Biographical Information

About Andre Robert Belanger

André Bélanger, a graduate of Loyola University, is a highly-respected criminal defense attorney serving the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and surrounding areas of Ascension Parish and New Orleans, for one of Baton Rouge’s top-25 law firms. In his 15 years of practicing law, Mr. Bélanger has handled thousands of criminal cases at both the pre-trial and trial stage, including approximately 200 trials. This trial experience includes homicide defense and prosecution, large drug conspiracies and fraud cases making Belanger one of the few attorneys capable of handling even the largest, most complex federal cases. Having spent years devoted to developing a top tier regional law practice for federal court and state court litigation, Mr. Bélanger is admitted to practicing law in all federal courts in both Louisiana, Mississippi, the United States Supreme Court and the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. A strong commitment to the justice system, Mr. Bélanger has begun to forge his trial skills in the criminal courtroom in an effort to establish his own personal injury trial practice. This is a major boon for his clients, as few personal injury “trial attorneys” have appreciable jury trial experience. Mr. Bélanger is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Top 1%, was also recently nominated to the National Trial Lawyers Association’s “Top 100 Lawyers” list for the third year in a row, as well as recognized as one of Louisiana’s Super Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Spoken Written
English Yes Yes
Professional Experience
Junior Partner, Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger
Responsible for handling high profile state prosecutions, complex federal prosecutions, appeals, post conviction applications and writs to the United States Supreme Court
Private practice, Law Offices of Andre Belanger
Handled criminal cases, appeals and post conviction relief applications throughout Louisiana.
23rd JDC Indigent Defender Board
Handled conflict cases for the indigent defender board in Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parishes.
Associate Attorney, Regan & Associates
Litigated criminal cases in New Orleans state and federal courts.
Assistant District Attorney, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office
Assistant District Attorney responsible for handling homicides and sex crimes when I left the office. Brought over 130 cases to trial.
Loyola University New Orleans J.D. (2000) Law
Honors: Corpus Juris Secundum Award Dean’s List
Activities: Loyoal Law Clinic Graduate Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach
Knox College B.A. (1997) Political Science and Economics
Honors: Alpha Si Omega National Honor Society Cross Country and Track letter Winner Dean’s List Graduated Cum Laude
Activities: Cross Country and Track
Louisiana Superlawyer, Superlawyers
Louisiana Super Lawyer, Superlawyers
Top 100, National Trial Lawyer’s Association
Top 1%, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Premier Attorney, American Academy of Trial Lawyers
Rising Star, Superlawyers
Louisiana Super Lawyer, Superlawyers
Top 100, National Trial Lawyer’s Association
Top 100, National Trial Lawyer’s Association
Blackstone 10:1, Louisiana Association of Criminal Deefense Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
  • Professionalism, Celebrity Justice & Representation of Unpopular Clients and Causes, Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court meeting, Baton Rouge
    Baton Rouge Women’s Bar Association
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Environmental Criminal Investigation from the Defense Perspective, Environmental Regulatory Compliance Conference, Alexandria
Professional Associations
, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
, Louisiana Association of Justice
, National College for DUI Defense

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

MS Authorized to practice law 2012 10/12/2015
LA Eligible to practice law 2000 10/08/2015

Honors & Awards

Louisiana Super Lawyers 2014-1016

National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 2013-2016

American Academy of Premier Attorneys Top 100 2015

National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1% 2015

LACDL Blackstone 10:1 2013