New Orleans: (504) 529 – 3333
Baton Rouge: (225) 610 – 1110
Lafayette: (337) 345 – 8628


Degan, Blanchard & Nash has grown from its founding in 1991 to a multi-office law firm dedicated to client service and timely communication. From our strategically located offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, we are able to litigate cases in a coordinated fashion across a broader geographic area and at a lower cost. Now with over 36 attorneys, the firm continues to support its clients' interests by meeting - and then exceeding – all expectations.

Our Philosophy

We pride ourselves on our excellent relationships with our clients, and we believe that timely and effective communication is the key to maintaining excellent client relations. Although, as a matter of course, we keep our clients constantly updated as to the status of each matter entrusted to us, we view our role as extending well beyond the simple reporting of developments. We strongly believe that our clients’ interests can be best served by encouraging each client to take an active role in the decision- making process with respect to each matter we handle. Accordingly, we provide our clients with accurate and concise statements of all available options, our legal analysis with respect to those options, and our evaluation of each option in light of our clients' goals. We then consult closely with our clients in formulating and implementing a strategic plan designed to realize those goals.

In short, we view our clients as valued participants in our representation of their interests, rather than mere customers to whom we deliver a product. We take pride in the work we do, and we take equal pride in our clients' participation in, and satisfaction with, our work. Our clients' interests are our interests.

Our philosophy towards the practice of law is simple and straightforward. Degan, Blanchard & Nash strives to provide the highest quality legal services in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible, without regard to the size or complexity of the matter on which our counsel is sought. We accept nothing less than excellence in the practice of law, and our attorneys are committed to maintaining the highest standards of practice. In implementing these goals, we take advantage of our medium size and staffing flexibility in order to provide personalized legal services tailored to each client’s needs.

Industry Recognition

The Firm and its attorneys have been recognized as industry leaders by numerous trade publications and legal organizations. These awards and recognitions include:

- Martindale Hubbell Law Directory AV rating
- A Listing in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters
- Acceptance as a member of the prestigious groups of the International Society of Primerus law firms (Defense Litigation Group)
- Member of the NWCDN (National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network)
- Member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation
- Individual recognition of multiple attorneys as "SuperLawyers" and "Rising Stars" by SuperLawyers Magazine


The firm is led by Sidney W. Degan, III (Managing Partner) and Foster P. Nash. Under their leadership, the firm has instituted and fostered a "client-centric" culture. The philosophy is simple: Our clients' interests are our interests. To learn more about each attorney, please click the "Attorneys" link at the top of the page.