James E. Boren
  • Sole Practitioner, 1988

Location:

Baton Rouge, LA

Phone:

Fax:

225-336-4667

Email:

James E. Boren
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Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Certified Legal Specialties

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
  • 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

  • In re Hunter, 823 So.2d.325, 2002, La., 2002527303
  • State v. Jones, 808 So.2d 609, 2001, La.App. 1 Cir., 2001404661
  • State v. Lee, 788 So.2d 452, 2001, La.App. 1 Cir., 2001158740
  • State v. Fugler, 737 So.2d 894, 1999, La.App. 1 Cir., 1999131505
  • State v. Fugler, 721 So.2d 1, 1998, La.App. 1 Cir., 1998224043
  • State v. Edmondson, 714 So.2d 1233, 1998, La., 1998143047
  • State v. Young, 712 So.2d 273, 1998, La.App. 1 Cir., 1998110113
  • State v. Edmondson, 699 So.2d 882, 1997, La.App. 1 Cir., 1997168912
  • State v. Peart, 621 So.2d 780, 1993, La., 1993138882
  • State ex rel. Mitchell v. State, 580 So.2d 906, 1991, La., 1991088529
  • Louisiana State Bar Ass'n v. Guidry, 571 So.2d 161, 1990, La., 1990172895
  • State v. Shoemaker, 569 So.2d 169, 1990, La. App. 1 Cir., 1990149987
  • State v. Dupre, 500 So. 2d. 873, 1986, La. App. 1 Cir., 1987003810
  • State v. Giordano, 489 So.2d. 487, 1986, La.App. 3 Cir., 1986127071
  • State v. Pearaa, 403 So.2d 1194, 1981, La., 1981141138
  • Wayne v. Green, 389 So. 2d. 102, 1980, La.App. 1 Cir., 1980142118
  • Wayne v. Green, 389 So.2d 104, 1980, La.App. 1 Cir., 1980142119
  • State v. Forrest, 356 So.2d 945, 1978, La., 1978113231
  • State v. Davis, 351 So. 2d 771, 1977, La., 1977140151
  • Johnson v. Capital City Press, Inc., 346 So.2d 819, 2 Media L. Rep. 2255, 1977, La.App. 1 Cir., 1977118371
  • State v. Lott, 325 So. 2d 576, 1976, La., 1976118282
  • State v. Brown, 326 So. 2d 839, 1975, La., 1975141168
  • State v. Carter, 326 So.2d 848, 1975, La., 1975141169
  • In re Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Co., 214 F.3d 586, 47 Fed.R.Serv.3d 611, 2000, 5th Cir. (La.), 2000378991
  • Delaune v. U.S., 143 F.3d 995, 82 A.F.T.R. 2d 98, 1998, 5th Cir. (La.), 1998125858
  • U.S. v. Terry, 5 F.3d 874, 1993, 5th Cir. (Miss.), 1993198856
  • U.S. v. Comeaux, 954 F.2d 255, 1992, 5th Cir. (La.), 1992036787
  • In re Newchurch, 807 F.2d 404, 55 USLW 2398, 90 A.L.R. Fed. 889, 1986, 5th Cir. (La.), 1986162172
  • U.S. v. Dozier, 707 F.2d 862, 1983, 5th Cir. (La.), 1983126606
  • U.S. v. Ackal, 706 F.2d 523, 13 Fed.R.Evid.Serv. 409, 1983, 5th Cir. (La.), 1983124264
  • U.S. v. Lewis, 621 F.2d 1382, 1980, 5th Cir. (La.), 1980118177

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, C.L.E. Programs
  • Adjunct Professor, Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, 2002 to 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, 1985
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 1990 to 1991
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1985 to Present
  • Justice Albert Tate, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000 to Present
  • NORML Legal Committee, Member, 1984 to Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Chairman, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1986 to 1987
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1984 to 1986
  • Louisiana Capital Defense Project, Member, Board of Directors, 1987 to 1989
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member, Civil Liberties Union, 1988 to 1992
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1985 to 1986
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chairman, Committee on Ethical Standards for Criminal Practice, 1985 to 1988
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, 1994 to 1995
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chair, Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, 1995 to 2000
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, District 5, Board of Governors, 2008 to 2011
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Summit Planning Committee, 2011
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2009 to Present
  • Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Lawyers Association , Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member, 1992 to 1995
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Co-Chairman, Indigent Defense Committee, 1990 - 1994, 1998 to 2000
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Co-Chair, Death Penalty Committee, 1994 to 1997
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Louisiana Justice Coalition, Board of Directors, 2011 to Present

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Task Force on Advanced Payment of Attorney's Fees, Member, 1990 to 1991
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Committee to Study Post Conviction Procedure, 2009 to 2010
  • Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, Member, 1985 to 1988
  • Governor's Task Force on Prison Overcrowding, Member, 1986 to 1987
  • Louisiana Law Institute Code of Criminal Procedure Advisory Committee, Member, 1987 to Present
  • Joint Legislative Committee to Study Certification of Louisiana Evidentiary Rules, Member, Advisory Committee, 1986
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, Cameras in the Courtroom Task Force, 1993 to 1995
  • Louisiana Public Defender Board, Louisiana State Bar Association Representative , 2008 to 2011
  • Louisiana Public Defender Board, Capital Certification Advisory Committee, 2012
  • Louisiana Sentencing Commission, Member, 1986 to 1987
  • East Baton Rouge Indigent Defense Board, Board Member, 1988 to 2007
  • Louisiana Legislature, Indigent Defense Task Force, 1996 to 1997
  • Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board, Member, 1998 to 2003