Mansfield Melancon is a personal injury law firm serving residents of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and the entire state of Louisiana. We primarily focus on auto accidents, wrongful death, 18-Wheeler accidents, and other catastrophic injuries.
Mansfield Melancon has a team of passionate and dedicated lawyers who have knowledge and experience with handling personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and business litigation cases throughout the state of Louisiana. We strive to offer our clients outstanding customer service, and we ensure that each client's case will get the time, attention and skillful representation that it deserves. Our lawyers provide our clients with the experience and resources of a big law firm, along with the personal attention, dedication, and accessibility that you deserve and expect from your lawyers. When you hire our law firm, you will receive: *A team of lawyers who are dedicated to your issues *You will work directly with our lawyers and not with a paralegal or a case manager *You will have access to your team of lawyers 24/7 *You will receive the email addresses and cell phone numbers of your team of lawyers from the moment you hire Mansfield Melancon *Your team of lawyers will make it a priority to quickly respond to any questions you might have about your case *We will constantly keep you informed about developments in your case *Legal work product is only produced by the lawyers at Mansfield Melancon The lawyers at Mansfield Melancon look forward to helping you get your life back to normal.
New Orleans Office
318 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans LA 70124
Yes - 30 minutes
Misdemeanor Crimes, DWI, DUI and; other issues on a case-by-case basis.
We are open 24/7
English & Spanish
Baton Rouge Office
2133 Silverside Drive
Experienced Louisiana DWI Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights
Louisiana is known for its food, music, and year-round festivals. Whether you live in Louisiana or here for vacation, places like downtown New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, can be a lot of fun. However, when it comes to driving while intoxicated ("DWI"), the police in Louisiana take DWIs very seriously. If you are arrested for a DWI, do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at Mansfield Melancon. Both Scott and Collin have prior law enforcement experience, and the law enforcement training that they received is an invaluable benefit to defending your DWI case. Brad also has valuable experience prosecuting DWI arrests for the city of Baton Rouge. The experienced DWI lawyers at Mansfield Melancon understand the laws and procedures behind a DWI arrest, and they will fight for you and your rights. Louisiana DWI Penalties A DWI conviction can be very serious, even if it is just your first one. The punishment ranges based on whether this is your first, second, or third DWI offense. If this is your first DWI offense (Misdemeanor), you could be facing the following penalties: Up to six months in jail and a fine of $300 - $1000 30+ hours of community service Court-approved substance abuse program and driver improvement program Suspension of driver's license Probation If this is your second DWI offense (Misdemeanor), you could be facing the following penalties: Minimum fine of $750 to $1000 Up to six months in jail 240+ hours of community service Court-approved substance abuse program and driver improvement program Suspension of driver's license Probation If this is your third DWI offense (Felony), you could be facing the following penalties: Minimum fine of $2000 Up to five years in jail The government can seize and sell your vehicle Drug diversion probation program 240+ hours of community service Substance abuse evaluation and treatment Ignition interlock device on your vehicle Probation If this is your fourth or subsequent offense (Felony), you could be facing the following penalties: Minimum fine of $5000 Up to thirty years in jail (two years must be served without the benefit of parole) The government can seize and sell your vehicle Drug diversion probation program 320+ hours of community service Substance abuse evaluation and treatment Home incarceration program Ignition interlock device on your vehicle Probation Defenses Against DWI: As your DWI lawyers, we can aggressively employ a number of defenses to help your case. Here are a few examples: Improper Stop: A cop must have reasonable suspicion that you are an impaired driver to make a traffic stop. If the cop improperly stops you, then your lawyers can file a Motion to Suppress to ask the Court to exclude evidence from the traffic stop. Improper BAC Test: When a cop administers a BAC test, he must follow specific procedures. If the cop does not follow certain rules then the results of the test may be inaccurate, and your lawyers may be able to exclude the evidence in Court through a Motion to Suppress. Inaccurate Field Sobriety Test: If you get pulled over for suspicion of DWI, a cop will likely administer a Field Sobriety Test. The Field Sobriety Test include three standardized tests: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk & Turn, and One Leg Stand. If the cop has not been properly trained in these tests or has administered them improperly, your DWI lawyers may argue that the Field Sobriety Test results were inaccurate. Motion to Suppress A Motion to Suppress evidence is a request by your lawyer that the Court exclude certain evidence against you from trial making it much harder to prosecute your case. It is a tool your lawyer can use to help defend your DWI case when a cop violated your rights or illegally obtained evidence. WHEN SHOULD I CALL A LAWYER? If you are in need of reliable legal advice on how to proceed after a DWI arrest, contact Mansfield Melancon immediately to make sure your rights and interests are being protected. It is important that your constitutional rights are protected. It is equally important to have a team of skilled lawyers who will provide the personalized attention your case requires and deserves. You can reach us at our New Orleans number at 504-500-1108, Baton Rouge number at 225-612-0800, Lafayette number at 337-409-0003, or you can contact us online. You can also send us an email with questions about your claim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experienced Louisiana Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights as an Injured Motorist
