Stephen R. Whalen

Stephen R. Whalen: Attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Stephen Whalen is a partner attorney at the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Steve's principal area of practice is casualty litigation. His experience includes asbestos litigation, medical malpractice, 1983 litigation, general tort litigation and workers' compensation. He represents clients in both state and federal courts.

Experience

Associate, Benckenstein, Norvell, Bernsen & Nathan, L.L.P., Beaumont, TX, 1990 - 1997

Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., Baton Rouge, LA, 1997 - Present

Honors and Awards

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2019

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Casualty Litigation
  • Automotive
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.381.8006  Phone
225.381.8029  Fax
www.bswllp.com/stephen-r-whalen
Mailing Address:
PO Box 3197, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.S., 1986
Law School Attended:
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990
Admission:
1993, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; 1997, Federal District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; 1993, Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas; 1997, Federal District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; 2007, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; 1990, Texas; 1997, Louisiana
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Birth Information:
Norfolk, Virginia, April 12, 1964
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Represents a Fortune 100 company in toxic tort litigation involving alleged injurious exposure to asbestos.; Represents owner and operator of recreation parks against allegation involving operations and maintenance of facilities.; Represented sugar mills in Louisiana involving alleged injurious exposure to asbestos. Also assisted in locating ancient insurance policies for eventual coverage of claims.; Represented insurers and policy holders in insurance coverage disputes involving automobile and commercial liability claims.; Successfully defended owner and operator of exotic animal exhibit against allegations of negligent design of tour wagons.; Represented maintenance contractor in wrongful death claim arising out of alleged failure of equipment during plant operations
ISLN:
902822618

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/14/10 in Litigation

    I have known Steve for more than 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer and exhibits the highest levels of professionalism and ethics in all of his endeavors.

    I have known Steve for more than 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer and exhibits the highest levels of professionalism and ethics in all of his endeavors. Read less

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  • 4.4/5.0 Rated by a Member on 02/24/13 in Occupational Disease

    I've known Steve for fifteen years or so. Very honest guy and certainly one of the better occupational disease lawyers around here. He's somebody I regularly consult with, among co-defendants' lawyers.

    I've known Steve for fifteen years or so. Very honest guy and certainly one of the better occupational disease lawyers around here. He's somebody I regularly consult with, among co-defendants' lawyers. Read less

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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