Danny is twice educated from Louisiana State University, having received his B.A. in Political Science in 1978 and his Juris Doctorate in 1981.
He established his own firm Daniel M. Landry III APLC as a small business owner. After his son Chris’ graduation from Law School together they formed the family firm The Landry Law Firm.
Danny believes that members of the legal profession have a moral obligation to serve their community. Since he became an attorney Danny has dedicated significant amounts of time using his skills to assist police officers, victims, and their families. He has represented the Police Association of Lafayette for more than 30 years and is a legal member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Professional Law Enforcement Association. He is also a proud member of the Louisiana District Attorney Association.
Danny is a proud Christian and dedicated family man. He and his wife Nancy are proud parents to three children Morgan, Chris, and Kelly and delighted grandparents of Emma and Caroline. They are devout members of Asbury United Methodist Church and live in Lafayette with their yellow lab Gabe.
When she is not spending time with the grandchildren Nancy is active in their church and loves sewing for the grandchildren. When he is not working, Danny is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time in the marshes of Louisiana, playing with his yellow lab Gabe, and photographing people and Acadiana.
Danny has served the community as a Felony Assistant District Attorney for over 35 years and currently serves as the First Assistant District Attorney under District Attorney Keith Stutes. As the First Assistant District Attorney he is responsible for supervising all of the operations of the Office of the District Attorney as directed by the elected district attorney, as well as supervising all major cases being prosecuted in our jurisdiction.
Danny has helped streamline the budgeting process for the office as well as implement a new case management system to make the criminal justice system accountable to the public. He is actively involved in the development of a pretrial intervention program for juveniles to be sure they have an opportunity to be accountable for their actions but also grow to be productive members of our community.
Danny has also served in youth sports for many years and believes strongly that helping young people form a solid foundation is the key to solving many of our societal crises.