Timothy W. Hassinger
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation
Address: 701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70139

Membership: Professional AssociationsPresident, St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association, 2012-presentBoard Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 2011-2013Editor, Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2003-2011Executive Board, Youn
University: Loyola University, B.A., 1994; Loyola University Institute of Politics, Fellow, 2002, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1997
Admitted: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of the United States; United States District Court: Southern District of Texas; United States District Courts: Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
Biography: For over seventeen 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 LECTURESAdjunct Professor, Loyola Law School, New Orleans, 2011-presentInstructor, Oil & Gas School, Houston, 2012-present; London, 2013-presentInstructor, Trial Academy, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 2013Author, “The Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law, ” State Author-Louisiana, The DRI Defense Library Series, 2012Author/Contributor, “Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law, ” Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Seaman’s Claims and Damages, Winter 2011Author, “Offshore Exposure Claims: Lessons in Removal, Jurisdiction and Class Certification, ” DRI’s The Voice, Vol. 10, Issue 22, 2011Lecturer, “Exposing and Defeating Fraudulent Claims, ” NRRDA Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, 2010Author, “Fulbright Scholar Energizes Bar Association as President, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2010Author, “The Voice of Rebuilding and Recovery, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2009Author, “A Vision for Rebuilding and Recovery in an Uncertain Time, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2009Author, “Bar President Rights an Unsteady Ship in the Wake of the Storm, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2007Author, “NOBA Reels in Prominent Attorney as President, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2004Author, “New President Energizes Bar Association, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2003Author, “From Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk: Real Estate Expert Assumes Bar Foundation Presidency, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002Author, “Chivalry Lives on in the Practice of Law, ” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002Author, “Louisiana Supreme Court Slams Doerr on Summary Judgments under Total Pollution Exclusion Clause, ” 49 La.B.J. 30, 2001Lecturer, “The Accidental Fax and Misdirected Communication, ” July 1999, New Orleans Bar Association Inn of CourtAuthor, “Joseph Stahl’s Paintings Represent a Diary of His Life, ” 47 La.B.J. 196, 1999