Elkins, P.L.C.


Thomas Beh

Thomas Beh

Of Counsel


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

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