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

Thomas R. Temple, Jr.

Licensed for 17 years

Practice Area: Class Action, Mass Tort & Multi-District Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Casualty Litigation 4 more areas of practice + 4 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

Thomas R. Temple, Jr.

Serving Baton Rouge, LA view address

Partner at firm Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Serving Baton Rouge, LA view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Thomas R. Temple, Jr.

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. 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 L...

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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. 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 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, 2017

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

Presentations

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

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Areas of Law

  • Class Action, Mass Tort & Multi-District Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Casualty Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Transportation

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 31 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/30/15 in Civil Litigation

    Thomas is a very hard working and conscientious attorney. He is an even better person. Read more

    Thomas is a very hard working and conscientious attorney. He is an even better person.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/30/15 in Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/30/15 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/30/15 in Insurance Coverage Defense

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/30/15 in Defense Litigation

    Thomas is a skillful attorney who is deserving of the highest recognition awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Read more

    Thomas is a skillful attorney who is deserving of the highest recognition awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/22/15 in Commercial Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/22/15 in Casualty Insurance

    Mr. Temple is a highly skilled and very professional young attorney. Read more

    Mr. Temple is a highly skilled and very professional young attorney.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/17/15 in Commercial Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 06/17/15 in Casualty Insurance Defense

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 06/17/15 in Complex Commercial Litigation

    Thomas is an excellent attorney with high moral character and integrity. Read more

    Thomas is an excellent attorney with high moral character and integrity.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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      Credentials

      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.