Thomas R. Temple, Jr. is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson. Thomas is a member of the firm's Management Committee and is currently the head of the firm’s Insurance Industry Team. Thomas attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Economics. Thomas received his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. As a member of the firm's casualty litigation section, Thomas' broad areas of practice include medical malpractice defense and other healthcare related issues, toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage litigation, products liability defense, transportation and construction general liability claims, as well as a variety of other types of casualty litigation.
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1998
Millsaps College, Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Economics, 1995
Admitted to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts, including the United States Fifth Circuit.
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
American Heart Association, Board member
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership Program (2008)
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, Chairman of Louisiana Area Counsel, Board of Trustees
Council for a Better Louisiana, Leadership Louisiana (2010)
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Board of Directors
Honors and Awards
2011 Recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty,
Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice the 2012-2013 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, 2016
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
He has lectured on legislative developments regarding tort reform and judicial developments in tort.
Represented companies in toxic tort class action involving alleged injurious exposure to products of the representative companies.
Extensive work with healthcare providers on informed consent issues, end of life issues, elderly care issues, and interdictions.
Represented insurers and policyholders in insurance coverage disputes involving health insurance claims, automobile insurance claims and commercial liability insurance claims, as well as property insurance claims including business interruption.
Represented various types of businesses in defending against premises liability claims.
Represented a major railroad with regard to crossing accidents and FELA claims.
Represented hospitals in medical malpractice litigation.
Represented insurance companies in defense of class action claims, including a class action filed against an auto insurer for first party diminished value claims.
Represented companies with regard to litigation involving industrial accidents.
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