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Rodney A. 'Rocky' Seydel Jr.
Of Counsel

Phone: (504) 599-8058
Fax: (504) 599-8157
Email: Rodney A. 'Rocky' Seydel Jr.
 

PRACTICE AREAS
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice & Healthcare

EDUCATION
Tulane University,1983, J.D. 
Honors: Tulane Law Review

Loyola University of the South, 1980, B.A.

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
United States Supreme Court 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association 

AWARDS & HONORS:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

PUBLICATIONS:
Status of the Sieracki-Seaman after the 1972 Amendments to the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 57,TUL. L. REV. 379, 382 (1982) 

Rodney 'Rocky' Seydel, Jr. practices in the firm's Medical Malpractice & Healthcare, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation sections. As a litigation attorney for over 30 years, he has focused on general casualty litigation, including medical malpractice, premises liability, automobile liability and products liability. Mr. Seydel is an experienced trial attorney and has practiced in all federal district courts in Louisiana, as well as numerous state judicial district and appellate courts. 

Mr. Seydel has participated in over 1,500 mediations primarily involving commercial disputes, maritime and oilfield litigation, personal injury matters, and insurance disputes. He participated in over 100 mediations of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita insurance claims. 

As a member of the Tulane Law Review, he was on The Board of Editors, served as its Business Manager and was the author of the case note, Status of the Sieracki-Seaman After the 1972 Amendments to the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act which appeared in the Tulane Law Review. 

He is a former officer of the Young Lawyers Section of the New Orleans Bar Association. He lectures on issues regarding medical malpractice and premises liability. Mr. Seydel is admitted to practice in Louisiana and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. Mr. Seydel resides in New Orleans and is involved in a variety of civic activities.