The Law Office of Sam Winston
1700 Josephine St
New Orleans, LA 70113-1522
(504) 577-2500 www.samwinstonlaw.com
As both an appeals lawyer and a trial lawyer who has worked countless criminal cases, I've learned a lot about our justice system.
One thing I see over and over again is this: if you're accused of a crime, regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty, your reputation and way of life could be changed forever.
Very few people know what it's like to have the government accuse you of doing something wrong unless you've been through it. From the professional, to the student, to man on the street, I've been through it with my clients many times. Too often I've seen good people's lives under attack by false allegations or an unfair process.
What you need is a champion, someone who will passionately advocate for you and tell your side of the story.
That's why I became a lawyer.
In Louisiana they say that there are two kinds of people, preachers and storytellers. As a former reporter and writer who grew up here, I consider myself a storyteller.
I am a storyteller who digs deep to find all of the pieces of the puzzle, all of the inconsistencies in an allegation, and all of those important details that could have been missed. Then I use those things to find and tell the truth.
Because the reality is that behind every successful case is a massive amount of preparation and hard work - preparation and research that is time consuming and tedious but absolutely vital to your case's success.
Many lawyers choose to skip this step.
Instead, they depend solely upon the power of personality to try and win the case.
In my experience, this method is woefully inadequate, irresponsible, and at worst, off putting to judges and juries.
The details matter.
They matter because your freedom and your reputation can depend on them.
5 years as a white-collar attorney in the white collar section of Jones Walker LLP, defending individuals and counseling companies that were at risk of prosecution and government enforcement Clerked for the Honorable Edwin A. Lombard on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals during law school Interned for the Honorable Jay C. Zainey of the Eastern District of Louisiana Clerked for the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude; Loyola Law Review; Moot Court Board; William L. Crowe Scholar Bucerius Law School - WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, LL.M. in Law and Business, Hamburg, Germany, 2009 Boston University, B.S. in Journalism, 2004 Isidore Newman High School, 2000
Statewide Louisiana Criminal Defense Practice (including): Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette
All Louisiana state courts United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012 Eastern District Court of Louisiana, 2012 Middle District Court of Louisiana, 2012 Western District Court of Louisiana, 2012
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) American Bar Association Order of the Barristers Thomas More - Loyola Law School American Inn of Court Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Program (Graduate) St. Katharine Drexel Prep High School (formerly Xavier Prep, past board member)
"Cannibal Cop Decision Deepens Circuit Split On Federal Hacking Statute", Trade Secret Insider January 2016 "DOJ and SEC Release Much-Anticipated Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA")", Jones Walker Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense E*Bulletin, November 2012