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Heather W. Angelico

Heather W. Angelico

Director

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

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Office: 504-525-6802
Fax: 504-525-2456

As a Director to Galloway, Heather serves as a litigator to the firm, with the focus of her practice on Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation Act Claims, as well as Admiralty and Maritime issues. She has extensive experience defending Employers and Carriers on matters arising under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Outercontinental Shelf Lands Act, Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, and the Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation Act. Heather also focuses on matters involving toxic tort. Heather regularly appears before the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges; United States Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs; the Office of Workers’ Compensation, State of Louisiana; as well as state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Galloway, Heather was in private practice for both a national law firm and a regional law firm. Before private practice, Heather served as an Attorney Advisor to the Honorable C. Richard Avery with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Her work with Judge Avery centered around issues arising under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Heather earned her law degree and a Certificate in Maritime and Admiralty Law from Tulane Law School. She was a member of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, as well as one of its managing editors during her tenure at law school.

Heather is a member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Kids Chance Committee. She also volunteers as a judge for “We the People,” a program for high school students that is sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education.

Presentations/Publications

  • Evaluation of a Louisiana Compensation Claim for Settlement, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims – November 8, 2017
  • Ethical Claims Management, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– September 13, 2017
  • Medical Issues Under the Longshore & Defense Base Act Pain Management, Orlando Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI), presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA and DBA claims, employers, and carriers – August 9, 2017
  • Just the Facts: Liability Claims Handling, presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA claims, Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims, and liability claims – July 19, 2017
  • Introduction to the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, April 7, 2017
  • Gilding the Lily: The Genesis of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act in 1927, the 1972 Amendments, the 1984 Amendments, and the Extension Acts, Maritime Law Association of the United States and Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, 50th anniversary conference – October 2016 (co-authored with Kathleen Charvet, Esq. and Michael Amy, Esq.)
  • Reserving Future Coverage, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– March 11, 2015
  • When an “other adjoining area” is not a covered situs, LBBS Gulf Coast Legal Update, Summer 2014
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– May 14, 2014
  • Developing a Litigation Strategy, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– October 30, 2013
  • Basics of the Longshore Act, presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA claims– October 23, 2013
  • Negotiations & Settlement Strategies, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation and LHWCA claims– May 16, 2012
  • Longshore Basics: Who is a Longshoreman as Defined by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. § 901 et seq.), presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA claims- November 12, 2008
  • Recent Developments in Maritime Law, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Volume 28, Summer 2004 Edition (co-authorized with Kathleen Charvet, Esq.)

 

OVERVIEW

As a Director to Galloway, Heather serves as a litigator to the firm, with the focus of her practice on Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation Act Claims, as well as Admiralty and Maritime issues. She has extensive experience defending Employers and Carriers on matters arising under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Outercontinental Shelf Lands Act, Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, and the Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation Act. Heather also focuses on matters involving toxic tort. Heather regularly appears before the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges; United States Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs; the Office of Workers’ Compensation, State of Louisiana; as well as state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Galloway, Heather was in private practice for both a national law firm and a regional law firm. Before private practice, Heather served as an Attorney Advisor to the Honorable C. Richard Avery with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Her work with Judge Avery centered around issues arising under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Heather earned her law degree and a Certificate in Maritime and Admiralty Law from Tulane Law School. She was a member of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, as well as one of its managing editors during her tenure at law school.

Heather is a member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Kids Chance Committee. She also volunteers as a judge for “We the People,” a program for high school students that is sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education.

Presentations/Publications

  • Evaluation of a Louisiana Compensation Claim for Settlement, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims – November 8, 2017
  • Ethical Claims Management, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– September 13, 2017
  • Medical Issues Under the Longshore & Defense Base Act Pain Management, Orlando Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI), presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA and DBA claims, employers, and carriers – August 9, 2017
  • Just the Facts: Liability Claims Handling, presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA claims, Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims, and liability claims – July 19, 2017
  • Introduction to the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, April 7, 2017
  • Gilding the Lily: The Genesis of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act in 1927, the 1972 Amendments, the 1984 Amendments, and the Extension Acts, Maritime Law Association of the United States and Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, 50th anniversary conference – October 2016 (co-authored with Kathleen Charvet, Esq. and Michael Amy, Esq.)
  • Reserving Future Coverage, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– March 11, 2015
  • When an “other adjoining area” is not a covered situs, LBBS Gulf Coast Legal Update, Summer 2014
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– May 14, 2014
  • Developing a Litigation Strategy, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation claims– October 30, 2013
  • Basics of the Longshore Act, presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA claims– October 23, 2013
  • Negotiations & Settlement Strategies, presented to adjusters who handle Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation and LHWCA claims– May 16, 2012
  • Longshore Basics: Who is a Longshoreman as Defined by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. § 901 et seq.), presented to adjusters who handle LHWCA claims- November 12, 2008
  • Recent Developments in Maritime Law, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Volume 28, Summer 2004 Edition (co-authorized with Kathleen Charvet, Esq.)

 

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • Tulane Law School, J.D., Certificate of Maritime Law
  • Arizona State University Honors College, B.A.

Admissions

  • Louisiana Supreme Court and All State District Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Kids Chance Committee
  • HELP (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) – Volunteer