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Rodney A. 'Rocky' Seydel Jr.
Senior Counsel

Phone: (504) 599-8058
Fax: (504) 599-8157
Email: Rodney A. 'Rocky' Seydel Jr.
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PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice & Healthcare
General Casualty
Alternative Dispute Resolution

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

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

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 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.