WE HELP TO SET THINGS RIGHT.

AT BIALOUS LAW WE FOCUS ON A CIVIL LITIGATION TRIAL PRACTICE TO HELP OUR CLIENTS RECOVER FROM BEING WRONGFULLY HARMED AND TO ADDRESS THE WRONGDOING OF OTHERS THROUGH OUR CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 

We do this by advocating for individuals, families, and local business owners to reinstate rights unfairly taken from them, to restore property or finances damaged or lost by another's negligence or refusal to honor an agreement, and to recover compensation for personal harms caused by another's neglect or misconduct. And in the end, holding accountable those who cause harm or loss because of their unsafe or irresponsible acts helps to set things right.


MEET Todd Bialous - founder & PRINCIPAL


Background

 

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, February 16, 1973, Todd attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he pursued a double major and achieved his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Government and Psychology. While there, he participated in community outreach programs for local school children, served as a counselor for youth camps, and captained the varsity lacrosse team to a Division I NCAA tournament appearance. He obtained his law degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and participated as a member of the Moot Court Board and an advocate in court for indigent defendants through the Tulane Criminal Clinic.


Qualifications

Admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1999, Todd is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana. His memberships include the New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association, as well as the American Association for Justice and the Louisiana Association for Justice [LAJ]. Todd is an active member of LAJ’s Medical Malpractice Section and has in the past authored a column entitled “Trends in Medical Malpractice” in Louisiana Advocates, a monthly newsletter published by the Association. He frequently lectures to legal professionals on litigation techniques, trial skills, and settlement strategies.
 

 

RECOGNITIONS

Peer Ratings:

Ranked by Martindale Hubbel – AV Preeminent Rating
Selection methodology details can be found here.

Selected for inclusion for medical malpractice (plaintiff)
Selection methodology details can be found here.


Presentations

PAST EVENTS:

  • Building Your Civil Litigation Skills (NBI, August 29, 2018, Baton Rouge, Louisiana).

  • Negotiation Strategies for Litigators (NBI, October 2017)

  • Proving Pain, Suffering, and More in Personal Injury Litigation (NBI, September 2016)

  • Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation (NBI, June 2015)

  • Medical Malpractice Litigation (Loyola Law School, Health Law Course Presentation, November 2013)

  • Medical Malpractice from A-Z (NBI, May 2012)

  • Successful Malpractice Suits (NBI, June 2011)

  • Successful Malpractice Suits (NBI, July 2010)

  • Common Themes and Defenses in Medical Malpractice (NBI, December 2008)

  • Medical Review Panels: Effectively Navigating through the Panel Process (New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers, September 2007; Louisiana Association for Justice, January 2007; Tulane Continuing Legal Education, December 2006)

  • Achieving Favorable Personal Injury Settlements in Litigation (NBI, November 2005)


Publications

 

Mistakes in Voir Dire 
What not to do to maximize results at trial.  Louisiana Advocates, September 2016.

Trends in Medical Malpractice
Status of negligent credentialing claims still unclear under Act. Louisiana Advocates, July 2010.

Burden of proof critical in avoiding prescription under discovery rule. Louisiana Advocates, June 2010.

Recent procedural rule changes: The erosion of claimant’s choice of forum? Louisiana Advocates, May 2010.

Defendants’ ex parte communications with treating physician result in witness exclusion, reversal. Louisiana Advocates, April 2010.

Erroneous jury charges result in reversal in favor of patient. Louisiana Advocates, March 2010.

Alternative venue for wrongful death claim rejected by 3rd Circuit. Louisiana Advocates, October 2009.

Appellate court reinstates statutory cap award for survival claim, wrongful death of elderly Alzheimer’s patient. Louisiana Advocates, June 2009.

Defendant-physician’s use of peer-review protection as shield from discovery pierced by narrowly tailored requests. Louisiana Advocates, January 2009.

Loss of chance of survival doctrine alive and well. Louisiana Advocates, October 2008.

Equities fall in claimant’s favor on improperly filed request: Claim not prescribed due to PCF’s failure to provide notice. Louisiana Advocates, June 2008

No claim for spoliation against hospital for loss of evidence, but claim may sound in negligence. Louisiana Advocates, April 2008.

Amended malpractice complaint filed late; prescribed. Louisiana Advocates, December 2007.

Medical diagnosis not necessary to establish causation of injuries in nursing home case. Louisiana Advocates, September 2007.

If you are a Louisiana Association for Justice member, you can log in to view complete copies of Todd’s articles here.


Community

Todd has volunteered both his personal time and professional services to support the efforts of non-profit organizations including Project H.E.L.P. [Homeless Experience Legal Protection], Louisiana’s Public Defender Crisis by representing indigent defendants in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and local community interests such as the Park Timbers Homeowners Association.  He currently serves on the Greater New Orleans Regional Council for STAR [Sexual Trauma, Awareness & Response] and participates as a member of the Medical Legal Interprofessional Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association.