Thomas Beh

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Tom Beh litigates in a broad range of practice areas, including construction, surety and insurance coverage, tax, general commercial and other real estate related matters. He advises clients in dispute resolution and litigation, including trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts, and the United States Tax Court. Tom also handles mediation and arbitration and appears before numerous state and local administrative bodies and is a certified mediator. He focuses on the economical and efficient resolution of complex disputes, whether through proactive measures taken before litigation or through the litigation process.

In addition to his role as a litigator, Tom is also a certified mediator in Louisiana. He has extensive experience in mediation of commercial disputes, including construction, securities and real estate issues, as well has personal injury and property damage claims. In his role as a mediator, Tom utilizes his extensive litigation experience to facilitate and encourage the search for the amicable resolution of disputes.

Tom was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and lived in Washington D.C. prior to his move to New Orleans in 1992 to attend Tulane University Law School. Following graduation from law school cum laude, he spent a year as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Marcel Livaudais, Jr. on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has provided presentations to several groups on surety and construction law issues and on electronic discovery.

Areas of Focus


Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., 1990
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1995 cum laude

Courts Admitted

Louisiana Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and Southern District of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit United States Tax Court


American Bar Association
Member of the Forum on the Construction Industry Litigation Section
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Former Federal Law Clerks Association



Co-Author of “The Golden Needle in the Electronic Haystack: Electronic Messaging and Modern Litigation,” The Litigator, November 1998

Reported Cases

St. Bernard I, LLC v. Erroll G. Williams, Assessor, Parish of Orleans, et al., Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans No. 2011-1334, aff’d — So.3d —-, 2013 WL 980026, 2012-0372 (La.App. 4 Cir. 3/13/13)
1205 St. Charles Condominium Association, Inc. v. St. Charles Condominium Development, LLC, et al. Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, No.2006-1435
Gateway Hotel Partners, LLC v. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, United States Tax Court, No. 19182-07
Whitehouse Hotel Limited Partnership; QHR Holdings – New Orleans Limited Partnership v. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, 139 T.C. No. 13 (October 23, 2012), vacated in 615 F.3d 321(5th Cir. 2010)
Faye O. Jeansonne v. New York Life Insurance Company, 11 So.3d 1160 (La. App. 3 Cir. 5/209/2009)
Harry L Thompson v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 29 Employee Benefits Cas. 2865, 2003 WL 359932 (E.D.La.) (2/14/2003)