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 both 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.

Meet Our Team of Attorneys

James P. Manasseh, a 1988 graduate of the LSU Law Center and a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Louisiana Supreme Court…

A Martindale-Hubbell recipient, William Robert (“Robby”) Gill, a 1990 graduate of the Southern University Law Center and a member of the Louisiana Bar…

James G. Knipe III joined the firm in 2002 and devotes his practive to both criminal defense and personal injury cases. After obtaining a degree in History at Louisiana State University…

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…

Beau was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell until moving to Apple Valley, Minnesota, where his family moved until he graduated from high school. He returned to Louisiana…

Jennifer Moisant hails from New Orleans and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2000 from the University of New Orleans. She is a 2003 graduate of Southern University Law Center…

Ian F. Hipwell has recently joined the firm after having retired in 2010 from the United States Department of Justice, where served as an Assistant United States Attorney…

John Di Giulio, an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell is one of the most respected criminal trial lawyers in Louisiana…

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, Philip House moved to Louisiana to attend law school at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center…

Yigal Bander was born in New York City and grew up in Michigan. He moved back to New York with his family when he was 12. Yigal’›s lifelong interest in community…

Caitlin Chugg joined the firm in 2013. She is a native New Yorker who grew up primarily in Connecticut. She attended Southern Connecticut State University…

Scott H. Nettles grew up in Holden, Louisiana. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where, in 2007, he graduated magna cum laude from the A.B. Freeman School…

Bruce C. Bennett is a recently retired Louisiana District Judge (1988-2015), having served the people of Louisiana for almost 28 years as a trial judge of general…

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