“Hiring Mr. Manasseh was a great decision! He was respectful and professional and remained patient with me during a very difficult time. His staff made sure that all of my questions were answered timely and I was always able to get in touch with him if needed. I highly recommend using him as an attorney!”
“My husband and I hired Mr. Manasseh and his firm to represent my son in what was a bad mistake that could have negatively affected him and his family. Mr. Manasseh not only treated us with respect and kindness, but he worked diligently to get my son the best outcome that we could have prayed for. In our initial meeting, Mr. Manasseh made us feel like he truly cared about us and our case. He returned our calls and emails promptly and kept us apprised of what was happening with our case. I feel truly blessed that I was directed to Mr. Manasseh. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone needing legal assistance.”
My family and I are very fortunate to have found Jimmy Manasseh and his firm (Manasseh Gill Knipe and Be’langer). During an extremely stressful and trying time Mr. Manasseh, Josephine Heller and Andre” Be’langer have been my lifeline. They have handled my son’s case with a great deal of professionalism and personally made us feel truly cared about. They go the extra mile with investigating every possible angle while keeping us involved and informed. I would highly recommend Mr. Manasseh and any of the attorneys in his firm for any legal needs. I am truly grateful for all of our past accomplishments and that I still have them on our team!”
James P. Manasseh
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, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Eastern, Middle and West District Courts of Louisiana, the Southern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Texas and for the U.S. Claims Court. Manasseh has also been granted pro hac vice status in the past to handle cases in numerous states.
Manasseh is a former partner of Regan, Manasseh & Boshea with offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Oakland, California. He managed cases and the administration of offices in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Manasseh was instrumental in growing the practice into the twenty-second largest law firm and the largest criminal defense practice in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan area (source: the Baton Rouge Business Report).
Manasseh became one of the youngest attorneys ever to successfully argue a case at the United States Supreme Court in 1991, Foucha vs. Louisiana. Over the course of his career, Manasseh has served as lead counsel in thousands of cases ranging from serious personal injury matters to appellate cases and all types of felony and misdemeanor criminal defense cases. Manasseh has represented clients in a vast array of legal matters over his career. His firm has engaged in representation in international class action litigation, construction litigation, along with professional sports and entertainment fields. Manasseh’s success has led to thousands of clients’ futures being saved though his trial and negotiation skills.
James P. Manasseh, an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell is listed as one of the top 100 trial lawyers for 2013 and 2014 by the National Association of Trial Lawyers. The law firm of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger, PLC was presented with the Presidents Award for Appreciation by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was named by LSU 100 as one of the top 100 fastest growing Tiger businesses in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Son of Paul Manasseh, the first public relations director of the Denver Broncos and long-time LSU sports information director, James has served as the interior public address announcer in The Paul Manasseh Press Box at all LSU home football games since 1982.
Areas of Practice
Sports & Entertainment
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1989
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1988
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1993
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana J.D.
Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Attended – 1983
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
B.A., General Education – 1985
Foucha vs. Louisiana US Supreme Court (1991)
Professional Associations and Memberships
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Louisiana Association for Justice
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member of the Baton Rouge Capital Conflict Office
Past Employment Positions
Regan, Manasseh & Boshea, Attorney, 1988 – 1996