2831 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117 ּ  (504) 358-0457 ּ  chris@murell.law


Christopher Murell and David Utter recently authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The brief argue that the Court should hear the case and overturn David Brown's death sentence due to Louisiana prosecutors persistenly hiding favorable evidence to defendants and the Louisiana Supreme Court failing to act. 

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The Fair Fight Initiative offers to provide free, pro bono representation to anyone charged with any crime under Louisiana's oppressive, draconian abortion restrictions post-Dobbs. Experienced criminal defense attorneys Christopher Murell, Ronald Haley, and David Utter will provide this representation. 

Click here to learn more about the Fair Fight Initiative and support its work. 

The Murell Law Firm files a Motion for New Trial due to District Attorney Jason Williams and the New Orleans Police suppressing clear evidence of innocence at trial. 

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Partnering with other civil rights attorneys and organizations, Christopher Murell sues the Governor and the Office of Justice Justice to stop their transfer of juveniles to infamous former-slave plantation, now prison, Angola. These children are to be house in the former death row. 

You can support this fight, as well as the treatment of juveniles across the State, by giving to the Fair Fight Initiative.

In May 2022, Christopher Murell wrote a friend-of-the-court brief for Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to the U.S. Supreme Court urging their review of an unconstitutional capital conviction and sentence. 

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Zealous Advocacy

When your rights or liberty are at risk, you need an attorney zealous about your case. I have spent my entire career fighting prosecutors, police, and big corporations. Every client will receive the vigilance, dedication, and attention they deserve. 

Compassion for Clients

The core value of this firm is putting clients and their needs first. For fifteen years, I have focused on each individual client and his or her situation in order to get the best outcome possible. Compassionate, diligent, and vigorous representation of each client is how I win cases.  

Proven Results

My clients have consistently prevailed in state and federal court. I have extensive experience winning criminal and civil jury trials, and defeating  cases through litigation before getting to a jury. Similarly, my clients have a proven track record of victory in our appellate courts. 

2831 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

(504) 358-0457