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Frederick William

Frederick William "Billy" Swaim, III

Director

One Shell Square
701 Poydras St., 40th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

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Office: 504-525-6802
Cell Phone: 504-982-1193
Fax: 504-525-2456

Cool-headed, dry-humored, and steadfast, Frederick William (“Billy”) Swaim III honed his legal habits early. Born to a home where the language of law comprised the daily discourse — with his Dad and name-sake a Law Professor for four decades, his Mom a litigator, and his older sister a future prosecuting attorney – Billy joined the firm’s Maritime Section after securing his LLM in Admiralty with distinction from Tulane University.

The personification of commitment to excellence in his principally federal practice, blue and brown water work, Billy has earned a reputation among colleagues and clients alike for his hard-work and diligent defense of cases in jurisdictions including Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Texas, and beyond. Since Hurricane Katrina, Billy has been called to focus his attentions also upon the defense of large first party insurance claims (i.e., casinos, government entities – prisons, school boards, and commercial developments), as well as the representation of contractors in commercial construction claims.

Billy is a native New Orleanian who, like so many others, lost his home to the waters in August of 2005. He is married and the father of two girls.

OVERVIEW

Cool-headed, dry-humored, and steadfast, Frederick William (“Billy”) Swaim III honed his legal habits early. Born to a home where the language of law comprised the daily discourse — with his Dad and name-sake a Law Professor for four decades, his Mom a litigator, and his older sister a future prosecuting attorney – Billy joined the firm’s Maritime Section after securing his LLM in Admiralty with distinction from Tulane University.

The personification of commitment to excellence in his principally federal practice, blue and brown water work, Billy has earned a reputation among colleagues and clients alike for his hard-work and diligent defense of cases in jurisdictions including Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Texas, and beyond. Since Hurricane Katrina, Billy has been called to focus his attentions also upon the defense of large first party insurance claims (i.e., casinos, government entities – prisons, school boards, and commercial developments), as well as the representation of contractors in commercial construction claims.

Billy is a native New Orleanian who, like so many others, lost his home to the waters in August of 2005. He is married and the father of two girls.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D.
  • Tulane University School of Law, Master of Laws in Admiralty with distinction
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.A., Political Science

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Thomas More Inn of the American Inns of Court
  • Loyola Maritime Law Society
  • Irish Cultural Society