Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys You Can Trust

Since 1990, we at Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.C., have provided criminal defense services to residents of Lake Charles and surrounding Louisiana communities. Our law firm consists of a team of attorneys who have extensive criminal defense experience and recognition by their peers and former clients.

We represent minors in juvenile court and adults in both state and federal court. We have the resources to give cost-effective legal service to people facing all types of criminal charges:

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Are Here To Help

Our firm's criminal defense practice is led by the firm's founder, AV-rated* attorney Thomas Lorenzi, who has more than 30 years of legal experience to offer our clients. Mr. Lorenzi has been awarded the 2007 Distinguished Attorney Award by the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

If you have previously been arrested but charges were dismissed or rejected, or even convicted of a crime under certain conditions, an expungement may clear certain offenses from your permanent record. To find out if your criminal offense can be expunged, contact a lawyer from our firm.

Providing Relief During Uncertain And Scary Times

We are known as a law firm that gives honest answers and practical advice to our clients. We don't sugarcoat the truth in a criminal defense matter. We always give our clients our honest opinion of their legal options and the likelihood that we can minimize the negative consequences of the arrest.

"The best criminal defense work we do is the work no one ever hears of. When we get involved early in a case, we can sometimes even prevent criminal charges from being filed at all. Most people would rather never be charged than be acquitted and have the arrest on their record." — Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.C., founding attorney Tom Lorenzi

At the same time, as we give straightforward and clear information, we also serve as aggressive and proactive advocates. No matter the criminal charge, our clients deserve an aggressive and individualized criminal defense. Clients walk out of our office knowing they are no longer alone — they have an experienced advocate on their side to guide them through challenging, confusing and frightening times.

Contact Our Office To Learn About Your Legal Options

The earlier you get a defense lawyer involved in your case, the better our chance at building a strong defense and avoiding or minimizing the negative consequences of an arrest or conviction.

To make a confidential appointment to talk about your drinking and driving or other criminal charges, call 337-513-0886 or use our online contact form for a prompt response.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.