Perry Dampf


Dan Balhoff

Dan J. Balhoff

Mr. Balhoff is a partner in the law firm of Perry, Balhoff, Mengis & Burns, L.L.C. He holds chemical engineering and law degrees from LSU. While in law school, he served as the managing editor of the Louisiana Law Review. He later clerked for the Honorable Frank J. Polozola of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, and for the Honorable Daniel A. Manion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has authored several articles concerning insurance and constitutional issues.

Areas of Concentration

Personal injury

Auto accidents

Commercial litigation

Casualty and liability litigation

Auto/premises liability

Insurance coverage

Products liability


B.S., Louisiana State University (1985)

J.D., Louisiana State University (1988)


Almost 30 years of practice in federal and state trial and appellate litigation, including complex litigation, mass torts, and class actions

Admitted to Bar: Louisiana, 1988; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court: Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Member of Federal Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Academy of Court Appointed Masters

AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell