Lewis Unglesby

Lewis O. Unglesby was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 6, 1949. He received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1971 and went on to receive his J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1974. He was admitted to the bar in 1974, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit and pro hoc vice in numerous states.

Mr. Unglesby has successfully won acquittals in over 50 felony jury trials in state and federal courts. He has achieved over 20 multi-million dollar jury awards and over 40 jury awards exceeding one million dollars. He was the first person in Louisiana to successfully use the Battered Women’s Syndrome in a murder defense case. He has been involved in winning a multi-million dollar award for exposure to non-fatal toxic chemicals, proven by jury verdict the defective nature of 3-wheelers in a products liability suit, achieve a jury verdict proving product liability defects of 4-wheelers, and achieved jury verdicts proving the need for restraint systems on sit-down and stand-up forklifts.

He has successfully argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court over 20 times, has tried cases throughout the southern United States as well as Nevada. Mr. Unglesby specializes in political corruption, white collar, homicide defense and catastrophic personal injury cases.

He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and is certified as a civil and criminal trial advocacy specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (presently one of only two attorneys in Louisiana). He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 1986. He has been cited by Martindale-Hubbell in the “Bar Register of Prominent Lawyers” since 1996. Special Counsel for the Louisiana State Senate from 1993-1996, Special Counsel for Governor Mike Foster (1996-1997). Mr. Unglesby is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and serves on the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. He has presented numerous times as lecturer for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and the National Business Institute. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. Mr. Unglesby’s cases have twice been the subject of ABC’s 20/20, and he has also been featured on Good Morning America and CNN.

 

Lewis Unglesby

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Lewis O. Unglesby was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 6, 1949. He received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1971 and went on to receive his J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1974. He was admitted to the bar in 1974, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit and pro hoc vice in numerous states.

Mr. Unglesby has successfully won acquittals in over 50 felony jury trials in state and federal courts. He has achieved over 20 multi-million dollar jury awards and over 40 jury awards exceeding one million dollars. He was the first person in Louisiana to successfully use the Battered Women’s Syndrome in a murder defense case. He has been involved in winning a multi-million dollar award for exposure to non-fatal toxic chemicals, proven by jury verdict the defective nature of 3-wheelers in a products liability suit, achieve a jury verdict proving product liability defects of 4-wheelers, and achieved jury verdicts proving the need for restraint systems on sit-down and stand-up forklifts.

He has successfully argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court over 20 times, has tried cases throughout the southern United States as well as Nevada. Mr. Unglesby specializes in political corruption, white collar, homicide defense and catastrophic personal injury cases.

He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and is certified as a civil and criminal trial advocacy specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (presently one of only two attorneys in Louisiana). He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 1986. He has been cited by Martindale-Hubbell in the “Bar Register of Prominent Lawyers” since 1996. Special Counsel for the Louisiana State Senate from 1993-1996, Special Counsel for Governor Mike Foster (1996-1997). Mr. Unglesby is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and serves on the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. He has presented numerous times as lecturer for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and the National Business Institute. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. Mr. Unglesby’s cases have twice been the subject of ABC’s 20/20, and he has also been featured on Good Morning America and CNN.