Criminal lawyer Jean-Louis Pelletier died at the age of 86, reports “Le Parisien”. He was notably the lawyer for Jacques Mesrine and Philippe Maurice.
By The Point.fr
Lhe mentor of many tenors of the bar, including Éric Dupond-Moretti, has passed away. Me Jean-Louis Pelletier died at the age of 86, relayed The Parisian Tuesday, October 11. It was the president of the Association of Criminal Lawyers (Adap), of which Jean-Louis Pelletier was one of the founders, who announced the news on Twitter. The criminal lawyer had notably defended Francis the Belgian, Jacques Mesrine or even Redoine Faïd.
“Adap salutes with great sadness the memory of one of its founders, Jean-Louis Pelletier. Huge penalist, lord of the assizes. He was generous and deliciously approached by young colleagues, ”said the association on the social network. Other professional colleagues also reacted to the announcement of his death. “Infinite sadness, the criminal bar has lost one of our greats. A mentor to many of us,” M tweeted.e Marie-Alix Canu-Bernard. “My first boss Jean-Louis Pelletier. Beneath his fake grumpy air, he was incredibly human. I will always remember his advice when I was worried on the eve of pleading at the assizes: “You will plead standing in a dress and in French.” He was right ! I am sad, ”lamented lawyer Pierre Hoffman.
Mentor of Eric Dupond-Moretti
In Aix-en-Provence, where he started, Me Jean-Louis Pelletier has twice experienced death penalty verdicts and twice obtained presidential pardons for convicts: once with General de Gaulle, in 1965, and another with François Mitterrand, in 1981, while the lawyer defending Philippe Maurice, sentenced for the murder of two police officers. According to the daily, Jean-Louis Pelletier was also a mentor for Éric Dupond-Moretti, the current Minister of Justice, in his career as a lawyer. “Jean-Louis Pelletier was one of the greatest. As a young lawyer, I had the immense honor of learning alongside him. His talent was matched only by his humanity. With his disappearance, a page in the history of lawyers is turned, ”reacted the Keeper of the Seals on Twitter.
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