John S. McLindon
John S. McLindon is "Of Counsel" to Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC. A lifetime resident of Baton Rouge, he began his law career in 1989, and remained in private practice for over 23 years, joining WPTC in 2013. While he has vast experience in a variety of legal matters, the focus of his practice is on criminal defense, particularly in Federal Court. As lead counsel in over 35 jury trials, including a number of high profile cases, he has obtained not guilty verdicts and dismissals for many of his clients.
A graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, he is a 1989 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. In 1999, John graduated from The National Criminal Defense College, the preeminent criminal defense training program in the United States. As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, all Federal District Courts in the State of Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, he represents clients across the South. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, where he is a contributing author for "Around the Bar," a journal of the organization. He served as President of the Young Lawyers Association, as well as a member of various committees of the Baton Rouge Bar Association throughout the years. He is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and conducts Continuing Education seminars to attorneys throughout Louisiana. He is a frequent lecturer at Louisiana State University's School of Business, and participates as Judge for Trials at the LSU Law School.
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