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Ariel K. DiGiulio

also known as Ariel Karma DiGiulio

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Adams Fiser

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Fiser Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dylan Clark Utley

    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.


    Dylan Utley Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


LAEligible to practice law200507/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in New OrleansSt. Charles Magazine2013
William L. Crowe, Sr. ScholarLoyola New Orleans School of Law2005
Law Excellence Awards in Constitutional Law SeminarLoyola New Orleans School of Law2004
Law Excellence Awards in Copyright LawLoyola New Orleans School of Law2003
Law Excellence Awards in Sales and LeasesLoyola New Orleans School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDiGiulio Utley, LLC2008 - Present
MemberLaw Offices of Ariel K. DiGiulio2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneySmith & Fawer, LLC2006 - 2007
AssociateSessions, Fishman & Nathan, LLP2005 - 2006
Law ClerkInnocence Project2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
LACDL Legislative Committee on ExpungementsChair2013 - Present
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Louisiana State Bar Association, Animal Law SectionChair2008 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationDelegate - LSBA House of Delegates2008 - Present
Louisiana State Bar Association, Animal Law SectionFounding Member2008 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felon in Possession of FirearmRefused
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Publication nameTitleDate
Louisiana State Bar JournalFederal Jury Awards $333,000 for Raid which Resulted in Cops Killing of Family Dog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of New OrleansBusiness AdministrationB.S. Cum Laude1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solo & Small Firm Annual CLEHot Topics in Animal Law2013
An Overview of Animal LawLSBA Section CLE2012
SALDF PresentationTulane Law School2011