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Nicholas A. Blanda - Lafayette, LA

2010 W Pinhook Rd Lafayette, LA 70508

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Updated: 06/03/2020

Lafayette Trucking Accidents Lawyer

Overview

Nicholas A. Blanda (Nick) represents clients throughout Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf Coast, specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising fromtrucking/18 wheeler accidents, maritime/offshore accidents, automobile accidents, onshore/industrial accidents, products liability and premises defect.

Mr. Blanda was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana...

Nicholas A. Blanda (Nick) represents clients throughout Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf Coast, specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising fromtrucking/18 wheeler accidents, maritime/offshore accidents, automobile accidents, onshore/industrial accidents, products liability and premises defect.

Mr. Blanda was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is a graduate of St. Thomas More High School and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2000.Mr. Blanda attended Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana where he received a Juris Doctorate in 2004.

After graduating from LoyolaLawSchool, Mr. Blanda was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2004 and accepted a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Richard T. Haik, Sr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette-Opelousas Division.After finishing his federal clerkship, Mr. Blanda joined the Anderson Law Office (now Anderson & Dozier) in 2005.

Mr. Blanda is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana Association of Justice, the American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Duhe Inn of Court and Tiger Athletic Foundation.

In his free time, Mr. Blanda enjoys fishing, hunting and LSU sports.Mr. Blanda is married to Lauren Daigle Blanda, also born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.

About Nicholas A. Blanda

Practice Areas

  • Trucking Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Maritime & Offshore
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Onshore / Industrial Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Duhe Inn of Court
  • Tiger Athletic Foundation

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, 2004
    Juris Doctorate
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, December, 2000
    Bachelor of Arts
    Major: History
  • St. Thomas More High School

Past Positions

  • Hon. Richard T. Haik, Sr. Chief Judge Unites States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Judicial Clerk, 2004 - 2005

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Nicholas A. Blanda

Included on the 2023 Louisiana list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Nicholas A. Blanda on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Rated "AV Preeminent" in the field of Personal Injury Litigation by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury litigation (2017-present)
  • Recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of personal injury litigation (2014-2016)
  • Elected for inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications based on case results and professionalism.
  • Recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership.
  • Top Lawyers in Acadiana - Admiralty & Maritime Law.
  • Top Lawyers in Acadiana - Product Liability Litigation.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Lifetime Member
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

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Office Information

Address

2010 W Pinhook Rd Lafayette, LA 70508

Publication

Representative Cases

  • New v. Texas Petroleum Investment Company, 2019 WL 4858325 (E.D. La. 2019)
  • Dauterive v. Guilbeau Marine Logistics, 2018 WL 3435422 (W.D. La. 2018)
  • Dauterive v. Guilbeau Marine Logistics, 2018 WL 3414595 (W.D. La. 2018)
  • Maillet v. Gulf Crane Services, Inc., et al, 2018 WL 1722969 (W.D. La. 2018)
  • Louviere v. W&T Offshore, Inc., et al, 2018 WL 1566864 (W.D. La. 2018)
  • Louviere v. W&T Offshore, Inc., et al, 2018 WL 1476242 (W.D. La. 2018)
  • Maillet v. Gulf Crane Services, Inc., et al, 2018 WL 770825 (W.D. La. 2018)
  • McBride, et al v. Estis Well Service, L.L.C., 853 F.3d 777 (5th Cir. 2017)
  • McBride v. Estis Well Service, Inc., 768 F.3d 382, 384 (5th Cir. 2014) (en banc)
  • Poirrier v. Baker Hughes, Inc. 2014 WL 2801328 (W.D. La. 2014)
  • King v. Ink's of Concordia Street Inc., 2014 WL 1689932 (W.D. La. 2014)
  • In re Flugence, 738 F.3d 126 (5th Cir. 11/22/2013)
  • Flugence v. Axis Surplus Ins. Co., 2012 WL 6726692 (W.D. La. 2012)
  • Thibeaux v. Merit Energy Co., LLC, 920 F. Supp. 2d 706 (W.D. La. 2013)
  • Domingue v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., 2012 WL 5996989 (W.D. La. 2012)
  • Domingue v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., 2012 WL 5996999 (W.D. La. 2012)
  • Fruge v. Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P., 883 F.Supp.2d 692 (W.D. La. 2012)
  • Domingue v. Chevron USA Inc., 2012 WL 3744669 (W.D. La. 2012)
  • Cormier v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2012 WL 394300 (W.D. La. 2012)
  • Guidry v. Allstate Ins. Co., 11–517 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 12/21/11), 83 So.3d 91, writ denied, 12–225 (La. 3/30/12), 85 So.3d 121
  • Mike Hooks, Inc. v. Eskridge, 2011 WL 888117 (W.D. La. 2011)
  • Fruge v. Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P., 724 F.Supp.2d 631 (W.D. La. 2010)
  • Landry v. Island Operating Co. Inc., 2009 WL 3241560 (W.D. La. 2009)
  • Navarre v. Southwest Contractors, L.L.C., 2008 WL 4801717 (La. App. 3rd Cir., 11/5/08)

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