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Kathleen Charvet

Kathleen Charvet

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

A native New Orleanian and Director in the firm’s New Orleans office, Kathleen K. Charvet focuses her practice in admiralty and maritime law, railroad and transportation defense, and federal workers’ compensation. Kathleen’s areas of practice include representation of vessel owners and operators; railroads and transportation companies; stevedoring companies and terminal operators; energy companies; military employers; government contractors; and insurance underwriters.

Kathleen has served as trial and appellate counsel in litigation involving personal injury claims brought by Jones Act seamen, Longshore and harbor workers, and offshore workers; Defense Base Act claims; Federal Employers Liability Act lawsuits; contractual disputes; limitation of liability; vessel arrests and attachments; as well as issues involving regulatory matters before the United States Coast Guard. Kathleen was included in the 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© list for Admirality and Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation- Plantiffs, and Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants.

OVERVIEW

A native New Orleanian and Director in the firm’s New Orleans office, Kathleen K. Charvet focuses her practice in admiralty and maritime law, railroad and transportation defense, and federal workers’ compensation. Kathleen’s areas of practice include representation of vessel owners and operators; railroads and transportation companies; stevedoring companies and terminal operators; energy companies; military employers; government contractors; and insurance underwriters.

Kathleen has served as trial and appellate counsel in litigation involving personal injury claims brought by Jones Act seamen, Longshore and harbor workers, and offshore workers; Defense Base Act claims; Federal Employers Liability Act lawsuits; contractual disputes; limitation of liability; vessel arrests and attachments; as well as issues involving regulatory matters before the United States Coast Guard. Kathleen was included in the 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© list for Admirality and Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation- Plantiffs, and Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • University of New Orleans, B.A.
  • Exeter College, Oxford University
  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D.

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1983
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1985
  • United States Supreme Court, 1991

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Tulane University School of Law, Admiralty Law Institute – Planning Committee and Program Committee
  • Loyola University College of Law – Skills Faculty
  • The Harry Tompson Center – Volunteer
  • HELP (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) – Volunteer