J. Burton LeBlanc, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Baron & Budd, P.C.
2600 CitiPlace Drive, Suite 400
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-927-5441
Fax: 225-927-5449
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2012 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Environmental Litigation (40%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%), Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

J. Burton LeBlanc, IV, is a shareholder at BARON & BUDD PC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. LeBlanc focuses his practice on representing victims of toxic exposure and workplace hazards, serving clients throughout Louisiana.

A licensed attorney since 1991, Mr. LeBlanc has decades of experience with environmental litigation. He is admitted in Louisiana and Texas and before all Louisiana federal district courts.

In addition to his practice, Mr. LeBlanc has authored articles for publications, including The New York Times and has spoken at conferences and seminars. He has been named one of the “top 75 plaintiff’s attorneys in the United States” by The American Lawyer and also received the Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award from the American Association for Justice in 2007 and 2010.

Mr. LeBlanc has always been heavily involved in the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, serving in numerous leadership roles and on several committees of both organizations. He presently sits on the executive committee of the Louisiana Association for Justice and is president of the American Association for Justice.

Mr. LeBlanc has been involved in additional organizations, including the Louisiana Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association. He is an active member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys.

Mr. LeBlanc earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He received his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Environmental Litigation
  • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20%Securities Litigation
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008, 2012 - 2022

About J. Burton LeBlanc, IV

Admitted: 1991, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://baronandbudd.com/our-attorneys/burton-leblanc/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, President
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation, Communications and Outreach Committee, August 13, 2001
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Capital Area Community Partnership Panel, Member, July 2009-June 2012

