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Stan Lemelle

A recognized face in Louisiana’s legal community, Stan spent 35 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, including nearly 20 years as Chief of the Criminal Division. Stan also served various stints during his career as the U.S. Attorney of the Middle District. Stan’s job included making recommendations on criminal cases and offering advice on plea agreements.

He served a total of five U.S. Attorneys who relied on his guidance on all decisions affecting criminal cases. He personally tried or led a number of high-profile criminal corruption cases, including:

  • Roland F. Coppola Sr., former state police commander in Lafayette and a reputed associate of the late crime boss Carlos Marcello, for theft
  • Former state representative for corruption
  • Former state elections commissioner for tax fraud
  • Former East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member Gordon Curry Jr. for conspiracy and aiding and abetting corruption
  • Former Greensburg Police Chief James “Ricky” Webb for participation in a vote-buying conspiracy
  • Former Livingston Parish Prison Warden Arthur B. Ross for mail fraud
  • Former attorney Julius X. Johnson for mail fraud
  • Former attorney David Dirks for mail fraud

Stan offers invaluable knowledge and a wealth of courtroom experience for defendants involved in cases of alleged white-collar crimes.


Southern University Law Center, 1976

Southern University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1972, Political Science



United States District Court

  • Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Middle District of Louisiana
  • Western District of Louisiana

United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit


United States Air Force, 1972-1974

Second Lieutenant

Officer in Charge of Operations for a Security Police Squad

Officer in Charge of Base Armory

Unit Training Officer

Officer in Charge of Investigations

Base Confinement Officer

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