Blake G. Arata Jr.

Blake G. Arata Jr.

New Orleans, Louisiana
800-622-7509 (Toll-Free)

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.

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. Blake has represented persons in FELA cases, train wreck cases, railroad injury cases, and tractor trailer wreck cases. He has also been selected as a SuperLawyer for 2012.

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
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2018

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
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. William V. Redmann, Chief Judge, Law Clerk, 1984 - 1994