Chaffe McCall Attorney J. Dwight LeBlanc

J. Dwight LeBlanc

Partner

J Dwight LeBlanc is a skilled litigator who brings more than a decade of experience providing legal strategies related to admiralty law throughout the Gulf of Mexico coastal region. He is a partner in Chaffe McCall’s Admiralty section in the New Orleans office where he approaches each matter with the goal of being a valued resource and partner to clients.   Before joining Chaffe McCall, he served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.   He has served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee, as the firm’s managing partner, and as head of its Admiralty section.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law, listed for over 25 years
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2007 -2018

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, Advisory Committee, served on the Board from 1994 -2008
  • Tulane Law School Dean’s Council, 1997-2004
  • Tulane Medical Center’s Advisory Committee, member from1998 -2002
  • World Trade Center Board of Directors, former member and Chairman of its Transportation Committee
  • World Trade Center, Advisory Committee member and served as President in 2007
  • New Orleans Port Safety Council, served as Chairman

 

 

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  • United States v, Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. et al, Civil Action No. 08-cv-2898 – 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.

Key Matters

  • United States v, Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. et al, Civil Action No. 08-cv-2898 – 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.