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LeBlanc Receives Honor for Sixth Time
BATON ROUGE, LA (April 29, 2016) – Attorney Burton LeBlanc of Baron & Budd has been named to the 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers list in the area of environmental litigation. This is the sixth time LeBlanc has received this honor, which is only given to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
Outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas are considered for the list. They must have not only achieved a high level of recognition among their peers, they must also have attained a high level of professional achievement. Super Lawyers follows an extremely thorough process when making its selections, including candidate evaluations, peer reviews and statewide surveys of attorneys. This results in a diverse, comprehensive and credible list.
“I am extremely honored to be a part of this prestigious list,” LeBlanc said. “To have my peers recognize me in this way is extremely gratifying and much appreciated.”
LeBlanc, who has been in practice since 1991, heads Baron & Budd’s Baton Rouge office. He has devoted his life to fighting on behalf of Louisiana’s consumers as well as the state’s environment. He has litigated many cases that have helped protect the rights of consumers who have suffered harm due to dangerous pharmaceuticals, toxic chemicals and more. LeBlanc is a past president of the Louisiana Association for Justice as well as the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
In addition, LeBlanc received the AAJ’s Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award in 2007 and 2010, which has been given to a select few lawyers across the country. The award honors attorneys who have shown a strong passion for the legal profession and have also worked to improve our nation’s system of civil justice.
The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-year history of "Protecting What’s Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals and government and business entities in areas as diverse as dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, environmental contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, overtime violations, deceptive advertising, automotive defects, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.