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Dwight C. Paulsen III

New Orleans
(504) 596-6305
Vcard: Dwight C Paulsen III.vcf

Trey is a founding partner of the firm and practices in the New Orleans office in the litigation section. He maintains an active civil litigation focus, where his principal areas of practice are products liability, complex toxic tort and occupational exposure, and insurance litigation matters. He also has experience in medical malpractice, professional liability and commercial litigation. His experience includes both trial and appellate court experience in the Louisiana state and the Federal court systems. Over the course of his career, he has handled litigation matters involving asbestos, silica, benzene, as well as other various forms of exposure issues. He has also handles several commercial issues for his clients including contract issues and general dispute matters. His clients generally include large national chemical and product manufacturing companies, as well as health care providers.

He has appeared on behalf of clients in front of the Louisiana Courts of Appeal, First Circuit, Fourth Circuit and Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Mr. Paulsen has also been personally involved either as a trial or appellate attorney on a number of cases where published opinions have been issued.

Trey is a native of New Orleans and active in several professional activities where he serves in various leadership capacities and also involved in the local community.

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Representative Matters

  • Representation of a real estate development firm that builds custom and spec homes in St. Charles Parish in a three-day judge trial that involved breach of contract, fraud and construction defect claims. The presiding judge awarded on behalf of the defense.
  • Representative of a cardiologist in a medical malpractice matter that involved a one-week jury trial resulting in a favorable decision of the client.
  • Representation of a chemical manufacturing company in a two day class certification trial of hearing loss claims.


  • AV® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. “AV” is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
  • 2009 - Selected as one of the top lawyers in New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine for toxic torts - class actions, complex and multi-district litigation.
  • 2011-2016 - Best Lawyers® - Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation /Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • 2012 - New Orleans CityBusiness - Leadership in Law
  • 2013- 2017 – Super Lawyers® - Class Action / Mass Torts

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (former Board Member and past President)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (former Director)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (former Board Member and member of the Civil Justice Reform Advisory Council)


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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