Salvador J. Pusateri

Salvador J. Pusateri
Managing Member

Education

  • Loyola University of Chicago, A. B., Classics (magna cum laude), 1988
  • Tulane University Law School, Juris Doctorate (cum laude) 1991

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Ladnier v. REC Marine Logistics, LLC (E.D. La. 2015)
  • Woodson v Rentrop Tugs, Inc. (E.D. La. 2013)
  • Labove v. Candy Fleet, LLC (E.D. La. 2012)
  • Badeaux v. Magnolia Fleet, LLC, 2011 AMC 1180 (E.D. La. 2011)
  • Ellsworth Corporation v. Pete Vicari General Contractor, Inc., (La. App. 5TH Cir. 2008)
  • Fields v. Pool Offshore, Inc., 182 F.3d 353 (5th Cir. 1999)

Contact Information


Biography

Salvador J. Pusateri is a founding member of the firm and is currently managing member. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Sal graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and Tulane University Law School.  In law school, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Tulane Moot Court Board.  He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1991 to the Texas Bar in 2010. Sal practices before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Maritime Law Association of the United States, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is currently serving as vice-chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and was previously president of the New Orleans Mariners Club.

Sal has defended maritime and offshore industry owners, operators, and their insurers, in all aspects of maritime litigation, including personal injuries, vessel collisions and allisions, barge breakaways, and maritime and toxic tort class actions.  He also has an active practice in corporate matters including business litigation and consulting on maritime contracts, offshore industry master service agreements, financing arrangements, and business formation.

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Litigation
  • Energy/Offshore Litigation
  • Corporate and Business Consulting
  • Maritime Contracts and Master Service Agreements
  • Toxic Tort