Brian F. Blackwell


Shreveport, Louisiana


University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (1987)
Northeast Louisiana University, B.A. (cum laude) in Legal Studies (1983)


Bar Admissions:
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana


Areas of Practice:
Education Law
Employment Law
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Workers’ Compensation


Organizations/Committees Membership:
Louisiana State Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Nominations and Elections Committee, 1991
Luncheon Programs Committee, 1992
Two Thousand Notable Men
Who’s Who of Greater Baton Rouge
Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans


Law School Honors & Awards:
Order of the Coif
Hugo L. Black Scholar
David C. Byrd Scholarship recipient
Alabama Law Review 1985-1987


Ongoing Peer Education & Seminar Presentations:
Co-Chair, 2010 HarrisMartin Louisiana Asbestos Litigation Conference


Media Comments/Recognition:
Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished BV™ Peer Review Rated


Important Litigation Involvement:

  • From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Blackwell defended numerous Fortune 500 and organizational clients in state and federal courts in Louisiana related to occupational diseases.
  • Since 1988, Mr. Blackwell has represented teachers and educational support personnel in all types of issues related to their employment.
  • Since 1993, Mr. Blackwell has represented individuals in all types of claims related to their employment, including:
      • claims of discrimination (age, sex and disability)
      • claims of work-related injury
      • claims of occupational disease (mesothelioma, lung cancer, other asbestos-related cancer, asbestosis, noise induced hearing loss and benzene)
      • workers’ compensation claims