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S.G. Michelle Ghetti

S.G. Michelle Ghetti

Louisiana Department of Justice

Michelle Ghettis is the Deputy Solicitor General for the Louisiana Department of Justice in the Office of Attorney General Jeff Landry. As Louisiana’s Deputy Solicitor General, she handles appeals – predominantly in the criminal area – before the federal and state appellate courts, including the United States and Louisiana Supreme Courts.

Professor Michelle Ghetti has been a professor of law for 28 years, teaching at Southern University Law Center as well as Georgetown Law and American University’s Washington College of Law. She is currently on leave to serve as Louisiana’s Deputy Solicitor General. Her areas of teaching, speaking, and writing include Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, and Legal Ethics. She has co-written Louisiana’s Bench Book on Capital Crimes and the Criminal Trials Best Practices Bench Book – used by trial and appellate judges throughout the state. She is also a frequent presenter at judicial, legal, and law enforcement training conferences. Prof. Ghetti is a former member of the Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board (now the La. Public Defenders’ Board) and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights State Advisory Committee. She also served a one-year Fellowship with the United States Supreme Court from 2012-2013.

She has three adult children – a law enforcement officer, an economist, and an artist – and two precious grandchildren.