Joshua J. Doguet

Joshua J. Doguet

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Joshua is Senior Counsel with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC. His practice includes toxic tort, environmental, and appellate law.

Joshua received his Bachelor of Science in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While in law school, he received the L’Ecrevisse Scholarship and CALI Excellence Awards in Advanced Copyright Law and Legal Research & Writing. His comment on Bitcoin was published in Volume 73 of the Louisiana Law Review, for which he also served as a Senior Editor. Joshua spent the summer after his first year studying abroad at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, and the fall of his third year as an extern for Judge James Brady at the United States Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. After graduation, Joshua clerked for Judge Marilyn C. Castle at Louisiana’s Fifteenth Judicial District Court, during which time he attended the American Inn of Court of Acadiana as the Sullivan Scholarship recipient.

Joshua is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana. He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. He was also a Class of 2016 member of Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans. In February 2018, his map of Louisiana’s judicial districts and circuits appeared on the cover of the Louisiana Bar Journal.

Though he now calls New Orleans home, Joshua was raised on a crawfish and rice farm in Acadia Parish. Away from the office, he enjoys woodworking, creative writing, and graphic design.


LITIGATION–RELATED AWARDS AND VICTORIES
  • Provided key assistance with appellate briefing before Louisiana’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, which resulted in the affirmation of a dismissal of survival and wrongful death claims on the grounds of prescription in favor of several oil-company defendants in a toxic tort case.
  • Part of a team that secured the denial of class certification and the dismissal of the claims asserted against a chemical company in a community exposure case.
  • An instrumental member of a team that reviewed documents from a sizable litigation database belonging to an oil-company client and produced a comprehensive timeline that reflected key events in the company’s history.
  • Authored a motion for summary judgment that obtained a dismissal of the claims against his client, a locksmith, on the grounds that the client acted as a reasonably prudent locksmith in the verification of another’s authority to access a safe.