Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick & Doughty, L.L.P.

Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick & Doughty, L.L.P.

Law Firm in Rayville, LA

Firm Overview

A part of the Northeast Louisiana legal community for over sixty-five years.

COTTON, BOLTON, HOYCHICK & DOUGHTY, L.L.P. is a law firm combining the traditional values of the past with an innovative vision for the future. Shortly after their homecoming from World War II as decorated war heroes, W. Davis Cotton and George W. Bolton, Jr. returned to Rayville, Louisiana with the goal of establishing a thriving law practice based on the principles of integrity and hard work. Adherence to these principles has resulted in a growing law firm with offices in Rayville and Monroe which is considered to be one of the finest in Northeastern Louisiana. Although the Firm's roots are in Richland Parish, with a growing proportion of its legal work in Ouachita Parish, it was necessary that the Firm expand to add a Monroe office in the BancorpSouth building.

The strength and heart of the firm lies in its members. W. Davis Cotton was a former Louisiana State Senator, past Louisiana Bar Association president, and the author of a book tracing the roots of his family: The Cottons of Catahoula Parish, which has been recognized as a 1988 National History Award competition winner. George W. Bolton, Jr. is a Bronze Star recipient, the only recipient of Board Member Emeritus of the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, and past Chairman of the Board of First Republic Bank (now BancorpSouth). All of the partners in the firm are actively involved in community affairs, including educational, religious and civic organizations. The Firm has produced two judges for the Fifth Judicial District, Judge Glenn D. Roberts who served as Judge for more than 20 years, and Judge Terry A. Doughty who is currently serving as Judge for the Fifth Judicial District Court.

Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick & Doughty, L.L.P. offers a full array of services to an impressive list of clients. Though rurally located, the Monroe and Rayville offices are fully equipped with the latest technology in order to provide clients with the same legal services and technology available to firms in larger metropolitan areas.
Main Office
Main Office
607 Madeline Street, P.O. BOX 857
Rayville  LA  71269
Phone
  • (318) 728-2051
Fax
  • (318) 728-5293
Websites
Personal Injury
Areas of Law
-General Civil Practice
-Trial Practice
-Appellate Practice
-Federal Practice
-Automobile Accidents And Injuries
-Banking Law
-Business Law
-Collections
-Commercial Litigation
-Corporate Law
-Education Law
-Eminent Domain
-Estate Planning
-Health Law
-Governmental Law.
-Hospital Law
-Insurance Defense
-Insurance Law
-Litigation
-Mortgages
-Oil And Gas Law
-Personal Injury
-Professional Liability
-Probate
-Product Liability
-Real Estate
-Trusts
-Successions
-Municipal Bonds

John Hoychick, Jr.

Attorney in Rayville, LA
Master, Fred J. Fudickar American Inns of Court; Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group; Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors, 1990-1992); Member, Defense Research Institute, 2003- ; and Delegate, House of Delegates, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1996-.

Areas of Law:
-Trial
-Insurance Defense
-Personal Injury
-Probate
-Real Estate
-Civil Litigation
-Defense Litigation
-Residential Real Estate
-Trusts and Estates
-Wills
-Successions
-Complex Litigation
-Civil Appeals
-Commercial Real Estate
-Corporate Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Managing Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1975, Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University and A. and M. College
Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended:
Louisiana College
Class of 1967
B.A.
cum laude

Florida State University
Class of 1969
M.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1945
Basile, Louisiana, July 19, 1945

Associations & Memberships:
Fifth Judicial District Bar Association; American Bar Association.

Bar Fellowship:
American College of Trial Lawyers.

Hobbies & Interests:
Church, hunting, fishing
Education
  • Louisiana State University and A. and M. College
    Juris Doctorate , 1975

David P. Doughty

Attorney in Rayville, LA
Order of the Coif. Member, Board of Student Editors, 1987 and Notes and Comments Editor, 1986-1988, Tulane Law Review. Assistant District Attorney (Civil), Fifth Judicial District, 1990 - 2011.

Areas of Law:
-Commercial
-Insurance Defense
-Real Estate
-Governmental Law
-Commercial Litigation
-Defense Litigation
-Probate
-Wills
-Successions
-Civil Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1988, Louisiana

Law School Attended:
Tulane University School of Law
Class of 1988
J.D.
summa cum laude

University Attended:
Louisiana Tech University
Class of 1985
B.S.
summa cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1963
Monroe, Louisiana, September 8, 1963

Associations & Memberships:
Fifth Judicial District, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations; Louisiana Law Institute (Past Member); Louisiana Bar Association Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee (Chairman); National District Attorney's Association; Louisiana District Attorney's Association; Louisiana School Lawyers Association.
Education
  • Tulane University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude , 1988

John B. Hoychick

Attorney in Rayville, LA
Member, Louisiana Public Access & Consumer Protection Committee; Member, Northeast Community Partnership Panel; Past Board Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; City Attorney, Town of Mangham, LA; Past Chairman, Louisiana Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee #17.

Areas of Law:
-Defense Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Successions
-Probate
-Personal Injury
-Insurance Defense
-Residential Real Estate
-Commercial Insurance Defense
-Civil Litigation
-Trial Practice
-Trusts and Estates
-Wills
-Commercial Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1995, Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University and A. and M.
Class of 1995
J.D.

University Attended:
Louisiana College
Class of 1992
B.S.
cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1970
Eunice, Louisiana, July 11, 1970

Associations & Memberships:
Fifth Judicial District Bar Association; Fred J. Fudikar American Inns of Court.
Education
  • Louisiana State University and A. and M.
    Juris Doctorate , 1995

Thomas E. Allen

Attorney in Rayville, LA
Omicron Delta Kappa; Member, Louisiana Banker's Association Bank Counsel Committee.

Areas of Law:
-Banking Law
-Real Estate
-Commercial
-Personal Injury
-Probate
-Collections
-Bank Collections
-Commercial Real Estate
-Trusts and Estates
-Creditor Bankruptcy
-Wills
-Successions

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1993, Louisiana

Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University, Hebert School of Law
Class of 1992
J.D.

University Attended:
Louisiana State University and A. & M. College
Class of 1988
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1966
Abingdon, Virginia, September 8, 1966

Associations & Memberships:
Member, Fourth Judicial District Bar Association (Executive Committee Member 2004); Member, Fifth Judicial District Bar Association (President 1998); Louisiana State Bar Association; Federal Ba... More

Hobbies & Interests:
Local and Regional History; Ornithology; Coaching Youth Team Sports
Education
  • Louisiana State University, Hebert School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1992
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