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The law firm of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe, & Bélanger is rooted into the legacy of one of Louisiana’s great trial lawyers. For over 20 years, we have sought justice for our clients regardless of their case size, because we realize each case is important to our individual client.

During that time, we have steadily grown in number and reputation. We provide the highest quality representation and professional standards in and out of the courtroom.

We are committed to continue providing excellent service for many decades to come and are eager to meet the needs of our growing community.


We call this "the trial penalty". It is true that your recommended sentence is less in federal court if you do not go to trial. ... See MoreSee Less

In American federal courts nearly all convictions are obtained via plea bargains. The fear is that innocent people are pleading guilty to avoid draconian sentences

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Congratulations to John DiGiulio, a true lion of the Louisiana Bar Association, and one whom we are proud to call our own at Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger!

Already an honored recipient of countless awards, honors and well-earned accolades, this past week John was was awarded a “Blackstone Award” by his peers at the LACDL for his outstanding trial victory this year in East Baton Rouge Parish! A lawyer’s lawyer and yet always a gentleman even amidst the gladiators in the arena of justice.
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Baton Rouge Office

Phone: 225-383-9703

Fax: 225-383-9704

Livingston Office

Phone: 225-686-2311

Fax: 225-686-2338

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