Service, integrity, knowledge, and dedication to putting the interests and needs of the client first.

Service, integrity, knowledge, and dedication to putting the interests and needs of the client first.

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A Law Firm You Can Trust

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COTTON, BOLTON, HOYCHICK & DOUGHTY, LLP, is a law firm that combines the traditional values of the past with an innovative vision for the future. The Firm was established in 1946 by W. Davis Cotton and George W. Bolton, Jr. shortly after their homecoming from World War II as decorated war heroes. Their vision was to establish a thriving law practice founded on the principles of service, integrity, knowledge and dedication to putting the interests and needs of the client first. Adherence to these principles has resulted in a growing Firm with offices in Rayville and Monroe that is considered to be one of the finest in Northeastern Louisiana. While its roots are firmly planted in Richland Parish, the Firm offers a full array of services to an impressive list of clients, handling and litigating complex matters in State and Federal Courts all over North Louisiana. To ensure its ability to effectively and efficiently litigate these matters, the Firm has invested in making sure its attorney’s and staff are fully equipped with the latest technology needed to meet the needs of the Firm’s current and future clients. The strength and heart of the firm lies in its members. Founding member W. Davis Cotton,

was a former Louisiana State Senator, past Louisiana Bar Association president, and member of the Louisiana Law Institute. Founding member George W. Bolton, Jr. was a Bronze Star recipient and the only recipient of the designation “Board Member Emeritus” of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. In its rich history the Firm has produced two Fifth Judicial District Judges and the only Federal District Court Judge to ever be appointed from the Fifth Judicial District. The Firm’s current members have served on the Louisiana Bar Association Disciplinary Board, Louisiana Bankers Association Bank Counsel Committee, Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and as Chairman of the District Public Defender Selection Committee. They have also served as members of the Louisiana Bar Association House of Delegates, Defense Research Institute, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, The Judge Fred Fudickar, Jr. American Inn of Court and been selected as Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Firm’s members are also actively involved in their community through educational, religious and civic organizations.

Areas of Practice

• Estate Planning and Probate
• Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions
• Commercial and General Litigation
• Insurance Defense
• Banking Law
• Collections and Foreclosure
• Corporations
• Oil and Gas

• Education Law
• Health and Hospital Law
• Municipal and Government Law
• Business and Commercial Law
• Premises Liability
• Personal Injury
• Products Liability
• Employment Law Defense

Representative Clients

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• American Reliance Insurance Company
• BancorpSouth Bank
• Bank of Oak Ridge
• Entergy Corporation
• FBP Transportation
• Farm Bureau Mutual 

• Federated Mutual Insurance Company
• Louisiana Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
• Louisiana Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
• Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance Company
• Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Company
• Richland State Bank

• Sapa Extrusions, LLC
• Southern Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
• State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company
• Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company
• Town of Mangham
• Town of Delhi

Approved For Real Estate Transactions

• America’s Wholesale Lender
• BancorpSouth Bank
• Bank of Oak Ridge
• Caldwell Bank & Trust
• Chase Bank
• Citizens Progressive Bank

• Commercial Capitol Bank – Delhi
• Cross Keys Bank
• Deposit Guaranty National Bank
• Farmers Home Administration
• First National Bank
• Franklin State Bank

• Guaranty Bank & Trust Company
• IberiaBank
• Louisiana Land Bank Association
• North American Mortgage Company
• Ouachita Independent Bank

• Progressive Bank
• Prudential Life Insurance
• Richland State Bank
• Union Planters National Bank
• Winnsboro State Bank

Our Team






Contact Us

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Office: (318) 728-2051
Fax: (318) 728-5293
Address: 607 Madeline St, Rayville, LA 71269


Office: (318) 322-9499
Fax: (318) 322-8141
Address: 1220 N 18th St, Suite 301, Monroe, LA 71201

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