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Edward L Tarpley Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Alexandria, LA

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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1980
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Ed Tarpley is a criminal defense attorney in Alexandria, Louisiana, who served as district attorney for the 35th Judicial District, Grant Parish, from 1991 to 1997. Ed graduated from LSU Law School in 1979. He is a member of the House of Delegates for the LSBA, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Crossroads American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville. He also is a member of the Alexandria Rotary Club and was a Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention.  


Ed is a defender of the cause of liberty and a frequent speaker on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He is the author of a resolution adopted by the LSBA in June of 2016, calling for the legislature to restore unanimous criminal jury verdicts in Louisiana.


Ed Tarpley Law Firm
819 Johnston St
Alexandria, LA, 71301-7636


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Posted by Tiffany | February 23, 2018
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The best choice I have made!!!
I knew from the minute I called Mr. Tarpley's office that I wanted him to represent me on my criminal charges. I had been so impressed by his secretary that it convinced me to speak with Mr. Tarpley. I met with him and just as Mrs. Barbara he won me over 100%. The most important thing i can say is he did that not with empty promises and telling me what i wanted to hear, but instead by being realistic, honest and by showing a genuine concern in helping me achieve the best possible outcome. My charges were no small task they had there work cut out for them and they exceeded any hopes or expectations i had by far. They are wonderful people and helped me legally and personally as well. I can't say enough great things about my experience. This also is not my first time hiring a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Justin | March 16, 2018
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Above and beyond
I got a felony charge just by being at a house when a fight broke out so I called around to find a lawyer and when I got in touch with Mr. Tarpley he immediately wanted to meet he knew we needed to get on this case as fast as possible to get it resolved! He got the warrant voided that was out for my arrest and kept me from having to bail out of jail. He was always thier if I had any questions or concerns. He was always available if I needed him no matter what time of the day or night! He got my charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor and continuing on to getting the charges completely dropped! He is a very dedicated man in his line of work and I would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks Mr. Tarpley!!
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Posted by Benjamin | May 21, 2018
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Satisfied client
Mr. Tarpley and his office handled my case with the utmost professionalism and helped me settle my dispute with positive results. He achieved the most desirable outcome with my case. And helped walk me through this difficult process very easily. He and his assistant are very professional and familiar with the local court process and personnel. AMAZING JOB!!! Love this guy. I contacted him, and his office helped me through this difficult time. No worries if Mr. Tarpley is on the case.
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Posted by Josh | March 28, 2018
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Outstanding lawyer and service
Edward helped me with my case by getting my sentences reduced and fines lowered down too. Knows Grant and Rapides parish judges and works to get the best results you could ever wish and hope for. Thank you again.
Posted by Annette | March 8, 2018
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Edward L Tarpley Jr an honest and caring Attorney
When I had an accident at a retail establishment I needed help getting my medical bills paid. I talked to Attorney Edward Tarpley . He and his staff made me feel at ease the first time I went to his office. He is a very caring and honest attorney. He tells the truth about what he can do to help you. He does not make promises he can not keep. He is a man of his word. If I ever need legal help again I would without hesitation seek his counsel.
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Posted by Roy | April 14, 2016
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Conscientious and Thorough!
Ed helped us with a Federal regulation issue that we had concerning water rights. He and his staff we very helpful in not only with the resolution of the problem, but he was even able to get our fine reduced by a substantial amount. I would certainly use his services in the future.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ed Tarpley Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Nedlett Beard & Arsenault Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2004
  • District Attorney
  • 35th Judicial District Court
  • 1991 - 1997


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, House of Delegates
  • 2016 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Downtown Alexandria Rotary Club
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Crossroads American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1992 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Lifetime Charter Family Member
  • Best Attorneys Of America
  • N/A


Speaking Engagements

  • Tulane Law School
  • Panel on Non-Unanimous Criminal Jury Verdict in Louisiana
  • 2017
  • 17th Annual Cenla Lagniappe CLE
  • First Amendment Speech: Is Hate Speech Free Speech?
  • 2017
  • Rotary Club Luncheon
  • The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • 2016
  • Procrastinator's Programs CLE
  • Panel on Issues with Non-Unanimous Juries
  • 2016
  • Constitution Day
  • The Constitution and The Bill of Rights
  • 2016
  • 16th Annual Cenla Lagniappe CLE
  • The Non-unanimous Criminal Jury Verdict in Louisiana: Past, Present, and Future
  • 2016
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Alexandria Criminal defense Lawyer Edward L Tarpley Jr
Edward L Tarpley Jr
Criminal defense Attorney
Alexandria, LA
Licensed for 43 years
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