Thomas Pressly

Thomas Pressly

Partner

Biography

An accomplished advocate and leader, Thomas Pressly provides legal advice and aggressive representation to clients in Louisiana state and federal trial and appellate courts. Thomas’s practice focuses on trucking litigation, insurance defense, premises liability, casualty and general litigation matters. Since 2014, he has gained the respect of judges, his his clients and his peers by through zealous, successful advocacy. In 2023, Thomas was named the Young Professional of the Year by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Initiative.

He is in his first term serving as the Louisiana Senator for District 38, which includes portions of Caddo and DeSoto Parishes in Northwest Louisiana. He serves on the Finance, Health & Welfare, and Environmental Quality committees, and as vice chair of the Labor committee. He previously served one term in the Louisiana House of Representatives where he was elected without opposition in 2019. As a legislator, Thomas has received acclaim for his common-sense approach to legislation, advocacy for pro-growth policies, and determination to tackle tough issues facing Louisiana using conservative solutions.

Thomas obtained his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2013 and a Bachelors of Science cum laude from Texas Christian University in 2009, after serving as student body president. After graduation from law school, Thomas served as law clerk for United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. of the Western District of Louisiana, where he gained a strong foundation in legal research and writing and federal practice.

Thomas Pressly

Partner
Professional
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Louisiana State Senator, 2024-present
Louisiana State Representative, 2020-2024
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year, 2023
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Shreveport Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section Chairman, 2017
Krewe of Justinian Duke XXII
Frank L. Maraist Award Finalist, 2017
Harry V. Booth - Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court 2014-2020
Attendee, United States Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference 2015
Principal Practice Areas
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Trucking Litigation
Insurance Defense
Premises Liability
Casualty
Construction Litigation
Law Enforcement Defense
General Litigation
Community
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American Enterprise Institute's Leadership Network, 2020 cohort
TCU Young Chancellor's Advisory Counsel, 2020 - Present
Board of Visitors Texas Christian University John V. Roach Honors College 2014 - 2021
Council for a Better Louisiana - Leadership Louisiana Class 2022
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class 2017
Robinson Film Center, Board Member, 2014 - 2019
Young Professionals of Community Renewal International Chairman 2016
Maverick PAC
First United Methodist Church Shreveport, Member
Education
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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law – J.D. 2013
Texas Christian University B.S. cum laude 2009