Paul LeBlanc practices in the area of commercial litigation. He represents a variety of clients in complex litigation matters, with a focus upon cases involving criminal or fraudulent activity. His practice includes both trial and appellate work, as well as forensic investigation. He regularly appears in Louisiana state and federal courts, and is licensed to practice in the State of Texas.
Mr. LeBlanc has successfully defended public and private clients against civil claims ranging from state law breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and tort claims, to federal civil rights, civil racketeering, securities fraud, and human trafficking claims. His clients include a Louisiana district attorney, a Louisiana school board, and a range of private businesses, including commercial lenders, engineering firms, pharmacists, landfill operators, and farming and other agricultural interests. In addition to his civil defense work, Mr. LeBlanc also has a criminal defense practice, and has counseled a number of clients, including pharmacists and independent businessmen, concerning federal grand jury and/or law enforcement investigations.
On the plaintiff’s side, Mr. LeBlanc has successfully represented private businesses against overreaching by state agencies and municipalities, in cases involving the prosecution of civil racketeering, antitrust, and civil rights claims. Mr. LeBlanc has also successfully represented both active and defunct companies in cases involving the breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misfeasance of corporate officers and directors. He also enjoys a general civil litigation practice, and has successfully represented clients in cases involving oil and gas rights, construction disputes and the enforcement of contractual rights and security interests (including executory proceedings/foreclosures.)
Mr. LeBlanc practiced in the commercial litigation sections of Fulbright & Jaworkski and then King & Spalding, in Houston, Texas. Mr. LeBlanc left Houston in 1999 to return to his native Louisiana. Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, he served as a prosecutor in the white collar section of the Louisiana Department of Justice, Criminal Division.