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Dylan Clark Utley

Criminal defense Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   23 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

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  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans, Louisiana and surrounding parishes including Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, St. Charles. Aggressive criminal defense of federal and state crimes including white collar fraud, RICO, drug conspiracy, DWI, DUI, theft, burglary, disturbing the peace, drug charges, lewd conduct, public drunkenness, expungements, domestic violence cases. Mr. Utley practices criminal law in both state and federal courts as well as in municipal court.

    21 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Dylan Utley represents clients in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. Charles Parish, Lafourche Parish and other Louisiana parishes.

    21 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Dylan Utley practices personal injury cases and other civil matters. Call today for a free consultation (504) 524-4080

    21 years

CALL DYLAN C. UTLEY TODAY FOR YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE MATTER.

Dylan Utley, a New Orleans criminal lawyer, practices criminal defense at the highest level in both state and federal courts. Mr. Utley has practiced criminal law for 18 years with significant trial experience. Mr. Utley is aggressive yet compassionate in his representation of clients. He represents clients who have been charged with white collar fraud, embezzlement, bribery, federal drug conspiracy crimes, criminal RICO violations, firearm and violent crimes. Mr. Utley represents clients charged with state felony and misdemeanor charges including: DWI/DUI, domestic violence matters, theft, battery, drug charges, public drunkenness, lewd conduct, disturbing the peace, expungements and all other state and municipal code violations.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2013
Client's Choice
2017 2013

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Licensed for 20 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/14/2022

