E. Blair Schilling

E. Blair Schilling

Making Louisiana More Resilient & Encouraging Future Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Environmental Law
  • Louisiana
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Blair Schilling represents clients in a wide range of commercial matters in federal and state court, with a concentration in environmental law.

Her environmental practice includes representing landowners throughout Louisiana against some of the oil and gas industry's largest operators in matters involving coastal restoration, land contamination, land use, clean water, getting brownfield sites safely back into commerce, regulatory and permitting, and expropriation issues. In doing this work, Blair represents state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies and individuals, including the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federation, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, and many private landowners. The goal of her environmental practice is to make Louisiana more resilient and encourage future sustainable economic growth in the region.

As a lifelong learner, Blair continually seeks out ways to diversify her practice while helping the greater community. She recently completed training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, an internationally recognized program at Pepperdine University’s Caruso School of Law. Blair applies these skills by mediating, for example, Hurricane Ida claims, no small task as Louisiana’s insurance coverage lawsuits skyrocketed over 2020 hurricane damages. Due to her dedication to disaster relief, Blair was recently appointed to the American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services Team, a pro-bono initiative where the ABA has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help people navigate the aftermath of presidentially-declared disasters. In her second ABA appointment of the 2023-24 bar year, she also serves as vice-chair of the Young Lawyers Division’s Environment, Energy & Resources committee.

Blair is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a past President of the Association for Women Attorneys.

Practice Area
Environmental Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana State Bar Association
ID Number: 35308
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana
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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
J.D. (2013)
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude
Activities: Member of the Loyola Law Review
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40 & Under List - South
Benchmark Litigation
Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Recognized in Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
Band 3
Chambers & Partners USA
Ranked in Environment: Litigation
40 & Under List - South
Benchmark Litigation
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Activities: Member, Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services Team; Vice-chair, Young Lawyers Division Environment, Energy & Resources Committee
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American Bar Foundation
- Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association  # 35308
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Coastal Remedies Post-SLFPAE: Private and Parish Litigation, 23rd Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit, New Orleans, LA
Tulane University School of Law
Environmental Justice, 24th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit, New Orleans, LA
Tulane University School of Law
Litigation in the Coastal Zone, 24th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit, New Orleans, LA
Tulane University School of Law
Legal Ramifications Surrounding the Latest Scientific Evidence in Pipeline Canals and Land Loss,, State of the Coast, New Orleans, LA
State of the Coast
Sustainable Capitalism and ESG
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Fishman Haygood, LLP
Social Media
Contact & Map
Fishman Haygood, LLP
201 St. Charles Ave.
Ste. 4600
New Orleans, LA 70170
Telephone: (504) 556-5533
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