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


The attorneys of Degan, Blanchard & Nash are highly experienced litigators, who act as strategic advisors to our clients to implement alternative dispute measures when appropriate, including mediation. Mediation involves negotiation with the assistance of a trained facilitator, a neutral party who guides the mediation process by advising and listening to all sides, and who helps the parties arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement.

Mediation is sometimes the quickest and most cost-effective way to bring a dispute to resolution, either before any lawsuit is filed or during the course of litigation. The firm's attorneys consistently perform early investigation and evaluation, enabling the client to make strategic decisions which allow early settlement where practical, and defense of the case through trial when necessary.

The attorneys of Degan, Blanchard & Nash work closely with our clients to come to the best possible solution to implement alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, where practicable, settle cases upon economic ground if appropriate, and ardently defend its clients though litigation where warranted. Our goal is to provide comprehensive legal advice to our clients while presenting strategies for alternative dispute resolution to achieve the most positive outcome possible. We discuss each claim with our clients and listen to their concerns and questions to ensure that we address all current issues and any issues that may arise in the future.

Our attorneys are well-practiced in mediation with private mediators, in settlement conferences before judges, and within state and federal administrative law systems and where warranted can work toward bringing cases to settlement on terms favorable to its clients. We have successfully mediated cases involving numerous areas of law including insurance, maritime, construction, employment, transportation, workers’ compensation, professional malpractice, and products liability, among many others.

Degan, Blanchard & Nash’s attorneys are extremely mindful of the costs associated with the defense of litigation and strive to minimize costs to the greatest extent possible considering the potential economic exposure for the clients, while maximizing our results. In exploring alternative approaches to dispute resolution, such as mediation, it is our firm’s goal to assist our clients in resolving claims, both in litigation and before a dispute arises, by giving our clients the information they need to avoid unnecessary legal costs and bring claims to an effective and efficient resolution.