Starting the Investigation: Mansfield Melancon's car accident lawyers always urge the innocent victims of these wrecks to speak with us as soon as possible. There are multiple reasons for this. The time you have to bring a car accident claim in Louisiana (also referred to as statute of limitation or prescriptive period) is highly important for your claim. If a lawsuit is not filed timely, your claim could be lost. Louisiana's period for filing a lawsuit for most car accident cases only lasts a year after the accident. Contact a car accident lawyer at Mansfield Melancon to discuss your case immediately. Often times it is imperative that you have a thorough, professional, and immediate investigation of the accident. Many people do not think of personal injury attorneys as investigators, but that's an important part of our job. Your investigation is made significantly easier when it is started as soon as possible after your accident. Mansfield Melancon's car accident attorneys are especially equipped to conduct a proper investigation into your accident, provided we have as much information as possible, as soon as possible. How Our Investigations Work: Every accident is unique, of course, and so every investigation is going to depend on the specific details of the wreck in question. However, some common elements tend to arise in car accident investigations. Our car accident attorneys will look into your accident by: Examining physical evidence, such as tire marks on the road or damage to the vehicles Speaking to witnesses, including the police department that investigated the accident Poring over the documentation generated by your accident, including medical and police reports Examining GPS data from relevant vehicles Move Fast As you can imagine, these tasks are much easier when they are conducted soon after an accident. You don't want to see a witness's memory fade or physical evidence disappear or become damaged. The Benefits of Our Experience: As noted, these investigations are not paint-by-numbers affairs. They're not easy or simple. They require experience and know-how. Mansfield Melancon's car accident lawyers offer both of these traits. We've investigated countless accidents over the course of our work as personal injury lawyers. We understand how important the little details of these cases are. Significant verdicts turn on these details, and while no car accident lawyer can promise you a specific result, we understand that a successful result in your case can make all the difference in your life as you recover from your injuries. What Type of Damages can I Recover from my Car Accident? Victims of car accidents have the right to recover for their injuries that result from a driver's negligence, recklessness, or inattention. The injured victim may be able to recover the following types of damages from the wrongdoer: Medical costs Lost income (past and future) Pain and suffering (physical and emotional) Loss of enjoyment of life Other types of recoverable damages In certain situations, an injured car accident victim may be able to recover punitive damages from the operator of the motor vehicle. Punitive damages are usually awarded to the victim of an accident for the purposes of punishing the wrongdoer. These types of damages are generally associated with drunk or impaired drivers who cause a car accident. WHEN SHOULD I CALL A LAWYER? If you are in need of reliable legal advice on how to proceed after a car accident, contact Mansfield Melancon immediately to make sure your rights and interests are being protected. It is important to receive compensation for your car accident. It is equally important to have a team of skilled lawyers who will provide the personalized attention your case requires and deserves. You can reach us at our New Orleans number at 504-500-1108, Baton Rouge number at 225-612-0800, Lafayette number at 337-409-0003, or you can contact us online. You can also send us an email with questions about your claim at email@example.com.
Mansfield Melancon is a personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and business litigation law firm serving residents of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and the entire state of Louisiana. Our law firm was established by a group of four lawyers who came together with a desire to bring quality legal representation to those clients who wanted more personal attention and open communication from their lawyers.
The Mansfield Melancon Difference At Mansfield Melancon, you will get the personal service and accessibility that you deserve from your lawyers. When you hire our law firm, you will receive: **A team of lawyers who are dedicated to your issues **You will work directly with our lawyers and not with a paralegal or a case manager **You will have access to your team of lawyers 24/7 **You will receive the email addresses and cell phone numbers of your team of lawyers from the moment you hire Mansfield Melancon **Your team of lawyers will make it a priority to quickly respond to any questions you might have about your case **We will constantly keep you informed about developments in your case **Legal work product is only produced by the lawyers at Mansfield Melancon
After several years of practicing law with one of Louisiana's oldest and most respected firms, Scott formed Mansfield Melancon with other experienced and trusted lawyers with the goal of providing each individual client with personalized attention and a dedicated team of lawyers who understand their issues and advocate aggressively for all of the firm's clients.
Scott has argued in numerous Louisiana courts and has advocated for clients throughout the state. Scott has represented clients in personal injury cases, family law cases, criminal cases, and numerous business/civil litigation cases.
In 2018, Scott was ranked by his peers among the Super Lawyers - Louisiana Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list recognizes less than 2.5% of attorneys in Louisiana.
Scott serves as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics Advisory Service Committee, which works to encourage ethical lawyer conduct and supports the LSBA's Ethics Counsel in the provision of informal, non-binding ethics opinions to members of the Bar. Scott also serves on the LSBA Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, which protects the public from incompetent or fraudulent activities by those who are unauthorized to practice law or who are otherwise misleading those in need of legal services.
