Lewis Unglesby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Unglesby Law Firm
 | 246 Napoleon Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5937
Phone: 225-387-0120
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, attorney Lewis Unglesby serves as co-counsel to lawyers throughout the U.S. in all areas of litigation. For nearly 35 years, he has been achieving successful trial outcomes and has become known as one of the premier trial lawyers in the country. Due to their precedent-setting results, many of his cases have been featured on ABC's 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN, Court TV and in numerous periodicals.

Mr. Unglesby has achieved more than 20 multimillion-dollar jury awards, plus more than 40 jury awards in excess of $1 million. In criminal defense cases, he has won acquittals in more than 50 felony jury trials in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Unglesby has been listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers Top 50 and in Best Lawyers in America (1986-2008) in the areas of mass tort litigation, personal injury, product liability, criminal defense and white collar criminal defense. He is a fellow of the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, which is an honorary society composed of less than one-half of 1 percent of all attorneys in the country. He is also board certified in criminal law and in civil law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Unglesby graduated with his J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1974. He is a respected lecturer for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, the Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice and the National Business Institute.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%)

Criminal Defense (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Lewis Unglesby

Admitted: 1974, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://unglesbylaw.com/about/

Honors and Awards:

  • Special Counsel for Governor Mike Foster, 1996 - 1997
  • Special Counsel for the Louisiana State Senate from 1993 - 1996
  • Martindale-Hubbell in the "Bar Register of Prominent Lawyers", 1996 - Present
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1986 - Present
  • Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Winning a multi-million dollar award for exposure to non-fatal toxic chemicals, proven by jury verdict the defective nature of 3-wheelers in a products liability suit, achieve a jury verdict proving product liability defects of 4-wheelers, and achieved jury verdicts proving the need for restraint systems on sit-down and stand-up forklifts
  • First Person in Louisiana to successfully use the Battered Women's Syndrome in a murder defense case
  • Over 20 Multi-Million Dollar Jury Awards and over 40 Jury Awards Exceeding One Million Dollars
  • Won Acquittals in over 50 felony jury trials in state and federal courts

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a Civil and Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1974
  • Louisiana, 1974
  • Member, Executive Committee, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice and the National Business Institute

Educational Background:

  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1971
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Office Location for Lewis Unglesby

246 Napoleon Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5937

Phone: 225-387-0120


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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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