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Dylan received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by James | March 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Utley represented me in a federal drug charge in 2012 and was able to get me the best possible outcome for my situation. After my release from prison I (stupidly) violated my probation but Mr. Utley was there every step of the way to help me get back on the straight and narrow. I would highly recommend his services as he was honest, respectful and quick to respond to my voice/email messages right away. I feel he went above and beyond what is normally expected from a lawyer.
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Posted by Samuel | November 14, 2017
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Outstanding service!
Unfortunately I found myself in needing legal counsel while visiting New Orleans. Seeing that not taking care of this problem would only make life more difficult than it had to be i decided to look up attorney's. Although Dylan was not the first attorney that I spoke with I'm definitely greatfull that he was the attorney that I decided to move forward with. He made the process much smoother that I could have expected and helped me and my family understand the legal process in my specific case. So of your reading this and need any legal counseling at all, call Dylan Utley right now!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
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Awesome
I found myself in need if an attorney. I met with a couple but decided to go with Mr. Utley. Mr. Utley was very knowledgeable of the federal process. He was with me every step of the way. I appreciate that he always took the time to take my calls and answered any questions that I had. I recommend Mr. Utley without reservation.
Posted by Ben | July 7, 2019
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Great Attorney!
Visiting New Orleans and being profiled by the police. Be wary of homeless men trying to bait you! Dylan helped me fight and win my case! He was prompt, responsive, polite, professional, and really cared about me and my case. I am so happy I went with him! You should too!
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2018
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Best lawyer in New Orleans
I found myself in trouble while visiting New Orleans during Mardi Gras festival in 2015. I was arrested for patting a police horse and was charged with much harsher charge for that small incident. Dylan was very professional and explained the whole process to me on what needed to be done. Being an international student, he made me really comfortable and helped me go through this legal case. My case was dismissed and expunged later and I give him all the credit for making this case go smoothly. He listened, discussed options, explained all legal outcomes and possibilities. Dylan is always there when you need him. He even helped me this year (2018) when i needed few documents for my case and he made sure everything was done correctly. I thank him and highly recommend him. I have nothing but good things to say about him.
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Posted by Evan | December 7, 2017
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Great Choice
I was arrested around 4 years ago for possession of heroin and paraphernalia, because of lack of willingness to get sober I spent a year and a half on the run from the charges, while getting arrested in other states. When I finally decided it was time to get sober and face the charges I had in New Orleans, I reached out to Dylan. He thoroughly explained the whole process to me on what needed to be done, the thing I really appreciate is he didn’t over promise on what could be done. He told me the reality of the situation I was in and what he would like to have happen but didn’t make a promise he couldn’t live up to. Dylan walked me into court without expectations and delivered everything he said he would like to have happen at the beginning of when we started working together. I spent 6 months on pre-trial diversion and as of two months ago was let go and all charges were dismissed. I’m now coming up on two years sober and no record, Dylan legitimately cared about giving me a fresh start to my life and when I go to get the arrest expunged would be the only lawyer I go to. Thanks Dylan.
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Posted by Steve | November 28, 2017
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Outstanding!!!
I could not have been more pleased with the service Dylan provided. He was the ultimate professional. I was from out of state and he helped me and communicated with me every step of the way. I never had to set foot in the courtroom and the results were outstanding. Thank you Dylan!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2017
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Over and Beyond!
Mr Utley shows he truly cares about the well being of his clients. He listened, discussed options, explained legal outcomes and possibilities. He was always there to take a call and answer questions. I couldn't recommend another lawyer in New Orleans more. Thanks for your dedication Dylan!
Posted by Sabrina | November 16, 2017
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Best Lawyer in New Orleans!
Everything about my experience being represented by Mr. Utley was superb. He truly cares about his clients and it shows through his work. During such a tough time in my life he was there for me. He was able to get my charges completely dropped and expunged within just a few months after my initial conviction. Highly recommend Mr. Utley as an attorney!
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Posted by Max | November 15, 2017
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Well done, Mr. Utley!
I reached out to Mr.Utley as I needed a professional who could fix my issue remotely in Jefferson Parish. Now I am happy that I chose him as Mr. Utley was always extremely professional and helped me to close my case with the great support and it took only a couple of months.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2017
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Excellence
We were in New Orleans on a business trip originally and stayed downtown close to the French quarter where we could indulge in great food, drinks, and the night life. My fiancé and I entered a bar around 6:00pm and could not fathom what was about to happen next. We were both drugged in which his watch was stolen plus $200.00 in cash. I ended up in the hospital with battery charges from hitting and kicking EMT and hospital workers, which I have no recollection of, leading to a night in jail due to the charges. I couldn't believe such a terrible thing could happen to two good people just visiting a city enjoying a little night life, but we were naive. After speaking with several lawyers who would not listen nor believed what happened to us, Dylan Utley took the time to listen and really put himself in our shoes. He was understanding and easy to talk to and I trusted him from the moment we spoke. He's a very experienced lawyer and was aware of situations just like ours happening to people down in the french quarter. I was from out of state and because of my situation with work and school I couldn't travel to be at any court dates, which he handled for me. He ultimately got all my charges dropped which is amazing! I would recommend him a thousand times over any other criminal defense attorney in New Orleans, believe me because I think we called all of them!
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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Best lawyer in the city
Highly recommend Mr. Utley. I have nothing but amazing things to say about him. Professional, courteous and truly cares about his clients. He made the tough time we were in stress free and easy to understand. He worked his magic and got us the best possible outcome for our case that could've ended us with some jail time. We could not be happier with our choice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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Client
Dylan is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the local court system in NOLA. Dylan walked me through the arduous process of criminal court. He was in attendance at every hearing and stood in for me on several occasions as I am an out of state resident. His ability to work with the District Attorneys office on a deal was outstanding. Dylan is upfront and factual, never once did I not know what was happening, what to expect or how to proceed. He and his office went above and beyond to look out for my well being and make us feel comfortable during the whole process. I would highly recommend Dylan and his team to anyone in that area.
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Posted by Peggy | August 10, 2013
Outstanding
Dylan Utley far exceeded my expectations in my brother's case. My brother was in a tremendous amount of trouble with the law. Dylan, in my opinion worked miracles in this case. My brother was sentenced recently and I could not have predicted such an awesome outcome. He is intelligent, kind, kept the family informed frequently. If I needed reassurance or just to ask questions he would let me call anytime day or night. I highly recommend Dylan for anyone who is in need of an attorney. I can never thank him enough for the outstanding job that he has done for my brother and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2013
Conscientious and meticulous legal help - Highly Recommend
Dylan is the immaculate professional. I couldn't speak higher of Dylan -- he helped me with an out-of- state legal case in which he handled the matter efficiently, effectively, and I never had to set foot in the courtroom. I don't live in LA so this worked out perfectly - thanks to Dylan.
Posted by Stephanie | April 26, 2013
This firm deserves an award! You will not regret hiring Mr. Utley.
My past experience with attorney's has been that often they always had something more important to be doing than resolving my issue. Mr. Utley and his firm exceeded all expectations. On my first call to this firm, the phone was answered right away. For a matter that I would have expected to take over a month or so to have resolved, they had completed in 3 days!! Within a few hours I had the Judge signed documents e-mailed to me. Throughout the 3 days, I was updated by text or phone call at least once a day. I am quite honestly [very pleasantly] suprised at how professional, sufficient and knowledgable each attorney was. I will certainly call this firm as needed in the future.
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Posted by Robert | April 18, 2013
Highly recommended criminal attorney in New Orleans
I was visiting New Orleans from out of state on a vacation when I ran into some trouble and was arrested. I hired Dillon as my attorney and it was one of the best choices I ever made. He was totally honest and a man of his word. Not only was his fees very reasonable but he also had all my charges dropped and helped me move on with my life. I dealt with him and his wife also an attorney in the office and they they treated me like family even though I was a stranger.
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Posted by Michael | April 16, 2013
was truly lucky to find such a great lawyer
Some friends and visited New Orleans in July of last summer and found ourselves needing some legal assistance. Being from out of town we just started calling attorneys out of the phonebook. Mr. Utley was the first person to call back and we couldn’t of been luckier. Due to our flight leaving on Monday he met us at his office on a Sunday with in a few hours of our initial contact. Right of the bat Dylan made us feel comfortable and like he truly cared about our legal case. Once we got home Mr. Utley kept in consent contact with us about our case, we never had to call him he always kept us posted. We never felt out of the loop. He handled our case with integrity, honesty, and the upmost professionalism. He truly went above and beyond for my friends and I. Being in the bar and restaurant business I have need Lawyers in the past and none of them gave the personalized care that Dylan did. My only complaint is that he doesn’t practice in Texas (where I’m from)! Over all truly impressed with this lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2013
"Extremely satisfied client"
I had the best experience working with Dylan. Since day one he was very profesional and very dedicated. He gave me and my family peace of mind. He is very reliable, always kept in touch and was available 24/7 for anything that I needed. He treated me like a member of his own family. Thanks to him I was able to get a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend Dylan to anybody that is in need of an attorney. He is not only a great attorney but also a great person.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2013
Life saver
I couldn't have asked for a higher caliber attorney than Mr. Utley. He was always avaible to speak with me regarding my criminal matter. He walked me through the entire process and got a result that I never could have believed possible. I couldn't recommend a more professional and reliable attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member/Partner
  • DiGiulio Utley, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Capital Trial Attorney
  • Capital Defense Project
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Member/Partner
  • DeSalvo, DeSalvo & Blackburn APLC
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Felony Public Defender (Trial Attorney)
  • Orleans Indigent Defender Program
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Law Office of John DiGiulio
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of James Boren
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 2001
  • College of William and Mary
  • B.A.
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Aggravated Battery / Domestic Abuse Battery
  • Dismissed / Refused
  • Federal (Wire Fraud)
  • Probation
  • Gambling Marker
  • Dismissed with restitution
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Associations

