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Updated 11/26/2010
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Onebane Law Firm

1200 Camellia Boulevard
Suite 300
Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone: (337) 237-2660
Fax: (337) 266-1232
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Douglas W. Truxillo is a partner with the regional law firm of Onebane Law Firm in Lafayette, Louisiana where he has practiced Admiralty and Maritime Law since 1977. He graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in 1976 as a member of the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, Mr. Truxillo served as a law clerk to the renowned maritime judge, Honorable Edwin F. Hunter, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Lake Charles. Mr. Truxillo is a member of both the Louisiana and Texas Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in state and federal courts of each and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court since 1983. His practice emphasis is primarily civil litigation in state and Federal courts in maritime and oilfield cases as well as the negotiation of oilfield master service contracts, commercial shipbuilding and ship sales and mortgage transactions. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Truxillo has been on the board of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association since 2003, serving as President for 2004 to 2005 and is the Chapter's National Delegate to the Federal Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Truxillo has served as legal advisor for the Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc., an international diving and underwater services trade organization since 1991. Since 1990, Mr. Truxillo has co-chaired the annual Maritime Seminar at Cypremort Point for the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on the topic of oilfield and maritime contracts and litigation at seminars put on by Law Schools, Universities, Bar Associations, as well as trade and business organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law

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Admiralty & Maritime Law


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • Louisiana, 1976
  • 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. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association (Member)
  • Texas Bar Associations (Member)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Maritime Law Association (Member)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association, Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter, 2004 - 2005 (President)

Classes and Seminars

  • Co-Chair, Maritime Seminar, Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Frequent Speaker, Oilfield
  • Frequent Speaker, Maritime Contracts
  • Frequent Speaker, Litigation

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Edwin F. Hunter, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Law Clerk, 1976 - 1977
  • Association of Diving Contractors International, Legal Advisor, 1991 - Present


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1976
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1975


  • Phi Kappa Phi
Office Information


1200 Camellia Boulevard
Suite 300
Lafayette, LA 70508


(337) 237-2660


(337) 266-1232


Contact Us


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