James E. Boren

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James E. Boren

Sole Practitioner since 1988
Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:
225-387-5786
Fax:
225-336-4667
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1975
    • Honors: First in Class, Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Honors: Class of 1950, Scholarship, Spring 1974
    • Honors: Flory Criminal Trial Competition, Finalist, 1975
    • Honors: Recipient, Flory Trial Competition, 1st Place, 1973, 1974
    • Law Review: Louisiana State University Law Review, Member, 1974 - 1975
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
    • B.A., History - 1971
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa

Published Works

  • Louisiana Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Act, 34 Louisiana Law Review 634
  • The New Code of Professional Responsibility, Around the Bar, February, 1987
  • The Body Count in the Government War on Lawyers, Around the Bar, November, 1986
  • Constitutional Considerations of Federal and State Testimonial Immunity Legislation, 36 Louisiana Law Review 214, 1976
  • Fear of a Paper Tiger: Enforcing Louisiana’s Procedural and Statutory Rules in the Wake of Harmless Error Analysis, 64 Louisiana Law Review 1, Fall, 2003
  • Using Lessons from the Capital Arena for Sentencing Advocacy in All Cases, The Champion, July 2018 - NACDL

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, C.L.E. Programs
  • Adjunct Professor, Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, 2002 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell, Who's Who
  • National Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Charter Member
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 1990 - 1991
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Justice Albert Tate, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee, Member, 1984 - Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Chairman, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1986 - 1987
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1984 - 1986
  • Louisiana Capital Defense Project, Member, Board of Directors, 1987 - 1989
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member, Civil Liberties Union, 1988 - 1992
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1985 - 1986
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Committee on Ethical Standards for Criminal Practice, 1985 - 1988
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, 1994 - 1995
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chair, Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, 1995 - 2000
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, District 5, Board of Governors, 2008 - 2011
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Summit Planning Committee
  • American Bar Association , Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2009 - Present
  • Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Lawyers Association , Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member, 1992 - 1995
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Co-Chairman, Indigent Defense Committee, 1990 - 1994, 1998 - 2000
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Co-Chair, Death Penalty Committee, 1994 - 1997
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Louisiana Justice Coalition, Board of Directors, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • East Baton Rouge Parish, Assistant District Attorney, 1975 - 1976
  • East Baton Rouge Parish, Chief, Appellate Section, 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Task Force on Advanced Payment of Attorney's Fees, Member, 1990 - 1991
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Committee to Study Post Conviction Procedure, 2009 - 2010
  • Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, Member, 1985 - 1988
  • Governor's Task Force on Prison Overcrowding, Member, 1986 - 1987
  • Louisiana Law Institute Code of Criminal Procedure Advisory Committee, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Joint Legislative Committee to Study Certification of Louisiana Evidentiary Rules, Member, Advisory Committee, 1986 - Present
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, Cameras in the Courtroom Task Force, 1993 - 1995
  • Louisiana Public Defender Board, Louisiana State Bar Association Representative , 2008 - 2011
  • Louisiana Public Defender Board, Capital Certification Advisory Committee
  • Louisiana Sentencing Commission, Member, 1986 - 1987
  • East Baton Rouge Indigent Defense Board, Board Member, 1988 - 2007
  • Louisiana Legislature, Indigent Defense Task Force, 1996 - 1997
  • Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board, Member, 1998 - 2003