Nicholas A. Blanda

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Paralegal Team

Ana Wiltse
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Holly Bui
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Phone: 337-233-3366
Fax: 337-233-3163

Nicholas A. Blanda

Partner

Nicholas A. Blanda represents clients throughout Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf Coast, specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from maritime/offshore accidents, trucking/18-wheeler 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 Louisiana State University 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 law school, he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2004 and accepted a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Richard T. Haik, Sr., former Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana. After finishing his federal clerkship, he joined the Anderson Law Office (now Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman) in 2005.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Blanda is consistently recognized by his peers for his accomplishments, including:

  • 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 as a Rising Star in the field of personal injury litigation. 2014 – present
  • 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. 2014 – present
  • Recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. 2012 – present
  • Top Lawyers in Acadiana – Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member

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 Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Duhe Inn of Court and Tiger Athletic Foundation.

In his free time, Mr. Blanda enjoys fishing, hunting and LSU sports. He resides in Lafayette with his wife, Lauren Daigle Blanda, and their three children.

Education

  • Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans (J.D. 2004)
  • Louisiana State University (B.A. 2000)
  • St. Thomas Moore High School

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Duhe Inn of Court
  • Tiger Athletic Foundation

Awards

  • "AV" Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Rating Service
  • Rising Star in the field of personal injury litigation, Louisiana Super Lawyers (2014-present)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (2014-present)
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 (2012-present)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • Top Lawyers in Acadiana

Reported Cases

  • 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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