John P. Calmes

John P. Calmes

329 St. Ferdinand St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225-387-2200

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About John P. Calmes

Graduated from LSU Law School in August 1975. Rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell. A founding member of “The National College for DUI Defense” (1995). Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Louisiana Super Lawyers”. Past President of “The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers” (2006). Has handled over 2,000 DWI cases. Has spoken at numerous seminars for various organizations about defending DWI cases beginning in 1988. Vietnam Veteran; awarded the Silver Star (1970).

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