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I have a practice in Baton Rouge that focuses on Criminal and Civil Litigation.  I am President of the Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal Justice and also serve on the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I serve on the fourth amendment committee for the Nation Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and I am the chair of the continuing education committee for Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I am a member of the Nation Criminal Defense College which is an intense two week trial training program.  I am fluent in Spanish and represent many hispanic clients in criminal and civil matters who don't speak english.  


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. General Practice: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Federal Crime: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert B Landry III

    Ben and I worked together on a matter. He got a great result and attention to detail and follow up in protecting the client's interest is outstanding. I would recommend Ben for criminal counsel.


    Robert Landry Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Jerome Long

    I have known Ben his whole legal career. Intellectually curious, diligent and honest are some of his qualities that immediately come to mind. Ben will treat you like you are his best client, and that's hard to do when you have a thriving practice like he does. He is always prepared, works tirelessly for your best outcome and is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend this lawyer.


    Joseph Long Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

6777 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806


LAEligible to practice law200401/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardLouisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBenjamin R. LaBranche, LLC2004 - Present
AttorneyEast Baton Rouge Office Of Public Defender2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal JusticePresident2009 - Present
Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of CourtN/AN/A
National Criminal Defense CollegeN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Baton Rouge Expungement FairExpungements2013