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William Robert Gill

Location: Baton Rouge, La
Phone: 225-383-9703

and Livingston, La
Phone: 225-686-2311

Email: E-mail Me

William Robert (“Robby”) Gill, an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell is a 1990 graduate of the Southern University Law Center and a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Eastern and Middle District Circuit Courts of Louisiana and the United States Army Court of Military Review.  Gill has also been granted pro hac vice status to handle cases in Mississippi, Texas and California. 

Gill served on active duty as a lawyer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG), achieving the rank of Captain.  He was a prosecutor at Fort Ord, California and a trial defense counsel at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.  He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and two Army Achievement Medals. His court martial trials included cases of attempted murder, drugs, rape, sexual assault, child molestation, conduct unbecoming, and assorted felonies.   

As a military defense counsel, Gill eagerly took on many supposedly unwinnable cases.  Two of his most notable cases were United States v. Pettway and United States v. George, both very difficult rape cases. 

After his honorable discharge, Gill practiced with Reagan, Manasseh & Boshea, one of the largest criminal defense firms in Louisiana with offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Oakland, California.  He was selected to attend Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  He then opened his own firm in Baton Rouge with James P. Manasseh, where he continues to practice criminal defense and personal injury law.

Gill enjoys putting his energy, experience, and skills to work in both civilian and military settings.  Among his more memorable trial cases are California v. Gipson (murder), State v. Kolb (sexual abuse), State v. McNeal (attempted murder), State v. Mire (felon in possession of illegal firearm), State v. Tyler (murder), and, most recently, State v. Hooks (murder), State v. Mack (murder), State v. Scott (aggravated rape), and State v. Hymel  (aggravated rape), State v. Troullier (sexual battery), State v. Higgins (2nd degree attempted murder), State v. Witz (forcible rape).   

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

Military Defense

Bar Admissions

U. S. Supreme Court - 1997

U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - 1999

U. S. Eastern District of Louisiana - 1997

U. S. Middle District of Louisiana - 1997

United States Army Court of Military Review -  1991

Louisiana Supreme Court - 1997


Southern University Law School - 1990

Southeastern Louisiana University - 1986

Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College - 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

United States Army

Reagan, Manasseh & Boshea