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Stephen R. Whalen
Stephen R. Whalen

Stephen R. Whalen

Partner - Baton Rouge

Stephen Whalen is a partner attorney at the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Steve's principal area of practice is casualty litigation. His experience includes asbestos litigation, medical malpractice, 1983 litigation, general tort litigation and workers' compensation. He represents clients in both state and federal courts.

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1990

Tulane University; Louisiana State University, B.S., 1986

Admissions

Texas, 1990

Louisiana, 1997

Federal District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; 1997

Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; 2007

Federal District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; 1997

Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas; 1993

Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; 1993

Experience

Associate, Benckenstein, Norvell, Bernsen & Nathan, L.L.P., Beaumont, TX, 1990 – 1997

Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., Baton Rouge, LA, 1997 – Present

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Representative Matters

Represents a Fortune 100 company in toxic tort litigation involving alleged injurious exposure to asbestos.

Represents owner and operator of recreation parks against allegation involving operations and maintenance of facilities.

Represented sugar mills in Louisiana involving alleged injurious exposure to asbestos. Also assisted in locating ancient insurance policies for eventual coverage of claims.

Represented insurers and policy holders in insurance coverage disputes involving automobile and commercial liability claims.

Successfully defended owner and operator of exotic animal exhibit against allegations of negligent design of tour wagons.

Represented maintenance contractor in wrongful death claim arising out of alleged failure of equipment during plant operations