• Tulane University (B.A. 1976)
  • Tulane University Law School (J.D. 1979)


  • State of Louisiana
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana


  • Best Lawyers in America – Maritime Law
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Personal Injury; General: Defense, Transportation/Maritime; General Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV rating; Top Rated AV Preeminent Lawyer with primary practice area in Insurance Law
  • New Orleans Magazine – Top Lawyers – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Louisiana Life Magazine – Top Lawyers – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • St. Charles Magazine – Top Lawyers – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Tulane University Law School – Phi Delta Phi
  • Biz New Orleans Magazine – Best  Lawyers – Admiralty and Maritime Law


  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association; Member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section; Member, Litigation Section; Member, Insurance Section
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, New Orleans Bar Association
  • Proctor Member, The Maritime Law Association of the United States; Member, Committee on Maritime Personnel
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Resident Associate Member, Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
  • Member, Mariner’s Club of the Port of New Orleans
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Faculty, Tulane University Law School Civil – Pre-Trial Litigation Intersession Boot Camp
  • Substitute Adjunct Professor, Tulane University Law School – Personal Injury & Death 2
  • Judge – John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition


  • “Damages Recoverable in Collision and Stranding Cases,” Standing Committee on Admiralty and Maritime Law and Tort and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, ABA Press, (1984)
  • Former journalist, Tulane Maritime Journal

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