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 fifteen 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.  And 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®.  And he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in New Orleans teaching Admiralty and as an Instructor at the Rig School™ in Houston 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.

LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS:

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

Instructor, Rig School™, Houston, 2012-present; London, 2013

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)