As a litigator, appellate lawyer, lobbyist and legal teacher, I bring a broad and deep knowledge base to my practice, allowing me to advise clients with both a wide-angle lens to show the big picture and a microscope to examine the nuanced details. My multi-faceted experience in many aspects of the litigation realm enables me to provide a full range of services to clients.
Tyson Shofstahl’s practice centers on general, pharmaceutical, and mass and complex toxic tort litigation. He advocates for a variety of product manufacturers, distributors and retailers, contractors, premises owners and employers. Tyson represents a variety of product manufacturers (boilers, steam generators, furnaces, cat crackers, container vessels, refractory, gaskets, packing), distributors/retailers, contractors, premises owners and employers in mass/complex toxic tort litigation. He also defends suits involving a variety of claimed pathogens including: asbestos, silica, pesticides/insecticides, chemicals, toxic soups, grain dust and mold.
Tyson practices in the areas of pharmaceutical drug liability (PPA, prescription pain medication, anti-depressants and anti-psychotics), products liability (HVAC systems, bathroom and kitchen products, water heaters, scaffolding, welding hoses, grinding wheels, winches), general casualty, construction litigation, insurance law, professional liability and maritime law.
Tyson has been admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, all US District Courts in Louisiana, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the US Supreme Court. He has been a registered lobbyist, serving a number of corporations and trade associations, including the nationwide American Chemistry Council. He has also testified before the Louisiana legislature and drafts and lobbies for litigation-related statutes there.
As an educator, Tyson has taught as a designated faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA®), including the annual Gulf Coast Deposition Program for several years. He has served on the adjunct faculty at Loyola University School of Law.
In 2007 and 2010-2014 he was listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) Products Liability, and in 2009 was named a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine®. He is also AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
“ My experience as both a litigator and appellate attorney and my involvement in the legislative side of the legal system can provide our clients with a full range of services in one legal counsel. ”
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1991
- Tulane University, B.A., 1988
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
Areas of Practice
- AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Louisiana Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) Personal Injury Defense/Products 2007, 2011-2014
- Top Lawyer for 2009 - New Orleans Magazine®
- Best Lawyers in America® in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants