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January 2024 | Emily B. Grey Elected to Management Committee

Thomas R. Temple, Jr.
Danielle L. Borel

Thomas R. Temple, Jr.

Partner - Baton Rouge

Thomas Temple's broad areas of practice include class action litigation, 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.

Thomas is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson. He 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. He received his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Thomas has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 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.

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

West Feliciana Historical Society, Board of Directors

Honors and Awards

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Since 2015)

Selected Lawyer of the Year, in Commercial Litigation in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America® 2018, in Mass Tort Litigation, Class Actions - Defendants, in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

2011 Recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty, Baton Rouge Business Report

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedTM

Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation: Defense, since 2018

Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice the 2012-2013 and 2016-2017 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers


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

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.