Paul H. Dué

Paul H. Dué
Best Lawyers 2015

Paul H. Dué was a nationally acclaimed trial lawyer and was selected as the Best Lawyers® 2015 Personal Injury Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Paul retired effective February 1, 2016 and passed away in 2022.

Best Lawyers 2016

Paul was selected for inclusion in: The Best Lawyers in America® every year between 1995 – 2016, with 2016 including the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs, Product Liability-Plaintiffs, and Admiralty & Maritime; Louisiana Super Lawyers-Personal Injury Plaintiff (2007-2016) ; and Paul is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Paul was also selected by Best Lawyers® as the Personal Injury Litigation 2009 & 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Paul was also a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

AV Preeminent 2017

Paul Dué was raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and began his career as a lawyer after finishing first in his law school class at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1966.

Super Lawyers

Paul H. Dué served as an Associate Professor at Southern University Law School, President of the Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association), and on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. Paul has been a frequent speaker at continuing education programs, and has authored articles in numerous publications including TRIAL, The Maritime Lawyer, Louisiana Bar Journal, Louisiana Advocates, Louisiana Law Review, Insurance Counsel Journal and Am.Jur. Proof of Facts. Paul has been profiled or has received national attention for his efforts in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal and numerous local papers.

The National Trial Lawyers - Badge


  • LL.B., Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1966
    Graduated 1st in the Class
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1964

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Louisiana, 1966

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Louisiana Bar
    Member Since: 1966
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
    President, 1982-1983
  • American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Board of Governors, 1986-1989, 1990-1993
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
    Junior Honorary Member, 1966

Scholastic Honors, Awards and Activities

  • Graduated 1st in his law school class
  • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Louisiana Law Review
  • Associate Editor, 1964-1965
  • Senior Associate Editor, 1965-1966
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 1995-2016
  • Practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation, Products Liability and/or Maritime Law.
  • Selected, Best Lawyers® Baton Rouge Plaintiff Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, 2009 & 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers-Personal Injury Plaintiff, 2007-2016
  • Past Member, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Louisiana Association for Justice Stalwart Award, 2009
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association President’s Award
  • Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell- AV Peer Review Rated

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