John T. Balhoff  II - Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.

John T. Balhoff II

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Phone: 504-299-2100

John T. Balhoff, II, a member of the firm, was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1971. He attended college at the University of Notre Dame and graduated from there, cum laude, in 1993, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. Mr. Balhoff received his Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1996.
Mr. Balhoff presently is admitted to the Louisiana Bar and he also is admitted to practice before all United States District Courts in Louisiana as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Balhoff has experience in trial before Louisiana district courts and in oral arguments before Louisiana's district and appellate courts, including the Louisiana Supreme Court, and before various federal courts. Mr. Balhoff also has experience in arbitration. His legal practice includes the areas of title litigation, commercial litigation, foreclosures, environmental and toxic tort, insurance defense, premises liability, securities litigation, construction litigation and automobile liability. He is a member of the Federal, New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations. 
Mr. Balhoff is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and he has been an active member of the Young Lawyers Section of the New Orleans Bar Association. He also is a member of the American Bar Association Title Insurance Litigation Committee. Mr. Balhoff is also an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and an officer in the Notre Dame Club of New Orleans. Mr. Balhoff enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

University of Notre DameBBA 1993LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1996
Louisiana State Bar Association, 1996 - PresentAmerican Bar Association, 1996 - PresentAmerican Bar Association, Title Insurance Litigation Committee, 2009 - PresentFederal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, 2009 - PresentFederal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, 2009 - PresentNew Orleans Bar Association, 2002 - PresentNew Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2002 - 2006St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers' Association, 2010 - PresentNational Institute of Trial Advocacy, Graduate, 2000

Case History

First Nat'l Bank, USA v. DDS Constr., LLC — 91 So. 3d 944 (La. 2012)
Aberta, Inc. v. Atkins — 89 So. 3d 1161 (La.  2012)
In re Katrina Canal Breaches Litig. — 673 F.3d 381 (5th Cir. 2012)
Crews & Assoc.’s, Inc. v. Nuveen High Yield Mun. Bond Fund — 783 F. Supp. 2d 1066 (E.D. Ark. 2011)
Wede v. Niche Marketing USA, LLC — 52 So. 3d 60 (La. 2010)
In re Katrina Canal Breaches Litig. — 620 F.3d 455 (5th Cir. 2010)
Boudreaux v. Able Supply Co. — 19 So. 3d 1263 (La. App. 3d Cir. 2009)
Walker v. Avondale Indus., Inc. — 999 So. 2d 735 (La. 2009)
Brown v. Manhattan Life Ins. Co. — 791 So. 2d 74 (La. 2001)
Waguespack, Seago & Carmichael (APLC) v. Lincoln — 768 So. 2d 287 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2000)

Office Location

909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs