Notable Cases

State v. Porretto, 522-726 (Criminal District Court)

Not Guilty verdict in a jury trial for an allegation of rape in Orleans Parish.

State v. Bonham, 528-492 (Criminal District Court)

After initially being charged with second degree murder and facing a life sentence, obtained a 4 year sentence as part of a negotiated plea.

State v. Johnson, 544-449 (Criminal District Court)

Dismissal of felony charges after evidence suppressed by trial court for 4th Amendment violations.

State v. McClendon, 18-3649 (24th JDC)

Dismissal of two counts of attempted murder against a falsely accused defendant.

State v. Dick, 951 So.2d 124 (La. 2007)

Oral arguments in case addressing separation of powers in retroactive application of ameliorative penalty provisions.

State v. Rose, 949 So.2d 1236 (La. 2007)

Brief and oral arguments on scope and limitation on application of La. C.E. art. 404(B).

State v. Tyrone Jefferson, 26 So.3d 112 (La. 2009)

Brief and oral arguments on constitutionality of use of misdemeanor marijuana convictions where a defendant did not have a right to a jury trial to enhance sentencing provisions for repeat marijuana possession.

Decorte v. Jordan, 497 F.3d 433 (5th Cir. 2007))

Brief and oral argument on behalf of the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office on appeal of the Title VII judgment.

Crawford v. Cain, 248 Fed.Appx. 500 (5th Cir. 2007)

Oral argument on behalf of the State of Louisiana in a federal habeas corpus application of alleged Brady violation.

State v. Ward, 09-04916 (24th JDC)

Not guilty verdict in jury trial for allegation of armed robbery in Jefferson Parish.

State v. Willis, 12-02198 (24th JDC)

Not guilty verdict in jury trial for allegations of sexual battery of a child under 13 in Jefferson Parish.

State v. Riego, 12-01010 (24th JDC)

Not guilty verdict in jury trial for allegation of second degree murder in Jefferson Parish.

State v. Kenny, 116 So.3d 992 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2013)

Brief and oral argument on behalf of appellant convicted of vehicular homicide where Court of Appeal overturned conviction.