Scott graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Chancellor's List and earned CALI Excellence Awards in Legal Research and Writing (I & II) and Civil Law Torts. While in law school, Scott also served as an editor of the Mineral Law Institute Newsletter and member of the Student Bar Association Ethics Committee.
Prior to attending law school, Scott served his community as a commissioned deputy sheriff. In the community, Scott serves on the Sigma Nu Fraternity (Phi Chapter) Alumni Board of Receivers and is a member of the Tiger Athletic Foundation. Scott also serves his community as an active volunteer attorney with Wills for Heroes: an organization that provides no-cost estate planning legal services to veterans, members of law enforcement, and their families.
Scott is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
When he is not practicing law, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, and attending LSU athletic events.
Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University
After practicing for several years at one of the most respected and top rated defense firms in Louisiana, Collin and three other experienced lawyers formed Mansfield Melancon with the goal of providing his clients the personal attention that they deserve and expect from their attorney.
Collin has experience advocating for clients in both Louisiana federal and state courts. He has handled cases ranging from complex business disputes to individual disagreements. Collin is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Collin received his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class in the Louisiana Civil Law Division. Upon graduation, Collin received Loyola's highest award to a graduating law student, the Spirit of St. Ignatius Award. During his time at Loyola, Collin was a member of Loyola's Law Review for two years. He also participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition. Collin also served as the Chief Justice of Loyola's Honor Board.
Before practicing law, Collin served as a commissioned sheriff's deputy in East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was assigned to the uniform patrol division. Collin's experience as a police officer provides added value to his clients who are facing criminal charges.
Collin received a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Political Science from Louisiana State University.
When Collin is not practicing law, he enjoys LSU football, the New Orleans Saints, duck hunting, and traveling to new places to hike and experience different cultures.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Brad, a Baton Rouge native, opened his own law practice right out of law school. His practice revolved around fighting for his clients' rights. He also spent several years as a Prosecutor for the City of Baton Rouge protecting the public's interests. Brad is used to fighting for clients and victims!
Brad has spent countless hours in court arguing in front of judges and juries for his clients. His job as a prosecutor allowed him to be in the courtroom daily. He has prosecuted cases ranging from D.W.I. to Domestic Abuse Battery securing numerous convictions. Brad's not afraid to fight for his clients.
In 2017, Brad received Avvo's "Clients' Choice Award" for his dedicated and relentless legal service that he provides to his client. He has also received awards from the "Expert Network" as a Distinguished Lawyer, "American Law Society's America's Top Lawyers 2018", and the "American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction" award for 2017.
Brad received his J.D. from Louisiana State University. He served as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board as a member and competitor, along with serving in the Student Government for the Law School. Brad has competed for LSU Law in mock trial competitions ranging from New York to Fort Lauderdale. He also attained the highest grade in his class for White Collar Crime and Insurance Law while in Law School. Brad continues to serve his alma mater by coaching and judging mock trial teams for the Law School.
Brad attended Louisiana State University for his bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminology. Brad has been involved with multiple organizations throughout college and graduate school. These include Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Boys Hope/Girls Hope, founding member of the LSU Law Running Club, and Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Brad is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In his spare time, Brad enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, cheering on the Saints and Tigers, and playing with his two dogs Lola and Louie.
Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University
Kelley joined the firm at its inception after several years of practicing with one of Louisiana's oldest and most respected law firms. Kelley joined Mansfield Melancon to further the firm's goal of understanding every client's personal interests while aggressively representing each client to ensure they receive the result they deserve.
Kelley's extensive litigation experience adds unique value to your case. Kelley has practiced in front of every level of Louisiana's judicial system - from District Courts to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
In 2018, Kelley was ranked by his peers among the Super Lawyers - Louisiana Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list recognizes less than 2.5 % of attorneys in Louisiana.
Kelley received his J.D. from Southern University Law Center, where he graduated first in his class for the full-time day division. He served as the Executive Editor of the Southern University Law Review editorial board and was a member of the Southern University Moot Court Board, the Grade Appeals Committee, and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Kelley continued to serve his alma mater as an Adjunct Professor of Law and as an honorary member of the Louisiana Law Institute.
Before practicing law, Kelley was a former project manager/estimator/engineer for Orion Marine Group, Inc., where he aided in the estimating, bidding, execution, and completion of construction projects in South Louisiana. Kelley earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Construction Management from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he served as Vice President of the Associated Builders and Contractors Student Chapter and Secretary of the Construction Student Association.
Kelley is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his spare time, Kelley enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing guitar, watching and attending Saints and LSU sporting events, and being outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, and riding horses. Kelley actively represents clients throughout Louisiana and looks forward to representing you.
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