John P. Calmes, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Attorney at Law
 | 2335 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806-5316
Phone: 225-383-2284
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney John P. Calmes, Jr. graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in August 1975. He has been engaged in the practice of law in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for more than 35 years. During that time he has handled more than 3,000 DWI cases throughout the state of Louisiana.

Mr. Calmes speaks regularly at seminars on the topic of DWI defense, including seminars sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Division of Administrative Law, Louisiana State Police Academy and the Louisiana Judicial College.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Calmes served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He has been awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%)

Criminal Defense (40%)

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Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2018

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About John Calmes, Jr.

Admitted: 1975, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.johncalmes.com/Attorney-Profile/index.html

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Louisiana, 1975
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Past President, Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal Justice
  • Past President, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Member, National College for DUI Defense

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Cross Examination/Field Sobriety Testing, Applied Technology Unit of the Louisiana State Police, February 19, 2002
  • Cross Examination/Field Sobriety Testing, Applied Technology Unit of the Louisiana State Police, December 17, 2002
  • Use of Scientific Evidence in a DWI Trial, The American Chemical Society, March 24, 2003
  • Speaker, DWI Defense, East Baton Rouge Parish Public Defender's Association, July 31, 2003
  • DWI Update, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newsletter "The Advocate", 1989
  • The Truth About DWI, Around the Bar, Baton Rouge Bar Association Newsletter, 2000

Educational Background:

  • Louisiana State University
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Office Location for John P. Calmes, Jr.

2335 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-5316

Phone: 225-383-2284

 

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Last Updated: 7/18/2017

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