Daniel "Becket" Becnel
Daniel “Becket” Becnel was born in Baton Rouge and raised in the River Parishes and the New Orleans area. He graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal School and Tulane University. He attended Tulane and Loyola University Schools of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. Upon graduating, Becket returned to the River Parishes to begin his law career, serving the people of his hometown community, committed to providing excellent representation in civil and criminal cases.
He was a member of the River Parishes Indigent Defender Board 1991-2004 and was elected President of the River Parish Young Lawyers from 1992-1998. He was elected as an American Bar Association Delegate to the National Conference in 1998. Becket was elected Young Lawyer Delegate to the Louisiana State Bar Association 1992-1994 and was elected Delegate for the 40th Judicial District Court to the LSBA 1996-2000.
Becket has over 25 years of experience in State and Federal Court practice. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has tried over 30 jury trials and over 550 Bench trials in the State of Louisiana, and specifically he has tried over 15 jury trials and 150 Bench trials in St. John Parish alone.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. He has been admitted to practice law in Colorado since 2008 and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Pitkin County Bar Association.
Becket is an avid sports fan, hunter and fisherman, and he and his wife and partner, Kathryn, have two teenage children. Becket is extremely involved in his children’s schools, athletics and their community.
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