Timothy W. Hassinger
 
Timothy W. Hassinger
Director
Main Office:
Mandeville
#3 Sanctuary Boulevard
3rd Floor
Mandeville, Louisiana 70471
Office: (985) 674-6680
Fax: (985) 674-6681
Additional Offices:
New Orleans
E-mail: thassinger@gjtbs.com
 

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 proactive  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 LECTURES


Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School, New Orleans, 2011-present

Instructor, Oil & Gas School, Houston, 2012-present;  London, 2013-present

Instructor, Trial Academy, Louisiana Association  of Defense Counsel, 2013

Author, “The Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium  of State Law,” State Author—Louisiana,  The
DRI Defense Library Series, 2012

Author/Contributor,  “Recent Developments  in Admiralty and Maritime Law,” Tort Trial & Insurance
Practice Law Journal, Seaman’s Claims and Damages,  Winter 2011

Author, “Offshore Exposure Claims: Lessons in Removal, Jurisdiction and Class Certification,”  DRI’s
The Voice, Vol. 10, Issue 22, 2011

Lecturer, “Exposing and Defeating Fraudulent Claims,” NRRDA Annual Conference,  Dallas, Texas,
2010

Author, “Fulbright Scholar Energizes Bar Association as President,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans
Bar Association,  2010

Author, “The Voice of Rebuilding and Recovery,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2009

Author, “A Vision for Rebuilding and Recovery in an Uncertain Time,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar  Association, 2009

Author, “Bar President Rights an Unsteady Ship in the Wake of the Storm,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans  Bar Association, 2007

Author, “NOBA Reels in Prominent Attorney as President,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association,  2004

Author, “New President Energizes Bar Association,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2003

Author, “From Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk: Real Estate Expert Assumes Bar Foundation Presidency,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002

Author, “Chivalry Lives on in the Practice of Law,” Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, 2002

Author, “Louisiana  Supreme  Court Slams  Doerr on Summary  Judgments  under Total Pollution Exclusion  Clause,” 49 La.B.J. 30, 2001

Lecturer, “The Accidental Fax and Misdirected Communication,” July 1999, New Orleans Bar Association Inn  of Court

Author, “Joseph Stahl’s Paintings Represent a Diary of His Life,” 47 La.B.J. 196, 1999