Ellen Daigle Doskey



Ellen Daigle Doskey has over 25 years of experience in the practice of law in Louisiana. Ellen graduated from LSU School of Law in 1994. She clerked for the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Shreveport, Louisiana for three years before returning to her hometown of Houma, Louisiana. She is an assistant district attorney for Terrebonne Parish where she is the lead research and appellate attorney.

Ellen’s private practice specializes in wills, successions, trusts, estate planning, and elder law. She also has expertise in researching and writing of briefs, memos, and appeals.

Ellen is active in the community and has served on the board of The Haven, a social services agency dedicated to stopping violence against women, and the Terrebonne Parish Tree Board. She is a founding board member of Girls on the Run, Houma-Terrebonne, a non-profit agency which provides an after school program for girls focusing on creating healthy, confident, and joyful attitudes.

Ellen is married to Chuck Doskey and is the mother of two beautiful children.


  • 1994 LSU School of Law
  • 1990 Loyola University, New Orleans

Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Trusts and Successions
Elder Law

The Law Firm of Waitz & Downer

Ellen Daigle Doskey

The law firm of Waitz & Downer was founded in 1971 by the late Joseph L. Waitz to provide legal practice to the Gulf Coast region through a specialization in helping injured persons and devastated families who have suffered a catastrophic loss in an oil field accident, maritime accident, auto or boating accident that resulted in serious personal injury or wrongful death. The firm also counsels clients on Social Security and disability claims, as well as wills and successions.

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