Attorney Profiles

M. Thomas Arceneaux

Shreveport, Louisiana
Director
phone  318-221-6858
fax  318-227-2967
email tarceneaux@bwor.com
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Mr. Arceneaux has been in practice for over 35 years. He has run the gamut of the law practice experience, from United States District Court law clerk to associate at a large Houston law firm (Vinson & Elkins) to small partnership practice to in-house counsel to solo practice. His practice is primarily commercial law, with emphasis on commercial transactions and commercial litigation, but he also has a substantial practice in state and local government law, with clients that include the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry and the Town of Blanchard. Mr. Arceneaux received his B.S. in economics, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 1972 and his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 1976. At the Law Center, he was a member of Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor for the Louisiana Law Review. From 1982-1990, Mr. Arceneaux served as a member of the Shreveport City Council, including holding office as Chairman and Vice Chairman of that body. For 13 years, he was an instructor in collections and bankruptcy in the Paralegal Institute at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He is a member of the Louisiana and Texas State Bar Associations and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before state courts in Louisiana and Texas, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a Master Member of the Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court. He has served on many community organization boards, including the Shreveport-Bossier Mayors' Prayer Breakfast, the Rotary Club of Shreveport, the Shreveport Little Theater, Holy Angels Residential Facility, Highland Restoration Association, AMI Kids Red River, and Northwest Louisiana Legal Services (now Legal Services of North Louisiana).  He is qualified to mediate disputes in Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Arceneaux joined the firm in 2003 and may be reached at (318) 934-0226. His e-mail address is tarceneaux@bwor.com.

Year Joined Organization:
2003
 
Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning, Successions and Probate Administration
Litigation Practice
Business Planning and Commercial Transactions
Local and State Government Practice
Banking, Other Financial Institutions and Bankruptcy
Real Estate and Secured Transaction
Elder Law
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
Litigation Percentage:
60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
 
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1978
Louisiana, 1976
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
 
Education:
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1976
J.D.
Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, Articles Editor
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1972
B.S.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major:  Economics
 
Representative Clients:
Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
Larkin Development Corporation
Town of Blanchard
 
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Instructor, Collections and Bankruptcy, Paralegal Institute at Louisiana State University, Shreveport
 
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Louisiana Bar Association
Member
Texas State Bar Association
Member
American Bar Association
Member
Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
Master Member
 
Rotary Club of Shreveport
Member, Director, and President 2007-2008
Shreveport Little Theater
 
Holy Angels Residential Facility
Chairman of Human Rights Committee
Highland Restoration Association
Member and Director
NORWELA Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Member of the Executive Board

Past Employment Positions:
United States District Court, Law Clerk
Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Associate
Shreveport City Council, Member, Chairman, and Vice Chairman, 1982 - 1990




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  • Local: 318-221-6858
    Fax: 318-227-2967
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    Regions Tower, Suite 700 
    333 Texas Street
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
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    Shreveport, Louisiana 71163
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    Bossier City, Louisiana 71111

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