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Dorothy D. Thomas

Dorothy Thomas is special counsel to the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the areas of energy and environmental litigation. She has more than 35 years of experience defending product liability matters, chemical exposure cases, railroad crossing accidents, FELA matters, workplace accidents and retail premises cases.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of Railroad in derailment matters, crossing accidents, and Federal Employer’s Liability Act cases
  • Defense of petrochemical companies in product liability suits involving alleged herbicide, 1-1-1 trichlorethane, benzene, and butadiene exposure
  • Defense of physicians in medical malpractice cases

Education

Dorothy earned her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1975.  She earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1979 where she was a member and Lead Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review and a member of the winning Appellate Advocacy team. 

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1979; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

  • Member, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations

Community Service

  • Alumni, Louisiana Leadership, Class, 2008
  • Volunteer, National American Red Cross, 2005
  • Volunteer, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Hotline, 2003

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Corporal Punishment: The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow, 24 Loyola  L. Rev. 323