John S. McLindon

John S. McLindon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC
 | 12345 Perkins Road, Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: 225-603-6493
Fax: 1-877-241-2631
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

John McLindon has been practicing law in Baton Rouge since graduating from LSU Law School in 1989. He is "of counsel" to the firm of Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens. John's primary area of practice is criminal defense. Approximately 60% of this is in Federal Court. He also handles personal injury cases. He is a 1999 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College.

About John McLindon

Admitted: 1989, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Graduate of The National Criminal Defense College, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • In 2016, represented the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals who had been indicted with 9 counts of perjury.  After three years of pretrial discovery and intensive investigation, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office dismissed the entire indictment, 2016
  • In 2016, Mr. McLindon represented the Sheriff of Iberia Parish who was charged by the United States Attorney's Office in a multiple count Indictment with Civil Rights violations. The Case was tried by lawyers from the DOJ from Washington D.C. After a week long trial the Jury acquitted the defendant on all counts. , 2016
  • In 2015, represented a company who had contracted with the Livingston Parish Council to provide services to the Parish related to cleanup from Hurricane Gustav.  The District Attorney and the Office of the Inspector General began investigating Mr. McLindon's client, which led to the matter being presented to a Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury refused to indict, thereafter, the DA for Livingston Parish chose to go forward with the prosecution, filing an 81 count Bill of Information against the client.  The Court found no probable cause at the Preliminary Hearing, however, the DA and the Office of the Inspector General persisted in their prosecution.  After an initial round of discovery, the District Attorney voluntarily dismissed 59 counts.  Mr. McLindon filed a Motion to Suppress all evidence relating to the remaining counts, and the Trial Court granted the Motion, resulting in a dismissal of the case. , 2015
  • In 2013, a former government official in a Louisiana municipality was arrested and charged with violating State RICO laws, along with theft and other associated charges. The client was presented to the State Grand Jury in East Feliciana Parish, and the Grand Jury returned a "No True Bill", which resulted in the District Attorney dismissing the entire case., 2013
  • In 2013, the co-owner of a local business was involved in a contentious breakup of the business with his partner. Our client was charged with multiple counts of theft. The case was tried in East Baton Rouge Parish, and the Judge returned a verdict of "Not Guilty" as to all charges., 2013
  • In 2012, after a five year battle with the United States Attorney's Office, we negotiated a multiple count, arson and insurance fraud case down to a one count Bill of Information for which our client received probation., 2012
  • In 2011, represented a Chief of Police in Louisiana who had been charged by a Federal Grand Jury with an 11 count RICO based Indictment. After a week-long Trial, the jury acquitted the client on all 11 counts., 2011
  • In 2006, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, we won the dismissal of a multiple count indictment against our client for violation of the Federal Speedy Trial Act., 2006
  • In 2003, after many months of research and investigation by our firm, the United States Attorney's Office dismissed the case against former head of an East Baton Rouge Parish Agency, who was under investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office., 2003

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Louisiana Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
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Office Location for John S. McLindon

12345 Perkins Road
Building 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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Last Updated: 9/23/2019

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