His Motto: "Have Law, Will Travel, Have Injustice, Will Travel Swiftly!"
Burton P. Guidry
Burton P. Guidry earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and graduated with his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1980.
Mr. Guidry has been a practicing attorney since October 1980 as a trial lawyer in both civil and criminal cases. He has practiced criminal law as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor. His experience includes over 80 jury trials in Federal courts, State courts, and hundreds of judge presided trials in almost every jurisdiction in the State of Louisiana. He is also admitted to practice in all United States Courts in Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
He has also, throughout his legal career, represented state and local government entities and has represented East Baton Rouge Parish and several municipalities regarding legal issues affecting those bodies.
He was previously an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Land and Natural Resources Section of the Civil Division of the Louisiana Department of Justice as well as the Criminal Division as special prosecutor.
Over the course of 30-plus years of practice, Mr. Guidry has attained a diverse knowledge of various legal fields. He has been on both sides of the courtroom for criminal cases, as a public defender and as a city and state prosecutor. Through his work with the Attorney General's office he gained experience in land matters and further criminal training. In his early career he gained invaluable knowledge representing the oil and gas industry, as well as pursuing personal injury cases. Crawdaddy can handle it all.
In addition to being a practicing trial lawyer, Mr. Guidry is a farmer, a professional musician and a writer. He also appears as Crawdaddy, Cajun at Law, a Cajun comedy act, and performs with his touring band, Crawdaddy and the Crustaceans, playing Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music. He has appeared many times on local and national television and radio and is the author of several columns in magazines and newspapers. He is also the author of A Litany of Louisiana Legal Letters a book of form letters for practicing attorneys.
He is a French-speaking Cajun who is not afraid to take on any issue in any forum.