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Lewis O. Unglesby
Baton Rouge Trial Attorney

Lewis Unglesby practices in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense, specializing in jury trials. He has argued over 25 cases in the Louisiana Supreme Court and won over 40 verdicts exceeding $1,000,000.00. He was the youngest person named a trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in both criminal and civil law. He is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America in five different categories of practice for the last 25 years, selected in the top 50 lawyers in the personal injury field in Super Lawyers, chosen best criminal lawyer in Louisiana in 2010, and chose best white collar criminal lawyer in 2012. Martindale-Hubbell rates his firm in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1996, and he has been selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in the United States since 2008.

Unglesby is an avid hunter and owns many guns. He believes in reasonable restrictions on gun ownership.

Unglesby has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN and numerous national radio shows. His career has been featured by The Times-Picayune, The Shreveport Times, The Morning Advocate, Gannett news service, Tiger Rag and the Baton Rouge Business Report.

Unglesby joined what was then LTLA now the Association of Justice while in law school in 1973 and has served in various positions in the organization since that time.

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08/16 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference (encore)

What difference has a decade made?

Due to severe flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities, the recording of “Black & The Blue,” which was to be the August episode of Louisiana Public Square, was cancelled. Instead we will be broadcasting an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference.” More information, including broadcast dates and times, is below.

“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference”
Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through Southeast Louisiana, triggering what would become the nation’s costliest disaster. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita inundated Southwest Louisiana forever altering the landscape. The storms uprooted residents, while the rest of Louisiana and its neighboring states welcomed them with open arms.
What affect did the storms have on economic development along the I-10 corridor? Just over a decade later, how have public services changed? How prepared is Louisiana to handle hurricane evacuees? And how did the hurricanes change the demographics of the state?
This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. on LPB HD.

The panelists are:
· Andy Kopplin, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
· Paul Rainwater, Rainwater Consulting, LLC
· Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
· Nihal Shrinath, The Data Center

The program includes interviews with Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana; Chris Guilbeaux, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Data Center; John White, State Superintendent of Education; and Christopher Bohnstengel and “Byrdie” Lane, owners of Byrdie’s Gallery and Café in New Orleans.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Kim Hunter Reed,Ph.D., who served in the Blanco administration during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, moderate the discussion.
“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” will also air in New Orleans, on WLAE. It can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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