Don “Boogie” Landry was born and raised in Lafayette Parish, and has spent his entire adult life and career striving to help make our community the best place to live and raise a family. After graduating from Youngsville High School, Don received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. After studying law at Southern University Law School and receiving the American Jurisprudence Award for the highest grade point average in course work, he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1976. His legal career began when he was admitted to the Bar in October of 1976, and was associated with the law firm of Thompson and Perrin.
Working tirelessly for his clients, Don entered into partnership and became a partner in the law firm of Perrin and Landry. Presently, he is a partner in the law form of Perrin, Landry, and deLaunay (formerly Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez & Ouellet). The firm specializes in general practice, family law, and personal injury. Additionally, Don serves as the City Attorney for the City of Broussard and has done so for over 20 years. He has also served as Town Attorney for the Town of Erath.
In 1980, Don became an Assistant District Attorney with the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s office, serving in this capacity for 34 years. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and in 1991 was elected to the Board of Directors for the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. Additionally, he is a member of Municipal Attorneys Association, serves as a volunteer lawyer with Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers and is a former member of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association. Don is the former attorney for the Evangeline Economic and Development District and in 1989 received the Optimist’s “Respect for Law” Award.
Don served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1966 to 1972. He was proud to serve the United States and assist during this very militant time in our country’s history. He is a member of the ULL Alumni Association and has served as a Board Member. He also served as President in 2015-2016. In 2008, Don received the Volunteer of the Year Award for the UL Alumni Association.
Don has been married to Rebecca Dansdill Landry for 51 years, is a proud father and grandfather and is honored to call Lafayette, Louisiana home. He is also an extremely active member of the community. Don is a member of St. John Catholic Church, has coached for SLYSI Youth Soccer and Basketball Leagues and is a recipient of the Jaycees of Acadiana Community Service Award. Don is an active member in several of the area’s Mardi Gras Associations; such as the Southwest Mardi Gras Association, the Krewe of Bonaparte, and the Krewe of Gabriel and has served in a vast number of capacities, including President and Board of Directors.