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Scott Holden Nettles

Criminal defense Attorney at Livingston, LA

5.0   14 reviews

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Scott H. Nettles grew up in Holden, Louisiana.  He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where, in 2007, he graduated magna cum laude from the A.B. Freeman School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Management with majors in Finance and Legal Studies in Business.  Following graduation from Tulane University, Scott attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Honor scholarship for his academic achievements and was a member of the Civil Law Society.  Scott graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2010, obtaining a Juris Doctor and receiving a certificate in Civil Law.  While attending Tulane Law School, Scott served as an intern to the Governor’s Office of Executive Counsel and as an intern to the Honorable Judge Dawn Amacker for the 22nd Judicial District Court.

 

Following graduation from Tulane Law School, Scott was admitted to practice in all Louisiana State Courts and entered private practice, where he has focused primarily on the area of criminal defense.  He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the 21st JDC Bar Association. 

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Licensed for 12 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/14/2022

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Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC
28655 Charlie Watts Road
Livingston, LA, 70754
Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC
8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We hired Mr. Nettles to represent our son in a criminal case. He was very professional, understanding, and trustworthy! He kept us informed throughout our case. He fought for our son and achieved fair results. We are grateful that we had Mr. Nettles on our side. He saved our sons future!! I highly recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2020
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Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place
I recently passed through a small town going faster than I should have (as I was honestly running late to a wedding). Ended up meeting a nice gentleman on the side of the highway and thought I would be looking at a speeding ticket real soon... Well... I thought wrong, and I was actually looking at serving a 90 day sentence at the local bed and breakfast (correctional center). I was referred to Mr. Nettles who “knew the law book from front to back.” I talked with him a few times and he went to work on my case. Later Mr. Nettles went to court on my behalf and took care of everything as he originally said he would. Scott really went above and beyond for me and I’m so thankful (and yes his knowledge of the law is extraordinary). It’s finally over now, and all was made right at town hall. Looking back I’m really not that upset for missing out the accommodations and breakfast! Thanks to Mr. Nettles
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Posted by Emma | August 10, 2018
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Great Advice!
Mr. Nettles gave my husband and I a free consultation in regards to our current custody case with my son. We weren’t very knowledgeable about the whole relocation ordeal. Mr Nettles helped us further understand our roles as domicilary parents. We took Mr Nettles expert advice and are happy with the turn-out. Mr. Nettles spoke to us very politely and was more than honest with us. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2018
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Family Law
My wife & I retained the services Mr. Scott Nettles to handle our lengthy, detailed and disputed child custody and eventually adoption case. Scott never left our side and worked with us every step of the way. Our daughter is now five years old, happy and healthy with no worries in this world that a child should endure. My Wife and I highly recommend Scott's services. Scott you and your firm are greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Mike | January 23, 2018
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Works wonders
I hired Mr. Nettles for a few legal matters. He went the extra degree for my family and I every time. If the matter is in his area of practice I would 100% recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
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Amazing results
I got into serious legal trouble and could’ve spent five years in prison, I put my trust and my future and Scott’s hands and he performed flawlessly. He got me into a program that I did not qualify for and today my legal troubles are over. I highly recommend Scott Nettles for any criminal defense.
Posted by Ronald | January 22, 2018
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An Outstanding Law Professional
Mr. Scott Nettles provided me with exemplary representation. Scott represented me during my divorce and heated child custody battle in which I was granted residential custody of my children. This was no small feat as Fathers are rarely granted this determination. Scott, in my opinion, is miles above other law professionals I have dealt with in the past. His legal acumen and professional demeanor are the corner stone of his ability to successfully represent his clients. Many thanks Scott for a job very well done.
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Posted by Oscar | January 19, 2018
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I highly recommend Scott Nettles
I hired Scott when everyone else said there was no chance for me. Scott fought for me and stood by me all the way and won. I am so grateful for what he did for me I would highly recommend him for anyone that needs a good attorney.
