Andrew “Drew” Blanchfield

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Managing Partner
701 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

M 225 383 3796

F 225 343 9612

Andrew Blanchfield is a sought after trial and appellate lawyer with over 30 years of courtroom experience, including dozens of large, complex jury trials, and a reputation for forthrightness and civility.  His focus is on the defense of clients from various sectors, including industrial services, engineering, oil and gas services and healthcare in commercial litigation, professional liability and breach of contract and other employment issues.  In addition, he has represented corporations – both based in Louisiana and throughout the U.S. – In complex litigation, often involving catastrophic accidents and serious injuries.  Drew's professional liability representations have involved nursing homes, hospitals, medical malpractice claims, architects and engineers. For years, the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General has relied on Drew to handle difficult, major exposure cases defending state agencies.  He has argued cases involving the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, the Louisiana Public Safety & Corrections, Louisiana State University and other state entities.  Drew also helps corporate clients with alcohol licensing and regulatory compliance. He has served as the Managing Partner of Keogh Cox since 2008.  Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Drew served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Marcel Livaudais, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, from 1985 to 1987, and was later in private practice in New Orleans from 1987 to 1997.

Representative Experience

The Brock Group (a company providing multi-craft specialty industrial services, including scaffolding, coatings, insulation and general maintenance in the petrochemical industry):
  • Business disputes/contract claims
  • Toxic tort/asbestos claims
  • Trucking accidents
  • Plant injuries/explosions
  • Employment claims, including Title VII claims (race, gender, religion, national origin)
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals:
  • Employment cases
  • Licensing/revocation
  • Litigation
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development:
  • Road hazard/defects
  • Construction litigation
  • ADA claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment law/Title VII claims (based on gender, race and religion)
Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections:
  • Civil rights cases, including defense of state prisons
Louisiana State Police
  • Employment claims
  • Improper arrest claims
Louisiana State and Southern Universities
  • Employment claims
  • Campus police department claims

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association

Honors Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyers in Healthcare, the National Law Journal, American Lawyer, 2013

Community Involvement

  • On the board of and past president Bocage Racquet Club
  • Coach, YMCA Sports
  • Supporter, Society of St. Vincent dePaul

Education

  • J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1985
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1981
    – Major: Philosophy/English

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1987

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