Thomas R. Temple, Jr.

Partner— Baton Rouge
Phone: 225.381.8024
Fax: 225.381.8029
thomas.temple@bswllp.com
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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, 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.

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1998

Millsaps College, Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Economics, 1995

Admissions

Admitted to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts, including the United States Fifth Circuit.

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Community Involvement

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, Baton Rouge Business Report

Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice the 2012-2013 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers

Presentations

He has lectured on legislative developments regarding tort reform and judicial developments in tort.

Representative Matters

Represented companies in toxic tort class action involving alleged injurious exposure to products of the representative companies.

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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