About Townsend MyersNOLA Criminal Law is me...
I am 1989 graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College, magna cum laude, and a 1993 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. While in law school, I completed a clinical education program with a concentration in criminal law. After graduation I began my career as an assistant public defender with the Cook County Public Defender s Office in Chicago. I have been a criminal lawyer, and only a criminal lawyer, ever since.
In 1996, I returned to New Orleans, establishing my professional career with the Orleans Parish Public Defender's Office. In early 1998, I established NOLA Criminal Law, because I sensed there was a need for a lawyer like me - a lawyer who was willing to try to do things a little bit differently than most. What I mean is this: sometimes lawyers don't make any sense. Sometimes clients feel like their lawyer doesn't understand them or their problems. In criminal law especially, effective communication is HUGE. If your lawyer doesn't understand your problem, your lawyer can't help you solve it.
NOLA Criminal Law exists because I want to understand your problem. It exists because I am interested in being a lawyer without always having to act like a lawyer (I do, however, dress like a lawyer). I promise that I will act like a regular person, who happens also to be a good lawyer.
NOLA Criminal Law also exists because I want to help solve your problem. My goal is to provide a top-notch professional service to all of my clients, while still maintaining a level of personal dedication to each individual client. I promise that your criminal problem, whatever it is, will get the attention it deserves, and hopefully the result you expect.
NOLA Criminal Law also exists because it is my experience that when you have a criminal problem, you need a criminal lawyer. Over the course of my career, I have handled well over four thousand felony criminal cases, hundreds of DWI case, and countless misdemeanor and traffic cases. I promise you the fruits of that experience when I show up in court to handle your case.
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- Municipal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Member, Louisiana State Bar|
|"Guilt Free" Criminal Defense|
"Guilt Free" Criminal Defense for Students and Professionals
Townsend Myers, New Orleans criminal defense attorney speaks at IgniteNOLA on February 1, 2010.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Criminal Activity: Thoughts on a Life of Crime from NOLA Criminal Law
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H U G E. #Saints— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) September 14, 2014
Preview of the U.S. Supreme Court's October Term in 2014 | The Legal Intelligencer http://j.mp/1xdEaMr— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) September 5, 2014
Rand Paul Says Criminal Justice Reform Can Expand the GOP's Appeal http://j.mp/1nZlcj6— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) September 4, 2014
DA, Innocence Project reveal more about wrongful conviction initiative http://j.mp/1wLggHX— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) August 30, 2014
How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops - starring the City of New Orleans http://j.mp/1AXNRNu— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) August 29, 2014
Agree or disagree? Gun control is not the answer to our crime problem: James Varney http://j.mp/XQr9cg— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) August 28, 2014
Gretna attorney named to national criminal defense group board http://j.mp/1wiz8hn— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) August 23, 2014
Holder to Visit Ferguson as Grand Jury to Convene in Police Shooting - WSJ http://j.mp/1rYGdx0— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) August 20, 2014
Criminal justice focus of mental health conference | The Columbian http://j.mp/VupI1d— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) August 17, 2014
Seven in 10 black Americans say the criminal justice system treats them unfairly - The Washington Post http://j.mp/1m5dZ0n— Townsend Myers (@NOLAlaw) August 16, 2014