Thomas M. Louis


Tom Louis’ background as a practicing pharmacist has proven invaluable in medical and personal injury cases, as well as in Tom’s depositions of physicians and other experts in scientific fields. He has extensive experience in malpractice defense and class action suits, and has represented clients in cases involving asbestos, tobacco, and pharmaceutical products, as well as many other industries. Tom also has an extensive premises liability practice.

Tom has taught seminars on Mississippi pharmacy law, pharmacist malpractice, liability, and asset protection planning for Mississippi pharmacists, and has been a guest columnist for the Mississippi Pharmacist Journal. In 2003, he was named one of the Outstanding Lawyers of America. Every year since 2006, he has been selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers. In 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2023, Tom was named to The Top 50 Mississippi attorneys list, having earned one of the highest point totals in the Mid-South Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. He has also been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America each year since 2016.

Tom earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi and the J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law.

Areas of Practice
  • Premises Liability – Defense
  • Pharmacy Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1989
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Mississippi, 1989
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Mississippi, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1989
  • Mississippi College School of Law
    • Jackson, Mississippi, 1989, J.D.
    • Law Review: Mississippi College Law Review, Managing Editor, 1988 – 1989
  • University of Mississippi
    • Oxford, MS, B.S. Ph
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Chancellor’s Honor Roll
    • Major: Pharmacy
Honors and Awards
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer – 2006- 2023 and is recognized as a 15 year+ Mid-South Super Lawyer
  • The Top 50 Mississippi List for 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2022 and 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyer in America- 2016-2024
  • Best Lawyer in America – 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Benchmark Litigation “Local Litigation Star” – 2013- Present
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
Published Works
  • “The Arline Decision As Applied To Aids Victims – Shield Or Sword”, Mississippi College Law Review, Fall, 1988
  • Panelist for legal Super Conference- September 14-16, 2011- “Trial Tips and Strategies”
  • Mississippi Pharmacy Law, Mississippi Pharmacist Association, 1998
  • Expert Witness Examinations, American Society for Pharmacy Law, 2003
  • Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar XIV, Mock Trial: Direct and Cross Examination of the Pharmacy Liability Expert Witness, Las Vegas, Nevada 2004
  • Liability and Asset Protection Planning for Mississippi Pharmacists, Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC
  • Guest Columnist in the Mississippi Pharmacist Journal
  • Pharmacist Malpractice, Mississippi Pharmacists Association, February 27, 2005
  • Pharmacist Malpractice, Mississippi Pharmacists Association, March 6, 2005
Past Employment Positions
  • St. Dominic Hospital, Pharmacist, 1983 – 1986
Fraternities / Sororities
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta
Birth Information
  • 1960, New Orleans, Louisiana
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