James R. Raines is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. and serves as the Recruiting Partner for the firm. Jim practices in the areas of casualty, tort and insurance defense, with an emphasis on workers' compensation matters on behalf of employers, insurers and self-insured funds.
Another major focus of his practice is on Medicare compliance and particularly the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. In 2013, Jim earned the designation of Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional from the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers. James speaks regularly on issues related to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.
Jim also handles administrative law matters and serves as the prosecutor for several state licensing boards and has served as a hearing officer in litigation involving a state licensing board. He handles matters involving mental health law, including interdictions, family law, including complex community property litigation, commercial litigation, premises liability, landlord/tenant law, property law and contested successions.