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“Mr. Hipwell represented me in two cases, and each case resulted in the very best outcome possible. He’s easy to get in contact with, and he takes the time to explain the ins and outs of your case without sugar coating anything. He knows the law & has his clients best interest at heart, which is definitely hard to find in a lawyer. I’d definitely recommend him to anyone looking for representation.”

Ian F. Hipwell

225.383.9703 | Email Me | Baton Rouge, LA. |  

Ian F. Hipwell has worked for the Manasseh law firm since May, 2011, having retired from the United States Department of Justice in 2010, where he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Baton Rouge for over 31 years, prosecuting federal crimes.  In the past dozen years Hipwell has transitioned to defending all types of federal criminal cases, including people accused of health care fraud, banking, insurance and securities fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, disaster relief claims, drug cases, firearms possessions, immigration violations, assaults on federal officers, and sexual exploitation of children.  His previous work as a federal prosecutor provided a strong background for the seamless transition to helping all clients of the law firm who face federal criminal charges.  Hipwell’s dedication resulted in his being awarded the 2022 Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorneys Award.

Prior to working for the United State Department of Justice, Hipwell was a Judge Advocate General officer in the United States Air Force, serving tours of duty in Utah and on Guam.  He received the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding service at both posts.  While serving in the Air Force, Hipwell also served on President Gerald Ford’s Presidential Clemency Board, charged with administering Executive clemency to Vietnam-era individuals accused and suspected of dodging compulsory military service.

Hipwell is a 1973 graduate of Tulane Law School and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice law before all three federal courts in Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Military Appeals, and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Hipwell is married to the former Linda Anzelmo of New Orleans.  They have three married daughters and six grandchildren.  The family is active in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in Baton Rouge.