Criminal law involves prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime. If you have been a victim, contact us for professional representation and support.

If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries as a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct, you could be legally entitled to compensation for your loss.

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Personal Injury • Criminal Defense • Family Law

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.

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James Manasseh’s “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell, was recently reaffirmed. This is the highest ranking of legal ability and ethical standards based on ratings of fellow lawyers as well as judges.

The AV Preeminent Rating distinction is a signature of professional excellence granted by Martindale-Hubbell, the trusted legal resource for finding and researching attorneys since 1868. The honor is granted after a Peer Review Rating process managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell.

If you need representation in criminal defense or personal injury case, the team of 13 attorneys at Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger can help. Call the Baton Rouge office (225) 383-9703 or Livingston office at 686-2311.
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Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger law firm hosted a Continuing Legal Education course for attorneys on DWI law and regulations at our office in Baton Rouge at our 8075 Jefferson Highway home office. The event was organized by the Baton Rouge Association for Women Attorneys, and the featured speakers were our own Jim Knipe and Beau James Brock. Knipe shared his annual update on DWI law and regulations and Brock spoke on legal professionalism.
Cpl. Mickey Duncan of the Baton Rouge Police Department’s DWI Task Force also shared insights on DWI enforcement, field sobriety tests and the latest in available technology in the city. Cpl. Duncan demonstrated the Intoxilyzer 9000 machine with assistance from Knipe and the attorneys present.
Attorneys Caitlin Chugg and Shannon Hultberg of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger attended the seminar along with two dozen other local attorneys.
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Spring officially begins today but the it arrived early as the azaleas bloomed at the Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger offices on Jefferson Highway. If your spring cleanup routine includes clearing a record of a past misdeed or legal mishap, we can help. Our firm handles expungements, and represents people in criminal defense, car wreck, family legal matters.
Give us a call at 383-9703 in Baton Rouge or 686-2311 in Livingston.
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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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