Honors/Awards

  • One of the Top 75 Plaintiff’s Attorneys in the United States, The American Lawyer, ALM Media, 2010
  • Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award, American Association for Justice, 2007, 2010
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008, 2012-2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Louisiana State NAACP Convention, Baton Rouge, LA, September 2001
  • Louisiana Senate Judiciary Committee, Baton Rouge, LA, Testified on the Subject of Asbestos Litigation Reform, April 2003
  • Andrews Asbestos Litigation Conference, “Future of Asbestos Litigation”, New Orleans, LA, May 1-2, 2003
  • American Law Institute/American Bar Association – Asbestos Litigation In The 21st Century, “Premises Liability – A Plaintiffs’ Perspective”, New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2003
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association – Winter Ski Seminar, Aspen, CO, “Premises Liability: A Plaintiff’s Perspective”, February 23, 2004
  • Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) Program, “Breathtaking Cost of Asbestos”, November 23, 2004
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association – Winter Ski Seminar, Aspen, CO, “Occupational Disease Litigation from Tort to Toast”, February 9, 2005
  • Andrews Asbestos Litigation Conference, “Legislative Outlook and Asbestos State of Affairs”, New Orleans, LA, April 28, 2005
  • Legal Lines Television Program, “Interview – 30 minutes”, March 17, 2006
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Annual Boardwalk Seminar, “Alternative Legislative Financing”, Atlantic City, NJ, April 18, 2013
  • Mississippi Association for Justice Annual Convention, “Alternative Litigation Financing”, New Orleans, LA, June 13, 2013
  • Belli Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, “Alternative Litigation Financing”, San Francisco, CA, July 19, 2013
  • Letter to the Editor: Accountability Keeps Americans Safe, USA Today, 2013
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles Annual Convention “AAJ Update”, Las Vegas, NV, August 30, 2013
  • Letter to the Editor: Manufacturers Should Bear Responsibility, The Wall Street Journal, 2013
  • Alternative Theories for Environmental Contamination Cases, TRIAL, Burton LeBlanc and Misty A. Farris, April 2008
  • Letter to the Editor: The BP Settlement: How the Lawyers See Their Role, The New York Times, Burton LeBlanc, July 31, 2013
  • All About Alternative Litigation Financing, TRIAL, Burton LeBlanc and S. Ann Saucer, January 2013
  • National United Food and Commercial Workers Union, AFL-CIO Convention “Occupational Disease”, July 1995, Boise, ID; April 1996, New Orleans, LA
  • Louisiana AFL-CIO Convention “Occupational Disease Among Industrial Trade Workers”, March 1995; March 1996; March 1997; March 1998; March 1999; March 2000; March 2003, March 2004, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Defense Research Institute Convention (D.R.I.), Toxic Torts, “A Plaintiff’s Perspective”, Philadelphia, PA, April 1997
  • Louisiana State NAACP Convention “Environmental Law and Impact on Minorities”, October 1994, Monroe, LA
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, “Post Legislative Retreat”- June 1996, Carmel, CA; Mid-Winter Convention-February 1997, Aspen, CO; February 1998, Aspen, CO
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association – Last Chance Seminar, Baton Rouge, LA, “Update on Toxic Torts in Louisiana”, December 29, 1997; December 30, 1998
  • Louisiana State University, Political Science Department, “Environmental Law and Politics”, October 1995
  • Channel 10 Television, “Environmental Issues in Louisiana”, Monroe, LA, June 19, 1997
  • WNDC Baton Rouge Radio Station – Nothing But The Truth, “Environment and Race”, June, 1997
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Seminar, Asbestos “Laws, Regulations and Liability” Baton Rouge, LA, June 23, 1996; June 25, 1997
  • Mealeys – New Fronts in the Asbestos Wars, “The Tobacco Component and Medical Monitoring” Boston, MA, September 14, 1998
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association – Yours to Choose Seminar, Baton Rouge, LA “Occupational Disease Litigation in Louisiana”, December 29, 1998
  • Baton Rouge League of Women Voters, “Merit Selection of Judges vs. Election of Judges-A Debate”, Baton Rouge, LA, April 22, 1999
  • Channel 98 Television, “Merit Selection of Judges vs. Election of Judges-LA- A Debate”, Baton Rouge, LA, April 22, 1999
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association – Winter Ski Seminar, Aspen, CO, “Updates on Toxic Torts Litigation”, February 28, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Council, Chair, 2009-2010
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, President, 2006-2007
  • American Association for Justice, Parliamentarian, 2008-2009
  • American Association for Justice, President, 2012-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2007-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP), 1993-Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, In Re The Flintkote Company Bankruptcy, No. 04-11300-MFW, Appointed to the Negotiating Sub-Committee, June 2004-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum, Chair, 2010-2011
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, In Re Babcock & Wilcox Bankruptcy, No. 00-10992-B, Appointed to Trust Advisory Committee (T.A.C.)
  • Louisiana State Bar, 1991
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • American Association for Justice, Treasurer, 2009-2010
  • American Bar Association, State Attorney General & State Department of Justice Issues Committee, Member
  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Council, Member, 2006-Present
  • State Trial Lawyers Association for North America, Secretary/Treasurer – Council of Presidents, 2006-2008
  • American Association for Justice, Budget Committee, 2009-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Diversity Committee, 2011-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Justice List Committee, Chair, 2008-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum, 2004-Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, In Re Pittsburgh-Corning Corporation Bankruptcy, No. 00-22876-JKF, Appointed to Committee of Unsecured Asbestos Creditors, June 2000
  • American Association for Justice, Secretary, 2010-2011
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, In Re Rockwool Manufacturing Co. Bankruptcy, No. 96-08295-TBB-11, Appointed to Asbestos Claimants Creditor Committee
  • United States Supreme Court, 1998
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Louisiana
  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Council, Vice Chair, 2008-2009
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governors – Council of Directors Legislative Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Budget Committee, 2009-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Vice President, 2011-2012
  • American Association for Justice, Committee for a Better Future, Co-Chair, 2006, 2009-2010
  • American Association for Justice, Business Torts Section, 2005-Present
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, Committee to Study Financial Assistance To Clients, July 3, 2001
  • American Association for Justice, PAC, Board of Trustees, 2006-Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, In Re Babcock & Wilcox Bankruptcy, No. 00-10992-B, Appointed to Asbestos Claimants Committee, March 2000
  • Texas State Bar, 1992

Educational Background

  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1987
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Office Location for J. Burton LeBlanc, IV

2600 CitiPlace Drive
Suite 400
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-927-5441

Fax: 225-927-5449

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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