- Louisiana Tech University , Ruston La.
- University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
- Loyola University Law School J./D. 1983
- Louisiana District Courts (all)
- Louisiana Court of Appeals 2d Circuit
- Louisiana Court of Appeals 3d Circuit
- Louisiana Supreme Court
- United States District for the Western District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Central District of Louisiana
- United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- Shreveport Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Board 1999-2003)
- American Inns of Court
- Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans
Mr. Flowers has been involved in the practice of law for over 28 years. During that time he had focused almost exclusively on the field of Criminal Defense. He is currently a member of the Firm of Flowers & Long. Although other lawyers in the Firm practice in various fields of law, Mr. Flowers practices primarily in the field of Criminal Law. Mr. Flowers was quoted in an Special Lawyers Edition of SB Magazine as saying: ”It is a source of pride for me to have sustained my practice for so many years solely on being retained to defend people.” People often ask attorney Peter Flowers how he can defend people who he knows may be guilty of crimes. His sums it by saying, “By doing the best work possible for all my clients, I do my part in maintaining the integrity of the best justice system in the world, and that’s good enough for me.”
Flowers is currently a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Bar Association of North Louisiana (CDBA) and Louisiana Association of Criminal and Defense Lawyers (LACDL). He has served on the board of LACDL for over a decade, and he is a former President and Board of Directors member of the Caddo Parish Indigent Defender Board. He is licensed to practice in city, state and federal court and has specifically been admitted to the bar to city and state courts as well as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Federal Inns of Court, an organization deicated to the promotion of Professionalism among Federal Practitioners.
Mr. Flowers firm handles cases throughout the specturm of criminal law from complicated White Collar matters to Sex and Drug offenses to Homocides to DUI’s. The Firm also handles disputes for professionals such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others who are regulated by state boards overseeing their professions.
One of Flowers’ passions is encouraging the public to the ink critically regarding media stories about people who have been arrested and indicted for crimes. He emphasizes that not all people who are accused of crimes are guilty of those crimes, and certainly not to the extent of the accusations. He explained: “The system is designed to arrest first and and ask questions later. The first thing a judge will tell a jury in a criminal trial is that they should not and cannot consider the fact that a person has been arrested or indicted as an indication of their guilt. It is an accusation only. Nevertheless, when people see that someone has been accused of a crime rarely do they ask themselves whether the person is actually guilty, but rather: what is the appropriate punishment? Talking the talk is much easier than walking the walk when it comes to actually presuming people innocent. I’m there to remind them.
These days it is easy for people to step over the line. Rules and regulations governing things such as banking, the dispensation of medication, and the proper disbursement of government connected funds can be very complex. Many times people find themselves on the wrong side of the the law with no criminal intentions whatsoever. Anyone who gets mixed up in the legal system needs a guide through that system. Sometimes, I am just that guide.”
– as profiled in The Forum, June 15-28, 2011
Areas of Practice:
White Collar Offenses: embezzlement, mail fraud, theft, forgery, credit card fraud, Identify theft , tax fraud, fraud involving governmental entities, conspiracy, conspiracy to commit fraud, etc…
Crimes of Violence: first degree murder, second degree murder, robbery, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated burglary, second degree robbery, second degree batter, aggravated second degreebattery, assault, aggravated assault, kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, conspiracy to commit various crimes, etc……
Property Crimes: theft, burglary, arson, aggravated arson, illegal use of movable, trespassing, property damage etc. …
Drug Offense: distribution, manufacture or possession with intent to distrubute to distribnute narcotics, marijuana offenses, drug paraphernalia, other drug related crimes regarding the use manufacture and distribution of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, MDMA, various pain medications, conspiracy, etc…
Sex Crimes: rape, incest, molestation, sexual battery, Indecent Behavior, Computer related sex and pornography offenses, child pornography, Internet crimes , obscenity, conspiracy , etc…..
Juvenille Offenses juvenile DWI’s, minor in possession of alcohol , contributing to the deliquency of minors etc………
Traffic Offenses: DWI, careless and reckless, speeding, open container, etc….