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Terrebonne prosecutor announces bid for judgeship

Terrebonne prosecutor announces bid for judgeship


(Houma LA) - Attorney Ellen Daigle Doskey has announced her candidacy for the First Circuit Court of Appeal. The First Circuit covers all of Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Mary Parishes.

Ellen Doskey has been an attorney for over 23 years in Louisiana and 21 years in Terrebonne Parish. She has served as Assistant District Attorney in the Terrebonne Parish District Attorney’s Office where she is the lead research and appellate attorney.

She also runs her own private practice, helping clients in estate planning, successions, wills and trusts.

“My experience as Assistant District Attorney and in private practice has prepared me to serve on the Court of Appeal,” said Daigle Doskey. “I have experience in both civil and criminal law and have spent countless hours in the courtrooms of the First Circuit.”

Doskey was born and raised in Houma and graduated with honors from Vandebilt Catholic High School. She graduated Loyola University New Orleans and LSU Paul M. Hebert School of Law. After graduating LSU law school, Doskey clerked in the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport. She moved back to Houma in 1998 and began working as the sole appellate attorney in the DA’s office.

She is an active member of her community and has served on the board of The Haven, a domestic violence and sexual assault agency in Houma dedicated to stopping violence against women and children, and the Tree Board for Terrebonne Parish. She is one of the founding members of Girls on the Run, Bayou Region, an afterschool program leading girls through lessons and physical activities to help them become more confident and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

Ellen Doskey is married to Chuck Doskey and they have two children, Charles and Anna. Doskey is a member of the Terrebonne Parish Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association and committee member of the Terrebonne Bar Foundation.

The election will be held on November 6, 2018 to fill the seat being vacated by Judge John Pettigrew. Early voting will be available October 23 through October 30.