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Shareholder Burton LeBlanc’s personal, professional accomplishments listed in 71st edition of prestigious Marquis Who’s Who in American Law
DALLAS – August 29, 2017 – The national law firm of Baron & Budd is pleased to announce Louisiana-based shareholder, Burton LeBlanc, has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. Earlier this year, LeBlanc was named to the 71st edition of Marquis Who’s Who In American Law. Marquis Who’s Who books have been published for more than 115 years.
After a private nomination process, Marquis Who’s Who determines which individuals to profile based on factors such as the individual’s position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in their field. The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a select list of five percent of those listed by Marquis Who’s Who. Winners of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award are determined by the Marquis Research Committee.
Earlier this year, LeBlanc was named to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Lawyers Committee, where he meets with state chief justices and state court leaders on judicial reform issues and provides NCSC with input on topics including jury reform and judicial independence. LeBlanc also served a one-year term as president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the largest trial lawyer non-profit group in the United States. As AAJ President he advocated for the protection of America’s civil justice system and rallied resources when corporate interests attempted to infringe on individual rights. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) State Attorney General and State Department of Justice Issues Committee as well as a committee member of the ABA’s Section on Toxic Torts. Additionally, LeBlanc is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) and the National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT).
LeBlanc oversees Baron & Budd’s Baton Rouge office and focuses his current practice in the areas of pharmaceutical, environmental, securities and asbestos litigation. Currently, he serves as a lead attorney in more than 70 lawsuits filed on behalf of municipalities against the largest pharmaceutical distributors in the United States for their role in creating the opioid crisis. In addition to his work representing individuals, LeBlanc has successfully represented many governmental entities, including the States of Hawaii, Mississippi, Louisiana, and West Virginia.
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America , Marquis Who’s Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.
The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, and San Diego, 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.