2020-21 LAJ President
Natchitoches attorney Edwin Dunahoe practices in the areas of automobile wrecks, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, maritime/Jones Act claims, products liability, aviation accidents, eighteen-wheeler wrecks, drug/medical device recalls, third-party liability in industrial accidents, burn injuries, road hazards, motorcycle wrecks, spinal injuries, and brain injuries.
He earned a J.D. degree from Louisiana State University law school in 1974 and joined LAJ (then Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association) that same year. Dunahoe has served on the LAJ Executive Committee, Council of Directors, Board of Governors, and Legislation Committee; has chaired the LAJ Auto Torts Section; and has spoken at numerous LAJ educational events.
He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of American Association for Justice, and a former member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee and the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.
A graduate of Northwestern State University, Dunahoe has provided pro bono services to the Northwestern Foundation and a trust fund that awards two hundred scholarships. He also has served on the Democratic State Central Committee, as a charter member and president of the Natchitoches Historic Foundation, as a trustee of the Dr. Mildred Bailey Clementine Hunter Art Trust, and as a deacon in his church. For more than fifteen years, he worked with his local indigent defender board.
While in law school, Dunahoe was a member of the Order of the Coif and a contributing writer for the Louisiana Law Review.