J. Dwight LeBlanc
Position: Partner
Direct Number: (504) 585-7013
Fax: (504) 544-6052
Email: leblanc@chaffe.com Download VCard

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty
  • Product Liability


L.L.B., Tulane University, 1961
B.B.A., Tulane University, 1959

Professional Memberships

New Orleans Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
Louisiana Maritime Task Force
Maritime Law Association of the United States
MLA Practice and Procedure Committee
MLA CMI Committee
Association of Average Adjusters
National Advisory Committee of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, Planning Committee
Attorneys Liability Assurance Society, Regional Loss Prevention Chairman

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

J. Dwight LeBlanc

Mr. LeBlanc is a partner in Chaffe McCall's Admiralty section.  Before joining Chaffe McCall, he served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 1961 to 1964.  Mr. LeBlanc has served on the firm's Management Committee, as the firm's managing partner, and as head of its Admiralty section.


United States v, Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. et al, Civil Action No. 08-cv-2898 – A team from Chaffe, including Mr. LeBlanc , represented Citgo Asphalt Refining, Co., which was exonerated of all liability after a four-month trial in Philadelphia Federal Court.  The Third Circuit reversed on appeal, and the matter is currently on petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2014 for Admiralty and Maritime Law (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers


Mr. LeBlanc has served on the Board of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute from 1994 thru 2008 and is now on its Advisory Committee.  He has served on the Tulane Law School Dean's council from 1997 through 2004 and as a member of Tulane Medical Center's Advisory Committee from 1998 until 2002.  He has been a member of the World Trade Center Board of Directors and was a Chairman of its Transportation Committee.  He served as President of the World Trade Center in 2007 and is a member of its Advisory Committee.  He also served as Chairman of the New Orleans Port Safety Council.