Meredith Wilson Blanque

Associate

New Orleans

504-584-9207 office

504-460-8890 mobile

meredith.blanque@phelps.com

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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.

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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

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Stars