Shareholder Burton LeBlanc Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

July 10, 2024  |  Press Releases

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

DALLAS – Baron & Budd is proud to announce that shareholder Burton LeBlanc has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. LeBlanc represents individuals and public entities who have been harmed by corporate wrongdoing in the firm’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

Most recently, LeBlanc and the Baron & Budd legal team alongside co-counsel, represented more than 700 public entities and eight Attorneys General across the nation in litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers. The Settlement Negotiation Team, comprised of seven elite trial lawyers from top plaintiffs’ firms around the county, have been responsible for negotiating more than $60 billion in settlements with the nation’s largest and most prominent drug distributors, manufacturers, and dispensers. The settlement funds, which began flowing to communities across America in 2022, are providing abatement and relief to states, counties, cities, and native American tribes to combat the opioid crisis.

Currently, LeBlanc is on the legal team for the Attorney General litigation track in the insulin pricing MDL seeking to hold insulin manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) accountable for devising a scheme to artificially inflate the price of insulin.

LeBlanc’s passion for championing the rights of individuals extends to the national stage where he has served as president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). As president of AAJ, the largest trial lawyer non-profit group in the United States, LeBlanc advocated for protection of America’s civil justice system and rallied resources when corporate interests attempted to infringe on individual rights. 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 the LAJ.

About The Litigation Counsel of America

The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity, and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism, and ethical standards among its Fellows.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.  

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 public entities and tens of 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, wildfires, environmental contamination, fraudulent banking practices, e-cigarettes, motor vehicles, federal whistleblower cases, and other consumer fraud issues.  

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