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Timothy W. Hassinger

Adjunct Professor of Law

Timothy W. Hassinger
Timothy W. Hassinger

Tim Hassinger is a litigator with Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, specializing in maritime, energy, class action, mass tort and products liability litigation across Louisiana and Texas.  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 is the Managing Director of his firm’s Mandeville office and is admitted to practice in courts throughout Louisiana and Texas.


Tim has received an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine, has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers®, and serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Admiralty at Loyola Law School in New Orleans.  He also is an Instructor at the Oil & Gas School in Houston and London, and at the Trial Academy of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. 


Throughout his career, a core focus of Tim’s practice has been improving the clarity and quality of legal writing—whether analyzing issues in pending litigation for clients or briefing complex issues to a trial or appellate court.  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 encourage better legal writing and eliminate legalese.  He 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 also has served on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.


J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 1997; B.A., Loyola University, 1994