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Tanner C Woods

Criminal defense Attorney at Baton Rouge, LA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2016
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Tanner

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Tanner C. Woods relocated to the Baton Rouge area to join Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC in 2018. Raised on a cotton farm in a small town outside of Shreveport, Tanner learned the value of hard work early in life. Tanner attended Tulane University where he obtained his undergraduate degree on full scholarship. From there, Tanner made the decision to pursue a career in law. He received a scholarship to Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Following his admission to the practice of law, Tanner joined the firm Flowers & Long, LLP in Shreveport, LA where he developed a respectable criminal defense and family law practice. After the untimely passing of Tanner's mentor Peter R. Flowers, Tanner seized the opportunity to join the Manasseh & Gill team and move his practice to the Baton Rouge area.


Tanner has also worked as an intern for the Louisiana House of Representatives, an intern investigator for the Orleans Public Defenders' Office, a law clerk for Smith & Stag, LLC, and a law clerk for the Pro Bono Project New Orleans. Tanner is an Eagle Scout and enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.


Tanner is a passionate advocate for individuals facing a wide plethora of problems. Whether it is a college student praying to graduate after a DWI, or a person facing jail time for a serious felony, Tanner devotes himself to providing a zealous defense by giving each case the individualized attention it deserves. Whether it is a custody dispute or dividing community property, Tanner truly cares about his clients and their concerns. Tanner will fight endlessly to ensure his clients interests' are protected.


Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger, P.L.C.
8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

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Posted by Tristan | September 20, 2023
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Car accident
Tanner helped me the whole way through my car accident. Explained everything to me diligently. Would recommend. Awesome person.
Posted by Ashley | August 12, 2020
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Professional & Compassionate
I can not express my gratitude enough for the representation I received from one of your attorneys, Tanner Woods. He answered all of my questions diligently and explained every single possible outcome before going to my court hearing. Tanner also helped me weight out all of my options prior to going before a judge and was able to explain the process of a court hearing.He was highly professional and won my court case against another indivisual. If you ever find yourself in a difficult situation like I did, make sure you reach out to him by calling Manasseh,Gill, Knipe & Bélanger and requesting an appointment with none other than Tanner Woods.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2019
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#MeToo movement abuse
Through a misdirected cause, a young lady had attempted to use the "me too movement" mischievously in hopes of obtaining quick money from the company that I represented. This young lady had falsely accused me of non-consensual and forceful acts which destroyed my life. I lost a high paying job, went into debt with my bank, lost my apartment and my relationship was severed with my girlfriend. I suffered immensely with anxiety and depression through-out the entire ordeal. Fortunately my family was there for me in my time of need. My family and I put together the last penny of what we had to ensure that I could be represented by a lawyer. I found Tanner and I can honestly say it was never about the money for him because he truly cared about me; my health, well-being and innocence. Thanks to Tanner and his valiant efforts, my innocence was proven and the wicked ways of that young lady did not persevere. It hurts that it happened to me and it saddens me to know that it's continually happening to many others across the country due to the malicious intent behind this trend. Like myself, there are real people behind these false accusations who have families, commitments and lives to live. If you or anyone else you know is going through similar, I would highly recommend Tanner to represent you! Tanner is highly professional, respectful, very polite and diligent his duties. Please take my review for it.
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Posted by Jason | November 26, 2018
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Single Parent
I highly recommend Tanner to any single parent wanting a fair and just divorce decree with the children's best interest in mind. Tanner was completely helpful, professional and demanded a high level of respect. I was almost a year into my divorce case when I hired Tanner. At my initial consult he validated my concerns and gave applicable solutions to address these concerns in court. There was a complete 100% shift in my favor and for best interest of my son. Tanner was available, competent and is highly knowledgeable of Family Law. He always put me at ease, a true God send!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
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Knowledgeable and caring
I have been very impressed with Tanner Woods. He seems to know what he is doing and has gone out of his way to help me with a custody matter. He explains options and what to expect.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger, P.L.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Flowers & Long, LLP
  • 2016 - 2018


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Tulane University, Louisiana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012


  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Our clients have showered Tanner with compliments. He is smart and a tireless worker. He has dedicated himself with learning the law and if he doesn't know the answer, he finds it. He is compassionate and fierce in court. He may be young but he is never intimidated. He adeptly handles a wide range of legal matters, including family and custody matters, personal injury and criminal cases. I am proud to have Tanner as a part of our firm."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tanner is an excellent attorney with a tremendous work ethic. He has an extensive knowledge of family law related matters and is the attorney I often go to when I have a question I need answered. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tanner is one of the smartest lawyers you'll ever meet. I've seen him put this knowledge to good use in crafting cutting edge legal arguments. He is also very upbeat and positive which is a rare trait these days amongst lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tanner is an extremely committed young attorney who will always go the extra mile for his clients. He has shown great promise with his ability to find solutions for his clients in both criminal and family law."
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Baton Rouge Criminal defense Lawyer Tanner C Woods
Tanner C Woods
Criminal defense Attorney
Baton Rouge, LA
Licensed for 7 years
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