OUR HISTORY

 

OUR HISTORY

OUR HISTORY

The vision of Blanchard Walker’s founders and partners through a century has crafted a rich and distinguished history with a tradition of excellence and great promise for the future.

Founded in 1917 as Goldstein & Walker, a partnership of Elias Goldstein and Henry C. Walker, Jr., the firm quickly became a major player in the growing economy of North Louisiana, spurred at that time by the emerging oil and gas industry. Within a year Goldstein & Walker added as a partner former Louisiana Governor Newton C. Blanchard, becoming Blanchard, Goldstein & Walker. With the addition of Leon and Arthur O’Quin and after the death of Goldstein, the name was changed in 1963 to Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin and Roberts, informally known as Blanchard Walker. A branch office was established in Bossier City in 1993, and the wholly-owned Sun Belt Title Company was incorporated in 1997.

Throughout the history of the firm, Blanchard Walker has remained closely identified with the oil and gas industry and been involved in numerous landmark court decisions in the field. As the needs of clients have grown and become more diversified, Blanchard Walker has evolved to

meet those needs. Today, Blanchard Walker offers a diverse array of legal services to its corporate and individual clients and is comprised of a motivated and dedicated team of lawyers and staff whose talents and experience benefit clients in many practice areas. The firm blend traditional values with innovative practice concepts and, as always, a dedication to the law and to clients.


Blanchard Walker is committed to delivering prompt, efficient and results-oriented legal services to clients. The firm has received an AV rating (the highest rating) from Martindale-Hubbell. The performance of Blanchard Walker’s lawyers and staff has attracted the attention of attorneys throughout the country who frequently discuss cases with us and refer to us discerning clients from throughout Louisiana and the United States.

Our Meritas Affiliation

Blanchard Walker is honored to have been selected as one of the two Louisiana representatives of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide (Meritas), a worldwide organization of independent business law and litigation firms. Meritas currently has nearly 200 member firms with practices in all major U.S. cities, 60 countries and on 6 continents.

Through Blanchard Walker’s affiliation with Meritas, clients have ready access to quality legal representation and consultation virtually anywhere in the world. In addition, Meritas firms help Blanchard Walker provide legal services in technical areas of concentration, even if Blanchard Walker lawyers do not have experience in those areas.