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BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Baron & Budd Shareholder Burton LeBlanc was honored with the Stalwart Award during the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ) Fall Conference. The Stalwart Award is given to those who have exhibited extraordinary service to the Association and the legal profession.
Burton LeBlanc heads the Baron & Budd office in Baton Rouge where he works in the areas of pharmaceutical, environmental law, securities and asbestos litigation. In addition to his work representing individuals, Mr. LeBlanc has successfully represented many governmental entities, including the States of Hawaii, Mississippi, Louisiana, and West Virginia in complex consumer fraud litigation. He is currently working as the Co-Chair of the Opioids Litigation Group in the nationwide opioid litigation against the largest drug manufacturers and distributors.
Edwin Dunahoe, the 2020-2021 president of LAJ, said, “Louisiana Association for Justice is proud to honor Burton LeBlanc with its 2021 Stalwart Award. The Stalwart Award recognizes an LAJ member who has distinguished himself or herself through service to the legal profession. As president, I had the privilege of selecting this year’s recipient and I am proud that I was able to honor someone who has contributed to our profession at both the state and federal levels.”
“Burton LeBlanc served as president of Louisiana Association for Justice and of American Association for Justice and is a national leader in litigation involving some of the country’s most compelling and complex issues. Burton is not only an excellent attorney but also a tireless and effective leader and advocate,” Dunahoe said.
As president of AAJ, the largest trial lawyer non-profit group in the United States, Mr. LeBlanc advocated for protection of America’s civil justice system and rallied resources when corporate interests attempted to infringe on individual rights. He is an adamant crusader for the abolition of forced arbitration and a supporter of the fundamental right to a trial by jury. Mr. LeBlanc has also served the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ) as past president, member of the Council of Directors, Board of Governors and the Committee for the Environmental Law/Toxic Tort Section. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of LAJ.
“I am humbled and honored to be recognized by Louisiana Association for Justice,” said Shareholder Burton LeBlanc. “It is a privilege to fight for victims impacted by corporate negligence and wrongdoing. My mission continues to be to seek justice for the oppressed.”
Baron & Budd, P.C. is among the largest and most accomplished plaintiffs’ law firms in the country. With more than 40 years of experience, Baron & Budd has the expertise and resources to handle complex litigation throughout the United States. As a law firm that takes pride in remaining at the forefront of litigation, Baron & Budd has spearheaded many significant cases for hundreds of entities and thousands of individuals. Since the firm was founded in 1977, Baron & Budd has achieved substantial national acclaim for its work on cutting-edge litigation, trying hundreds of cases to verdict and settling tens of thousands of cases in areas of litigation as diverse and significant as dangerous and highly addictive pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices, asbestos and mesothelioma, California wildfires and environmental contamination, fraudulent banking practices, e-cigarettes, motor vehicles, federal whistleblower cases, and other consumer fraud issues.