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Stephen David Hebert

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Litigation

About Me

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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    12 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    8 years
  3. Litigation: 5%
    8 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer. He has the trial experience and confidence that allows him to take difficult cases to trial and win.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Elise Manning Stubbe

    Stephen Hebert has great skill and enviable experience that he uses for the maximum benefit of his clients. He is confident, knowledgeable and helps clients navigate the legal system in an efficient and helpful way. He is very good at what he does!

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    Elise Stubbe Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

700 Camp St.
#216
New Orleans, LA, 70130

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
LAEligible to practice law200208/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Louisiana Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top Lawyer in Criminal DefenseNew Orleans Magazine2014
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyer in Personal Injury LitigationNew Orleans Magazine2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top Lawyer in Criminal DefenseNew Orleans Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Order of the BarristersLoyola University New Orleans College of Law2002
Oustanding Law Clinic Student - Criminal DefenseLoyola University New Orleans College of Law2002
Best Defense Team - Interschool Trial Advocacy CompetitionLoyola University New Orleans College of LawN/A
Finalist-J. Sanford Levy Brief Writing CompetitionLoyola University New Orleans College of LawN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyStephen D. Hebert, LLC2010 - Present
AssociateKing, LeBlanc & Bland2005 - 2008
Assistant District AttorneyOrleans Parish District Attorney's Office2003 - 2010
Law Clerk to Marc AmyLouisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal2002 - 2003

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
New Orleans Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Louisiana v. MSGuilty of only a responsive misdemeanor, simple battery
State of Louisiana v. JJJury returned with a responsive verdict, and after initially facing 10-20 years, Judge sentenced client to only 1 year
State of Louisiana v. MSAfter 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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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazineTough on Crime or Smart on Crime?2014
Attorney at Law MagazineNew Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro: I told you so?2013
Attorney at Law MagazineExpunging the Misdemeanor Conviction: No Article 894? No Problem2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2002
Loyola University New OrleansPolitical Science & EnglishBachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course CurriculumOverview of the Criminal Trial2015
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course CurriculumTrial Skills: Direct Examinations, Cross Examinations & Introducing Evidence2014
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course CurriculumAnatomy of the Criminal Case2013
Tulane University InterDisciplinary Experience SeminarsThe Criminal Case2011
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Skills Course CurriculumA Bipolar Guide to Handle a Criminal Case: The View from Both Sides.2011