James Kirk Piccione

James Kirk Piccione: Attorney with James Kirk Piccione
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Striving everyday to provide justice for those accused of felonies and misdemeanors

The playing field

We count on law enforcement to protect our rights and safety. For most people, the police represent a lifetime of security with only the occasional interaction along the way, if any at all. But when the tables turn and we find ourselves suspected of a crime, the law officers may employ nearly any measure to get the information they need, whether it infringes on our rights or not. The police know the law better than the average person does, and they can easily use it against us. The unrepresented person has little bargaining power and no expertise in their own defense.

This disparity makes an unleveled playing field. At the Law Office of Kirk Piccione, we can help you level that playing field.

Learn about crimes and punishments in Louisiana


A criminal law attorney must communicate with his clients with integrity and honesty. Our Lafayette criminal defense attorneys defend your rights from interrogation through the entire criminal process. We answer all your questions. Our defense attorneys let our clients know their options at every turn, and we let the opposition know that we will not be bullied. At the Law Office of Kirk Piccione we consistently seek the best possible outcome for our clients.


Our Lafayette criminal lawyers can help you resolve your criminal matter and get your life back on track. All the while, you can be sure that your rights and the rights of your loved ones are protected. When dealing with experienced law enforcement and prosecution, remember, it is the prosecutors job to prosecute every crime committed. When you hire the Law Office of Kirk Piccione for criminal defense or general practice - civil litigation cases, it is our job to help you.

When your freedom is at stake, trust experience and results

Criminal defense attorney James Kirk Piccione has an established practice in Southern Louisiana. As one of only 10 attorneys in the city of Lafayette certified by the Louisiana Supreme Court to handle death penalty cases, he has made a name for himself in the greater Lafayette area in the following legal concentrations:

Criminal defense
General practice-civil litigation
Personal injury

(Certified by the Louisiana Supreme Court as Capital (Death Penalty) Criminal Cases Specialist)

Areas of Practice (50)

  • Personal Injury
  • Bodily Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Accidents
  • Criminal Defense
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Jones Act
  • Maritime Law
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Felonies
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Sex Crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Drug Crimes

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-712-3347  Phone
866-968-1813  Phone
University Attended:
Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, B.S., 1983
Law School Attended:
Tulane University, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1988, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana and Northern District of Texas; 1986, Louisiana; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 1995, Texas; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Lafayette Parish (President, Young Lawyers Association, 1987-1989; Member, Board of Directors, 1989-1991), Louisiana State Bar Association; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana Association for Justice (Member, Board of Governors, 2006—); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Lafayette, Louisiana, March 9, 1962
( Certified by the Louisiana Supreme Court as Capital Death Penalty Criminal Cases Specialist )

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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