Thomas R. Temple, Jr.

Thomas R. Temple, Jr. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Thomas R. Temple, Jr.

Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA
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 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 has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015, 2016

AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedTM

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

Presentaion

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

225.381.8024
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.6 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Casualty Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Transportation

Peer Reviews (31)

Peer Reviews (31)
AV Rated
4.6/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Civil Litigation, Litigation, Medical Malpractice Defense, Insurance Coverage Defense, Defense Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Casualty Insurance, Casualty Insurance Defense, Complex Commercial Litigation, Insurance, General Liability Defense, Insurance Bad Faith Defense, Personal Injury Defense and Civil Practice
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.6/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.6/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.6/5
Peer Reviews (31)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/30/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Thomas is a very hard working and conscientious attorney. He is an even better person.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/30/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/30/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/30/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/30/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Thomas is a skillful attorney who is deserving of the highest recognition awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 06/22/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 06/22/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Temple is a highly skilled and very professional young attorney.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/17/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a General Counsel on 06/17/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 06/17/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Thomas is an excellent attorney with high moral character and integrity.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/16/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/16/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/16/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/16/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/15/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 06/15/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Thomas is an excellent attorney who is always well prepared and professional when he appears in my court.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 06/14/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/14/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/14/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 06/14/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Thomas Temple is an excellent lawyer -- very inteligent, hard-working and professional.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/19/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/15/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 03/14/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/30/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Exceptional character and a fine lawyer who I would refer any client to.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/30/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Exceptional character and fine lawyer that I would recommend any client to.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/12/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 10/26/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 10/18/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
2.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 10/19/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
2/5
2.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/19/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
2/5
*Individual reviews provided before 2009 are not displayed

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1999, Louisiana
all Louisiana State and Federal Courts
United States Fifth Circuit
Law School Attended
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University
Class of 1998
J.D.
University Attended
Millsaps College
Class of 1995
Bachelor of Business Administration
with a minor in Economics
Birth Information
Born in 1973
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 4, 1973
Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Representative Cases
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.

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
One American Place, 301 Main Street, Suite 2300,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
U.S.A.
Phone
225.381.8024
Fax
225.381.8029
Office Information
Office Information
Thomas R. Temple, Jr.
Partner
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
One American Place, 301 Main Street, Suite 2300,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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