THOMAS R. HIGHTOWER, JR.


Lafayette, Louisiana

Managing Partner

Areas of Practice:

        Bad Faith Insurance
        Construction Law
        Insurance Law
        Personal Injury Defense
        Personal Injury Plaintiff
        Products Liability Law
 

Litigation Percentage:
        99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
 

Bar Admissions:
        Louisiana, 1983
        U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1984
        U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1994
        U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1984
        U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
        U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


Education:
         Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana J.D.

         Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.A., Major: Political Science


Representative Clients:
         Shelter Mutual Insurance Company
         Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
         T.H.E. Insurance Company
         Horace Mann Insurance Company
         Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
         Galland General Agency
 

Honors and Awards:
        Varsity Football Letterman 4 Yr. Tulane University, 1976 - 1979

        Ben Weiner Inspiration Award, 1979

        Fellow, Louisiana Bar Association​

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:
         Lafayette Parish Bar Association, 1998 - 1999, President

         Lafayette Parish Bar Association, 1983 - Present

         Louisiana State Bar Association

         Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

         International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association

Fraternities:
         Kappa Sigma

Tommy Hightower, Lafayette Lawyers, Thomas R. Hightower, Jr APLC