Maritime Claim Defense

Unique And Extensive Experience

Our law firm brings unique experience to maritime claims involving the Jones Act, admiralty law, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), and Death on the High Seas Act. Partner attorney and practice area chair, Christopher Tankersley, has a deep understanding of the issues facing maritime entities. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Maritime Administration and as Deputy General Counsel for an international shipping company.

We have successfully defended maritime claims in the state courts of Louisiana and federal courts of Louisiana and Texas as well as at United States Coast Guard administrative hearings and Federal Maritime Commission hearings.

Our attorneys have substantial knowledge and experience enabling them to effectively represent the broad range of maritime entities, including:

  • Towboat operators
  • Dredge companies
  • Diving contractors
  • Drilling contractors
  • Oil field service and supply companies
  • Marinas
  • Recreational vessel owners
  • Commercial vessel operators
  • Freight forwarders

We are fully capable of representing and counseling clients throughout the Gulf Coast in maritime claim defense cases. Our technical expertise, robust resources and talented lawyers provide our clients with the timely and cost-effective legal services necessary to achieve successful resolution while minimizing exposure.

Contact us today to speak with a maritime law attorney at Burglass & Tankersley who can offer guidance in claims litigation issues and prevention of litigation.