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Practices

Maritime & Admiralty

Maritime commerce is a 24/7 industry.  That is why Galloway’s admiralty and maritime lawyers are committed to 24/7 service to our clients.

Since the firm’s founding in 1987, Galloway has provided aggressive and efficient representation of companies engaged in the blue and brown water trade, offshore oilfield and energy services, terminal operations, and vessel construction and repair in a specialized industry before federal and state courts, and regulatory bodies, across the country.  Our clients include vessel owners, charterers, offshore operators and contractors, towing companies, marinas and vessel repair facilities, Protection and Indemnity Clubs, yacht clubs, marine insurers, underwriters, and brokers.

With offices throughout the Gulf South, including the home of two of the world’s busiest ports—Houston and New Orleans—Galloway is strategically positioned to provide immediate investigation and counsel across an entire region.  Our maritime lawyers have the experience to respond and advise on every maritime law issue, including the  Jones Act, general maritime law, LHWCA, negligence claims against vessel owners, marine insurance coverage, maritime contracts, vessel collisions and allisions, tower’s liability, oil and hazardous material spills, CERCLA, the Texas Oil Spill Prevention and Recovery Act, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Texas and Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Acts, cargo loss and damage, vessel arrests and attachments of cargo, and related matters.  Galloway’s Marine Emergency Response Team is dedicated to providing immediate representation to investigate, preserve evidence, and provide legal counsel for any marine casualty.  24 hours a day and seven days a week, our maritime attorneys stand ready to provide rapid response and representation to a specialized industry that we have counseled for so many years:

Louisiana:
Timothy W. Hassinger
504-237-5402
Mark R. "Tiger" Pharr, III
337-500-9000
Jason P. Waguespack
504-616-5306
Frederick William "Billy" Swaim, III
504-982-1193
Texas:
Les Pickett
713-249-6460
Thomas J. Smith
713-806-9139
Florida:
J. Michael Grimley, Jr.
850-261-0828
Phillip S. Howell
813-977-1200
Mississippi:
Matthew M. Williams
228-324-9143