Stephen R. Whalen
Partner - Baton Rouge
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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.
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1990
Tulane University; Louisiana State University, B.S., 1986
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
Associate, Benckenstein, Norvell, Bernsen & Nathan, L.L.P., Beaumont, TX, 1990 – 1997
Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., Baton Rouge, LA, 1997 – Present
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Honors and Awards
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018
AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.
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