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Lester J Gauthier Jr

Federal crime Attorney at Lafayette, LA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1976
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Law Offices of Lester J. Gauthier
P. O. BOX 3371
306 South Pierce Street
Lafayette, LA, 70502


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Posted by Kelly | May 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
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Mr. GAUTHIER has successfully completed two successions and a curatorship for our family in the past 12 years. His services were completed promptly and efficiently and at a very reasonable cost.


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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 1978 - Present


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. WBH
  • Not guilty verdict
  • US v. HVD
  • Not guilty verdict
  • US v. GR
  • Not guilty verdict
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  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Member
  • Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee, District 44
  • 2016 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Award
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers of Acadiana - Criminal Defense White Collar
  • Acadiana Profile Magazine
  • 2016
  • Living Legend
  • Acadian Museum
  • 2009


  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Advocate
  • Camille Gravel: An Icon in the Louisiana Criminal Justice System and in Louisiana Politics
  • 2006
  • Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Directed Verdicts in Louisiana Jury Trials A Noble Purpose?
  • 1983
  • Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Selection: An Emerging Doctrine in the Uninsured Motorist Area or a One-Time Proposition
  • 1983

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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General practice Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lester Gauthier has been actively engaged in the practice of law for well over 30 years. His extraordinary knowledge of law is matched only by his integrity and conscientiousness. It is a truism that, for some, the practice of law is a means to an end. For others, like Lester Gauthier, it is a calling. I am honored to call him friend and cannot recommend him highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gauthier is a well-respected and experienced defense attorney. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer completely. Mr. Gauthier is an incredible advocate and counselor, and he is able to relate both to his clients and jurors on a personal level that frequently achieves superb results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lester is one of the best and most experienced criminal defense attorneys in south Louisiana."
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Lafayette Federal crime Lawyer Lester J Gauthier Jr
Lester J Gauthier Jr
Federal crime Attorney
Lafayette, LA
Licensed for 47 years