Dona K. Renegar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Lafayette, LA

Veazey Felder & Renegar LLC
 | 2 Flagg Place, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 337-446-2709
Fax: 337-234-5310
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (40%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Dona K. Renegar is an attorney at Lafayette, Louisiana-based Veazey Felder & Renegar LLC. Providing representation to individual and business clients throughout the area, her diverse practice encompasses workers' compensation and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, admiralty law, and personal injury and other types of civil litigation. Ms. Renegar also has previous experience in family law matters as well as in bad faith and other insurance coverage disputes. Admitted to practice in Louisiana, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Ms. Renegar assists workers who have been injured on the job and who are trying to seek benefits to cover their medical bills and lost wages. While the mechanics of the state's workers' compensation program and the federal LHWCA statute are different, the objectives are the same, and no fault needs to be shown. In her personal injury practice, Ms. Renegar represents clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases grounded on defective products or premises liability, and she has been able to obtain sizable recoveries through jury awards and negotiated settlements. Her successful track record in all of her professional endeavors has earned Ms. Renegar an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Ms. Renegar attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an undergraduate, and in 1988 she received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in both French and English. Remaining in the state, she pursued her legal education at Tulane University Law School, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1992. A frequent lecturer on topics related to her practice area, Ms. Renegar's professional memberships include the Lafayette Bar Association.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
    • 30%Family Law
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%General Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

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    About Dona Renegar

    Admitted: 1992, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Outstanding Graduate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Fall 1988
    • AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
    • Acadiana Profile Top Lawyers Family Law and Workers’ Compensation, 2019
    • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana, 1999
    • Louisiana State Bar Association President's Award, 2009
    • Outstanding Small Law Firm Award - Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 2009 - Present
    • Outstanding Attorney Award - Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer, 2013
    • Super Lawyer Workers' Compensation, 2018 - 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Louisiana Young Lawyers Section, Former Chair
    • Duhe American Inn of Court, Member
    • American Inn of Court of Acadiana, 1998 - 2005
    • Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates, 2002 - 2005, 2008 - 2011 & 2014 - 2016
    • Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2005 - 2006, 2011 - 2014, 2016 -2019
    • John M. Duhe, Jr. American Inn of Court, President, 2011-2012, Member, 2007 – Present
    • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Member
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, President-Elect Designee, 2015 - 2016
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, President-Elect, 2016 - 2017
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, President, 2017 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America
    • Louisiana

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 1996 - Present
    • Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2000

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “JLAP: Your Secret’s Safe With US” , Louisiana State University Law School Mineral Rights Institute CLE, March, 2018; Lafayette Bar Association CLE by the Hour, December, 2017 and Louisiana State Bar Association New York New York CLE, November, 2017
    • "Social Security & Workers' Compensation: When the Claimant Applies for Disability", Workers' Comp 2007: Facing the Challenges Louisiana State Bar Association CLE Seminar, November, 2007, Co-Presenter
    • "Primer for Handling Workers' Compensation Claims", Private Client Seminar, September, 2009
    • "AWW, TTD, SEB, PTD - Seriously! Stop Mickey Mousing Around and Learn the Basics of Workers' Comp Law", Louisiana State Bar Association Dazzling Disney CLE Seminar, March, 2010
    • "How to Create a Successful Meritage: Blending the Varietals of Bench and Bar", Louisiana State Bar Association Uncorked! A CLE Adventure in California's Wine Country, March, 2014
    • "Adjudication: Judging Others, Judging Yourselves, and Being Judged by Others", Louisiana Judicial College 2016 Spring Judges Conference, April, 2016
    • "The Cause and Effect of Recent Changes to the Louisiana Bar Examination", Louisiana Bar Journal, August/September, 2013 Vol. 61, No. 2, Co-author
    • “Good Guys Win – The LSBA Serving Our Members in Many Ways”, Acadia Parish Bar Association, December, 2018; Louisiana State Bar Association Summer School, June, 2018 and Louisiana State Bar Association Historic Charleston CLE, February, 2018
    • “LSBA: Who We Are and How We Serve Our Members”, Lafayette Bar Association CLE by the Hour, December, 2018; Lafayette Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference, September 2018 and Louisiana State Bar Association Four Corners CLE Covington, Lake Charles, West Monroe and Bossier City, May, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A., magna cum laude, Major: French and English, 1988
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    2 Flagg Place
    Lafayette, LA 70508

    Phone: 337-446-2709

    Fax: 337-234-5310

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