Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Civil Matters
- Legal Affairs
- Estate Planning
- Personal Injury
- Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Juris Doctor – May, 2010
- Northwestern State University of Louisiana – 2007
- Major: Business Administration
Honors and Awards
- Nominated and chosen as 2017 and 2018 “Rising Star” by Louisiana Super Lawyers
Michael was recognized by Superlawyers as a Rising Star in the legal community for 2017 and 2018 and was featured in the 2016 Superlawyers publication. He was also selected to the 2020 Louisiana Rising Stars list for superlawyers.
Michael Antoon is a highly-skilled attorney with years of court room experience in criminal and civil matters. He is known for his zealous approach to the practice, and his meticulous trial preparation and attention to detail. Meticulously combing through the factual and legal issues of each case, he finds defenses or claims that many lawyers would not take the time to investigate, or even recognize.
Michael understands the constitutional protections afforded to the accused, and he raises these protections in defense of his criminal clients. He is resourceful and creative in his handling of his cases, using conventional and unconventional methods of investigation. He uses all of the modern internet resources to gain as much information as possible from all available sources. Time and again, Michael has proven that a thorough investigation is key to a successful trial practice.
Michael is a “people person” who establishes a rapport with all of his clients; and uses this rapport to help him understand the client’s needs and concerns. Clients are comfortable placing their trust in him knowing that they have a zealous advocate representing them, who cares about them, and is aware of their needs.
In his criminal practice, Michael has taken on some of the toughest defense cases with success. He has handled almost all types of criminal cases both misdemeanor and felony. From minor offenses to the most serious, Michael has shown the ability to examine the facts meticulously, and to apply every favorable aspect of the law and rules of evidence to his clients favor.
Michael handles his civil and personal injury cases with the same zeal, and research skills. His writing ability gives him an advantage in pre-trial motions and appeals. He is the “full package” and has excellent skills in every aspect of the legal practice.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 2007 and his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law School in 2010. He is certified to practice in all Louisiana State Courts and in the Western District of Louisiana Federal Court as well as the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Michael is very involved in community organizations and activities. Michael is a former board member for the Southwest Louisiana Young Lawyers Board, the Lake Charles Pitbull Rescue and of the executive board of The Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana. Michael is also a member of Fusion Five, a young professional organization, and is a graduate of Leadership SWLA 2017, a year-long program offered through the SWLA Economic Development Alliance that is geared toward strengthening the leadership qualities of selected individuals and providing those leaders with information concerning regional problems and issues. Michael is currently a board member of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana.