2009 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award
J. Michael Small
J. Michael Small is an attorney in Alexandria, Louisiana. His practice is limited exclusively to criminal defense and his case load is evenly divided between State murder cases and federal white collar crime and public corruption cases.
Mr. Small is a 1969 graduate of Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University.
Mr. Small is a past-President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been listed for over twenty years in the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Criminal Defense and death penalty litigation. He received the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy Award in 2006. He is a member of Louisiana State and American Bar Associations, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America.