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Thomas J. Solari

Thomas J. Solari

Tom Solari is Of Counsel with the law firm of Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tom has practiced law for 33 years with particular emphasis in representing employers, insurance companies and their insureds in the defense of casualty and workers’ compensation claims. He has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in both state and federal court and before the Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation. He has presented workers’ compensation seminars to members of the bar association and to various claims organizations. He began serving as a mediator in 2014 after completing 40 hours of civil, commercial and employment meditation training with The Mediation Institute. Since that time, he has conducted numerous successful mediations.

Areas of Concentration

Casualty and Liability Litigation

Personal Injury

Auto/Premises Liability

Insurance Coverage

Product Liability

Construction Litigation

Trucking Litigation

Workers' Compensation Litigation


B.S., McNeese State University (1985)

J.D., Loyola University Law School (1988)


Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1988; U.S. District Court: Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Louisiana State Bar Association

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

SWLA Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section:  Chair 2011

McNeese Alumni Association Board of Directors

Lake Charles YMCA Board of Directors