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Ariel K. DiGiulio

Criminal defense Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Ariel Karma DiGiulio

Licensed for 17 years

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About Ariel

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Will defend clients who have been charged with virtually any Louisiana or Federal crime and Municipal Code violations. Ariel K. DiGiulio practices aggressive representation and strategic defense of people who are facing DWI charges. Whether you are charged by the State of Louisiana or the federal government, a drug charge means you need experienced help. Ariel often performs an intensive investigation of the facts surrounding drug charges so that she can effectively build a case in your defense.

    17 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Ms. DiGiulio represents clients in DUI/DWI administrative hearings and in traffic court. Have you been arrested for a DWI in Louisiana? Call today.

  3. Personal injury
    Ms. DiGiulio understands that a loss or injury can be devastating. She works hard to obtain client results to compensate for the injury through strategic and aggressive representation.


Ariel K. DiGiulio practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal courts. She, along with her partner and mentor, Dylan Utley, have a combined 19 years of criminal defense experience. She is a member of several criminal and civil law associations and sits on the board of the Humane Society of Louisiana. She graduated cum laude from Loyola New Orleans School of Law, where she was named a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar for graduating in the top 10% of her class. She was a member of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and also received Loyola's Law Excellence Awards in Copyright Law, Sales and Leases, and Constitutional Law Seminar. While in law school, Ariel co-founded the first student animal law organization at Loyola Law School and has since started an Animal Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Ms. DiGiulio also sits on the Orleans Parish Juvenile Criminal Defense Conflict Panel.

Ariel graduated cum laude from the University of New Orleans in Business Administration with minors in Marketing and Management.

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Licensed for 17 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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DiGiulio Utley, LLC
K&B Plaza, 1055 St. Charles Ave.
Suite 208
New Orleans, LA, 70130
DiGiulio Utley, LLC
530 Powder Street
Suite 3
New Orleans, LA, 70114
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2013
Highly recommend
Thank you, DiGiulio Utley! Ariel and Dylan handled our matter with the highest level of professionalism and competency. I couldn't have asked for more aggressive attorneys or for a better outcome. I highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2012
Saved Me. Highly Recommended for DWI in New Orleans!
DiGiulio Utley helped me with a DWI while visiting New Orleans. I highly recommend contacting them if you ever need an attorney while in New Orleans.
Posted by Stephanie | April 26, 2013
Ms. DiGiulio really saved the day for me!
My past experience with attorneys has left me hesitant to ever trust any again. Well, Ms. DiGiulio and her partners proved me wrong. On my first phone call to the firm, I was immediately treated as if I were family. I assumed that my matter [expungement] would take months to resolve. Ms. DiGiulio had e-mailed me Judge signed court documents within 3 days of hiring her. During those three days, she was ALWAYS available for questions of mine and she continuously kept me up to date. To have this firm treat my emergency situation as if it were their emergency was very suprising and appreciated. The service was worth every single penny [very reasonable fees and no extra fees for the 'emergency' time limits.]
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • DiGiulio Utley, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Member
  • Law Offices of Ariel K. DiGiulio
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith & Fawer, LLC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Sessions, Fishman & Nathan, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Innocence Project
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
  • 2005
  • University of New Orleans
  • B.S. Cum Laude
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Felon in Possession of Firearm
  • Refused
  • Robbery
  • Dismissed


  • LACDL Legislative Committee on Expungements
  • Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Animal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2008 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Delegate - LSBA House of Delegates
  • 2008 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Animal Law Section
  • Founding Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • N/A
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  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in New Orleans
  • St. Charles Magazine
  • 2013
  • William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
  • Loyola New Orleans School of Law
  • 2005
  • Law Excellence Awards in Constitutional Law Seminar
  • Loyola New Orleans School of Law
  • 2004
  • Law Excellence Awards in Copyright Law
  • Loyola New Orleans School of Law
  • 2003
  • Law Excellence Awards in Sales and Leases
  • Loyola New Orleans School of Law
  • 2002
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  • Louisiana State Bar Journal
  • Federal Jury Awards $333,000 for Raid which Resulted in Cops Killing of Family Dog
  • 2011
  • Louisiana State Bar Journal
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo & Small Firm Annual CLE
  • Hot Topics in Animal Law
  • 2013
  • An Overview of Animal Law
  • LSBA Section CLE
  • 2012
  • SALDF Presentation
  • Tulane Law School
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the distinct honor of having Ariel DiGiulio as my law partner. Ms. DiGiulio has an attention to detail like none other and is exceptionally gifted at ensuring that our clients' rights are preserved. She is relentless in her pursuit of the best outcome for our clients. I could not ask for a finer law partner."
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New Orleans Criminal defense Lawyer Ariel K. DiGiulio
Ariel K. DiGiulio
Criminal defense Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available