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Hurricane Litigation

Our Louisiana Insurance Law Firm is currently focusing on disaster claims in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas

Like hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, Harvey and other disasters we have handled in the past, the current year of 2021 brings new challenges to many more people and businesses.

We have the experts, the experience and the expectations to succeed again for you, the claimant, in the face of odds that seem to continue to mount against you.

Let us help guide you through the maze of insurance policy exclusions, conditions, exceptions, limitations - the barriers to recovery created by The Insurance Industry to prevent your full recovery.

Whether it is understanding how to file a proof of claim or when to file a lawsuit for penalties and attorney fees, The Thornhill Law Firm is ready to serve you.

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Insurance Disputes

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to use “the fine print” in many policyholders’ contracts as grounds for denying claims. Many homeowners, tenants, and business owners have had claims rejected on the grounds that their claims only cover property damaged by winds and wind-driven rains.

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Property Damage

If you are someone who has suffered property damage or loss because of the negligence or carelessness of another party or because you were the victim of a fire or another disaster, such as a hurricane or a flood, you may be able to obtain recovery under your insurance policy or from the insurance company of the liable party.

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Business Interruption

Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC, has represented many Louisiana and Mississippi businesses and corporations whose business interruption claims have been delayed, denied, or only partially paid for by insurance companies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and other disasters. Put us to work for you!

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Meet Our Attorney, Tom Thornhill

Tom Thornhill’s law, energy and consulting practice is an outgrowth of the litigation, oil and gas, real estate and related developer practice of Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC. The Consulting includes consulting for oil and gas exploration, refinery and land development projects.  With law and petroleum engineering education and the experience of Mr. Thornhill, our consulting practice in the energy industry and associated businesses and related capital and finance transactions and business combinations allows Thornhill companies to offer a depth and breadth that few other firms can match. Thornhill Consulting, LLC works with Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC to monitor trends and current developments to be different from other firms.

In addition, Mr. Thornhill has extensive litigation experience, having been admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court, every state and federal court in Louisiana and Texas, and is admitted pro hac vice in various Mississippi, Texas, New Jersey, Minnesota, and California state and federal courts. Mr. Thornhill remains active in professional associations, including having served as President of the Louisiana Association of Justice, on committees of the Louisiana State Bar Association and active membership in the Federal and American Bar Associations.

Meet Our Attorney, Jim Burdette

Mr. Burdette, a long-time resident of Southeast Louisiana, completed his education and lived there for 35 years. He opened his law firms in SELA beginning in 1997. After serving communities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas over the past 25 years, Mr.  Burdette has focused his practice primarily on Hurricane Litigation. Mr. Burdette is a founding partner in the Law Firm, Thornhill & Burdette, LLC. His practice has represented over 500 clients, homeowners associations, and businesses in Hurricane Claims beginning with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Through knowledge, experience, hard work and determination, he has helped clients recover over $100 million in unpaid Hurricane Insurance Claims. Thornhill and Burdette participated in the steering committee for the Hurricane Ike/Bolivar Peninsula Class Action litigation resulting in a $72 million award to victims of Hurricane Ike.

Burdette now brings his in-depth knowledge of Hurricane insurance and litigation to victims of Hurricane Ida in Southeast Louisiana. Mr. Burdette is also the founding partner in the Law Office of James W. Burdette, II, LLC. He is a graduate of LSU in 1993 and Mississippi College of School of Law in 1996. He has been actively involved with the Louisiana Association for Justice, serving as Chairman of the Automobile Litigation Section. He has moderated and taught continuing education seminars and courses in insurance claims and litigation. He also has vast experience in real estate and construction. This experience helps him guide his clients through the suffering and recovery which is caused not only by the Hurricane itself; but compounded by the insurer’s failure to adequately pay the claims of its insureds.

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What Our Clients Are Saying...

"Tom Thornhill is among the best (if not the best) in Louisiana. With patience, great advice and steely commitment to get results, the professionals at Thornhill Law Firm take personal interest when helping their clients."

Harold Brockhaus

"Mr. Tom Thornhill and his staff handled my case with efficiency. They answered all my questions and explained the legalities to me thoroughly with a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend Mr. Thornhill and his staff."

Kathleen Warren

"Tom Thornhill and the staff at Thornhill Law Firm are extremely knowledgeable and committed to keep the client's best interest a priority. It gives a client peace of mind to have representation that they can trust and rely on."

Donna Errington

Need advice from an expert lawyer for your hurricane case? Set an appointment today!

Our insurance litigation attorneys at Thornhill & Burdette, LLC, have successfully dealt with disputes over personal property damage, claims your insurance won't  cover, and various business interruption claims, including bad faith offers, for many of our Gulf Coast clients. Put us to work for you today!

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