Blade, Farmer & LeClerc was founded in 1969 by Robert V. Blade, Perry M. Farmer, and Raoul J. LeClerc. Perry M. Farmer passed away in 1972, with Robert V. Blade following ten years later. Michel C. LeClerc joined the firm in 1992 but soon left to begin his own practice in Redding, California. Since then, Raoul J. LeClerc continues to offer legal services to the Butte County community, which it has relied on for over 50 years.
Since Mr. LeClerc's admittance to the Califonria State Bar, he has been affiliated with numerous endeavors. He has been a professor at Cal Northern School of Law and taught Estate Planning and Taxation from 1999 to 2014. Since 1982, Mr. LeClerc has served as a member of the Butte County Law Library Board of Trustees and his passion for the law has fueled his interest in making sure that the County of Butte has one of the largest law libraries north of Sacramento providing resources to the local legal community and public. During the 1970's, Mr. LeClerc served the State Bar of California on the Executive Council,-Conference of Barristers, and on the Executive Committee-Conference of Delegates. He also served as an active U.S. miltary officer discharged as a Captain.