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Nicholas A. Blanda

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Phone: (337) 233-3366

2010 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508

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

J.D., Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, 2004

B.A., Louisiana State University, 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 & Bar Association Memberships

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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Client Reviews
★★★★★
Finding yourself in the middle of a personal injury case is not a pleasant experience. I could not have been more blessed than to have Mr. Boyd Anderson represent me in that difficult time. He treated me and my family with respect and earned my complete trust. Mr. Anderson is an extremely skilled attorney and did an exceptional job with my case. His support staff, Tammy and Donna, are also amazing to work with. They are very thorough and took care of every detail, so that I could concentrate on healing. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Boyd Anderson to family and friends. Angie T.
★★★★★
Boyd Anderson, along with his associates and staff always keep you in the know. He is very personable, offers great advise and he saw my suit to the end personally. It’s very rare that an attorney personally responds back to emails and calls. Not to mention the accolades, experience and expertise is top notch and really impressive. I would definitely recommend this firm to anybody if they are serious about winning. This firm gets the job done and exceeds expectations. Shantele J.
★★★★★
With the plethora of advertisements one sees nowdays, it's difficult to discern just who is best qualified to represent you if you need legal assistance. An overabundance of tv commercials does not necessarily point one in the correct direction. When I needed help, I choose Boyd Anderson and his firm. Best decision I ever made. Superlative service throughout the legal process...and I very much appreciated the prompt attention to details I suspect other firms would have probably overlooked. Anderson's team and experience made a huge difference in my life...an exceptional group of professionals...for sure. Paulette P.