Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP

Louisiana Lawyers With a Statewide Practice

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Firm Overview

Founded in 1945 by Warren O. Watson, John Fridge, Fred A. Blanche and Charles W. Wilson, the firm has continually endeavored to maintain a reputation for strength, commitment, reliability, fairness and talent. Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has been chosen by its peers for an AV rating* in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.

The firm regularly handles a large volume of cases in many areas of law including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, attorney malpractice, general liability and casualty defense. Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP has handled thousands of professional liability (medical and legal malpractice) claims over the past 50 years. The firm's attorneys take pride in representing numerous institutional, individual and professional clients. Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP is proud to represent clients who depend on the firm's expertise and guidance to make the hard litigation decisions when trying a case versus entering a nuisance or cost of defense settlement. The firm understands when the risk of trial is necessary to preserve a client's community reputation and avoid setting unfavorable precedent. Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP understands when that risk is outweighed by significant cost to the client.

Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP, has served the legal needs of a statewide hospital association since 1960 and for self-insured statewide physician and nursing home associations. In that capacity, the firm has encountered and dealt with an expansive list of health care issues and accumulated the expertise to assist with legislative goals relating to the health care industry. Representation has also included filing amicus curiae briefs in critical cases pending in Louisiana state and federal courts.

As a direct result of representing numerous hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other health care providers in litigation, the firm's attorneys have been called upon to render other services on their behalf comprising a wide variety of health care and non-health care-related legal issues. The firm stands prepared to offer solid, seasoned advice on issues that affect health care providers' and individuals' day-to-day operations going beyond just litigation and expanding to business formation, employment law, credentials and peer review, health care decision-making, insurance coverage and defense, and mental health commitment, to name a few.

The firm is centrally located in downtown Baton Rouge and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offsite, after-hours and evening consultations and meetings are available by appointment.

To get in touch and schedule an initial consultation, call 225-387-5511 or contact us.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.
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Main Office
505 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge  LA  70821

Phone
  • (225) 387-5511
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Probate
LOUISIANA PROBATE, WILLS AND TRUST AGREEMENT ATTORNEYS
Regardless of circumstances, every adult should have a will that allows for the nomination of guardians for children, specific gift/donation requests and direction of assets, in addition to determination of an estate administrator. This allows people to clearly define how and to whom assets and property are to be distributed. If you or your loved ones are interested in drafting a will or are faced with the probate process, skilled counsel is extremely important.

Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP, brings nearly three quarters of a century of experience to this area, including:

-Drafting wills
-Revising wills and trust agreements to reflect life changes and/or changing desires of the testator
-Drafting probate pleadings and filing appropriate court documents
-Distributing the estate

In every case, the firm's attorneys focus on the most efficient and effective way to solve client issues so that issues are resolved quickly and with as little stress as possible.
Estate Planning
The law office of Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP will represent your estate planning legal matters.
The law office of Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, LLP will represent your estate planning legal matters.

Peter T. Dazzio

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Hospital General Liability Defense
-Insurance Defense
-Hospital Regulatory
-Staff Privileges
-Medical Executive Committee Hearings
-Hospital Policies
-Procedures
-Bylaws

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 1966
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1967
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1972
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1985
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D - 1966
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
--B.S - 1963

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Rating
-Listed in BEST LAWYERS in America
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Wlliam E. Scott III

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Hospital General Liability Defense
-Insurance Defense
-Insurance Coverage
-Construction Litigation

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 1981
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1982
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1983
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1991
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 1981
-Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.S. - 1977

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Rating
-Listed in BEST LAWYERS in America

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
-Defense Research Institute
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee Member, Committee Chairman 2014
-Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Law, University of St. Francis, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004
-Moot Court Board, LSU Law School, 1979-1980
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Michael M. Remson

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Hospital General Liability Defense
-Insurance Defense
-Hospital Regulatory
-Medical Staff Privileges Cases
-Counsel for Hospital Medical Staff
-Hospital Policies
-Procedures
-Bylaws
-Attorney Malpractice Defense

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 1985
-Texas, 1992
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 1985
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.S. - 1982

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Rating
-Listed in BEST LAWYERS in America
-Selected as one of the Nation's TOP RATED LAWYERS IN HEALTHCARE FOR 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Baton Rouge City/Parish Personnel Board, Administrative Law Judge, Chair, 2011 - 2012
-Hearing Committee Member, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2005 - 2010
-Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member of the Board of Directors, 1998 - 2000
-Defense Research Institute
-American Inns of Court
-Rotary Club Baton Rouge
-Baton Rouge Bar Association
-Louisiana State Bar Association
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Randall L. Champagne

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Hospital General Liability Defense
-Insurance Defense
-Labor and Employment Law
-Hospital Regulatory
-Staff Privileges
-Medical Executive Committee Hearings
-Hospital Policies
-Procedures
-Bylaws