  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Committee Member - DWI 2014
  • 2014 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • CLE Section Co-Chair 2014 (Animal Law)
  • 2014 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2013 Legislative Committee
  • Committe Member - 2013 Legislative Committee on Expungements
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Animal Law Section
  • 2013 CLE Committee Co-Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Capital Case Certified
  • N/A
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Young Lawyers Division of Federal Bar Association
  • Former Board Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Constitutional Law
  • Paul M. Hebert - Constitutional Law
  • 1999

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dylan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Utley is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney who aggressively advocates for his clients. From simple misdemeanors to complex felonies, Mr. Utley gives each case his undivided attention. Additionally, he truly cares about the personal well-being and best interests of each individual he represents. I strongly recommend Dylan Utley."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dylan was a tremendous help in a matter that we handled together. We took on one of the most conservative jurisdictions in the state and we managed to provide our clients with an excellent result. He is thoughtful, thorough, tenacious, and a great criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dylan for many years. We have worked together on one case and I was very impressed with his dedication to his client and work ethic. He is a talented lawyer who I have seen in action on many occasions. He is always well prepared and has a great intuition to anticipate the prosecution. I whole heartedly endorse my colleague, Dylan Utley."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Utley for many years and have been continually impressed with his quick wit, extensive knowledge of the law, and affable nature. I have referred several matters to Mr. Utley, who has handled them all with strong leadership and a tough work ethic. He is a highly respected member of the criminal defense bar and an easy recommendation for anyone in need of his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the distinct pleasure of being Dylan's business partner. Dylan fights diligently and strategically to ensure that our client's rights and interests are defended and preserved. Dylan has a way of bringing hope and obtaining outcomes that can only be reached by an uncompromising dedication to his craft."
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New Orleans Criminal defense Lawyer Dylan Clark Utley
Dylan Clark Utley
Criminal defense Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation