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Super Lawyers Selected in 2020
Top Attorneys in New Orleans
Avvo Client's Choice Award 2017
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Dylan C. Utley

Dylan Utley Top-Rated Lawyer 2018

The dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorneys of DiGiulio Utley, LLC give personalized, aggressive and effective service to each client. The work ethic of our attorneys is impeccable and their results—a product of trial skills, adeptness at negotiations, and knowledge of the criminal justice system—speak for themselves. The criminal attorneys consult and communicate with their clients at every stage of their proceedings to ensure that they understand the legal process. The firm also ensures that no clients are uninformed or unsure of their situations. Ultimately, we do everything we can to leave our clients satisfied with their resolutions, whether they be dismissals, negotiated pleas or trials. If you are looking for personable, high-quality, and effective representation you will find it with the lawyers at DiGiulio Utley, LLC. Dylan Utley and Ariel DiGiulio offer experience, dedicated and compassionate representation of both adults and juveniles charged with criminal violations of the law. Mr. Utley and Ms. DiGiulio defend clients against federal, state, municipal and parish charges. These charges range from DWI matters to serious white collar and violent offenses in and around the Greater New Orleans area. The attorneys of DiGiulio Utley, LLC have been recognized for their excellence in criminal defense by their clients as well as by their colleagues as evidenced in SuperLawyers, St. Charles Avenue Magazine and AVVO among others.

Dylan Utley and Ariel DiGiulio became criminal defense attorneys because they care about people and want to assist people who are facing what might be the most difficult time of their lives. We will guide you through every step of the criminal process, scrutinize and investigate the allegations against you, analyze and determine your defenses, explain your rights, explain your best options, so that you know every aspect of your case and your defense.

At DiGiulio Utley, LLC our primary practice area is criminal defense at the municipal, state and federal levels. We represent clients who have been arrested on misdemeanor charges, state charges, felony charges, drug charges, property and theft charges, DWI charges, federal charges, federal drug conspiracy charges, white-collar crime charges, (including pre-indictment through trial, federal target representation as well as witness representation) to name a few. If you have been charged or expect that you or someone you care for will be charged with a crime, call (504) 524-4080.

Education

J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2001

B.A. History, Philosophy minor, College of William and Mary, 1996

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Louisiana State Courts, 2001
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2001
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2001
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2001
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2001
Professional & Bar Association Memberships Past/Present

American Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association
Member Since: 2001

Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Louisiana State Bar Association – Criminal Defense Section

Federal Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association
Board Member, Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, (2008-2010)

Awards

Excellence in Constitutional Law, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2000

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"I hired Dylan in 2011 to represent me after I was falsely arrested for domestic battery. Dylan was able to prove to the prosecuting attorney that I was not the aggressor in the case. He did a phenomenal job representing me and was extremely professional in his communication and knowledge of the Louisiana legal system. Thank you so much for helping me.” Richard M.
★★★★★
"He is the most professional and caring attorney. He was there for us in every aspect. He answered any questions or concerns and was very upfront and honest. We live out of state and he made it so we could bring our daughter home and not have to make trips back to Louisiana for every court appearance. He was great during a really hard time in our lives and he was there for us every step of the way. Dylan is the BEST ATTORNEY EVER!" Lisa B.
★★★★★
"DiGiulio Utley Criminal Defense Attorneys came to my aid in a great time of need. I live out of state and they were able work with the court to prevent many trips back and fourth during the proceedings. They are professional, up front, factual and well connected within the NOLA legal system. You can trust you are in good hands with the advise they render. I will use them again during the expungement process. This team will go the extra mile to make sure your taken care of. We could not have felt more comfortable in a situation of unrest than we did with them." Jordan L.