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John McLindon

John S. McLindon began his legal career in 1989 after graduating from LSU Law School.  While he has vast experience in a variety of legal matters, the focus of his practice is on criminal defense, particularly in Federal Court. As lead counsel in over 45 jury trials, including a number of high-profile cases, he has obtained not guilty verdicts and dismissals for many of his clients.

John is a graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LSU undergrad in 1986 and Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 1989.  In 1999, John graduated from The National Criminal Defense College, the preeminent criminal defense training program in the United States. As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, all Federal District Courts in the State of Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court, he represents clients across the South. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He served as President of the Young Lawyers Association, as well as a member of various committees of the Baton Rouge Bar Association throughout the years. He is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and conducts Continuing Education seminars to attorneys throughout Louisiana. He is a frequent lecturer at Louisiana State University's School of Business and LSU Law School. John participates as a Judge for Trials at the LSU Law School. John has had over 15 articles published in Local, State and National Legal Journals


B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1986

J.D., Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989

National Criminal Defense College, 1999

Bar Admissions Louisiana, 1990

U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1989
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association
Member Since: 1989 - Present

Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Inns of Court
Past Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Young Lawyers Association
Past President

Pro Bono Activities

Past Member Board of Directors, Catholic High School Alumni Association

Member, Catholic High School Men's Club

Ecumenical House Board of Directors -- Past Member

Coach of the Cross Country Team for St. Jude School in Baton Rouge 2007 -2014

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