Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson, L.L.P.
James R. Raines is a partner is the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. and serves as the Recruiting Partner for the firm. His principal areas of practice include real estate matters, including landlord/tenant and Fair Housing Act litigation and compliance, administrative law, municipal law, workers’ compensation, and compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.
Mr. Raines advises and represents property owners, real estate management companies as well as commercial tenants in both general business affairs and litigated matters, including the following:
Mr. Raines represents state licensing boards as the board general counsel, prosecutor as well as the hearing officer in administrative hearings.
Mr. Raines represents political subdivisions of the State of Louisiana regarding the unique issues inherent to political bodies, including the following:
Mr. Raines advises and represents employers, insurers and self-insured funds regarding the defense of all aspects of workers’ compensation claims, from day-to-day claims decisions to complex litigation. Mr. Raines’ services include working with clients regarding the following aspects of workers’ compensation claims:
Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance
Mr. Raines earned the designation of Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional with the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers in 2013, and advises employers, insurers, and businesses regarding their obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. He also advises clients regarding complex litigation involving Medicare Set Asides and settlement funding.
Mr. Raines represents clients in a wide variety of complex litigation, including the following: