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.