Thomas J. Solari (Of Counsel)

Thomas Solari

Brief Biography:

Thomas J. Solari is Of Counsel with the law firm of Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tom has been practicing law since October 1988 and has devoted his entire practice to civil litigation with particular emphasis in representing employers, insurance companies and their insureds in the defense of casualty and workers’ compensation claims. He has presented workers’ compensation seminars to members of the bar association and to various claims organizations. Tom has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in both state and federal court and before the Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation. He is also a civil mediator, having completed 40 hours of civil, commercial and employment meditation training, has conducted numerous mediations and is listed on the LSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Louisiana Mediator Registry.


McNeese State University, B.S. Business Administration, 1985

Loyola University Law School, JD degree, 1988


Louisiana State, Appellate and Federal Courts

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations:

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

SWLA Bar Association Workers Compensation Section: Chairman 2011

Community Involvement

McNeese Alumni Association Board of Directors

Crime Stoppers, Lake Charles Board of Directors

Lake Charles YMCA Board of Directors

St. Louis High School Foundation Board of Directors

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish Counsel

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, School Board

CLE Presenter: Workers Compensation

Representative Matters

  • Turner v. Shop Rite, Inc. (La. App. 3 Cir., 2014)
  • Henry v. PNK (Lake Charles), LLC (La. App., 2012)
  • Moss v. Tommasi Construction, Inc., No. 09-1419 (La. App. 5/5/2010) (La. App., 2010)
  • Babineaux v. PNK (Lake Charles), L.L.C., 6 So.3d 939 (La. App., 2009)
  • Hebert v. Conner-Monceaux Gen. Contractors, 922 So.2d 1236 (La. App., 2006)
  • Jeanise v. Cannon, 895 So.2d 651 (LA, 2005) Arceneaux v. De La Rosa, 889 So.2d 383 (LA, 2004)
  • Thompson v. Coushatta Educ. Dept., 876 So.2d 961 (LA, 2004)
  • Blane Devillier Trucking, Inc. v. Authement, 858 So.2d 795 (La. App., 2003)
  • Finnie v. LeBlanc, 856 So. 2d 208 (La. App., 2003)
  • Barnett v. Meridian Resources & Exploration, 815 So.2d 1016 (La. App., 2002)

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