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Murphy J. Foster, III

Murphy J. Foster, III

Partner | Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P


Legislative/Case Update

Murphy Foster is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His principal areas of practice include construction litigation and employment and traditional labor law. He brings over 40 years of experience representing businesses in Construction and Labor matters and has successfully litigated a number of high profile construction and employment cases throughout the country. Mr. Foster is the former Chairman of the Labor & Employment Law section of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is a member of the Construction Industry team as well as the Labor & Employment Practice section at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Mr. Foster has been selected by his peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers in America” for his work in the practice areas of construction, labor law-management and litigation, and was selected "Lawyer of the Year" in Labor Law - Management in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 and Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction in 2023. Mr. Foster is also recognized by Chambers, USA, for his experience in both the areas of construction and labor & employment law. Chambers defines Mr. Foster as a “very savvy” practitioner, who “gets good results for his clients” with an “aggressive litigation reputation” and respected through the region. Mr. Foster was also named to America’s Leading Business Lawyers as “the best known labor and employment attorney in Baton Rouge” and Who’s Who Legal as “one of Louisiana’s top flight labor lawyers.” As General Counsel to the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, and the Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders’ and Contractors, Mr. Foster is also respected for his extensive experience in litigating large construction related disputes. Chambers describes Mr. Foster as, “An experienced, assertive attorney” who “puts a bit of fear into opponents.” Mr. Foster is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). He received the 2018 CLSA Distinguished Speaker Award and Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. was awarded the CLSA Law Firm of the Year Award.

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