I am committed to fighting for your rights and working diligently to achieve the best outcome possible in your legal matter. I am honored to practice law in the State of Louisiana, and the Parishes of Ascension and East Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. I will care for your legal matter as though it were my own. I understand that you worked hard to earn the fees paid to my office – I will give you a diligent and honorable effort in return.
Born and raised in Louisiana, I spent significant time in Tennessee and Georgia in the 90’s, but returned home to go to school and have lived here since 1998.
I spent more than twenty years in the restaurant business, culminating in managing a premiere white tablecloth steak house; where, as the sommelier, I was responsible for the 3,000 bottle wine list. I also ran the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, a skill set I am able to put to use in my law practice.
I have an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Thomas Edison State College, a leading distance learning institution located in New Jersey. I completed my undergraduate studies while deployed to Kuwait/Iraq in 2004. Prior to deployment, I had studied at Louisiana State University for 3 ½ years. My undergraduate thesis at LSU focused on the ethics of Immanuel Kant and a formal logic analysis of his formulations of the moral law from his famous book ‘Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals’.
I graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in the spring of 2008, where I was a two time finalist in the Ira S. Flory Moot Court competition and a member of the 2007-2008 Moot Court Board.
I joined the U.S. Military in October of 2001, both in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and a desire to join ROTC at LSU. I transferred to the 22nd LSO Trial Defense Service, a criminal defense arm of the JAG Corps, in December of 2003 to function as a 27D, paralegal, in an environment that would offer the opportunity to learn about the practice of law.
In May of 2004, I volunteered to be deployed to Iraq. I was sent to Kuwait where I was the NCOIC of the Kuwait Trial Defense Service office. The attorney for whom I worked was assigned to one of the Abu Ghirab soldiers and we functioned as her defense team for the duration of my deployment. We spent significant time traveling to Iraq in support of soldiers as legal defense. In addition, we had 5 General Courts Martial, and about 400 Article 15 proceedings, non-judicial punishment in the UCMJ. I redeployed in January of 2005 and returned home shortly thereafter.
Since my return, I have been a member of the 22nd LSO, Trial Defense Service, Team 15, in New Orleans, LA.
Though I had been selected to commission as a 27A, JAG Officer, with the 22nd LSO, TDS; I have decided to leave the U.S. Army after 12 years. I will get out of the U. S. Army sometime in the fall of 2013.
- Criminal Defense
- Felony Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Family Law
- Assault and Battery
- Drug Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Homicides; Theft
- Felony Theft
- Parole and Probation
- Vehicular Homicide
- White Collar Crime
- DWI Defense
- Criminal Appeals
Admitted: 2009, Louisiana
Law School: Louisiana State University, B.C.L.
Member: Louisiana State Bar Association, LSBA – Right to Counsel Committee, 2009; Criminal Justice Committee, 2010-2013; American Bar Association; Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Honors and Service: Invited to be a ‘special advisor’ to the Code of Criminal Procedure Revision Committee, 2013; Instructor for the 23rd Judicial District Indigent Defense Board, ‘Voir Dire CLE’, 2012 and 2013; Wex Malone Inn of Courts.
Employment: (1) Dugas, LeBlanc & Mire, Donaldsonville, LA 2009-2010; (2) Contract Felony Public Defender, 23rd Judicial District Indigent Defense Board, 2009 – present; (3) Owner, The Ambeau Law Firm, 2010 – present.
Born: Gonzales, Louisiana, 1969
Military Service: 27-D Paralegal Specialist, U.S. Army, 2001; Trial Defense Service, JAG Corps, U.S. Army, including a deployment to Kuwait/Iraq in 2004-2005.