Blake G. Arata Jr.

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Blake G. Arata, Jr.


Location:  New Orleans, Louisiana
Direct Phone:  504-274-4578, Toll-free 800-249-1306

Blake G. Arata, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 28, 1958 and graduated from Loyola University Law School in 1983. Blake is admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association; U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice and Acadamy of Rail Labor Attorneys.

After finishing law school, Blake worked as a law clerk for the Honorable William V. Redmann, Chief Judge, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Then in 1984, Blake began working on railroad cases helping injured employees obtain justice for their injuries. Blake and Perrin started practicing together in 1986 and have been together ever since.

Blake has been accepted as a life member of the National Registry of Who’s Who, 2001 Edition and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Best Lawyers. Blake has represented persons in FELA cases, derailments, highway grade crossing accidents, train collisions, railroad safety appliance defect cases, railroad injury cases, and tractor trailer wreck cases. He has also been selected as a SuperLawyer for 2012 and 2017-2024.

Blake loves to fish and play golf to relax. He also has three daughters that also love the outdoors.

Areas of Practice

  • Train Wreck
  • Railroad Injury
  • Tractor Trailer Wreck

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1991


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 1983
  • Loyola University
    • BB.A. – 1980

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Super Lawyers, 2017-2024

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • National Registry of Who’s Who, Member, 2001
  • Best Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. William V. Redmann, Chief Judge, Law Clerk, 1984 – 1994
Verdicts and Settlements

Personal Injury, Railroad Injuries
And Maritime Accident Lawyers


Engineer, conductor & brakeman v. Railroad & trucking company

Train Accident

A railroad engineer, conductor and brakeman suffered severe injuries (primarily lumbar spine injuries) in a grade crossing collision in Canadian County, OK when a dump truck hauling a load of sand drove in front of their train.

Tulsa, OK.

Locomotive engineer v. Railroad and trucking company

Train Accident

Engineer perished from burn injuries when the freight train he was operating collided with a gasoline tanker truck at a railroad crossing.

New Orleans, LA

Crew members v. Railroad (confidential settlement) -

Train Accident

We represented several crew members of a train involved in a derailment which occurred allegedly due to defective and poorly maintained railroad tracks. Our clients suffered various physical injuries, …

Orlando, FL

Truck Driver v. Tire Manufacturer and Ins. Co.

We represented a driver of an 18-wheeler who was injured when a relatively new left front tire on the vehicle suffered a catastrophic failure and the treads separated, causing the truck to careen off of the roadway and into a tree. …

New Orleans, LA

Passenger v. Railroad

Our client was a very sweet 79 year old lady who was stepping down off of a train, when her foot missed the metal step-stool which had been placed on the ground by the railroad’s employee. She fell to the ground and fractured her left arm, …

Jacksonville, FL
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