Raspanti Law Firm

The Raspanti Law Firm handles both criminal defense and personal injury cases. As a criminal defense/personal injury lawyer, the Raspanti Law Firm has earned a reputation over the last 30 years as an aggressive law firm that is not afraid of going to trial and will aggressively pursue the best results for their clients in both the civil and criminal arena.

The Raspanti Law Firm handles all types of criminal defense work. Included but not limited to:

Federal Crimes

  • White collar offenses
  • Bank fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Drug trafficking
  • Conspiracy offenses
  • Internet crimes
  • Federal investigations by DEA, FBI, Customs, IRS, etc.
  • Federal sex crimes

State Crimes

  • White collar offenses
  • Drug offenses
  • Sex crimes
  • Crimes of violence
  • Murder
  • Armed robbery
  • DWI
  • Negligent Homicide
  • All other investigations by a state agency

If you are looking for an experienced attorney with voluminous trial experience, who has a reputation as a tough-minded defense attorney at a reasonable fee, consider the Raspanti Law Firm for any criminal needs.



Personal Injury

The Raspanti Law Firm has acquired a formidable personal injury reputation over the years. The law firm handles all types of personal injury cases and specializes in automobile accidents and other types of negligent injury. Mr. Raspanti’s background with a degree in Biology, along with his education at LSU School of Dentistry, makes him uniquely qualified to deal with medical experts that are invariably involved in personal injury lawsuits.

Depositions and cross-examination of physicians are the most critical aspects of a personal injury case. Joe Raspanti’s medical background allows him to know what questions to ask and when to ask them. If you are looking for a law firm that is not interested in a quick settlement but is ready to go to battle for you until the matter is positively resolved for you, please consider the Raspanti Law Firm. The Raspanti Law Firm is known for aggressive, ethical representation in these types of matters. Please call the Raspanti Law Firm for any personal injury issues, including 18-wheeler cases, wrongful death actions, or any type of maritime personal injury.

Consultations are free and you can reach us at any time, day or night, at 504/836-7330 or Joe Raspanti’s cellular telephone at 504/258-0043.


Divorce - Domestic

The Raspanti Law Firm handles all types of divorce and child custody issues.  If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to deal these issues, the Raspanti Law Firm will address these matters aggressively, yet compassionately. While these types of situations are of the most sensitive nature, they can also be highly adversarial. You need a firm with experience in these types of matters in order to see you through these most difficult circumstances. 


DWI - DUI Defense

A specialty of the Raspanti Law Firm is DWI and DUI defenses. This area of the law has become more complicated with increased penalties over the last decade. The Raspanti Law Firm has handled hundreds of DWI and DUI cases and is experienced in both the pharmacology and physiology of DWI defense, along with all legal issues going forward.

Many of the tests done by law enforcement can be challenged on many grounds and the Raspanti Law Firm is well versed in these issues. If you have an issues regarding first or subsequent DWI’s please do not hesitate to contact the Raspanti Law Firm for representation of DWI or DUI in the metropolitan New Orleans area.


Sex Crimes

The Raspanti Law Firm has earned a reputation as the go-to firm for all accusations of sex offenses. These crimes not only bring with them the possibility of extensive jail time, but also tarnish the reputation of the accused. These cases need to be handled in a specific and sensitive way and the Raspanti Law Firm has the technical and logistical abilities to see you through the nightmare of a sex crime accusation.


Drug Charges

If you are charged with a drug crime in state or federal court, the Raspanti Law Firm is the place to be for your defense. As a former prosecutor in the Orleans District Attorney's office he has a unique perspective on the ins and outs of a state drug prosecution. As for Federal Court, Joe Raspanti scored the first "Not Guilty" verdict in over a decade in a drug conspiracy case in the Federal Eastern District of Louisiana. You need to put his expertise to work for you.


Criminal Defense

Whenever a law firm is retained in a criminal defense matter, it is uniformly agreed that the sooner the attorney can get involved in a case the better. For that reason, the Raspanti Law Firm encourages immediate contact and interface with an attorney regarding the criminal charge. We encourage probable defendants not to make statements to the police prior to first consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney, who has known the business from both the prosecution and defense side.

Many times these types of charges can be dealt with prior to an arrest and the situation can be defused. Most importantly, contact the Raspanti Law Firm immediately upon realizing a criminal charge may be in the offing.


The Raspanti Law Firm handles the following types of cases in the civil arena.

Wrongful Death

Products Liability

Injuries to Children

Dog Bite Cases

Automobile Accidents

Trucking Accident

Train & Railroad

Burn Injuries

Boating Accidents

Nursing Home Abuse

Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

Acts of Bad Faith by Insurance Companies

Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries

Maritime Accidents