Thomas H. Kiggans - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Thomas H. Kiggans

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 225-376-0247

Tom Kiggans practices in the area of employment law, which he has done almost exclusively since 1984. He represents primarily employers in both litigation and counseling in all areas of labor and employment, including discrimination, ERISA, sexual harassment, employee defamation, and other employment‑related tort claims, employment contracts, OSHA, union matters, wage and hour, drug testing, and drafting and implementing employment policies.

Mr. Kiggans represents employers in a wide variety of industries, including construction, equipment rental, banks, maritime, petrochemical, oil and gas exploration and production, insurance, gaming, governmental entities, educational institutions and restaurants, and has extensive trial experience in both federal and state courts. He has been admitted to practice by special admission before courts in Alabama, Florida, Utah, Tennessee, Kansas, Oregon, Washington, and South Carolina.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar in 1990, Mr. Kiggans was a labor and employment attorney for nearly six years with the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins. He has taught labor and employment law as an adjunct at the LSU Paralegal School and is a frequent speaker on various employment law topics at seminars. He also provides training to employers and employees on topics such as sexual harassment, the Americans With Disabilities Act and other employment issues.

Louisiana Tech UniversityBA 1981LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1984
Louisiana State Bar AssociationBaton Rouge Bar AssociationState Bar of TexasAmerican Bar AssociationTexas Board of Legal Specialization

Office Location

II City Plaza, Suite 1100
400 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Baton Rouge Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Baton Rouge Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Baton Rouge Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Baton Rouge Metro Area
Thomas H. Kiggans has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Thomas H. Kiggans has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Thomas H. Kiggans has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Thomas H. Kiggans has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment