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Craig Mordock is a veteran criminal defense attorney in New Orleans. He has handled  high profile cases including representing former AL Cy Young Award Winner Denny McClain on theft charges. He regularly teaches CLEs on trial practice, DWI law, and expungements. He has appeared as a guest on Headline News and the Today Show and is frequently quoted as an expert in the local media on criminal law matters. In 2015, he was named one of top 100 criminal defense lawyers in Louisiana by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also listed as a Top Lawyer in the Global Directory of Who's Who. In 2015, Craig was named a "Top Lawyer" for criminal defense by New Orleans Magazine. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    7 years, 200 cases
  2. Sex Crime: 30%
    50 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    7 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    16 years
  5. Expungement: 5%
    7 years



Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Craig has extensive experience in all criminal matters. He is articulate and provides caring, excellent representation.


    Gerard Salassi Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Elizabeth B Carpenter

    A very talented, respectable lawyer. I highly recommend his services.


    Elizabeth Carpenter Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mordock Law Group, LLC

3909 Bienville St
Suite 105B
New Orleans, LA, 70119


LAEligible to practice law200008/05/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in LA, 2009


    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top LawyerWho's Who2015
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMordock Law Group2015 - Present
Managing AttorneyButler Mordock, PLC2009 - Present
AttorneyOrleans Parish District Attorney's Office2007 - 2009
AttorneyThe Mordock Law Firm, LLC2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DA drops charges against man accused of helping Mother's Day shootersCharges Dropped
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Publication nameTitleDate
Times PicayunePublic Defender's Office Not Holding Up Its End2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Seton Hall University School of LawBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LSBA Solo and Small Firms ConferenceUh Oh, I have a DUI case. Now what?2015
Louisiana State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm ConferneceExpungements and Bail2015
Annual Meeting of Association of Louisiana Bail UnderwritersBond Forfeitures and Collections2014
Louisiana Bar Association Solo and Small Firm ConferenceUse of Experts in Criminal Cases2013
Louisiana Solo and Small Firms SectionCriminal Defense2012
Loyola University Skills ProgramPractical Aspects of Criminal Defense2011
Loyola University Skills ProgramVoir Dire and Jury Selection2010