Meredith Wilson Blanque Associate
New Orleans
504-584-9207  direct504-460-8890  mobile

Meredith Blanque practices in the area of admiralty and maritime litigation. Her practice consists of defending vessel owners and operators, as well as offshore companies, from claims arising from collisions, property damage, personal injury, maritime pollution, environmental issues, cargo matters and contract disputes. She has experience conducting shipboard investigations and in the arrest and seizure of vessels in the federal courts, both from the standpoint of arresting vessels and from the standpoint of obtaining the release of arrested vessels.

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Meredith Blanque practices in the area of admiralty and maritime litigation. Her practice consists of defending vessel owners and operators, as well as offshore companies, from claims arising from collisions, property damage, personal injury, maritime pollution, environmental issues, cargo matters and contract disputes. She has experience conducting shipboard investigations and in the arrest and seizure of vessels in the federal courts, both from the standpoint of arresting vessels and from the standpoint of obtaining the release of arrested vessels.

Ms. Blanque has represented clients in state and federal courts in all aspects of litigation and through a broad range of regulatory proceedings. She has experience handling cases through trial, appeal, mediation and court sponsored settlement conferences.

Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of the shipowner from a multi-million dollar claim for cargo lost overboard during rough weather in the north Atlantic Ocean (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2011).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Board of Directors)
  • Maritime Law Association

Recognition

  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014-2019

Industries

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    J.D., 2009; Sub & Cite Editor, Loyola Maritime Law Journal
  • University of Texas
    B.A. in Government, 2005

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Obtained dismissal of the shipowner from a multi-million dollar claim for cargo lost overboard during rough weather in the north Atlantic Ocean (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2011).
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Board of Directors)
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014-2019