Scott N. Hensgens
Managing Partner - Baton Rouge
- T: 225.381.3171
- F: 225.381.8029
Scott Hensgens is the Managing Partner and practices in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Scott’s principal areas of practice include public finance, business and commercial litigation, contract litigation, consumer credit litigation, and trademark and copyright registration and litigation. His experience includes representing individuals, small and large businesses, insurance companies, underwriters, hospital service districts, trustees, corporate shareholders, automobile dealerships, and credit reporting agencies.
Tulane Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1997
Louisiana State University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
1997, Louisiana State Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana, Fifth and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Baton Rouge Bar Association; Member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Bench Bar Committee (1998-present); Chair (2003) and Vice-Chair (2002) of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference Committee; Recipient of the 2003 President’s Award for service to the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2003.
Louisiana State Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Member of the Board of Directors of Our Lady of the Lady Regional Medical Center (2017-present)
Downtown Development District, Commissioner (Chair 2019; Vice Chair 2017; Treasurer 2015-2016; Member 2013-present)
Junior League Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board (2015-present)
Capital Area Medical-Legal Partnership, Inc. (Member, Board of Directors; 2014-present)
Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) Member of the Board of Directors (2010-present; Treasurer 2013-2015; Secretary 2015-2017; Vice Chair 2017-present)
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Board Member (2011-present; Nomination and Board Development Chair 2013); Community Fund for the Arts Chair 2014; Vice Chair 2015-2016); Chair (2016-2017)
City Club of Baton Rouge, Board of Governors (2014-present)
Community Fund for the Arts, Cabinet Member (2012-2015)
Our Lady of the Lake College, Development Committee (2014-present)
Academic Distinction Fund, Board Member (2013-present)
Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana, Board Member (2013-2016)
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Business Development Committee, Member (2008-present)
Baton Rouge Chamber Canvas Series participant (2003-2016; Chair 2012)
Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, Board Member (2013-present; Treasurer 2017)
Pennington Fund for Excellence (2011-2013; 2017)
Volunteer! Baton Rouge Member of the Board of Directors (2006-2010); Secretary (2008); Vice Chair (2009-2010)
Capital Area United Way, New Campaigns Division (2007)
Forum 35 Member of the Board of Directors (2002-2004); Vice President of Individual Membership for Forum 35 (2003)
Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) Leadership Louisiana (2007)
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership Program (2009)
Rotary Club of Baton Rouge (2013-2017)
Honors and Awards
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.
2004 Recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty, Baton Rouge Business Report
Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the areas of Business Litigation and Intellectual Property
- “Do I need to trademark my company’s name?” January 2015
- “Fallen Tree Liability” BSW Hurricane Bulletin in response to Hurricane Gustav, August 2012
- 2005 Special Legislative Session Update
- Insurance Coverage in the Storms' Aftermath
- What a Tangled Web (Site)!
- E-Discovery: Out-of-Sight Does Not Mean Out-of-Mind
Represented insurance company in breach of contract dispute with former agent in which plaintiff demanded over $10 million in damages.
Represented a minority shareholder in an involuntary dissolution proceeding involving companies worth approximately $25 million.
Represented local credit reporting agency in Fair Credit Reporting Act claims asserted by consumers.
Represented automobile dealers in various types of lawsuits, ranging from redhibition claims to Fair Credit Reporting Act and Truth-in-Lending Act claims.
Represented a nationwide insurance company on numerous claims involving life, health and disability policies, during which time several claims have been disposed of on summary judgment.
Represented a nationwide distributor of heavy machinery in various redhibition actions in Louisiana and Texas.
Represented the inventor of corrosive-resistant piping in a patent infringement matter.