Thomas L. Lorenzi

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Lake Charles, LA

Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.C.
 | 518 Pujo St, PO Box 3305
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: 337-436-8401
Fax: 337-439-3216
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Thomas Lawrence Lorenzi has been practicing law for more than 35 years. Motivated by a desire to defend those who most needed help, Mr. Lorenzi has handled nearly 50 capital cases, with no death verdicts. In addition, he has represented lawyers to bring about judicial and legislative reform to fund indigent defense.

    Mr. Lorenzi was named the Distinguished Louisiana Attorney in 2007 by the Louisiana State Bar Foundation, was awarded the 2007 David Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Award in 2003 by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and its Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy Award in 2000, and the 2006 Professionalism Award by the Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court.

    Mr. Lorenzi is a long-time member of the LSBA House of Delegates, served on the Board of Governors and currently serves on the Legislative Committee of the Louisiana Bar Association. Tom also serves on the LA Law Institute Committees on the Code of Criminal Procedure and Bail Bond Reform. Tom is a member of the Louisiana and National Cattleman's Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar

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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Thomas Lorenzi

    Admitted: 1975, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: http://www.lblegal.com/Attorneys/Thomas-L-Lorenzi.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • LA Bar Foundation Distinguished Attorney Award, 2007
    • LA. State Bar Association David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
    • Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court Professionalism Award, 2006
    • LA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Justice Albert Tate Jr. Award, 2003
    • LA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Sam Dalton Capital Advocacy Award, 2000
    • Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 1992

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chairman, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Committee, 1998
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1997
    • Chair, Louisiana State, Criminal Law Section, 1996
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1993
    • President, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1978
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1976
    • Louisiana, 1975
    • Master, American Inns of Court, 1996 - 1999
    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Profile/Pretext Highway Stop Committee, 1987 - 1989
    • Member, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors, 1985 - Present
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, Louisiana State, 1999 - 2000
    • Member, Louisiana State, Member, House of Delegates, 1996 - Present
    • Member, Louisiana State, Member, House of Delegates, 1986 - 1994
    • Member, Mental Illness and Criminal Law, Member, Louisiana Legislative Committee, 1992 - 1994
    • Member, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1992 - Present
    • Member, Louisiana Law Institute, Member, Bail Reform Committee, 1992 - Present
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - Present

    Representative Clients:

    • U.S. v. Katz, 178 F.3d 368 (United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit), 1999
    • State v. Wigley, 624 So.2d 425 (Supreme Court of Louisiana), 1993
    • State v. Smith, 600 So.2d 1319 (Supreme Court of Louisiana), 1992
    • State v. Velez, Vasquez and Quintero-Cruz, 588 So.2d 116 (Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit), 1991

    Educational Background:

    • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1972
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    Office Location for Thomas L. Lorenzi

    518 Pujo St
    PO Box 3305
    Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Phone: 337-436-8401

    Fax: 337-439-3216

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