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Thomas J. Madigan

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Biography

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.

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History

Classes & Seminars

  • New York, New York: A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar, “Jury Selection and Mock Trials - The Processes and the Law, Parts I & II,” Louisiana State Bar Association, November 23-26, 2019
  • Evaluation of the Profession: LJC / LSBA Joint Summer School & 2019 LSBA Annual Meeting, “Learning to Grasp the Big Picture – Depositions: What You Always Wanted to Know, But Didn’t have Time to Research,” Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2-7, 2019
  • New York, New York: A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar, “A Goldilocks Problem: Motions In Limine - Judges Wishes?,” and “Effective Mediation and Settlement Techniques,” Louisiana State Bar Association, November 17-20, 2018
  • Voodoo CLE: “A Jury Trial Haunting”; a Presentation on “Enchanting Incantations – Persuasive Opening Statements”, Louisiana State Bar Association, October 26, 2018
  • LJC/LSBA Joint Summer School & 2018 LSBA Annual Meeting, “Blowing In the Wind” The Perils of Arbitration, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 4, 2018
  • New York, New York: A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar, “Experts: Practice Points & Legal Issues,” Louisiana State Bar Association, November 18, 2017 - November 21, 2017
  • Voodoo CLE: “Anatomy of a Jury Trial”; a Presentation on “Hocus Pocus: Closing Statements that Convince the Jury”, Louisiana State Bar Association, October 27, 2017
  • New York, New York: A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar, “Issues with Arbitration Clauses,” and “Choice of Law vs. Forum Selection” , Louisiana State Bar Association, 11/19/2016 to 11/21/2016
  • Voodoo CLE: "Ghoulish Trial Skills," a Presentation on Cross-Examination, Louisiana State Bar Association, 10/28/2016 to 10/28/2016
  • 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, 11/21/2015 to 11/23/2015
  • 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, 06/08/2015 to 06/08/2015
  • 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, 03/24/2014 to 03/24/2014
  • Voodoo Festival Seminar - Jury Mock Trial, Louisiana State Bar Association, 11/01/2013 to 11/01/2013
  • Moderated panels of appellate Judges and counsel regarding expert witnesses, recusal, and writ practice, New York LSBA CLE, November, 2013 to 2013
  • Moderated panels of appellate Judges and counsel regarding expert witnesses, recusal, and writ practice, New York LSBA CLE, November, 2012 to 2012
  • Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar - Intersection of Lease and Bankruptcy Law, Sterling Educational Services, Inc.,, 12/12/2013 to 12/12/2013
  • Louisiana Water Laws and Regulations, Half Moon Seminars, 06/13/2012 to 06/13/2012

Past Positions

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

Current Employment Position

  • Member
Best Lawyers

Practice Areas

  • 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

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - 2020
  • CALI Excellence for the Future in Federal Trial Practice & Procedure (Highest Grade)

Representative Cases

  • Greenfield Commercial Credit, L.L.C. v. Catlettsburg Refining, L.L.C.,, 03-3391, 2007 WL 97068, 2007, E.D. La. Jan. 9
  • Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Patriot Asphalt, LLC, 06-0456, 2009 WL 455600, 2009, S.D. Ala. Feb. 20
  • Rain CII Carbon LLC v. ConocoPhillips Co.,, 09-4169, 2011 WL 2565345, 2011, E.D. La., Jun. 27
  • Houck v. Creditors Fin. Group.,, 10-1268, 2011 WL 4703056, 2011, W.D. La., Oct. 4
  • Great American Ins. Co. of New York v. CIMA Companies, Inc.,, 04-1363, 2011 WL 6180030, 2011, E.D. La., Dec 12
  • Rain CII Carbon, LLC v. ConocoPhillips Co., 674 F.3d 469 , 2012, 5th Cir.