Ricky A. LeBlanc

Managing Attorney, Sokolove Law

Ricky A. LeBlanc is the Managing Attorney of Sokolove Law. After graduating from Suffolk University, he began practicing law in December 1991. Ricky is admitted in Massachusetts.

As the Managing Attorney, Ricky directs the asbestos practice and oversees all of the firm’s other practice areas, such as birth injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and product liability, including pharmaceutical and medical device cases.

His goal is to help the working-class and victims of corporate greed receive the justice and compensation they may deserve.

In addition to other duties, Ricky also provides oversight to the Sokolove Law team of paralegals and case managers. He helps educate the group on the many complexities of mesothelioma claims, such as statutes of limitations, the science of asbestos-related diseases, asbestos-containing products, and avenues of exposure.

He personally reviews each potential mesothelioma claim that comes through the firm to determine whether the victim may be eligible for compensation.

Ricky is licensed through the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This means he is accredited to assist in preparing, presenting, and prosecuting claims for VA benefits. Through this work, Ricky is able to carry out his passion for serving those who bravely served our country.

A Q&A With Ricky A. LeBlanc

Ricky A. LeBlanc discussed his work for mesothelioma victims on The Balancing Act® airing on Lifetime Television®.

Why did you pursue a career in the law in the first place?

As the son of a pipefitter and my mother who was a factory worker, I always had a keen sense for fairness, and growing up in a dying Massachusetts factory town, I saw that folks with lower incomes or education levels did not always get fairly treated because there was nothing they could do about it.

How did you first become interested in a plaintiffs’ practice?

You have many options once you are admitted to the bar. I knew litigation was the place for me, defending or enforcing the rights of individuals or corporations. As a product of a working-class family, standing up for the little guy against major manufacturers or insurance companies was my calling.

What types of cases do you focus on?

After all of these years, asbestos litigation, primarily representing individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer that’s only known cause is asbestos exposure, takes up the majority of my time.

What do you do as Managing Attorney?

Although the majority of my time is spent heading our mesothelioma practice, as the Managing Attorney I oversee our entire caseload to ensure each client and potential client receives superior service and, if qualified, is assigned to a team that will provide the best result for our client.

Is there a case in your career that stands out as a “favorite” or one that is particularly memorable?

I have many, but two that illustrate why I do what I do and why I am sure many plaintiffs’ lawyers do what they do. The first is a sad case, as all mesothelioma cases are.

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