John T. Balhoff II

John T. Balhoff II


Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.

Recognized since 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
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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.

Location

  • 909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
    New Orleans, LA 70112

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, BBA, graduated 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1996 - Present - Member
  • American Bar Association, Title Insurance Litigation Committee, 2009 - Present - Member
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, 2009 - Present - Board of Directors
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, 2009 - Present - Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1996 - Present - Member
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Graduate, 2000 - Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2002 - 2006 - Director
  • New Orleans Bar Association, 2002 - Present - Member
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers' Association, 2010 - Present - Member

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

22 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, New Orleans (2021)
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, New Orleans (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

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

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America - Mass Tort Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation, 2012

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)

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