Murphy J. Foster, III

Murphy J. Foster, III: Attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. AV stamp icon

Biography

Murphy Foster is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His principal areas of practice include construction litigation and employment and traditional labor law. He brings over 30 years of experience representing businesses in Construction and Labor matters and has successfully litigated a number of high profile construction and employment cases throughout the country. Mr. Foster is the former Chairman of the Labor & Employment Law section of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is a member of the Construction Industry team as well as the Labor & Employment Practice section at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.
Mr. Foster has been selected by his peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers in America” for his work in the practice areas of construction, labor law-management and litigation, and was selected Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America 2017. Mr. Foster is also recognized by Chambers, USA, for his expertise in both the areas of construction and labor & employment law. Chambers defines Mr. Foster as a “very savvy” practitioner, who “gets good results for his clients” with an “aggressive litigation reputation” and respected through the region. Mr. Foster was also named to America’s Leading Business Lawyers as “the best known labor and employment attorney in Baton Rouge” and Who’s Who Legal as “one of Louisiana’s top flight labor lawyers.” As General Counsel to the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, and the Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders’ and Contractors, Mr. Foster is also respected for his extensive experience in litigating large construction related disputes. Chambers describes Mr. Foster as, “An experienced, assertive attorney” who “puts a bit of fear into opponents.”

Community Involvement

Past Chairman of the Board of the Istrouma Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award.

Eagle Scout

Past Chairman of the Board of Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana.

Instrument Rated Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot.

Honors and Awards

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana - Labor and Employment and Construction

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Construction

Selected Lawyer of the Year, in Labor Law - Management in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America 2017

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.

Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor

Who’s Who Legal”.

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers”.

Publications

•“Mandatory Employee Arbitration and Class Action Waivers ” June 2018
•“The Evolving Question of Sexual Harassment ” January 2018
•Louisiana Employment Laws & Regulations published by LABI Press, co-author.
Practique du droit des affaires aux Etats-Unis’s, a French treatise on law in the United States authored by Ralph H. Folsom and Alain A. Levasseur, contributing author.
•Mr. Foster has had numerous articles on Labor and Employment and Construction litigation published in multiple journals and publications.

Presentations

Mr. Foster has authored numerous papers and has addressed literally hundreds of conferences pertaining to Construction Law and Labor & Employment over the past thirty years in and around the Southern United States.

to the Louisiana State Bar Foundation.

Member of the American Bar Association.

General Counsel to the Louisiana Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors

General Counsel to Louisiana Association of General Contractors

General Counsel to Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

General Counsel to The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge.

General Counsel to the Louisiana Motor Transport Association.

General Counsel to the Louisiana Travel and Promotions Association

Community Involvement

Past Chairman of the Board of the Istrouma Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award.

Eagle Scout

Past Chairman of the Board of Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana.

Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot.

Honors and Awards

Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana - Labor and Employment and Construction

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in Construction Law, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Construction

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.

"The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers".

"Who's Who Legal".

Publications

"2010 Louisiana Legislative Amendments To The Private Works Act-Benefits General Contractors In An Uncertain Economy, But Creates Uncertainty Regarding Certain Louisiana Lien Law Issues" September 2010

Author: "Polygraphs in Employment," BNA Retail/Services Labor Report and BNA Employee Relations Weekly.

Louisiana Employment Laws & Regulations published by LABI Press, co-author.

Practique du droit des affaires aux Etats-Unis's, a French treatise on law in the United States authored by Ralph H. Folsom and Alain A. Levasseur, contributing author.

Presentations

Mr. Foster has authored numerous papers and has addressed hundreds of conferences pertaining to Labor & Employment law over the past thirty years in and around the Southern United States.

Representative Matters

Represented employers interest in over 250 trials and arbitrations in employment & labor and construction related disputes.

Successfully represented employers/management in numerous union representation campaigns and regularly conducts union avoidance seminars for employers

Successfully handled decertification campaigns and elections involving former unionized employers

Negotiated in excess of 100 collective bargaining agreements representing management

Enjoined unlawful strikes and pickets in union - management disputes.

Successfully prosecuted and defended hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial and highway heavy construction disputes across Southern U.S.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Construction
  • Labor & Employment
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.381.8015  Phone
225.387.5397  Fax
www.bswllp.com/murphy-j-foster-iii
Mailing Address:
PO Box 3197, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Law School Attended:
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979
Admission:
Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana; Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; 1979, Louisiana; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow); Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow, Order of Maximus); General Counsel to the Louisiana Associated General Contractors; General Counsel to the Louisiana Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors; Louisiana State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Past Chairman.; Chair Elect for 2018 of the Associated General Contractors of America, Labor & Employment Law Council; Louisiana State Bar Foundation (Fellow); Member of the American Bar Association.; General Counsel to the Louisiana Motor Transport Association.; General Counsel to the Louisiana Travel and Promotions Association; General Counsel to the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge.
Birth Information:
Orlando, Florida, July 15, 1955
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Represented employers interest in over 250 trials and arbitrations in employment & labor and construction related disputes.; Successfully prosecuted and defended hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial and highway heavy construction disputes across Southern U.S.; Successfully represented employers/management in numerous union representation campaigns and regularly conducts union avoidance seminars for employers; Successfully handled decertification campaigns and elections involving former unionized employers; Negotiated in excess of 100 collective bargaining agreements representing management; Enjoined unlawful strikes and pickets in union - management disputes.
ISLN:
907323288

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (29 reviews)
  • High ethical standing icon
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Deputy General Counsel on 06/07/13 in Labor and Employment

    Excellent client service; superb legal knowledge; very ethical.

    Excellent client service; superb legal knowledge; very ethical. Read less

    Read less
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 06/21/13 in Labor and Employment

    Please see the message I sent earlier . Mr. Foster is an excellent attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him in connection with various matters and have great respect for his ability as a lawyer.

    Please see the message I sent earlier . Mr. Foster is an excellent attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him in connection with various matters and have great respect for his ability as a lawyer. Read less

    Read less

See All 29 Reviews »


*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Documents (57)

Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Contact Murphy J. Foster, III

Required Fields

Required Fields


By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.