Fredrick R. Tulley

Of Counsel

Taylor Porter of Counsel Fred Tulley’s primary areas of practice include commercial litigation, securities litigation, professional malpractice, construction, antitrust, RICO, commercial bankruptcy and insurance insolvency. He received a B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1970 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1973. Mr. Tulley is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the federal district courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  

He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Louisiana Super Lawyers and Chambers USA.

Mr. Tulley was invited to testify before an Investigative Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee on the issue of insurance company insolvencies.

Mr. Tulley is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to 4,000 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Published Appellate Opinions:

  • Federal Deposit Ins. Co. v. Louisiana National Bank, 653 F.2d 927 (5th Cir.1981)
  • Mobil Chemical Co. v. Blount Bros. Corp., 809 F.2d 1175 (5th Cir. 1987)
  • Matter of Sandy Ridge Development Corp., 889 F.2d 663 (5th Cir. 1989)
  • Conkling v. Turner, 18 F.3d 1285 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • In re Hannover Corporation (Hays v. State Farm Automobile Ins. Co.), 67 F.3d 70 (5th Cir. 1995)
  • Triad Electric & Controls, Inc. v. Power Systems Eng. Inc., 117 F.3d 108 (5th Cir. 1997)
  • U.S. v. Sims Bros, Constr. Co., 277 F.3d 734 (5th Cir. 2001)
  • In re Hannover Corporation (Hays v. Jimmy Swaggart Ministries), 310 F.3d 796 (5th Cir. 2002)
  • Energy Transfer Group v. Entergy Gulf States, Inc., 2004-1442 (La. App. 1 Cir. 7/27/05), 905 So.2d 1174
  • Capitol House Preservation Company, LLC v. Perryman Consultants, Inc., 2009-0367 (La. App. 1st Cir. 8/28/09), 47 So.3d 408, writ denied, 27 So.3d 856 (La. 2/12/10), cert. denied, 131 S.Ct. 104, 178 L.Ed.2d 30, 78 USLW 3689 (2010)

Significant Recent Engagements:

  • Represented registered investment advisor in SEC enforcement action filed in federal court in Louisiana. Case was settled without the client admitting or denying liability. 
  • Represented a riverboat casino operator in defense of a $600 million Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices claim by a competing license applicant.  Jury award for the plaintiff in the amount of $3 million reduced by the trial court to $1.6 million, and then overturned on appeal.  Applying the Noerr-Pennington doctrine, the Court of Appeal dismissed all of plaintiff’s claims.  The Louisiana Supreme Court denied writs and the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari. 
  • Represented a large public university in contract dispute involving construction of gas turbine co-generation plant and energy cost savings issues, with a total sum in dispute of more than $25 million.
  • Represented a financial advisory firm’s investment funds against investment bank to enjoin declaration of default and disposition of $600 million face amount of securities, pending arbitration of dispute over the parties' obligations under contract.  After TRO was issued by the trial court, the case settled.
  • Represented a venture company in a fraud case arising out of the sale by a financial audit and advisory firm and others of fraudulent tax shelter devices.  The case settled, with the plaintiffs recovering all of their damages and attorneys fees.
  • Represented a Louisiana waterfowl industry company in patent infringement case.
  • Represented a Louisiana parish government in federal securities fraud claim.  After jury verdict of $800,000, the case settled.
  • Represented a manufacturing firm in contractor's delay claim arising out of industrial construction project.  Case settled before trial.

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