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Panelist Bio


Lewis O. Unglesby
Baton Rouge Trial Attorney

Lewis Unglesby practices in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense, specializing in jury trials. He has argued over 25 cases in the Louisiana Supreme Court and won over 40 verdicts exceeding $1,000,000.00. He was the youngest person named a trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in both criminal and civil law. He is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America in five different categories of practice for the last 25 years, selected in the top 50 lawyers in the personal injury field in Super Lawyers, chosen best criminal lawyer in Louisiana in 2010, and chose best white collar criminal lawyer in 2012. Martindale-Hubbell rates his firm in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1996, and he has been selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in the United States since 2008.

Unglesby is an avid hunter and owns many guns. He believes in reasonable restrictions on gun ownership.

Unglesby has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN and numerous national radio shows. His career has been featured by The Times-Picayune, The Shreveport Times, The Morning Advocate, Gannett news service, Tiger Rag and the Baton Rouge Business Report.

Unglesby joined what was then LTLA now the Association of Justice while in law school in 1973 and has served in various positions in the organization since that time.

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     12/18 - News About the News (Encore)

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

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