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David Stanley

Federal crime Attorney at Baton Rouge, LA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, I will fight to make the responsible parties pay and get you fully compensated for your injuries. Don't wait to get the help you need and deserve, call me now.

    40 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Arrested for drug trafficking or distribution, murder, homicide, kidnapping, battery, assault, racketeering, arson, burglary, robbery, or theft, You have questions. I have answers. Don't wait. Call me now to start working on a solution today.

    40 years

  3. Federal crime
    25%
    Arrested or charged with a federal crime? Drug trafficking or distribution, conspiracy, firearms, explosives, arson, human trafficking, sex crimes, kidnapping, murder, homicide, bank robbery, bribery, extortion? Don't wait to get help. Call me now.

    40 years

  4. Sex crime
    15%
    Arrested or charged with a sex crime in Louisiana? Human trafficking, rape. sexual battery, carnal knowledge of or indecent behavior with a juvenile, crime against nature, or prostitution. Call me now for the solutions and help you need.

    40 years

  5. White collar crime
    10%
    Facing white collar criminal charges? Bank fraud, mail or wire fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, larceny, or RICO charges? When the stakes are high, and it matters most to you, call me now. Working together, we will find a solution.

    40 years

     Since 1983, David Stanley has successfully practiced federal and state criminal defense, wrongful death, and personal injury law from his office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He is a distinguished trial lawyer fiercely dedicated to protecting and defending the freedom and constitutional rights of individuals accused of serious and complex federal or state felony crimes and obtaining full and just compensation for individuals who suffer wrongful death or sustain serious and permanent injuries in automobile accidents. 

     Born, raised, and educated in Louisiana, Mr. Stanley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in1979 and a Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University in1983.  He received his license to practice law in Louisiana  in 1983.  He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Louisiana and all other state appellate courts and district courts in Louisiana.

     Mr. Stanley is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana.  He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Stanley has successfully argued cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

     In his personal life, Mr. Stanley is a devoted husband and father. He and his wife have been married for over 29 years and they have been blessed with four wonderful children and three grandchildren.  He is an avid fan of all LSU sports.  He loves music and plays both piano and guitar. He also enjoys offshore saltwater fishing, duck hunting, skeet shooting, golf, cooking, coaching youth sports, and traveling with his family.

Location

David E. Stanley, APLC
1055 Laurel Street, Suite 2
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

