What Makes Us Different?

Our firm is focused on our core areas of practice.

Our Areas of Practice
In Depth

Admiralty and Maritime

For decades, our attorneys have handled blue water and brown water matters involving nearly all aspects of admiralty and maritime law, from investigation through trial, resolution, or appeal. We have represented vessel owners, operators, shippers, charterers, terminal operators, offshore and inland marine employers, and insurers. Our areas of expertise include personal injury defense, tug and towage, collisions and allisions, § 905(b) longshore claims, maritime casualty, premises liability, charter party disputes, Wreck Act defense, vessel arrest and attachment proceedings, insurance coverage disputes, maritime bankruptcy, and advising clients on contractual defense and indemnity issues.

Attorneys who are experienced in Admiralty and Maritime Law:

Jones Act Defense

Our firm represents offshore and inland employers, vessel owners, and insurers in all phases of disputes involving Jones Act, unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure claims. Complex issues typically arise during these matters and we strive to represent our clients through a cost-effective, team-based approach.
Attorneys who are experienced in Jones Act Claims:

Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling land-based and maritime matters involving Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material and Asbestos. Our practice focuses on defense of personal injury, wrongful death and survivorship claims.  These range from single claimant actions to mass tort litigation.

Attorneys who are experienced in Environmental Toxic Tort Litigation:

Energy/Offshore Litigation

We represent clients in a wide range of matters involving the offshore exploration industry. Our clients include rig and platform owners and operators. We handle disputes involving personal injuries, master service agreements, charter party agreements, drilling contracts, and offshore liens.

Attorneys who are experienced in Energy/Offshore Litigation:

Commercial Litigation

We represent large companies and family-owned businesses in commercial litigation disputes, including construction litigation, Miller Act litigation, and non-compete agreement enforcement.

Attorneys who are experienced in Commercial Litigation:

Transactional and Business Planning

In addition to litigation, we also provide sound legal advice and counseling to our clients in business formation and contract drafting, including master service agreements, master charter agreements, as well as contractual disputes.

Attorneys who are experienced in Transactional and Business Planning:

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Defense

Our attorneys defend employers in claims made under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. This includes representation before the United States Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Department of Labor Benefits Review Board, and United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Attorneys who are experienced in Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Defense: