M. Thomas Arceneaux

M. Thomas Arceneaux

Director

318-934-0226
tarceneaux@bwor.com
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M. Thomas Arceneaux

Director

318-221-6858
tarceneaux@bwor.com
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Mr. Arceneaux has been in practice for over 40 years. He has run the gamut of the law practice experience — from United States District Court law clerk to associate at a large Houston-based law firm (Vinson & Elkins) to small partnership practice to in-house counsel to solo practice.

His practice at Blanchard Walker 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 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 Middle District of Louisiana; the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and, the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Arceneaux 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 Caddo; and, Northwest Louisiana Legal Services (now Legal Services of North Louisiana).  He is qualified to mediate disputes in Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Arceneaux is also a Community Columnist for the Shreveport Times.

He serves on the U.S. Leadership Committee of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, the international law firm affiliation of which Blanchard Walker is a part.

Mr. Arceneaux sends a Business Development Thought for the Day each business day. To subscribe: click here.

Mr. Arceneaux joined the firm in 2003 and may be reached at (318) 934-0226. His e-mail address is tarceneaux@bwor.com. Connect with Mr. Arceneaux on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Mr. Arceneaux has been in practice for over 40 years. He has run the gamut of the law practice experience — from United States District Court law clerk to associate at a large Houston-based law firm (Vinson & Elkins) to small partnership practice to in-house counsel to solo practice.

His practice at Blanchard Walker 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 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 Middle District of Louisiana; the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and, the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Arceneaux 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 Caddo; and, Northwest Louisiana Legal Services (now Legal Services of North Louisiana).  He is qualified to mediate disputes in Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Arceneaux is also a Community Columnist for the Shreveport Times.

He serves on the U.S. Leadership Committee of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, the international law firm affiliation of which Blanchard Walker is a part.

Mr. Arceneaux sends a Business Development Thought for the Day each business day. To subscribe: click here.

Mr. Arceneaux joined the firm in 2003 and may be reached at (318) 934-0226. His e-mail address is tarceneaux@bwor.com. Connect with Mr. Arceneaux on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Mr. Arceneaux has been in practice for over 40 years. He has run the gamut of the law practice experience — from United States District Court law clerk to associate at a large Houston-based law firm (Vinson & Elkins) to small partnership practice to in-house counsel to solo practice.

His practice at Blanchard Walker 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 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 Middle District of Louisiana; the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and, the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Arceneaux 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 Caddo; and, Northwest Louisiana Legal Services (now Legal Services of North Louisiana).  He is qualified to mediate disputes in Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Arceneaux is also a Community Columnist for the Shreveport Times.

He serves on the U.S. Leadership Committee of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, the international law firm affiliation of which Blanchard Walker is a part.

Mr. Arceneaux sends a Business Development Thought for the Day each business day. To subscribe: click here.

Mr. Arceneaux joined the firm in 2003 and may be reached at (318) 934-0226. His e-mail address is tarceneaux@bwor.com. Connect with Mr. Arceneaux on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 
Mr. Arceneaux has been in practice for over 40 years. He has run the gamut of the law practice experience — from United States District Court law clerk to associate at a large Houston-based law firm (Vinson & Elkins) to small partnership practice to in-house counsel to solo practice.

His practice at Blanchard Walker 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 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 Middle District of Louisiana; the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and, the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Arceneaux 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 Caddo; and, Northwest Louisiana Legal Services (now Legal Services of North Louisiana).  He is qualified to mediate disputes in Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Arceneaux is also a Community Columnist for the Shreveport Times.

He serves on the U.S. Leadership Committee of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, the international law firm affiliation of which Blanchard Walker is a part.

Mr. Arceneaux sends a Business Development Thought for the Day each business day. To subscribe: click here.

Mr. Arceneaux joined the firm in 2003 and may be reached at (318) 934-0226. His e-mail address is tarceneaux@bwor.com. Connect with Mr. Arceneaux on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

 
Mr. Arceneaux has been in practice for over 40 years. He has run the gamut of the law practice experience — from United States District Court law clerk to associate at a large Houston-based law firm (Vinson & Elkins) to small partnership practice to in-house counsel to solo practice.

His practice at Blanchard Walker 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 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 Middle District of Louisiana; the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and, the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Arceneaux 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 Caddo; and, Northwest Louisiana Legal Services (now Legal Services of North Louisiana).  He is qualified to mediate disputes in Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Arceneaux is also a Community Columnist for the Shreveport Times.

He serves on the U.S. Leadership Committee of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, the international law firm affiliation of which Blanchard Walker is a part.

Mr. Arceneaux sends a Business Development Thought for the Day each business day. To subscribe: click here.

Mr. Arceneaux joined the firm in 2003 and may be reached at (318) 934-0226. His e-mail address is tarceneaux@bwor.com. Connect with Mr. Arceneaux on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.


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

Louisiana, 1976
Texas, 1978
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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

Louisiana State Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
American Bar Association
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 Advisory Board
D’Argent Properties, LLC v. City of Shreveport, 15 So. 3d 334 (La. App. 2d Cir. 2009)
Palmer v. Vermillion Home Builders, LLC, 134 So. 3d 1248 (La. App. 2d Cir. 2014)
Willis-Knighton Health System v. Larkin, 116 So. 2d 55 (La. App. 2d Cir. 2013)
Family Federal Savings & Loan Association v. Huckaby, 743 So. 2d 874 (La. App. 2d Cir. 1999)
Oliver v. Central Bank, 658 So. 2d 1316 (La. App. 2d Cir. 1995)
Cox v. McCrery, 2007 WL 61007 (W. D. La. 2007), and 2007 WL 97142 (W.D. La. 2007)
City of Shreveport v. Shreveport Canadian Football, Inc., 261 F. 3d 503 (5th Cir. 2001)
Lambert’s Nursery and Landscaping, Inc. v. United States, 894 F. 2d 154 (5th Cir. 1990)
Morton v. Hicks, 74 So. 3d 268 (La. App. 2d Cir. 2011)