Thomas P. Owen, Jr.


(504) 523-1580



Thomas P. Owen, Jr., joined the firm in 2004 following a two-year clerkship with the Honorable James L. Dennis of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and became a member of the firm in 2011. Mr. Owen concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and complex litigation, including multidistrict litigation and class actions, at both the trial and appellate level. As part of his practice, Mr. Owen represents and provides advice to clients regarding numerous business matters, including contract negotiations, employment issues, insurance coverage disputes, confidentiality concerns, and trade secret protection. Mr. Owen also represents lawyers regarding disciplinary complaints, fee disputes, and other law firm issues.

Mr. Owen graduated from Emory University in 1995 with a double major in Economics and International Studies. He graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from Tulane Law School in 2002, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. While at Tulane, he also received the John Minor Wisdom Award for academic excellence and contributions to the law school as well as the Dean’s Medal for the highest third-year grade point average.

Mr. Owen is currently a member of the Board of Advisory Editors of the Tulane Law Review, has made multiple presentations on the issues of legal ethics and professionalism, and for the past several years has co-taught a Computer Law class with fellow firm member Bryan Reuter. Mr. Owen was also selected for inclusion in 2013 Louisiana Super Lawyers as a rising star.

Professional and Civic Activities

Editor in Chief, Tulane Law Review

Recipient: John Minor Wisdom Award: for academic excellence and contributions to the law school

Recipient: Dean’s Medal: highest third year average

Member: Order of the Coif, Tulane Law School

Member: Kappa Delta Phi, Tulane University leadership fraternity

Adjunct Faculty: Loyola Law School, Computer Law (2006 to present)

Member: Board of Advisory Editors, Tulane Law Review

Selected: Rising Star, Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2013


RIAA v. Verizon Internet Services, Inc.: Peer to Peer Networking Renders Section 512(h) Subpoenas Under the DMCA Obsolete , 24 Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 619 (2004).


Just When You Think It’s Over: Ethical Issues in Settling Cases, presented at 21st Annual CLE by the Hour, Tulane University Law School, December 28, 2010

When the Representation Goes Bad: How to Ethically Obtain Your Fee After Termination, presented at CLE á La Carte, Louisiana Association For Justice, December 29-30, 2009.

Pragmatic Professionalism: How to Deal with a Difficult Opponent, presented with William Ross, at 19th Annual CLE by the Hour: Updates and Recent Developments, Tulane Law School, December 30, 2008.