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David E. Stanley APLC

David E. Stanley, Esq.

David E. Stanley, Esq.
12 Reviews

“David Stanley was successful having both of my two separate felony cases dismissed before trial. What a huge relief to have these cases dismissed without having to go to trial. I was so impressed with his advice and courtroom skill. My case went exactly like he told me it would in the beginning. David kept me informed every step of the way. Trusting David with my case was definitely the right choice. He is awesome!!!!”

Burim


“Mr. Stanley is not only one of the best lawyers in the Louisiana, but also in the nation. Before retaining Mr. Stanley as my attorney, I had consulted with many other attorneys. It quickly became very apparent to me that David Stanley was the best attorney for my case. He has over 30+ years of experience and you will not be able to find a more powerful attorney for your legal matter. He has an extremely high level of experience, intelligence and character. Throughout each stage of my critical legal matter, Mr. Stanley approached every single step with the highest level of expertise and attention. He was able to execute the best legal strategy and ultimately, my criminal case was dismissed and resolved in a very swift manner. He was ALWAYS impeccably punctual, instantly responsive, and super reliable; He was always there for me when I had any concerns or questions. The Bottom Line: He will get you the best possible result. Contacting Mr. Stanley was one of the wisest decisions I have made in my life. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone in any urgent legal matter to see him immediately.”

A Satisfied Client


“Mr. David Stanley is the best decision I have ever made in my life for a legal resolution. He is committed, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and kept me informed of my legal situation to the very end. He is a brilliant defense attorney who worked on my case with pride and integrity. He responds quickly to any questions or concerns you may have. He is also very patient and dedicated to his clients. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is in need of legal representation. He represented me well to the very end!!!!”

John

12 Reviews

“I endorse David Stanley. I have personally seen him achieve great results for his clients while facing tough opposition in complex cases. He is a thorough and dedicated attorney who fights hard in both negotiations and trial.”

Michael Fiser, Criminal Defense Attorney


“I have known Mr. Stanley as an attorney for over 30 years. He is a hard working, honest and bright advocate. He does exhaustive research and preparation to prepare his client’s cases. He has many years of experience. Most of all, Mr. Stanley is ‘bulldog’ for his clients. I would definitely recommend David Stanley.”


Robert Harrison, Car Accident Attorney

5 Endorsements

DAVID STANLEY is the founder and principal of David E. Stanley, APLC. Since 1983, Mr. Stanley has successfully practiced law from his office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a distinguished trial lawyer fiercely dedicated to representing individuals accused of committing serious or complex federal or state felony crimes, who desire to appeal their conviction or sentence to a federal or state appellate court, or who wish to file an application for post conviction relief in a federal district court or state district court.

Born, raised, and educated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mr. Stanley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Louisiana State University (1979) and a Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University (1983). He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Louisiana and all other appellate courts and district courts in Louisiana. Mr. Stanley is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Stanley has successfully argued cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Stanley is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Recently, he became a Life Time Charter Member of Best Attorneys of America. He was also included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers for the year 2015. The American Society of Legal Advocates selected him has one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Louisiana in 2015. He also received the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorney’s 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award in 2015 and 2018. In 2013, Mr. Stanley was listed in The Legal Network Top Lawyers in Louisiana. For over 25 years, from 1989 to 2017, Mr. Stanley earned a BV Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, which evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based upon peer view, which attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics as reflected by the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.

Mr. Stanley believes that we have the privilege of living and working in the greatest country the world has ever known and we are truly blessed to call Louisiana home. Now 59 years of age, Mr. Stanley’s love for the people of Louisiana, and his enthusiasm for the law, continues to grow with each passing year. He feels truly blessed by the trust and confidence that his clients have placed in him for over 34 years.

Mr. Stanley’s approach to the practice of law is simple. He is a tireless worker committed to obtaining justice for his clients and the best possible outcome in their case. In his law practice, he is thorough and he pays close attention to detail. He cares deeply about his clients and their legal problems. He treats every client with dignity, respect, and compassion. He is committed to personally working with each client to quickly and efficiently resolve their legal problems so that they may resume their normal activities as soon as possible. His objective in every case is to provide excellent client service and the highest level of client satisfaction.

