Fred C. Fondren

Fred C. Fondren

Founding Partner
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

FRED C. FONDREN is a founding partner in the firm of Mayhall Fondren Blaize, in the Houma office. Fred was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 18, 1970. Fred grew up in Houma, Louisiana and graduated from Vandebilt Catholic High School in 1988. He is a graduate of Nicholls State University (B.S., Finance 1992) and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (J.D., 1995). Fred obtained his L.L.M. in International Tax and Offshore Finance from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida in 2003. He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1995. Fred is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit. Following his graduation from law school, Fred served as a law clerk for Honorable John R. Walker, District Judge, 32nd Judicial District Court, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

He represents major insurance companies, as well as large and small businesses in both litigation and transactional matters. In addition to his insurance litigation practice, Fred represents oil and gas operators, service companies and pipeline companies.


Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2003
    • Major: International Tax and Offshore Finance
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1995
  • Nicholls State University
    • Bachelor of Science - 1992
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Terrebonne Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Association
  • Louisiana Surplus Lines Association