New Orleans criminal defense attorney Stephen Hébert earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Loyola University-New Orleans. Thereafter, Stephen began a distinctive legal career as a law clerk to Honorable Marc T. Amy at the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal. Once his tenure with Judge Amy ended, Stephen returned to New Orleans to work as an Assistant District Attorney.
Stephen gained invaluable experience while working in several different divisions within the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. He ultimately managed the docket of three (3) different sections of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court as the Section Senior, handled cases in Calcasieu Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish as a special prosecutor, and tried a countless number of judge and jury trials. Prior to starting his private practice, Stephen also assisted Honorable Leon A. Cannizzaro, Jr. in reforming the policies and procedures for asset and bond forfeiture matters within the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.
But, Stephen’s legal career has not been limited to criminal law. Stephen additionally acquired considerable civil litigation experience while working at King, LeBlanc & Bland, P.L.L.C., where he represented small and large businesses in various commercial, employment and maritime disputes. Stephen continued to have tremendous success while at King, LeBlanc & Bland, P.L.L.C., trying cases in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, enforcing maritime liens through seizure and judicial sale, and recovering Katrina-related business interruption insurance claims.
Since starting his private practice, Stephen has represented clients in criminal matters across Louisiana, and his outstanding work has been repeatedly recognized by Avvo (i.e.- rated Superb in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015), New Orleans Magazine (i.e.- named a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense in 2012 & 2014; named a Top Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation in 2013) and Super Lawyers Magazine (i.e.- named a Rising Star in 2012 & 2013; named a Super Lawyer in 2015). In addition, Stephen has received the peer review legal rating of AV-Preeminent (4.9 out of 5.0) from Martindale-Hubbell.
Stephen is presently admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana. While criminal defense comprises most of his practice, Stephen's current practice areas additionally include general civil litigation and personal injury (plaintiff).
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||2002||09/03/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Louisiana Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense||New Orleans Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation||New Orleans Magazine||2013|
|Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense||New Orleans Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Order of the Barristers||Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||2002|
|Oustanding Law Clinic Student - Criminal Defense||Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||2002|
|Best Defense Team - Interschool Trial Advocacy Competition||Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||N/A|
|Finalist-J. Sanford Levy Brief Writing Competition||Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||N/A|
|Attorney||Stephen D. Hebert, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate||King, LeBlanc & Bland||2005 - 2008|
|Assistant District Attorney||Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office||2003 - 2010|
|Law Clerk to Marc Amy||Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal||2002 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2010 - Present|
|New Orleans Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|State of Louisiana v. MS||Guilty of only a responsive misdemeanor, simple battery|
|State of Louisiana v. JJ||Jury returned with a responsive verdict, and after initially facing 10-20 years, Judge sentenced client to only 1 year|
|State of Louisiana v. MS||After jury was sworn and testimony had begun, client was offered probation and dismissal of 4 charges in exchange for his guilty plea.|
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|Attorney at Law Magazine||Tough on Crime or Smart on Crime?||2014|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro: I told you so?||2013|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||Expunging the Misdemeanor Conviction: No Article 894? No Problem||2013|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2002|
|Loyola University New Orleans||Political Science & English||Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course Curriculum||Anatomy of the Criminal Case||2015|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course Curriculum||Overview of the Criminal Trial||2015|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course Curriculum||Trial Skills: Direct Examinations, Cross Examinations & Introducing Evidence||2014|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course Curriculum||Anatomy of the Criminal Case||2013|
|Tulane University InterDisciplinary Experience Seminars||The Criminal Case||2011|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course Curriculum||A Bipolar Guide to Handle a Criminal Case: The View from Both Sides.||2011|