Commissioner District 2

 

Commissioner Damon J. Baldone

 

Contact Information

Baton Rouge
Office of the Commissioner
District 2 - Baton Rouge
617 North Boulevard, Suite B
Post Office Box 2681
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70821
225-342-6900
800-256-6004
fax: 225-342-6912


Lafayette
Office of the Commissioner
District 2 - Lafayette
108 Exchange Place, Suite 290
Lafayette, Louisiana  70503
337-262-5380


To File a Complaint
Contact:
Jane Rhodes - PSC Consumer Specialist

225-342-6900

800-256-6004

Biographical Data

Damon J. Baldone is a lifelong resident of Houma, Louisiana. Damon graduated in 1982 from Vandebilt Catholic High School. He then went on to graduate with a B.S. in Biology in 1986 from Nicholls State University. As a graduate student at Louisiana State University he taught Biology lab and worked in a genetics lab and at Nicholls State University he taught Mathematics. He also taught sciences for a year at Henry Ford Junior High School. Damon then went on to graduate with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1992 from Southern University Law Center.

 

In 1993 he opened up his law firm of Damon J. Baldone, A Professional Law Corporation and has been serving the public ever since. His primary area of practice is representing ordinary people who have been injured because of another's negligence. Damon has handled a wide variety of personal injury cases including car wrecks, helicopter crashes, drunk driving accidents, offshore accidents, maritime injuries, products liability, pharmaceutical injuries and wrongful death cases. He has represented thousands of clients throughout the State of Louisiana in cities such as Houma, Thibodaux, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, and Lake Charles to name a few. He has also handled cases all over the United States. In addition Damon handles Family Law which includes divorce, custody, child support and adoptions; Criminal Law doing both Felonies and Misdemeanors and a general practice which includes wills, successions, and business litigation. He belongs to the Louisiana State Bar Association as well as the Terrebonne Parish Bar Association of which he is a Past President.

 

Damon was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives for the 53rd District in 2001 and won re-election again in 2003 and 2007. He served until the end of his third term in 2012 at which time he was term limited. In 2003 he was named Outstanding Freshman Legislator and in 2007 Legislator of the Year for Coastal Restoration and Hurricane Protection. He was also appointed to the Governor's DWI Task Force and Governor's Advisory Committee on Coastal Restoration and Conservation. He served on the Commerce, Ways and Means and as Vice-Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee.

 

Damon is also a pilot, real estate broker and owner of several companies in the real estate, oil and gas, and entertainment fields. He gives back to the community by having been involved with Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, the Terrebonne Association for Retarded Citizens (TARC) Board, The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation, The Knights of Columbus, The Houma-Thibodaux Apartment Association, St. Joseph's Italian Society, Restore or Retreat, South Central Industrial Association, and South Louisiana Wetland's Discovery Center. He has also volunteered with the United Way, American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and Relay for Life.

 
Commission District Geographical Area

East Baton Rouge*, East Feliciana, Iberia*, Iberville*, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston*, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, West Baton Rouge*, West Feliciana

*Some parishes are divided according to precincts. Refer to  Act 23 of the 2011 First Extraordinary Session