Thomas Louis Colletta, Jr. he concentrates his practice on varied areas of casualty litigation in New Orleans and Lake Charles. Mr. Colletta worked as an executive assistant to United States Congressman Jimmy Hayes of Louisiana’s seventh congressional district during and after college. Following law school at Tulane School of Law, Mr. Colletta served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge of the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal. Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. Colletta entered private practice specializing in general casualty litigation. Mr. Colletta has represented governmental clients such as the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, City of New Orleans, and the Orleans Parish School Board. He has also successfully defended cases for self-insured funds including the Louisiana Restaurant Association, Louisiana Construction & Industry Self Insured Fund and the Louisiana United Businesses Association. Working within the Railroad and Transportation Practice Area, Mr. Colletta also handles mass tort, class action, and commercial litigation. He has successfully defended freight rail carriers in a wide range of cases, including cases involving the Federal Employer’s Liability Act.