Ann Marie LeBlanc is one of the founding members of Caraway LeBlanc, L.L.C. and is an experienced litigator in the area of medical malpractice and commercial liability law. She has focused her practice on the defense of nursing homes, hospitals, physicians and other health care professionals. She has also defended the Patient’s Compensation Fund in claims for excess damages. Ms. LeBlanc’s twenty plus years of experience include representing defendants in complex and high profile litigation involving more than forty plaintiffs. She has served as an adjunct professor in Bioethics at Loyola College of Law in New Orleans and has given a number of lectures on Bioethics, including end-of-life care decision-making, and medical malpractice related issues.
In addition, Ms. LeBlanc has represented nursing homes in regulatory matters, including the defense of survey related deficiencies and penalties imposed by CMS and the defense of appeals filed with the Louisiana Division of Administrative Law regarding the involuntary discharge of residents. She has also pursued collection matters against residents and their responsible parties and drafted Admission Agreements as well as Policies for her nursing home clients.
Ms. LeBlanc prides herself in representing her clients competently and efficiently and, where possible, obtaining early dismissal of cases through creative legal argument and prompt evaluation of the merits.
She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and the AP Tureaud American Inn of Court. She was also president of one of the largest civic associations in the Greater New Orleans Area, the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association, from 2013-2015, a commissioner on the Lakeview Crime Prevention District, and the recipient of The Order of St. Louis IX award in 2007 from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
B.A., Loyola University, 1983; J.D., Loyola University College of Law, 1991