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 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Appellate (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
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2014

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    About André Bélanger

    Admitted: 2000, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Recognizes defense attorneys for work to protect clients' constitutional rights and exonerate their clients in difficult cases against an oppressive and unbalanced criminal justice system.  , "Blackstone Order", Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
    • “Blackstone’s Order” , Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
    • Superlawyers
    • Nominated by the NTLA as a "Top 100" trial lawyer., Top 100 Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Corpus Juris Secundum Award, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • National Trials Lawyers Top 100, 2013


    Educational Background:

    • Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1997B.A.Honors: Cum Laude Major: Economics 
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    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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