Thomas C. Cowan
Thomas C. Cowan is a graduate of The University of the South (B.A., 1974) and Tulane University (J.D., 1977). He is a member of the Bars of Louisiana (1977) and Texas (1994) and is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, and The Maritime Law Association.
Tom practices in the areas of professional liability and
casualty law. He began his litigation career in the New
Orleans District Attorney's office, where he prosecuted
more than forty jury trials. Since 1980, Tom has practiced in
the area of general tort defense including trials in state and
federal courts in the fields of maritime, products liability,
medical malpractice and transportation law. Tom's practice in
the field of products liability ranges from medical devices to
hay-balers. In the field of health care, he has defended
long-term care facilities, emergency medicine physicians,
psychiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, internists and other
specialists. He has also defended numerous premises liability
cases, construction companies and trucking companies. He has lectured on various
health care topics and products liability matters.
Tom has drafted several bills in support of tort reform in the
healthcare/long-term care industry and provided related
testimony before numerous legislative committees. He has
also drafted by-laws for healthcare institutions and served as
both counsel and mediator for hospitals regarding interdisciplinary disputes.
Phone: (504) 593-4407
Mobile: (504) 452-5849