André Robert Bélanger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger
 | 8075 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-383-9703
Fax: 225-383-9704
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

André Robert Bélanger is an attorney with Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Bélanger handles cases related to homicide, white collar crimes, DWI defense, expungement, probation and parole violations, and many more types of criminal law, including criminal appeals and post-conviction motions.

A graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Mr. Bélanger's prior legal experience includes associate work at a private firm. He is also a former prosecutor for the Orleans Parish District Attorney, where he eventually became a special prosecutor handling cases related to sex crimes, domestic violence and homicide.

Presently, Mr. Bélanger is admitted to practice in the state courts of Mississippi and Louisiana, the U.S. district courts for the eastern, western and middle districts of Louisiana and the U.S. district courts for the northern and southern districts of Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

At different points in his career, Mr. Bélanger has received recognition from his peers in the legal community. He has been listed as one of the top 100 lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and has also received a "Blackstone's Order" award from the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Bélanger is a member of professional organizations including the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Constitution Society. Mr. Bélanger also uses his legal knowledge to educate others by teaching classes at both Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law, Murder

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Murder, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2014

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About André Bélanger

Admitted: 2000, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: www.manassehandgill.com/about-us/andré-bélanger/

Honors/Awards:

  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Superlawyers
  • “Blackstone’s Order” , Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Nominated by the NTLA as a "Top 100" trial lawyer., Top 100 Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Mississippi, 2012
  • Louisiana, 2000
  • American Constitution Society
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Loyola University Skills Curriculum, Loyola University
  • Tulane University Trial Advocacy Program, Tulane University
  • Author, The Practice of Criminal Defense: Why We Fight

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • National Trials Lawyers Top 100, 2013

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Educational Background:

  • Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1997B.A.Honors: Cum Laude Major: Economics 
Office Location for André Robert Bélanger

8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-383-9703

Fax: 225-383-9704

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Last Updated: 8/3/2018

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