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Dugas & Mire Attorneys At Law has over 70 years combined experience in the community of Ascension Parish. We also work in Donaldsville, Gonzales, and Prairieville.

We understand the financial, personal, and sometimes professional stress that comes along with legal cases. We treat each and every client with dignity and respect in every situation. If you have any doubts of any kind, you should have a trusted attorney that will vigorously fight for you.

Our experienced lawyers assist families, couples, individuals, groups, and companies with personal injury, family law, and criminal law cases. Oftentimes, the true fault for the incident is not cut and dry, so we need to sort through all the details to find out the truth. We can explain complex laws and regulations as well as outline what to expect as a result of a case verdict. No matter what happens, we are on your side and there to support you every step of the way.

Judge, Pegram J. Mire, Jr.

Judge Mire's first judicial oath of office was August 31, 1984 as Judge for Ascension Parish Court. Presently he serves as Judge for the 23rd Judicial District Court, Division "D".

Judge Mire was born on February 24, 1952 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. After graduating from East Ascension High School, Judge Mire attended Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He obtained a Juris Doctor degree at Loyola University School of Law. Before taking the bench, Judge Mire practiced law in the City of Gonzales. He actively tried criminal and civil cases. While monitoring his private practice, he served as Assistant District Attorney for the 23rd Judicial District Court.

Since coming to the bench, Judge Mire has established many community service programs for criminal offenders. He also participated in several educational programs demonstrating the dangers of substance abuse to students, as well as educating the public on access to the judicial system. Judge Mire is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judge; American Judges Association; Louisiana District Court Judges Association and a board member of the Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Judge Mire's personal life is fulfilled by being married to the former Karen Ourso and spending time with his thirty-two(32) year old daughter and his three (3) sons, ages seventeen(17), thirteen(13) and twelve(12).

Malcolm J. Dugas, Jr.

As a partner in Dugas & Mire L.L.C. He has practiced in the field of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Contract Law, Domestic Law, Succession Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, Product Liability, and Real Estate Law for over 40 years. His areas of specialty are Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Business Law. He is an experienced trial attorney in a wide variety of litigation matters.

Malcolm represents individuals in all manners of medical malpractice claims. He also provides legal advice to governmental agencies and private companies and is bond counsel for Ascension Parish.

Malcolm served as an Assistant District Attorney for the 23rd judicial District from January, 1977 until January, 1985. Malcolm earned his J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law in 1973. He earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1969.


United States District Court-Eastern and Middle District of Louisiana, Louisiana State Supreme Court, All Courts of Appeal for the State of Louisiana, All Louisiana State Courts


Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, 23rct Judicial District Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Loyola Blue Key Honor Fraternity

Community Service

Member, Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge #1153, Phi Kappa Theta-Louisiana State University, Board of Directors, Donaldsonville Area Association for Retarded Citizens