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 1982
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1984
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1984
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1984
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 1982
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.A. - 1978
--Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Rating
-Listed in BEST LAWYERS in America
-Selected as one of the Nation's TOP RATED LAWYERS IN HEALTHCARE FOR 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Federal Bar Association
-Baton Rouge Bar Association
-Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-Defense Research Institute
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Rene J. PFEFFERLE

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-General Health Care Law
-Insurance Defense
-Nursing Home Medical Malpractice Defense
-Hospital General Liability Defense

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 1987
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1987
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1987
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1987
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987

Education
-Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
--J.D - 1987
-Louisiana State University School of Allied Health, New Orleans, Louisiana
--B.S - 1981
--Major: Registered Respiratory Therapist

Honors and Awards
-BV Distinguished - Martindale-Hubbell Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships
-American Health Lawyers Association
-Defense Research Institute
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Associate Member
-Louisiana Hospital Association
Education
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Chris J. Lelanc

Chris J. LeBlanc

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Hospital General Liability Defense
-Insurance Defense
-Hospital Regulatory
-Staff Privileges
-Medical Executive Committee Hearings
-Hospital Policies
-Procedures
-Bylaws

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 1995

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 1995
--Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, Senior Editor, 1994 - 1995
-Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
--B.B.A.summa cum laude - 1991
--Major: Business

Published Works
-Solidary Liability in Louisiana Tort Law, Article 2324, Amendments and Ambiguities, Comment, Volume 54, Number 6, Louisiana Law Review, July, 1994

Honors and Awards
-BV Distinguished - Martindale-Hubbell Rating
-Speaker, 2013 24th Annual Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys Health Law Symposium, Recent Developments in Medical Malpractice

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys
-Committee Member, Troop 103, Baton Rouge, Boy Scouts of America
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Robert W. Robinson Jr.

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Commercial Litigation/Architects and Construction
-Contracts and Commercial Transactions
-Elder Law/Interdictions/Successions
-Banking Litigation
-Judicial Commitment Proceedings on Behalf of Institutional Health Care Providers

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 1996
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1996
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1996
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1996
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 1996
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--M.S. - 1986
--Major: Finance
-Louisiana State University, Louisiana
--B.S. - 1985
--Major: Finance

Honors and Awards
-Guest Speaker: Medical Malpractice in Louisiana, LSU School of Business
-Elder Law Task Force: Presentation to Capital Area Agency on Aging on Living Wills and Natural Death Act

Professional Associations and Memberships
-American Health Lawyers Association
-Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), Elder Law Task Force
-Defense Research Institute (DRI)
-Baton Rouge Bar Association
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Thomas H. Wartelle

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Premises Liability Defense
-Labor and Employment Law Defense

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 2003
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.A. - 2000
--Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Baton Rouge Bar Association
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Adrien Gingles Busekist

Areas of Practice
-Healthcare Litigation
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Insurance Defense
-Judicial Commitment Proceedings on Behalf of Institutional Health Care Providers

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 2003
-New York, 2005
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 2003
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.A. - 2000
--Major: Political Science
--Minor: Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Baton Rouge Bar Association
-New York Bar Association
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Junior League of Baton Rouge
-Defense Research Institute
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-Louisiana Association of Hospital Attorneys
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Calli M. Boudreaux

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Hospital General Liability Defense
-Insurance Defense
-Construction Litigation

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 2007
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2007
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2007
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2007
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2007

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. - 2007
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.S. - 2004
--Major: Business Administration
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Jennifer M. Durham

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Employment Law
-Insurance Defense
-Personal Injury Defense
-Health & Healthcare Law

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 2008
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2011
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2011
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2011
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2012

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D., L.L.B., BCL - 2008
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.A.magna cum laude - 2005
--Major: Sociology

Published Works
-A Nautical Disaster, Louisiana Coastal Law, LCL 87, October 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Baton Rouge Bar Association
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter

Past Employment Positions
-Honorable Jane Triche-Milazzo, 23rd Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana, Law Clerk, 2008 - 2010
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

J. Jacob Chapman

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-General Liability

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2010

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. cum laude - 2010
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.C.L. cum laude - 2010
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.A. - 2006
--Major: Journalism

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Baton Rouge Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee, 2011 - 2012
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Craig J. Sabottke

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Intellectual Property Law
-Certified Legal Specialties
-Licensed Patent Attorney, USPTO

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2012
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2011

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. cum laude - 2010
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.C.L cum laude - 2010
-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--B.S.
--Major: Chemistry
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate

Tucker F. Giles

Areas of Practice
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Maritime
-Estate Planning

Bar Admissions
-Louisiana, 2010
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2011
-U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2011
-U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2011

Education
-Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
--J.D. cum laude - 2010
-University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
--B.A. - 2006
--Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-American Inns of Court, Teche Chapter, Member
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate
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