M. Shane Craighead

Shane Craighead, a native of West Monroe, Louisiana, is a partner at DFK. A graduate of LSU Law School, Shane has been practicing law throughout the state of Louisiana since 1992.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1992 (Senior Editor, Louisiana Law Review; Order of the Coif)
  • Northeast Louisiana University, B.A., 1988 (Summa Cum Laude)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fourth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (member, House of Delegates, 2014-Present)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fred Fudickar, Jr. American Inn of Court

Practice Areas:

  • Industrial Accidents
  • Insurance
  • Mass Tort Claims
  • Trucking/Automobile Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Litigation Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Rights (Defense of Public Entities)

Davenport, Files, and Kelly

1509 Lamy Lane | Monroe, LA 71211 | P.O. Box 4787

 (318) 387‑6453

 (318) 323‑6533