Thomas J. Madigan

Member

Mr. Madigan's practice involves a wide range of subject matters, including commercial, business, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, maritime, and real estate litigation, as well as commercial arbitration. He received his J.D. cum laude from Tulane Law School, where he served on the Tulane Law Review. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Alabama. He is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Mississippi state courts, and the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for all Districts in Louisiana and Mississippi, and all Bankruptcy Courts in Louisiana and Mississippi. Before starting his practice with Sher Garner, Mr. Madigan clerked for the Honorable John M. Roper, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. Mr. Madigan is listed in Best Lawyers.

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Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Business
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Maritime
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial and Construction Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2002
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. (Cum Laude)
    • Law Review: Tulane Law Review, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History

Contact Information

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-299-2132
Fax:
504-299-2332
Email:

Classes/Seminars

  • New York, New York: A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar, “Issues with Arbitration Clauses,” and “Choice of Law vs. Forum Selection” , Louisiana State Bar Association, November 19, 2016 - November 21, 2016
  • Voodoo CLE: "Ghoulish Trial Skills," a Presentation on Cross-Examination, Louisiana State Bar Association, October 28, 2016
  • New York, New York: A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar, "The Traditions, Evolution and Pros & Cons of the Jury Trial," and "Juries-To What Extent Has the Role of the Jury Been Eroded?", Louisiana State Bar Association, November 21, 2015 - November 23, 2015
  • Loyola University, College of Business - Delivered three-hour semester opening seminar to MBA students, providing an overview of the litigation process with a focus on depositions, including preparing for and sitting for mock depositions, August 2015
  • LSBA Summer School: Arbitration: The Pitfalls, Problems, and Shortcomings: When Can/Should a Court Step In?, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 8, 2015
  • Louisiana State Bar Convention 2014: The Brand New Louisiana Business Corporations Act - Delivered CLE presentation and prepared materials at Louisiana State Bar Convention in Sandestin, Florida, with repeat presentation in New Orleans, December 2014
  • New York, New York: A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar, What is "Spoliation"? Once found, what are the consequences? - Louisiana State Bar Association, November 22-24, 2014
  • LSBA Uncorked: Are there Unveiled UM Waivers Anymore? - Louisiana State Bar Association, March 24, 2014
  • Voodoo Festival Seminar - Jury Mock Trial, Louisiana State Bar Association, November 1, 2013
  • Moderated panels of appellate Judges and counsel regarding expert witnesses, recusal, and writ practice, New York LSBA CLE, November, 2013
  • Moderated panels of appellate Judges and counsel regarding expert witnesses, recusal, and writ practice, New York LSBA CLE, November, 2012
  • Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar - Intersection of Lease and Bankruptcy Law, Sterling Educational Services, Inc.,, December 12, 2013
  • Louisiana Water Laws and Regulations, Half Moon Seminars, June 13, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future in Federal Trial Practice & Procedure (Highest Grade)

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. John M. Roper, Chief United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Law Clerk, 2002 - 2003

Published Works

  • Co-authored The Brand New Louisiana Business Corporations Act: Driving Into Act 328, 62 Louisiana Bar Journal 356-359, Feb./Mar., 2015