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).