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Timothy F. Daniels




Tim is a recognized trial attorney who has tried multi-million dollar cases through to verdict. Tim has served as lead trial counsel in class action and mass joinder litigation, and as trial counsel in several cases outside of Louisiana. His railroad practice includes the defense of employee lawsuits arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and the defense of grade-crossing accidents, derailments, and trespasser claims. His pharmaceutical practice includes the defense of cases involving both drugs and medical devices. In addition, he defends personal injury and property damage litigation arising out of products liability, business premises, automobile, and environmental accidents. Tim has tried many cases in the thirty years of his legal career, including railroad, products liability, insurance, casualty, and premises liability cases.


Representative Matters / Experience

  • Orthopedic Hip Implants: Trial Counsel
  • Contraceptive Implants: Lead Louisiana Class Action Trial Counsel
  • Gentilly Tank Car Fire Class Action: Trial Counsel
  • Water Heater Class Action: Trial Counsel
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Litigation: Trial Team Member
  • Quadruple Fatality Railroad Crossing Case: Lead Trial Counsel


  • The Best Lawyers in America: Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Railroad Law (2011-2022)
  • LMG Life Sciences, Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement (Product Liability)
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell rating
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers: Railroad Law
  • LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, 2019
  • CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2009


  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Central Vice President (2018-2019), Executive Committee (2017 - 2020), Trial College Faculty Member (2011, 2012, 2014)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 2006 Trial Academy Faculty Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Orleans Bar Association, President (2013)
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association


  • J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (1985)
  • B.A., cum laude, Louisiana State University (1982)


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Louisiana and Texas state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • LSU Law Center Board of Trustees
  • Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater New Orleans, Past Board Member, Past Vice-President

Publications and Presentations

  • Professionalism, Its Importance to Attorneys, Clients, and Justice
    New Orleans Bar Association Inn Of Court CLE November 4, 2015
  • LSU Law Apprenticeship Week, Adjunct Professor
    LSU Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA 2014-2017
  • The Anatomy Of A Federal Employers Liability Act Action And Its Multiple Challenges
    International Association of Defense Counsel November 2014
  • The Locomotive Video Tells The Real Story!
    National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel 2014 Fall Meeting
  • The Locomotive Video Stars in Successful Motion for Summary Judgment
    IADC Transportation Committee Newsletter May 2013
  • Trial Court Grants Motion for Summary Judgment on Behalf of Amtrak and Illinois Central
    National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Newsletter March 2013
  • Practical Matters in Court
    NOBA Bench Bar Conference, Beau Rivage Hotel, Biloxi, MS Spring 2012
  • The Basic Principles of Voir Dire
    National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Trial College, The Four Seasons, Irving, TX Summer 2012
  • Litigation Lessons: Mock Trials - What Have We Learned
    Courtroom Sciences, Inc., NOBA CLE Litigation Series, New Orleans, LA Fall 2011
  • Faculty: National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Trial College
    Courtroom Sciences, Inc, The Four Seasons, Irving, TX 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Ethics, This is Jeopardy!
    NOBA Bench Bar Conference, Beau Rivage Hotel, Biloxi, MS Spring 2011
  • Ethics CLE Presentation
    New Orleans Bar Association 2009
  • Ethics, Not a Matter of Choice
    New Orleans Bar Association Fall 2009
  • Ethics, The Foundation of the Professional Lawyer
    New Orleans Bar Association Spring 2009
  • Ethics in the Legal Profession, The Beginning and the End
    New Orleans Bar Association October 2008
  • Voir Dire Panel Demonstration
    International Association of Defense Counsel 2007