Ladd & Thigpen handles a wide range of civil litigation, including insurance defense, premises liability, real estate, construction, contract and bankruptcy. Our attorneys blend their diverse talents in a manner that allows the firm to offer comprehensive legal representation in a wide range of non-litigation matters including state licensing issues, administrative review, and state and federal lobbying.
We have represented an array of clients spanning from local Tyler folks all the way to Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes.
Our case handling philosophy is simple. The client, after consultation with the firm, will be assigned to the attorney in the firm that is best-suited to handle each individual case.
We investigate and evaluate cases efficiently and accurately, and will attempt to resolve cases on a fair and equitable basis as soon as possible. If a settlement is not reached, we are fully capable of litigating your matter and taking a judgment in your favor. Our attorneys have tried numerous cases against some of the best attorneys in Texas, and we enjoy the battle!
At Ladd & Thigpen, P.C., we recognize that being involved in a lawsuit can be a daunting and confusing process. Accordingly, we promise to provide you with aggressive and skilled trial attorneys that have proven records at the courthouse. While we cannot guarantee a win in every case, we can guarantee that we will fight for your rights and needs as if they were our own.
Norman R. Ladd, III, a co-founder of Ladd & Thigpen, P.C., is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes administrative law and state licensing regulation for child placement agencies, foster parents, hospitals, residential treatment facilities, nurses, doctors, lawyers, and certified public accountants. Mr. Ladd also serves as the Texas lobbyist for numerous organizations, and as an instructor for the Council on Litigation Management.
In addition to his administrative docket, Mr. Ladd maintains an extensive civil litigation practice that includes insurance defense, premises liability, employment law, and commercial litigation. Mr. Ladd is a graduate of Lindale High School. He graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Speech Communications, and received his juris doctorate from South Texas College of Law.
Mr. Ladd is a deacon/member of First Baptist Church of Tyler Texas.
Matthew Thigpen, a co-founder of Ladd & Thigpen, P.C., specializes in the development and litigation of complex lawsuits encompassing insurance defense, personal injury (including Trucking Defense), premises liability, construction law, and Homeowners Associations. While focusing on state and federal litigation, Mr. Thigpen also provides comprehensive representation related to the preparation and implementation of employment policies designed to minimize exposure related to professional and medical liability, product liability, discrimination and breach of contract. Mr. Thigpen has also represented national politicians and professional athletes in the NFL and MLB.
Mr. Thigpen is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, United State District Court, and the United State Bankruptcy Court.
Mr. Thigpen graduated from Henderson High School, and received his degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Thigpen was an accomplished sports writer covering collegiate and professional sports. Mr. Thigpen also serves as Head Coach and Athletic Director of the Willow Bend Rogues. Mr. Thigpen has three children.