Attorney Dominick M. Bianca is known by his family and friends as “Rusty.” Rusty didn’t follow a traditional path into law, and it is his atypical background that makes him the approachable, tenacious attorney he is today. He is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge and comes from a blue-collar, working-class family where his mother was a state social worker and his father ran a small construction company. As a teen and young adult, Rusty did difficult, hands-on labor for his family’s construction business, and he was the first in his family to go to college. After graduating from LSU in 1988, he took time away from school to gain life experience and worked as a certified legal investigator prior to returning to school to obtain his law degree. During this time, he worked with some of the top trial lawyers in south Louisiana, helping them develop the critical evidence needed to win their cases.
In 2000, Rusty graduated magna cum laude in the top tier of his class from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. During his time in law school, Rusty achieved dean’s list honors, served as the president of the student chapter of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and was inducted into the National Scholars Honor Society.
After graduating from LSU, Rusty was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. He served in the Louisiana Army National Guard as an infantry officer and later in the U.S. Army Reserves as a transportation and logistics officer. After 20 years of dedicated service to our country, Rusty retired from the U.S. Army Reserves upon reaching the rank of Major.
Rusty’s big sister is Deaf, and he has been around the Deaf Community his entire life. He understands and is aware of Deaf culture and the challenges the Deaf are confronted with on a daily basis. Rusty is able to communicate with his Deaf clients through ASL and has a Deaf legal assistant, which makes Bianca Law Firm one of the very few Deaf-friendly law firms in south Louisiana.
Rusty understands where his hardworking, blue-collar clients are coming from. His experiences led him to become a staunch defender of the injured—particularly victims of industrial work accidents and car wrecks caused by negligent and drunk drivers. Growing up with a Deaf sister has also inspired him to be an advocate for the Deaf Community in both ADA claims and injury claims.
Rusty has appeared on the TV show Consumer Advocates which has been televised on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox affiliates throughout the country, and he has been featured on the nationally broadcasted radio talk show, Money for Lunch. He is a co-author of the best-selling book, CHAMPIONS, Knockout Strategies for Health, Wealth and Success, and he is also a member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.
Giving Injured Clients the Time and Respect They Deserve
Rusty doesn’t take every case that comes across his desk, but he does offer free consultations so that he can hear victims’ stories, help them understand their legal options, and advise them on next steps. If he can help with those next steps, he will take the case and fight for the compensation his clients deserve. As an experienced trial attorney, Rusty does not shy away from taking his cases to court to get the best possible outcome. Unlike the TV attorneys who use their celebrity status to bring clients in and then pass them off to junior associates, Rusty is involved in every case he takes from start to finish. As a solo practitioner, he is able to give each client the personal attention and dedication they deserve.
Fighting for the Little Guy
Rusty has no tolerance for bullies—whether it is the negligent contractor or driver who caused his client’s injuries, an insurance adjuster who refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of a victim’s injuries, or a medical provider who does not comply with the ADA for Deaf patients. Rusty knows how it feels to be bullied, and he will never exploit a client or a case for his own gain. He understands that his clients face financial hardship following a serious injury and are worried about being able to take care of their families. He genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients.