Tanner Woods

Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, P.L.C.
8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 383-9703

Tanner C. Woods relocated to the Baton Rouge area to join Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC in 2018.

Raised on a cotton farm in a small town outside of Shreveport, Tanner learned the value of hard work early in life. Tanner attended Tulane University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in anthropology on full scholarship. From there, Tanner made the decision to pursue a career in law. He received a scholarship to Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Following his admission to the practice of law, Tanner joined the firm Flowers & Long, LLP in Shreveport, La. where he developed a respectable criminal defense and family law practice. After the untimely passing of Tanner's mentor Peter R. Flowers in March 2018, Tanner seized the opportunity to join the Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger team and move his practice to the Baton Rouge area.

Tanner has also worked as an intern for the Louisiana House of Representatives, an intern investigator for the Orleans Public Defenders™ Office, a law clerk for Smith & Stag, LLC, and a law clerk for the Pro Bono Project New Orleans. Tanner is an Eagle Scout and enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Tanner is a passionate advocate for individuals facing a wide plethora of problems. Whether it is a college student praying to graduate after a DWI, or a person facing jail time for a serious felony, Tanner devotes himself to providing a zealous defense by giving each case the individualized attention it deserves. Whether it is a custody dispute or dividing community property, Tanner truly cares about his clients and their concerns. Tanner will fight endlessly to ensure his clients™ interests are protected.

Areas of Practice

DWI Defense
Criminal defense

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 2016


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
J.D., 2015
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
B.A. on full scholarship, 2012
Major: Anthropology

Past Employment Positions

Flowers & Long LLP, Shreveport, La.
Law Clerk, Pro Bono Project New Orleans
Law Clerk, Smith & Stag, LLC
Intern Investigator, Orleans Public Defenders™ Office
Intern, Louisiana House of Representatives