Posted by Wayne | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I was refered to Mr Nettles by a family lawyer friend. Mr Nettles was always very informative and has always looked out for my best interest. Through out my custody battles to a car accident he never steered me wrong. Always easy to get a hold of and answered any question I had. I have recommended him to several friend that has all been happy with his work. I highly recommend Mr Scott Nettles
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Posted by Daniel | October 22, 2017
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Perfect person for the job
I have used Scott on several occasions. On each and every one I was given prompt and respectful service. He was very easy to work with and was very knowledgeable. Price was no issue and the performance was spectacular. Would recommend to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A reliable, trusting man.
I've known Scott for quite some time, he has helped my family and I with over a dozen legal matters from criminal defense, legal paperwork, guidance and so on. One of the many good things about Scott is he will always return your call as soon as he can and get you in just as soon. You will feel like a customer and not a paycheck when with Scott. An all around good man.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2017
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Truthful about what he can do for you
My wedding photographer never gave me prints from my wedding and was unable to be contacted once I received a low resolution disk with photos on it. Scott was able to locate her and have her served with lawsuit papers. When she was a no-show to the hearing Scott was able to convince the judge to grant a judgment that would get me all of my monies I had paid to the photographer plus interest. Scott was very sympathetic to my situation and wanted to make sure that I would be compensated for the financial and emotional hardship my photographer put me through.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
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A lawyer who cares
Scott is one of the very few lawyers you will find that cares about his clients.he made me feel like a friend and not a pay check. Absolutely went above and beyond from beginning to end for us.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2015
One of the best
Scott is the best. Not only did he represent me in a child custody battle, he proved my ex unfit and I have my children now. This guy knows what he is doing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Boyer, Hebert, Abels & Angelle
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Stewart & Thiel
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Tulane University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • State v. Escobar
  • conviction vacated
  • State v. "C.M."
  • bond reduced from $10,000,000 to $100,000
  • State v. Scott
  • sentence reduced
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Louisiana Felony Class System Task Force Committee Meeting
  • Felony Sentencing
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a complete lawyer and an excellent litigator. I had the pleasure of working with Scott at a previous law firm, and I've seen firsthand his commitment to justice for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an attorney who is extremely dedicated to his clients. He has great relationships with everyone in and around the Livingston Parish courthouse, a trait that is invaluable when trying to navigate expeditiously and efficiently through the criminal and civil courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is my "go to" guy for all criminal matters. He is always friendly, knowledgeable, and professional with his clients as well as fellow attorneys. Scott Nettles is the person you want defending you in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Time and time again Scott has provided zealous and knowledgeable representation for his clients. Scott is an expert in his field of law and also in the nuances of the local jurisdictions in which he practices daily. Simply stated, Scott gets the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a very intelligent and resourceful attorney. He always goes the extra mile for his clients and his extensive experience in the Livingston, Tangipahoa & St. Helena courthouses makes him a premium attorney for criminal matters in the community. His best quality is his ability to empathize with his clients and support their families under the most difficult circumstances you can imagine. He always is ready to "scrap" when called upon in a case and yet he is able to negotiate remarkable outcomes for clients without getting the DA on his high horse and making matters worse! Scott is best described as "one of us." He is a great hunter, fisherman, dad and husband and that's someone we can all rely upon when trouble calls!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Scott Nettles. He is a very knowledgeable, personable and professional attorney. He is an absolute delight to work with and is well-respected among our peers. Scott has varied experience across several areas of practice (including criminal defense, family law and personal injury), making him an exceptionally capable attorney. He is an extremely helpful and insightful colleague. Scott works hard to zealously represent all of his clients and get great results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a star attorney on the rise. He is dedicated to helping his clients. He is well respected in the legal community. I am proud to have Scott associate with my law firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is an extremely personable, conscientious, and hardworking young attorney who has acquired solid experience and expertise in criminal defense, family, and general civil matters. I've worked on several cases with him and have been impressed with his attention to detail and with his good sense and judgment. I'm sure his clients like and trust him as much as I do."
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