Meet Our New Attorneys

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that Mariela Cruz and Darren P. Tyus have joined the firm as associate attorneys.

Mariela Cruz, Associate

Mariela CruzMariela Cruz’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and insurance carriers for claims arising under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.

Prior to joining Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, Mariela practiced in plaintiff-focused areas, developing a passion for zealous advocacy for each client. She now leverages this experience as she advocates for her defense clients.

Mariela is known for her warm and positive attitude as well as her dedication to each and every case. “Meeting an attorney often produces anxiety for clients. I create an environment where each client feels welcome, but also confident in my ability to assist in the case. I understand the trust that is placed upon me and I work hard to achieve the best results.” More >

Darren P. Tyus, associate

Darren TyusDarren Tyus’ areas of practice include the defense of employers and insurance carries for claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, and War Hazards Compensation Act.

Darren joined Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett with over a decade of experience representing employers, insurers, and individuals. He has also previously worked for an insurance carrier. “My diverse experience as an attorney and claims adjuster gives me a unique prospective when providing my clients with quality, efficient legal representation.”

Prior to joining MBLB, Darren worked for the City Attorney’s Office of New Orleans, where he represented the City in contract and franchise disputes, employment matters, general liability defense, and civil rights litigation. More >