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Charles Marshall Thomas concentrates his practice on civil litigation, with a specific emphasis on BP claims, business litigation, insurance litigation, catastrophic personal injury, and products liability.  Charlie represents large institutional clients, small businesses, and individuals and may be contacted at 504-274-2500 or Charlie@hshptlaw.com.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

    • Represents numerous claimants for lost profits and land remediation against British Petroleum, Transocean, and other defendants arising out of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, ranging from individual claimants to companies with billion dollar revenues.
    • Represents the owner of a large corporation in a suit involving tortious interference claims and claims arising out of the Louisiana Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
    • Represents a developer against a general contractor in a multi-million dollar construction defect dispute.
    • Represents litigants in the Mirena IUD Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2434).
    • Represents litigants in the DePuy Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2197).
    • Represents a regional business in a suit to recover damages for defamation.
    • Represents the family of a murder-suicide against liable defendants.
    • Represents numerous children suffering from life-threatening conditions in cases against drug manufacturers.
    • Represents investors who suffered significant losses in a failed real estate project.
    • Represented the developer of an El Salvadoran power plant who lost his ownership in the project through a fraudulent scheme involving his business partners.
    • Represented the surviving husband over his wife’s death at a railroad crossing.
    • Represented a general contractor against a developer in a multi-million dollar construction dispute.
    • Represented numerous local businesses and individuals who suffered property damage as a result of hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, and floods through bad faith insurance litigation.

 

EDUCATION

Charlie earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he served as president of the Moot Court Board and won the prestigious Louisiana State University Flory Trial Competition.  Additionally, Charlie competed in the national Trial Advocate Competition and the American Association for Justice Trial Competition.

Charlie earned his B.B.A. in Business Management from Texas A&M University’s Mays College of Business.  While at Texas A&M, he was president of the Texas A&M Cycling Team and led the team in appearances in the U.S. Collegiate National Championships.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Charlie is admitted to the bars of Louisiana and Mississippi and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and all Louisiana and Mississippi state courts.  He is a member of the Louisiana, Mississippi, American and Federal Bar Associations, the Louisiana and American Associations for Justice, and also the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans.

Charlie lives in Uptown New Orleans with his wife, Jenny, and their daughter, Colette.