Timothy W. Hassinger

Timothy W. Hassinger: Attorney with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation AV stamp icon
  • Director at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation (112 Attorneys)
  • One Shell Square, 701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70139
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  • For over fifteen years, Tim Hassinger has aggressively represented clients in maritime, energy, class action, fraud, insurance coverage, and products liability litigation. He has cross-examined hundreds of fact, medical and expert witnesses, becoming versed in the technical aspects of his clients’ operations and the medical nuances of claims when personal injuries are involved. He is the Managing Director of the firm’s Mandeville office and is admitted to practice in courts throughout Louisiana and Texas.

    As evidence of the trust of his peers, Tim has received an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been appointed Liaison Counsel in complex class action litigation. He has been named a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine, has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers®, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in New Orleans. He also is an Instructor at the Rig School™ in Houston, where he teaches personal injury and contractual claims to industry professionals.

    Tim has argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Louisiana appellate courts, and state and federal district courts across Louisiana. He is an Advisory Editor of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and a Life Member of Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers, which was founded in 1953 to encourage better legal writing. He served on the Editorial Board of the Louisiana Bar Journal for three years and as Editor of Briefly Speaking, the quarterly publication of the New Orleans Bar Association, for nine. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
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Biography

For over twenty years, Tim Hassinger has represented companies and insurers in personal injury, commercial and insurance coverage litigation. He has cross-examined hundreds of fact, medical and expert witnesses, becoming versed in the technical aspects of his clients’ operations and the medical nuances of claims when personal injuries are involved. He understands that a targeted approach is the most effective means of both controlling and efficiently resolving litigation for his clients, be it through early case assessments, targeted motion practice to dismiss unsubstantiated claims, timely dispute resolution, or trial.

As evidence of the trust of his clients and his peers, Tim has received an AV-Preeminent rating and the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been appointed Liaison Counsel in complex class action litigation. He also has been named a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine and to the list of Louisiana Super Lawyers . He also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in New Orleans, teaching Admiralty, and as an Instructor at the Oil & Gas School in Houston and London, teaching personal injury and contractual claims to industry professionals from across the United States and overseas.

Whether analyzing issues for a client or briefing complex issues to a trial or appellate court, a core focus of Tim’s practice throughout his career has been improving the clarity and quality of legal writing. He is an Advisory Editor of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and a Life Member of Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers, which was founded in 1953 to promote better legal writing. Tim also served on the Editorial Board of the Louisiana Bar Journal for three years and as Editor of Briefly Speaking, the quarterly publication of the New Orleans Bar Association, for nine. He is the Managing Director of the firm’s Mandeville office and is admitted to practice before courts throughout Louisiana and Texas.

PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES AND LECTURES

•Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School, New Orleans, 2011-present
•Instructor, Oil & Gas School, Houston, 2012-present; London, 2013-present
•Instructor, Trial Academy, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 2013-present
•Author, “The Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law,” State Author-Louisiana, The DRI Defense Library Series, 2012
•Author/Contributor, “Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law,” Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Seaman’s Claims and Damages, Winter 2011
•Author, “Offshore Exposure Claims: Lessons in Removal, Jurisdiction and Class Certification,” DRI’s The Voice, Vol. 10, Issue 22, 2011
•Lecturer, “Exposing and Defeating Fraudulent Claims,” NRRDA Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, 2010
•Author, “Fulbright Scholar Energizes Bar Association as President,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2010
•Author, “The Voice of Rebuilding and Recovery,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2009
•Author, “A Vision for Rebuilding and Recovery in an Uncertain Time,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2009
•Author, “Bar President Rights an Unsteady Ship in the Wake of the Storm,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2007
•Author, “NOBA Reels in Prominent Attorney as President,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2004
•Author, “New President Energizes Bar Association,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2003
•Author, “From Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk: Real Estate Expert Assumes Bar Foundation Presidency,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002
•Author, “Chivalry Lives on in the Practice of Law,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002
•Author, “Louisiana Supreme Court Slams Doerr on Summary Judgments under Total Pollution Exclusion Clause,” 49 La.B.J. 30, 2001
•Lecturer, “The Accidental Fax and Misdirected Communication,” July 1999, New Orleans Bar Association Inn of Court
•Author, “Joseph Stahl’s Paintings Represent a Diary of His Life,” 47 La.B.J. 196, 1999

NEWS

•Mar 26
Denial of Class Certification for Katrina Levee Failures Affirmed on Appeal
•Jan 16
Three Louisiana Galloway Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2018
•Oct 11
Tim Hassinger to Present at the London Oil & Gas School
•Dec 15
Galloway Johnson Defeats Class Certification in Katrina Levee Failure Case

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Environmental & Toxic Tort
  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Maritime & Admiralty
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • Mass Tort & Class Action
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Oil & Gas / Energy
  • Construction

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(985) 674-6680  Phone
(985) 674-6681  Fax
www.gjtbs.com
University Attended:
Loyola University, B.A., 1994; Loyola University Institute of Politics, Fellow, 2002
Law School Attended:
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997
Admission:
United States District Court: Southern District of Texas; United States District Courts: Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships:

ASSOCIATIONS

•President, St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association, 2012-2015
•Board Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 2011-2013
•Editor, Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2003-2011
•Executive Board, Young Lawyers Section, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002-2005
•Editorial Board, Louisiana Bar Journal, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1999-2003
•Life Member, Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers
•Chair, Publications Committee, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002-2005
•Chair, Approach the Bench Committee, New Orleans Bar Association, 2003-2005
•Board Member, New Orleans Bar Association, 2010-2012
•New Orleans Bar Association Inn of Court
•Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
•New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
•Defense Research Institute
•Legal Writing Institute
•Maritime Law Association of the United States

ISLN:
912595007

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