William Robert Gill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger
8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-686-2311
Fax: 225-686-2338
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

William Robert Gill is an experienced attorney who handles personal injury claims and serious criminal defense matters. He is a co-founder of the law firm Manasseh Gill Knipe & Bélanger in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

A former lawyer for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Gill worked as a prosecutor at a military base in California and as a defense attorney at a base in Hawaii. During his time in the U.S. Army, he participated in court-martial trials dealing with drugs, sexual assault, rape, attempted murder, murder, child molestation, conduct unbecoming and other serious charges.

Following his honorable discharge from the military, Mr. Gill practiced as a criminal defense attorney with one of Louisiana’s largest criminal defense firms before opening his own criminal defense and personal injury practice.

A graduate of the Southern University Law Center, Mr. Gill is currently admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has pro hac vice status allowing him to take cases in Texas, Mississippi and California.

In addition to his law practice handling both military and civilian cases, Mr. Gill is a member of professional organizations such as the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has received various honors during his career, including being asked to attend the Spence Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. He also received various awards and honors while serving in the military including the Army Commendation Medal and two Army Achievement Medals.



Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

About William Robert Gill

Admitted: 1991, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://manassehandgill.com/william-robert-gill/

Educational Background

  • Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming


  •  United States v. Pettway and United States v. George
  • State v. Mack (murder)
  • State v. McNeal (attempted murder)
  • California v. Gipson (murder)
  • State v. Hooks (murder)
  • State v. Kolb (sexual abuse)
  • State v. Tyler (murder)
  • State v. Hymel (aggravated rape)
  • State v. Scott (aggravated rape)
  • State v. Mire (felon in possession of illegal firearm)


  • Awarded the Army Commendation Medal and two Army Achievement Medals
  • 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's Order", Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Served on active duty as a lawyer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG), achieving the rank of Captain

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U. S. Eastern District of Louisiana, 1989
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, 1988
  • United States Army Court of Military Review, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Middle District Circuit Courts of Louisiana, 1988
  • Member of the Louisiana Bar Association
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994
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Office Location for William Robert Gill

8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-686-2311

Fax: 225-686-2338

Last Updated: 7/23/2020

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