Reviews

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Posted by Yolanda | December 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney!!!
Mr. David Stanley has been an awesome attorney for my boyfriend. I retain Mr. Stanley in 2021 as an appeal attorney. Mr. Stanley was a terrific help with assisting me through my boyfriend case. Mr. Stanley dependency, knowledge of the law, and reliability has been extraordinary. In every phase of my boyfriend case, Mr. Stanley has been here to assist me with such patients and kindness. Mr. Stanley 30 to 40 years as an attorney is seen with great brilliance. He is so detailed oriented and precise with everything he does. I'm 100% satisfied and pleased with Mr. Stanley representing my boyfriend.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finest Lawyer in Louisiana!!! David Stanley, Esq. is the #1 Attorney for your case, PERIOD!!!
Mr. Stanley is not only one of the best lawyers in the Louisiana, but also in the nation. Before retaining Mr. Stanley as my attorney, I had consulted with many other attorneys. It quickly became very apparent to me that David Stanley was the best attorney for my case. He has over 30+ years of experience and you will not be able to find a more powerful attorney for your legal matter. He has an extremely high level of experience, intelligence and character. Throughout each stage of my critical legal matter, Mr. Stanley approached every single step with the highest level of expertise and attention. He was able to execute the best legal strategy and ultimately, my criminal case was dismissed and resolved in a very swift manner. He was ALWAYS impeccably punctual, instantly responsive, and super reliable; He was always there for me when I had any concerns or questions. The Bottom Line: He will get you the best possible result. Contacting Mr. Stanley was one of the wisest decisions I have made in my life. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone in any urgent legal matter to see him immediately.
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Posted by Burim | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer for fighting serious felony charges
David Stanley was successful having both of my two separate felony cases dismissed before trial. What a huge relief to have these cases dismissed without having to go to trial. I was so impressed with his advice and courtroom skill. My case went exactly like he told me it would in the beginning. David kept me informed every step of the way. Trusting David with my case was definitely the right choice. He is awesome!!!!
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Posted by Rashmi. | August 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An awesome lawyer.
He is professional , courteous ,caring and treats you like a family. Thanks to him I was able to get my auto case settled per my expectations.
Posted by Abhi | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for a better lawyer!
David Stanley handled my case after I was in a car accident. He did an extraordinary job! I couldn't have asked for a more professional, knowledgeable, and overall excellent lawyer. He worked with my family and me around our schedules to get my case handled in a reasonable timeframe! I definitely reccomend David if anyone is looking for an amazing lawyer! You'll be well taken care of!
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Posted by Melanie | April 15, 2015
An Attorney You Can Trust!
David was there every step of the way for me during many of my life's difficult moments. He has always been kind and patient with me, while also intelligently moving my case along and keeping me informed. I have recommended him to any and everyone looking for an honest attorney, whom they can trust to put their best interest first.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2015
Excellent FAmily Lawyer
Mr. Stanley kept me informed every step of the way about my child custody and child support case. He made sure I understood all of the legal actions and the child custody agreement in detail. He spoke to me with respect and never talked down to me because he had to explain so much detail to me. I felt that he was a real champion on my side through this ordeal.
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Posted by John | March 28, 2015
The best Lawyer in Baton Rouge
Mr. David Stanley is the best decision I have ever made in my life for a legal resolution. He is committed, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and kept me informed of my legal situation to the very end. He is a brilliant defense attorney who worked on my case with pride and integrity. He responds quickly to any questions or concerns you may have. He is also very patient and dedicated to his clients. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is in need of legal representation. He represented me well to the very end!!!!
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Posted by Susie | May 14, 2014
Compassionate - Caring - Dedicated
My son was charged with exaggerated charges. Mr. Stanley offered outstanding legal counsel for us in dealing with the D.A.'s office. Because of Mr. Stanley's dedication to the case, my son was ultimately charged with the correct charge and has been sentenced to 5 years instead of the 27 years he was facing. Mr. Stanley always answered my calls and emails within a short time period and kept us informed every step of the way. He spent a lot of time with me and my son and truly has a heart of compassion. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2013
Criminal defense
Mr. Stanely represented my husband in a criminal defense case where he was wrongfully charged. Mr. Stanley was thorough, knowledgeable and prompt.
Posted by Steve | November 27, 2013
David Stanley Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney
I was arrested for a misdemeanor in Baton Rouge La., that was a mistake . The charge was for Domestic Abuse , Battery. The charge was false and never should have ended up with an arrest. This could have had serious implications with my job and any future employment. David listened to me and my wife , gathered information and understood exactly what needed to be done and how to go about resolving the issue. David has worked in the Defense business foe many years and quite knowledgeable about how the system works and who he needs to talk to in regards to District Attorneys ,etc.. my case was eventually dismissed by the DA with David's work. After we thought the event was over my records in the State Police Dept. were wrongly entered showing I was arrested on a Felony. David had to once again go to work and see that the records were changed to reflect accurate information that will be on file forever and could impact someones future for years to come. This could only be done with help of an experienced Attorney such as David . You can't do it on your own. Authorities will not listen to you . hanks Dave for being there when we needed you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-375 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • David E. Stanley, APLC
  • 1992 - Present
  • Partner
  • Stanley & Harrison
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Principal
  • David E. Stanley, APLC
  • 1983 - 1987

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ussery v. State of La. on Behalf of Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals, 150 F.3d 431 (C.A.5 - 8/5/1998)
  • Congress abrogated the States' Eleventh Amendment immunity when it extended both Title VII and the EPA to the States as employers. Decision affirmed and remanded to district court.
  • State v. Murphy, 542 So. 2d 1373 (La. 5/1/1989)
  • A portion of La.R. S. 15:283 was declared unconstitutional and was stricken from the statute. The conviction and sentence were reversed.

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1986 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1984 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Fifth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1983 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1983 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers In Louisiana
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 2015 Best Businesses of Baton Rouge Award, Divorce & Family Law
  • Best Businesses of Baton Rouge Award Program
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Louisiana
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Senior Church Group Meeting
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David Stanley. I have personally seen him achieve great results for his clients while facing tough opposition in complex cases. He is a thorough and dedicated attorney who fights hard in both negotiations and trial."
General practice Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Mr. Stanley as an attorney for over 30 years. He is a hard working, honest and bright advocate. He does exhaustive research and preparation to prepare his client's cases. He has many years of experience. Most of all, Mr. Stanley is 'bulldog' for his clients. I would definitely recommend David Stanley."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David Stanley. His work ethic is unmatched and he is a zealous advocate for his clients. Mr. Stanley a highly skilled, intelligent, and ethical attorney and is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Stanley. He is a tireless advocate for his clients from start to finish. I encourage anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney to contact David Stanley with full confidence."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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