Our Practice Areas

Not only are we are qualified to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts, we have actual experience in those courts.


Following a car accident involving injuries, it’s not uncommon for the plaintiff to file a lawsuit to recoup losses for medical treatment.


We specialize in defending people and businesses when someone claims they were hurt by that person.


Medical professionals are obligated to uphold the standards and best practices widely-accepted within the healthcare community.


A Will is a written declaration, which constitutes a legal document, and governs the division of the property of a person after his death.


If you’ve been arrested for DWI and want to fight the charge, you should understand all of the available defenses.

About Us


We are licensed in Louisiana and serve our clients with experience and dedication from our offices in West Monroe. Founded in 1984, our firm provides guidance and advice to clients in wide range of legal matters from most complex forms of litigation to simple civil matters.

Not only are we are qualified to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts, we have actual experience in those courts.

Working with local counsel, we have tried cases in Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi. We have represented clients in class action cases throughout the country.

Our expertise and use of the latest technology enables the firm to provide these services in a cost-effective manner. Please explore our website to learn more about the firm and our attorneys.

35 Years of Proven Trial EXPERIENCE
Working for You!

Don H. Johnson

  • Graduate of Tulane University School of Law (1970)
  • Practiced in numerous fields at every level of state and federal court in Louisiana
  • Tried numerous cases in highly technical areas including ‘defective products’ litigation
  • 1984: Formed Johnson & Placke, Attorneys, with Allan L. Placke, & devoted his time almost exclusively to helping injured victims.
  • 1991: Personally spearheaded an investigation which discovered of the cause of a chemical plant explosion in North Louisiana * Recovered over $52,000,000.00 for clients * Results of the investigation allowed many other victims in the area to recover over $65,000,000.00 due to deficiencies * One company’s insurance carrier recovered $175,000,000.00 from property loss claims * Recoveries make this case one of the largest in Louisiana history


Allan L. Placke

  • Graduate of L.S.U. School of Law (1972)
  • Served in U.S. Army
  • U.S. Army Reserve
  • Served as a judge on the U.S. Military Courts
  • Achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel before retiring in 2000
  • 1984: Formed Johnson & Placke, Attorneys, & has devoted his career to assisting innocent injury victims
  • Practiced at every level of state and federal courts in Louisiana
  • Well known in the highly specialized area of medical malpractice
  • Obtained judgments as high $6,000,000.00* for clients
  • Won cases using some of the most unique legal theories in Louisiana jurisprudence due to his tenacious and imaginative litigation style

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Office Location & Mailing Address

Address: 300 Washington Street, Suite 200A Monroe, LA 71201 Toll Free: (855)-660-7754 Phone: (318)-322-7000 Fax: (318)-855-2618 Email: