ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME
Larzelere Picou Wells Simpson Lonero, LLC was founded in 1988, with a primary focus on admiralty, maritime, and energy law, and although we have significantly expanded several other practice areas, these remain key parts of our practice. We have extensive experience in virtually all maritime law matters affecting inland waterways, coastal waters, and Gulf of Mexico offshore energy businesses. We represent inland and brown water entities such as towers, barge operators, fleeters, docks, construction companies, and cargo owners, and offshore energy entities such as crewboat and supply vessel operators, towers, barge operators, shipbuilders, service contractors, and drilling companies. Our maritime practice is concentrated in Louisiana, but it also includes all major waterways, the Gulf Coast, the entire Southeast United States, and beyond.
We handle disputes, claims, and litigation involving personal injury and death under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the General Maritime Law. Our maritime practice often concentrates on contract issues that arise regarding contractual defense and indemnity obligations, the Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act, the Texas Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
We also handle disputes, claims, and litigation involving property damage resulting from collisions, allisions, explosions, fires, and hurricanes. We have significant experience monitoring and handling pollution incidents, including addressing issues that arise under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the National Contingency Plan.