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W. Michael Adams

Shreveport, Louisiana–April 06, 2018– Blanchard Walker’s shareholders and directors elected Michael E. Riddick as the new President of the firm. Riddick succeeds W. Michael Adams, who decided to relinquish the post he held since 2003.

Incoming President Michael Riddick noted, “I want to personally, and on behalf of the Firm, thank Michael Adams for the untold hours he has spent guiding our Firm, for the accolades he has brought us, and for his efforts in our local community. It is a great honor to continue the tradition of excellence of the Firm.”

Riddick received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from LSU in 1980 and his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 1984. At the Law Center, he was a member of Order of the Coif and Moot Court Board. His practice involves oil and gas, business transactions and litigation. He is a Director who has previously served on the Executive Committee of the firm.

Past President Michael Adams joined the firm in 1974 and is also a Director of the firm. His practice involves civil, oil and gas, commercial litigation, natural resources, insurance, labor and employment law, toxic torts and products liability.

In addition to electing a new President, the firm also elected M. Thomas Arceneaux and Melissa Flores to the firm’s Executive Committee. Arceneaux will continue in his role as Vice President of Marketing and Flores will serve as Vice President of Finance.

Flores’s practice includes commercial and residential real estate and general corporate matters. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University College of Law where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review. She is active in the community, being the immediate past President of the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc.

Arceneaux‘s practice includes commercial law, with emphasis on commercial transactions and commercial litigation, and in state and local government law. He serves on many community organization boards; including the Rotary Club of Shreveport, the Shreveport Little Theater, Holy Angels Residential Facility and the Highland Restoration Association.