Dominick (Rusty) Bianca | Trial Lawyer
Attorney Rusty Bianca did not follow the typical path into the practice of law. Learn about his background and how it continues to inspire him to work hard for injured and Deaf clients. He is proud to protect the rights of those who are unable to stand up for themselves.
Fielding C. Matkins | Trial Lawyer
Following a career ending injury, Fielding finished his undergraduate education at LSU and in 2017 obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. While attending LSU, Fielding was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society and served on the executive board of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He continued his education at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. During his time at LSU Law School, Fielding served as the Executive Director of Programming for the Student Bar Association. In 2020, Fielding earned his Juris Doctor and Diploma in Comparative Law from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Jessica began her legal career as a receptionist for Bianca Law Firm in 2008 and is now the lead Legal Assistant for Bianca | Matkins. During her time at the firm, Jessica has mastered the firm’s case management software which enables Bianca | Matkins to operate a paperless office in a virtual environment.
Cynthia was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Her first language is Spanish, but she began learning English as a second language at an early age while in school. Growing up, she was always willing to help people in any situation and worked as an interpreter for medical and dental brigades providing services in rural areas and cities in Honduras. Cynthia is very active in her church music ministry where she plays the guitar and sings. Cynthia likes to spend her time playing music and baking for her family and friends. Cynthia holds a degree in economics from Honduras' National Autonomous University and has worked as an administrative assistant in a financial institution in Tegucigalpa. Cynthia is now a part of the Bianca | Matkins team as a legal assistant and to assist the firm’s Spanish-speaking clients to understand and navigate the process of their claims, so they can receive full and fair compensation for the harms and losses while caused by the negligent acts of others.
In Memory of Melisa C. Potter
Melisa (Lisa) Chase Potter began working as a Legal Assistant and Deaf Liaison with Bianca | Matkins (under the name Bianca Law Firm at the time) in 2018 and handled the needs of the firm’s Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients. Lisa provided an invaluable resource to help everyone at our firm understand Deaf culture and to communicate effectively with members of the Deaf Community. Lisa's tireless quest for Deaf Advocacy opened our eyes to the legal needs of the Deaf Community and she showed us what we could do to help. With Lisa's assistance, we successfully provided legal representation to many Deaf clients over the years. She was a cherished and beloved friend. There is no question that Lisa brought a positive change to this world through her endeavors. We miss her and will continue to fight the good fight in her name.
If you have been to Bianca-Matkins, then you already know me. If you’re new here, hello! My name is Oakley. I am a black miniature schnauzer, which means I am hypoallergenic and do not shed. I am a proud graduate of Precision K9 Shaping and have been operating as the Chief Happiness Coordinator at Bianca-Matkins since I was just nine weeks old. I did not always intend to be a working dog. At first, I was only supposed to come to the office until I was old enough to be home alone. Then, I started meeting clients and realized I love nothing more than bringing joy to you all. I understand it’s never a great day when you have to see a lawyer. That’s why it is my goal to bring a little smile to your face during this tough time.