Louisiana Prison and Parole Lawyers
Prison law, Parole Board Hearings, Revocations, Pardon and Time Cuts

Statewide Parole Hearing representation, prison placement and prison law consulting

Keith Nordyke has been practicing prison law, parole and pardon law and criminal law for over 30 years. 

Keith teaching parole law to inmate counsel at Dixon Correctional Institution on November 10, 2011

Keith has taught law at the university level at USL in Lafayette and at LSU for many years as adjunct faculty in the Political Science Department and has taught at numerous continuing education seminars in the areas of criminal law, capital defense, civil rights, prison law and parole and pardon law. 

He is admitted to:

  • Louisiana Supreme Court and all state courts

  • United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana

  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Supreme Court of the United States

In 1990, Judge Polozola of the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana appointed Nordyke to the role of class counsel for all prisoners in the State of Louisiana.  In this role, he was responsible for prison reform litigation and improving conditions of confinement.  While class counsel, additional class action cases were filed to improve medical care at Angola and to change and improve mental health care at Hunt Correctional Center and Angola.   Nordyke also joined forces with the United States Department of Justice, CIvil Rights Division and JJPL to effect change in the juvenile facilities in this state,

Keith is a founding, charter member of The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL), has served on many committees of LACDL and the Baton Rouge Criminal Bar Association.

In addition to having served as counsel in death penalty cases (including arguing Perry v. Louisiana before the the United States Supreme Court), Keith has been involved in prison and jail litigation for years.  Most recently, successful litigation restored parole rights to all prisoners convicted of armed robbery and seeking eligibility under the state "old timers" law.