Thomas Louis Colletta , Jr. - Akerman LLP

Thomas Louis Colletta , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Thomas Louis Colletta, Jr. he concentrates his practice on varied areas of casualty litigation in New Orleans and Lake Charles.  Mr. Colletta worked as an executive assistant to United States Congressman Jimmy Hayes of Louisiana’s seventh congressional district during and after college.  Following law school at Tulane School of Law, Mr. Colletta served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge of the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.  Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. Colletta entered private practice specializing in general casualty litigation.  Mr. Colletta has represented governmental clients such as the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, City of New Orleans, and the Orleans Parish School Board.  He has also successfully defended cases for self-insured funds including the Louisiana Restaurant Association, Louisiana Construction & Industry Self Insured Fund and the Louisiana United Businesses Association.  Working within the Railroad and Transportation Practice Area, Mr. Colletta also handles mass tort, class action, and commercial litigation.  He has successfully defended freight rail carriers in a wide range of cases, including cases involving the Federal Employer’s Liability Act. 

McNeese State UniversityBA 1994Tulane UniversityJ.D. 2000
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselDefense Research InstituteLouisiana Association of Defense CounselNew Orleans Bar AssociationAssociation of Transportation ProfessionalsBar Association of the Federal Fifth CircuitNew Orleans Association of Defense Counsel

Office Location

Pan-American Life Center, Suite 2200
601 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States


Practice Areas

Railroad Law (Casualty, Mass Tort)

Other Information

Gender: Male