrigan LLP has 63 attorneys with offices in New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA, and Gulfport, MS. For more information about Deutsch Kerrigan and the services offered, please visit

Contact Information:

Deutsch Kerrigan LLP
Chelsea Morris, Marketing Director
755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504 581 5141