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Thomas M. Richard

Thomas M. Richard

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LA – New Orleans area
T: 985.869.8707 | F: 985.303.6500

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Tom has more than 35 years of litigation experience in a wide array of defense matters, including general liability, insurance coverage, automobile and trucking, non-medical professional liability, construction defects and bad faith litigation. He has tried many jury and bench trials in Louisiana state and federal courts, and has argued in the Louisiana Supreme Court, several Louisiana Courts of Appeal and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Tom also has successfully mediated hundreds of cases.

Practices

  • Lewis v. Auto Club Family Insurance Company, d/b/a AAA Insurance, 2011 WL 3444312 (M.D.La. 7/7/11 ), aff’d, 470 Fed. Appx. 403 (5 Cir. 2012), cert. den., 568 U.S. 963, 133 S. Ct. 477, 184 L.Ed.2d 297 (2012)
  • Republic Fire and Casualty Insurance Company v. State of Louisiana Division of Administration, 952 So.2d 89 (La. App. 1 Cir. 2006)
  • In re McDermott Inc., 875 So.2d 863 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2004)
  • Turnbull v. Thensted, 757 So.2d 145 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2000)
  • Carroll v. Wolfe, 754 So.2d. 1038 (La. App. 1 Cir. 1999)
  • Cooper v. United Southern Assurance Company, 718 So.2d 1029 (La. App. 1 Cir. 1998)
  • Shamsnia v. United Services Automobile Association, 701 So.2d 1051 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1997)
  • Louisiana Land and Exploration Company v. Offshore Tugs Inc., 23 F. 3D 967 (5 Cir. 1994)
  • Independent Fire Insurance Company v. Lea, 782 F. Supp. 1144 (E.D.La.1992), aff’d, 979 F.2d 377 (5 Cir. 1992), cert. den., 507 U.S. 1052, 113 S. Ct. 1946, 123 L.Ed.2d 652 (1993)
  • Nastasia v. Sylvan Inc., 617 So.2d 128 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1993)
  • Potter v. First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Scotlandville, 615 So.2d 318 (La. 1993)
  • Hughes v. Green, 609 So.2d 991 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1992), writ. den., 612 So.2d 82 (La. 1993)
  • MVG v. Lucas, 590 So.2d 1322 (La. App. 1 Cir. 1988)
  • Cooper v. Diamond M Company, 799 F.2d 176 (5 Cir. 1986)