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John Garrison Jordan

Contact: jgj@chehardy.com

  • Noteworthy Experience:
    • J. Garrison Jordan, APLC, Hammond, Louisiana; Owner/Solo Practitioner, Litigation practice in criminal defense in state and federal courts with select civil litigation
    • Macaluso & Jordan, Hammond, Louisiana; Partner, Litigation practice in criminal defense in state and federal courts
    • Seale, Macaluso & Ross, Hammond, Louisiana; Associate Attorney; Litigation practice in criminal defense and civil insurance defense
    • Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, New Orleans, Louisiana; Senior Trial Attorney – Felony Division
  • Licenses:
    • Admitted to the bar, 1990, Louisiana
    • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
    • Admitted Pro Hac Vice to the United States District Courts in Delaware, Kentucky, Texas, and Arkansas
  • Professional Organizations & Memberships:
    • Member of CJA Panel (2012-2018)
  • Representative Cases:

    • State of La. v. Evelyn McKnight (death of an infant)

    • State of La. v. Michael Petito (malfeasance in office; got probation)

    • State of La. v. Christopher Labat (Hosanna Church case - national attention)

    • State of La. v. Ryan Pourcaeu (first degree murder trial)

    • State of La. v. Anthony Manzelo (murder trial got negligent homicide verdict)

    • State v. Katie Robinson (double vehicular homicide; got probation for negligent homicide, no jail time).

    • State of La. v. Ralph Maxwell (co-counsel with Julian Murray)

    • State of La. v. Michael Hallford (first degree murder/death penalty; guilty no death penalty)

    • State of La. v. Clarence Zahn (bank fraud; got probation)

    • U.S. v. Frank Muscarello (went to US Supreme Court)

    • U.S. v. Brian Boudreaux (illegal exportation of wildlife; got misdemeanor probation)

    • U.S. v. Robert Flanagan (Landrieu office break in; got misdemeanor probation - national attention)

    • U.S. v. Frankie Donwar (charged with illegal gambling; got probation)

    • U.S. v. Robert Cleveland (medicare fraud; got probation)

    • Numerous gang, drug, and murder CJA appointments and complex litigation with favorable results.

    • Previously certified by State Board to serve as lead counsel for capital cases.

  • Contact Information
  • Education:

    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill B.A., History, 1985 Tulane University School of Law J.D., 1990


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