Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger – Louisiana Lawyers
UPDATE: Metro Council unanimously approves tougher penalties to protect motorcycle escorts
The Baton Rouge Metro Council voted unanimously May 8 to approve a change to an existing law to strengthen penalties for drivers who cut into an officer-led procession.
Bander and Hultberg Fighting for Injured Client
Shannon Hultberg and Yigal Bander of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger are fighting for our client and to protect law enforcement motorcycle escorts and the thousands of drivers who encounter them on the road.
Our client, Jared Neyland, is a Baton Rouge motorcycle officer who was struck by a vehicle that interrupted a procession he was escorting in March 2018. He suffered major injuries and multiple broken bones in the incident and continues his recovery through the hard work and physical therapy in hopes of one day returning to his job as a police officer.
Now Hultberg and Bander are supporting an effort to change Baton Rouge traffic law to protect people like our client and other law enforcement officers as well as drivers who encounter funeral processions, oversized loads and hazardous materials escorted by police on motorcycle.
The Baton Rouge Metro Council is set to consider these changes on April 24. Bander was interviewed for this story in The Advocate.
Tanner Woods named a “Top 40 Under 40” Lawyer
Tanner C. Woods of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger was selected by “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40”.
Earning the “Top 40 Under 40” distinction shows Woods “exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer,” according to the National Trial Lawyers.
Attorneys are chosen for this elite honor after a process that includes peer nominations and research by the National Trial Lawyers, an organization of premier trial lawyers nationwide who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.
Woods joined the Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger team in 2018 and specializes in family law and criminal defense. A native of the Shreveport area, Woods is a graduate of Tulane University and Loyola University law school.
Yigal Bander to Discuss Women’s Participation in Politics at LSU Symposium
Bander will be part of a panel discussing “The Gendered Political Environment: How Louisiana’s Ethics Board Childcare Debacle Exemplifies the Challenges to Politicking While Female”.
Last month Bander testified on behalf of a candidate for a state House seat who successfully appealed a Louisiana Ethics Board decision denying her the right to use campaign funds for childcare during campaign events.
“Additional child care that is for the sole purpose of allowing a candidate to attend campaign functions may be a personal use, but it’s a personal use related to a political campaign,” Bander said, as quoted in The Advocate newspaper.
The candidate appealed to the state Ethics Board arguing that reasonable childcare expenses are a legitimate campaign expense and since 2000 the board previously had allowed male candidates to use campaign funds for the same purpose.
Bélanger and Gill have been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2015. Veteran defense attorney Di Giulio was selected for the list from 2010 through 2013 and again in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Knipe was named a Rising Star 2013 and 2014. More