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Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett (MBLB) is a full-service defense firm with decades of experience handling claims in these practice areas:
- Admiralty & Maritime Law
- General Casualty & Insurance Defense
- Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act & War Hazards Compensation Act
- Municipal Law
- Trucking, Transportation & Automobile Liability Defense
- Workers’ Compensation Defense
Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, we have established our reputation for delivering favorable results far beyond the Gulf South, representing clients ranging from international corporations to national insurance companies to local businesses.
Member Dan Hoerner anchors our defense firm’s Lafayette, Louisiana office, where he has successfully represented companies in the insurance, shipping, and transportation industries.
Trust anchors everything we do.
Our clients trust us to resolve their cases in a timely manner while meeting their objectives efficiently. They know we have obtained favorable results for them in the past.
We have the respect of the judges we appear before and the attorneys we handle claims and suits against. If we say we are going to do something, we do it.
We trust each other. Our attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff work as a team to deliver the highest level of counsel and personal service, case after case.
We have the will to win.
What distinguishes us from other law firms is that we not only have the will to win, but we also have the will to prepare to win. Our attorneys are highly experienced in crafting a defense plan in each case, including on-site casualty investigations, gathering evidence, deposing witnesses, and directing medical care, which is crucial to proactively pushing the claim toward a favorable resolution.
We can compete with any law firm.
Our talented and dedicated attorneys possess a high level of expertise in litigation and trial experience in a variety of jurisdictions and states with the results to prove it. We can compete with any lawyer in any law firm at any time.We have always been known for our admiralty and maritime practice and have a breadth of experience that rivals larger firms. We are one of a handful of firms in the nation with expertise in handling claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act. We have a robust state workers’ compensation defense practice. We have extensive experience in insurance defense, litigating claims nationwide for large corporations and insurance companies. Since our founding in 1997, MBLB has tripled in size and expanded into trucking and transportation defense and municipal law.
We have been recognized.
MBLB has been included in Forbes Legal Black Book, a compendium of elite law firms recognized for providing critical legal services to major U.S. and global corporations. Selection is based on a law firm’s track record of providing outside counsel to top corporations, practice area range and focus, and high rankings for quality of execution in multiple reviews. We have also been recognized by the A.M. Best Company as recommended insurance defense and subrogation counsel.
Our attorneys are included in the top legal peer review directories, including Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. They are extremely skilled and maintain high standards of professionalism, qualities that have led to many being widely recognized among the top litigators in maritime, insurance, transportation and workers’ compensation defense.
We are very proud to have previously been recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness as one of our city’s “Best Places to Work.”
Your business is important to us.
We make it a point to understand your business and business risk. We visit you to better understand what you do. We delve into your business model, so we know what would make sense when it comes time to resolve a claim.
We also keep you informed about legal issues that affect your business through our industry news as well as customized on-site seminars presented by our attorneys.
And because your business may not stop at night, neither do we. We are available 24/7 to respond to catastrophic accidents and other legal needs.
We are grateful for our clients.
Whether you have worked with us for years or are working with us for the first time, you will feel like you are our only client. We value deeply every client and every case. We give each client our undivided attention. We are devoted to providing the best service and achieving the most beneficial results, whether we settle or go to trial.
We value diversity.
Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.
We are committed to giving back to the community.
MBLB’s attorneys and staff are committed to giving back to the community, volunteering for a variety of non-profit organizations.MBLB has formally adopted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as the firm’s philanthropic charity. Each year the firm’s Marching 4 McFaull team participates in the JDRF One Walk in honor of our colleague Jordan McFaull, who died from complications of Type 1 Diabetes. Jordan, who was a graduate of Tulane University and Loyola University College of Law, was an industrious and resourceful attorney and a cheerful addition to our firm. He is missed by everyone with whom he worked. Marching 4 McFaull walks to help JDRF continue to fund life-changing type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and create a world without T1D. MBLB matches the funds raised by our 20-member team.