As your lawyer, Mr. Stanley will listen carefully to you regarding the details of your case, your concerns, your goals, and your objectives. He will assess your situation, identify the issues in your case, explain the law to you, and clearly communicate the legal options available to you. He will work with you to develop an action plan to help you achieve your goals and objectives. In court, he will stand side by side with you and aggressively fight for you to achieve your objectives.

In his personal life, Mr. Stanley is a devoted husband and father. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married for over 29 years and they have been blessed with four wonderful children and three beautiful grandchild. He is an avid LSU sports fan. He loves music and plays both piano and guitar. He also enjoys offshore saltwater fishing, duck hunting, outdoor cooking, coaching youth basketball and baseball, and traveling with his family.

Practice Areas:

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Louisiana Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Applications For Post-Conviction Relief

Education:

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1983
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge BS – Bachelor of Science, 1979

Associations:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1987 – Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 1986 – Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1985 – Present
  • United States Tax Court, 1984 – Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1983 – Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Fifth Circuit, 1983 – Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 1983 – Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, 2016 – Present

Awards:

  • Life Time Charter Member of Best Attorneys of America, 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015 – Present
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorney’s 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award in 2015 and 2018.
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers In Louisiana, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1989 – Present
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Louisiana, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014

Legal Cases:

State v. Murphy, 542 So. 2d 1373 (La. 5/1/1989)

  • A portion of La.R. S. 15:283 was declared unconstitutional and was stricken from the statute. The conviction and sentence were reversed.

Ussery v. State of La. on Behalf of Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals, 150 F.3d 431 (C.A.5 – 8/5/1998)

  • Court held that Congress abrogated the States’ Eleventh Amendment immunity when it extended both Title VII and the EPA to the States as employers. District Court’s decision affirmed and remanded to district court.

Experience:

  • Principal, David E. Stanley, APLC, 1992 – Present
  • Partner, Stanley & Harrison, 1987 – 1991
  • Principal, David E. Stanley, APLC, 1983 – 1987

“David Stanley was successful having both of my two separate felony cases dismissed before trial. What a huge relief to have these cases dismissed without having to go to trial. I was so impressed with his advice and courtroom skill. My case went exactly like he told me it would in the beginning. David kept me informed every step of the way. Trusting David with my case was definitely the right choice. He is awesome!!!!”

Burim


“Mr. Stanley is not only one of the best lawyers in the Louisiana, but also in the nation. Before retaining Mr. Stanley as my attorney, I had consulted with many other attorneys. It quickly became very apparent to me that David Stanley was the best attorney for my case. He has over 30+ years of experience and you will not be able to find a more powerful attorney for your legal matter. He has an extremely high level of experience, intelligence and character. Throughout each stage of my critical legal matter, Mr. Stanley approached every single step with the highest level of expertise and attention. He was able to execute the best legal strategy and ultimately, my criminal case was dismissed and resolved in a very swift manner. He was ALWAYS impeccably punctual, instantly responsive, and super reliable; He was always there for me when I had any concerns or questions. The Bottom Line: He will get you the best possible result. Contacting Mr. Stanley was one of the wisest decisions I have made in my life. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone in any urgent legal matter to see him immediately.”

A Satisfied Client


“Mr. David Stanley is the best decision I have ever made in my life for a legal resolution. He is committed, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and kept me informed of my legal situation to the very end. He is a brilliant defense attorney who worked on my case with pride and integrity. He responds quickly to any questions or concerns you may have. He is also very patient and dedicated to his clients. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is in need of legal representation. He represented me well to the very end!!!!”

John

12 Reviews

“I endorse David Stanley. I have personally seen him achieve great results for his clients while facing tough opposition in complex cases. He is a thorough and dedicated attorney who fights hard in both negotiations and trial.”

Michael Fiser, Criminal Defense Attorney


“I have known Mr. Stanley as an attorney for over 30 years. He is a hard working, honest and bright advocate. He does exhaustive research and preparation to prepare his client’s cases. He has many years of experience. Most of all, Mr. Stanley is ‘bulldog’ for his clients. I would definitely recommend David Stanley.”


Robert Harrison, Car Accident Attorney

5 Endorsements