DAVID STANLEY is the founder and principal of David E. Stanley, A Professional Law Corporation. 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 have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, or sustained a catastrophic injury, in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident; or who need help with contested divorce, child custody, or dividing high value community property.
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 was selected and invited to become a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers for the year 2015. The American Society of Legal Advocates also 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. In 2013, Mr. Stanley was listed in The Legal Network Top Lawyers in Louisiana. For over 25 years, from 1989 to 2015, 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 57 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 32 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.