Thomas R. Temple, Jr. 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' broad areas of practice include 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.
Represented companies in toxic tort class action — Represented companies in toxic tort class action involving alleged injurious exposure to products of the representative companies.
Extensive work with healthcare providers — Extensive work with healthcare providers on informed consent issues, end of life issues, elderly care issues, and interdictions.
Represented insurers and policyholders — 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 — Represented various types of businesses in defending against premises liability claims.
Represented a major railroad — Represented a major railroad with regard to crossing accidents and FELA claims.
Represented hospitals — Represented hospitals in medical malpractice litigation.
Represented insurance companies — 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 — Represented companies with regard to litigation involving industrial accidents.