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Jerald Block Selected as Panel Member for Litigation Counsel of America Conference

Mr. Block participated on a panel titled “Building Relationships with Winning Voir Dire Concepts, Developments, and Techniques” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows. The conference took place October 18 – 20, 2017, at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Bal Harbour, Florida. This conference is designed for Fellows of the LCA to enhance their already superior trial skills, to address practical issues and topics challenging litigators in today’s changing legal environment, and to afford each individual the opportunity to network and interact with the finest trial and appellate lawyers throughout North America and internationally. Mr. Block is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon evaluations of excellence, effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA seeks a high level of diversity in its composition and includes Women’s and Diversity Initiatives. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

Block Law Firm continues to help Gulf Coast businesses recover from the BP Oil Spill

Block Law Firm continues to assist businesses and individuals throughout the Gulf South recover from the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill by actively pursuing claims in the Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement.  Since the inception of the program in June 2012, Block Law Firm has recovered awards totaling over $22.5 million for eligible claimants.

The Settlement Program has received more than 382,000 claims from across the Gulf Coast, including 117,000 from Louisiana.  As of December 31, 2015, 116,000 Gulf Coast businesses, individuals, and landowners have been awarded more than $7.3 billion.  The total amount of the Settlement is projected to be $10 billion.



Congratulations Matthew Block

We would like to congratulate Matthew Block on the prestigious honor of being selected to serve as Executive Counsel for the newly-elected Governor John Bel Edwards. Although he has spent over seventeen years working with Block Law Firm, we are elated for him to embark on this new journey. As a result of Matthew taking this new position with Governor Edwards, he will not be associated with Block Law Firm during this time. We wish him the very best and are confident he will accomplish great things.