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Walter F Becker Jr

White collar crime Attorney at New Orleans, LA

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About Walter

Learn Walter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    Represents individuals and companies that are under investigation for, or charged with, federal or state criminal offenses.

    42 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    42 years, 100 cases

  3. Federal crime

  4. Litigation
    Represents individuals and companies as trial counsel in criminal and civil cases in federal and state courts.

    42 years, 100 cases

I believe that individuals and corporations which are under federal or state criminal investigation or which have already been indicted should choose an attorney who is aggressive and has substantial experience and a good reputation with the investigative agencies, prosecutors, and judges who are handling the case. 

Licensed for 39 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/23/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.
2300 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA, 70163


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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Chaffe McCall, LLP
  • 2002 - Present
  • Chief, Criminal Division
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 2001
  • Chief, Drug Unit
  • Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office
  • 1983 - 1987


  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • State of Louisiana v. Dennis Neville
  • Client acquitted at trial.
  • United States v. Kurt Mix (BP Deepwater Horizon criminal case)
  • After trial and appeal, case resolved with a misdemeanor settlement.


  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, N.O. Chapter
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Leadership in Law Honoree
  • City Business
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2011
  • Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Louisiana Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Leading Attorney, White Collar Crime
  • Chambers USA
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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  • The Maritime Advocate Online
  • Manslaughter Charges Against Corporations?
  • 2011
  • The Maritime Advocate Online
  • Recent Trends in Magic Pipe Cases
  • 2008
  • Louisiana Bar Journal
  • How to Use a Jury Consultant: A Guide for Trial Attorneys
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • 9th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
  • White Collar Law Update: Recent Developments
  • 2017
  • 8th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
  • White Collar Law Update: Recent Developments
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Walter Becker is an excellent attorney. I worked with Walter on a criminal law matter in Texas. I was very impressed with the way Walter handled the case from beginning to end. Walter is very intelligent, thoughtful, and prepared, but I was most impressed with his determination and perseverance. Because of that determination and focus, the case was resolved very favorably for his client. I enthusiastically endorse Walter Becker."
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New Orleans White collar crime Lawyer Walter F Becker Jr
Walter F Becker Jr
White collar crime Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 39 years