Damien Granderson at the Regional Law Center for Special Education

Damien Granderson is a lawyer and criminal defense attorney from New Orleans. He is the head of Granderson Law, PLLC. He represents clients with various legal needs, including DWI defense, domestic violence defense, traffic violations, and Orleans Parish Prison release certificates.


Damien Granderson graduated from East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools in Louisiana. This, before being accepted to the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2003. He was admitted as an attorney in Louisiana State Court and U.S District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana that same year.


Granderson has been practicing law since 2003. He is the attorney for five separate pro bono organizations, including The New Orleans Neighborhood Legal Assistance Center (NONA), South Louisiana Legal Services, The Incarcerated Citizen’s Justice Project, The Acadiana Legal Services Association, and BringJustice. During his tenure in law school, Damien Granderson interned with PETA in Washington. 


He worked at the New Orleans City Attorney’s Office, where he specialized in criminal defense cases. He also worked for the Regional Law Center for Special Education in Traverse City on juvenile delinquency cases. Damien Granderson was a member of the Traverse City Defense Committee of police officers from all over Michigan who assisted with legal issues involving officers. 


Successful attorney Damien Granderson has been a guest speaker at Loyola University and Tulane University on criminal law. He has also participated in multiple panels at Tulane, Loyola, and the University of New Orleans regarding criminal defense law (Instagram).

Damien Granderson was named one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40” by Best Lawyers in America 2009–2014. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for Public Defense, Louisiana Defender’s Association, and New Orleans City Council (2010).