Ann Marie LeBlanc
Ann Marie Leblanc, one of the founding members of Caraway LeBlanc, is an AV rated experienced litigator in the area of medical malpractice and commercial liability law. She has focused her practice on the defense of hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other health care professionals. She has also defended the Patient’s Compensation Fund in claims for excess damages. Ms. LeBlanc has represented parties in complex and high profile personal litigation. She has given a number of lectures on medical malpractice related issues. In addition, Ms. LeBlanc has represented nursing homes in regulatory matters, including the defense of state survey related deficiencies and penalties imposed by CMS. She has also represented health care providers in an advisory capacity, providing counsel on such areas as risk management, and the drafting of agency nurse contracts and admission agreements.
Katy Caraway is an AV rated experienced litigator and advocate. Ms. Caraway defends individual healthcare providers and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. She assists physicians, nurses and therapists in professional board disciplinary matters. Ms. Caraway also represents insurance companies in first party insurance claims. In addition to being a litigator and advocate, she also drafts, reviews and negotiates healthcare, lease, personal services and employment related contracts.
Ms. Caraway earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She completed her law degree at Loyola Law School. She met her law partner, Ann LeBlanc, when both worked as journalists before law school. She serves on the boards of United Saints, a disaster recovery non-profit, and Shelter Resources, which focuses on affordable housing and social services for elderly residents in New Orleans.
Erica Andrews is a skilled attorney with four years of experience as a solo practitioner in various areas of law. Ms. Andrews began her solo practice in 2013 and has since successfully litigated and negotiated settlements in cases focusing on domestic law, as well as contract, employment, successions and collections matters. Named a 2014 LIFT (Legal Innovators for Tomorrow) Fellow and 2014-2016 LIFT Incubator Attorney by the Louisiana State Bar Association, she represented victims of domestic violence in family law matters.
Ms. Andrews is a native of New Orleans. She earned her BA in Psychology from Tulane University and later received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School’s College of Law where she served as a member of the Journal of Public Interest Law. She is currently active in the Louisiana State Bar Association, serving on the Access to Justice Committee and Gap Subcommittee, to expand access to those unable to afford legal services.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Andrews worked as an assistant to a physician for several years. Her background in both law and medicine gives her a unique perspective from which to advocate for hospitals and health care providers.
Ryan Goudelocke, a registered patent attorney at the U.S. Patent Office, has a broad legal background centered on more than 10 years’ experience in prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property.
Ryan’s practice began in 2006 with, and continues to include, litigation defense of physicians and healthcare facilities, including compliance and regulatory advisory work. Ryan has for his entire 14 years in practice continually handled professional-liability claims from their inception, through suit, and to conclusion, whether by motion practice, jury trial, or appellate review.
He also has developed specialist skills in governmental representation, particularly on property tax assessment, collection, adjudication, and redemption. Ryan has designed and overseen local-government legislative mechanisms for returning blighted and abandoned property to productive use.
Ryan has served on multiple committees for the Louisiana State Bar Association, including Right to Counsel and Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities, and is a member of several practice-area subsections of the state bar. He is a parish bar association volunteer for the underserved, and former board member of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of South Louisiana.
Ryan is admitted to practice before Louisiana state courts, in the Western and Middle federal district courts of Louisiana, and before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been named repeatedly to lists like the SuperLawyers service’s “Rising Star” and other similar professional-group rosters. He has lectured for the Lafayette Parish Bar Association, the National Business Institute, and the Louisiana Municipal Association on intellectual-property and property tax, among other topics. He also is adjunct faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, occasionally teaching undergraduate classes on intellectual-property subjects.
A Texas-born Lafayette native, Ryan attended Episcopal School of Acadiana in Cade. After receiving his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Oglethorpe University of Atlanta in 2000, he worked as a newspaper crime reporter before earning his Master of Mass Communication (2004) and Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees (2006) from Louisiana State University. He was in law school a member of the Trial Advocacy Board and a frequent competitor in trial-advocacy competitions. Since beginning practice, Mr. Goudelocke has been a member of Lafayette’s Inn of Court of Acadiana and the John Duhe Inn of Court.
Ryan and his wife Carolyn have two daughters, Vivian and Charlotte, and an elderly standard poodle.