Shane K. Hinch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Lake Charles, LA

Hinch and Associates PLC
 | 201 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: 337-222-3434
Fax: 337-409-0124
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Shane K. Hinch of Hinch & Associates in Lake Charles, Louisiana, devotes his practice to criminal defense, personal injury law and professional licensing. Mr. Hinch represents a variety of individuals and corporations in Lake Charles and the surrounding areas who have experienced a catastrophic injury, has been accused of professional misconduct or been accused of a crime such as Murder, Rape, Pornography Involving Juveniles, All drug crimes, DUI or a crime involving technology.

After graduating from The University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Mr. Hinch earned his law degree from Albany Law School. He has been admitted to practice law in Louisiana since 2005.

Mr. Hinch has over a decade of litigation experience and has tried cases in both state and federal court. Recognized for his work, he has been featured on various television programs and is rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible). In addition, he continues to be named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers and one of the “Top 10 under 40” by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Hinch has presented for groups such as the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association. He has also devoted a portion of his time to pro bono criminal defense cases as well as pro bono will preparation.

Mr. Hinch also competes in the United States Practical Shooting Association where he travels around the Country participating in the shooting sports and educating others in the safe handling of firearms.

Mr. Hinch is also member of several professional organizations including the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Association for Justice, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the National Rifle Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

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About Shane Hinch

Admitted: 2005, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2019
  • Recognized as an expert in the field of Criminal Defense by Acadiana Profile Top Lawyers of 2014
  • Louisiana Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, 2014 - Present
  • Named as one of the top 10 criminal defense lawyers under the age of 40, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorney's, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by the National Trial lawyers , 2014 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Louisiana Association for Justice, 2005 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2005
  • National Rifle Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005 - Present
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • President Elect of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Electronic Frontier Foundation, 2006 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2005
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Collateral Consequences in Criminal Law, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, 2012
  • Creative techniques and methods in DWI/DUI defense, Calcasieu Public Defenders, 2014
  • Ethics: A guide to what to look for and traps to avoid for the new attorney, Speaker, Lawyers, 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Offshore workers
  • Attorneys
  • Outside Counsel for Sprint Nextel
  • Refinery workers

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Accepted as an expert in criminal defense in the 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, by the Honorable Sharon Wilson.
  • Appeared in the CBS 48 Hours Episode "Friends for Life"., 2012
  • President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association for 2017.

Educational Background:

  • Albany Law School - JD, 2004
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.A. in Philosophy, Minor: Law, Ethics and Value Theory, 2000
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Office Location for Shane K. Hinch

201 W College St
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Phone: 337-222-3434

Fax: 337-409-0124

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