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E. Alexander Laird

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

I attended Southeastern Louisiana University for undergrad, where I majored in political science. Eager to attend law school as soon as possible, I applied to and was accepted on scholarship to Tulane Law School, the highest ranked law school in the state. 

While at Tulane, I quickly discovered my passion for criminal law. After my first year, I obtained a prestigious clerkship with the Alabama Attorney General's office where I worked in the capital litigation section. It was here that I gained valuable insight on the workings of criminal law from the side of the prosecution. However, as someone who has always pulled for the underdog, I realized that working as a prosecutor just wasn't for me.

During my third year of law school, I worked for the Baton Rouge Public Defender's office. The sheer volume of cases each attorney was handling was disturbing to me. This was by no fault of the public defenders, who are great attorneys. Unfortunately, there are just way too many cases and too few attorneys to handle them. From there, I developed the idea to start a firm where I only practice criminal defense and limit my caseload.

PHILOSOPHY

By keeping a limited caseload, I can forge a truly personal relationship with each client, thereby strengthening the attorney-client relationship. I firmly believe that the most effective defense can only be effectuated when there is a strong foundation of trust between attorney and client. I do everything in my power to earn that trust. 

A limited caseload also allows me to be aggressive, not merely encouraging my client to take the first plea offer just because it would ease my workload. I have the time and resources to fully investigate the facts of each case, including interviewing any and all witnesses, gathering all relevant documents, investigating the crime scene, zealously litigating any potential legal issues, and preparing each case as if it were going to trial. With this strategy, the client has an improved bargaining position with the prosecution, as well as a better chance of winning at trial.

Communication Guarantee

I know the stress and uncertainty that comes with facing criminal charges. I believe that every client deserves an attorney who they can pick up the phone and call anytime they have questions or concerns throughout the case. Every one of my clients gets my cell phone number and can call or text me at anytime, for any issue, big or small.

WHY CRIMINAL LAW?

100% of my practice is devoted to criminal defense. I believe the vast majority of those facing criminal charges are good people who may have made mistakes, hung around the wrong people, or have been falsely accused. They don't deserve to have their lives ruined because of it.

And to be completely honest with you, I've been in your shoes, I know the feeling you may have facing criminal charges. I know how important it is to to feel like you have a lawyer who truly has your best interests at heart. This gives me a unique perspective as a criminal defense attorney. 

Furthermore, I firmly believe in my cause. The only thing standing between those accused of crimes and unchecked prosecutorial power are criminal defense lawyers. It is the greatest honor having that role. My passion is protecting my clients by making sure all of their rights are upheld and empowering them to not allow a criminal charge dictate the rest of their future. At the end of the day, I chose this line of work because I sincerely want to help people, especially those who feel they have no one else to turn to. 

NOTE TO CLIENTS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE BATON ROUGE AREA

My practice is not limited to the immediate Baton Rouge area. If you are located within a 2 hour drive of Baton Rouge, I am more than willing to travel to you to meet and discuss your case in order to save you the drive. 

LICENSURE

Alex is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts and the Federal Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Recommendations

  • Very diligent 

    “Mr. Laird took my case and handled it very quickly. He got my charges knocked down quite a bit, and kept in constant communication. I would definitely hire this attorney if you need criminal defense.”
  • the best

    “I couldn't have been happier with Mr. Laird representing me. He was very professional, personable, and truly cares about his clients. Any time I had a question or concern, he immediately responded to address it. I always knew I was in good hands.” 
  • Communicative and very attentive 

    “Alex was by my side the entire journey. Living states away and having to go through something scary it was a huge relief to have such a knowledgeable and dependable attorney! I feel he went above and beyond showed so much attention, and glad with the outcome. Highly recommend!”
  • a lawyer you should have 

    “He's fair gets the job done and works on case without hesitation and he let's all outcomes of the case and matter what's going on and what's bout to happen if I need another attorney Alex Laird would be who I hire again for any need possibly.”
  • Professional 

    “I was extremely frightened at the prospect of jail. Mr. Laird assured me that wasn't going to happen and he was take going to take care of me and he did just that. He exceeded every one of my expectations. Definitely recommend.”
  • Awesome job

    “We had hired Alex for my brother's case. We had 2 misdemeanors and a felony. Alex got the felony dismissed and some restitution paid for the misdemeanors. Alex talked to us and supported us like family. He was with us every step of the way and made us feel relieved. I would definitely recommend ...
  • Got me probation

    “Alexander is a great professional lawyer who will work hard on your case to get best outcome for you and your family. His lawyer office provided me with exceptional service got me probation when I could of easily done two yrs in prison, Thank You guys again”
  • Best Lawyer Money Can Offer!

    "He saved me from going to jail and worked very hard on my case! He worked very well with the DA and got me the best deal possible for the charges I had. I would recommend him to anyone who ever asked and would hire him again in a second with zero hesitation. If your wonder is this the lawyer for...
  • Second degree murder charge

    "He is a great lawyer I was arrested for second degree murder and he got my charges dropped and we are working on getting it expunged now I highly recommend him thanks Mr.larid"
  • A True Blessing

    Alex has it all. He's compassionate for his clients. He's communicative. He's charismatic and persuasive in court. I was at a low point in my life and he helped me through it to come out a better man. God Bless Alex Laird.

CONTACT ALEX LAIRD TODAY

There is no time to waste if you are facing criminal charges. Contact criminal lawyer Alex Laird today to schedule a free consultation where we will discuss your case in full detail and begin preparing your defense.

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