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Patrick A. Talley Jr.

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at New Orleans, LA

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 30 years
    Louisiana - LA 43 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1980
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Patrick Talley practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on transportation, energy and environmental law.

Mr. Talley has worked extensively within the railroad industry, and is well-known both regionally and nationwide in that area. He has successfully represented railroads, including three Class I and two Short Line railroads, in matters involving cargo and freight claims, derailments, crossing litigation, and employee personal injury and death (F.E.L.A.). He also represents the Association of American Railroads (AAR) in Louisiana and the Louisiana Railroad Association, and has served as a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel for more than a decade. 

In the realm of energy and environmental law, Mr. Talley represents companies in toxic tort exposure claims, and in litigation related to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (N.O.R.M.), benzene and other chemical exposures, and environmental compliance matters. He also handles claims related to oilfield personal injury and death (Jones Act and Longshoremen's Claims).

Before joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Talley practiced at Frilot L.L.C.


Phelps Dunbar LLP
365 Canal St Ste 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534


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  • Tulane University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1993
  • Armstrong College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, House of Delegates
  • 1994 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member
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  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
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  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
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  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Member, Executive Committee
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  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Proctor
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  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Member
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  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

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  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Leaders in Law
  • City Business
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • Listed
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
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  • New Orleans Top Lawyers
  • New Orleans Magazine
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New Orleans Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Patrick A. Talley Jr.
Patrick A. Talley Jr.
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 43 years