Biography

T-Claude, a graduate of LSU and Southern University Law Center, has been practicing law for over a decade. He is passionate about helping people recover what they deserve after suffering injuries. Using his in-depth knowledge of the injury law and his tenacious spirit, T-Claude has obtained notably large verdicts and settlements for clients across Louisiana.

T-Claude has earned a reputation as a tough litigator, and has been recognized with various state and national awards. He has been admitted into five bar associations, currently serves as Vice President of the YLS Southwest Louisiana Bar Association and District Representative of the YLS Louisiana Bar Association, and is on the Council of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Justice.

As a young teenager, T-Claude became steeped in the maritime industry, working as a deckhand on tugboats in the Intracoastal waterway. His early background in fishing, hunting, and working on a barge crew has given him an insider’s perspective on the plight of injured maritime workers, and has set the foundation for his practice in admiralty and maritime Law. And the sea is still in his blood; outside of work, he remains an avid hunter, fisherman, kayaker, and diver.

He concentrates his practice on injury law litigation, with a focus on brain injuries, eighteen-wheeler accidents, and car wrecks. He represents a variety of clients in both state and federal court.

Areas of Practice

Admiralty & Maritime Law
Jones Act
Bad Faith Insurance
Business & Commercial Law
Consumer Protection
Class Actions – Plaintiff
Construction Law
Criminal Fraud
Wage & Hour Laws – Employee
Environmental Law
Water Pollution
Health & Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Errors & Omissions Insurance
Litigation & Appeals
Complex Litigation
Federal Trial Practice

State Appellate Practice
State Trial Practice
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Animal Bites – Plaintiff
Assault & Battery – Plaintiff
Aviation Accidents – Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
Property Damage – Plaintiff
Railroad Accidents – Plaintiff
Slip and Fall – Plaintiff
Wrongful Death – Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Professional Malpractice Law
Toxic Torts
Transportation Law

Education

Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
J.D. – 2004

LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.A.B.S. – 2001
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2008
  • United States District Court – Middle District of Louisiana, 2013

Associations & Memberships

  • YLS Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Vice President, 2007 – Present
  • YLS Louisiana Bar Association, District Representative, 2008 – Present