Maritime Law

Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson’s location in the port city of New Orleans gives us a unique combination of strategic location and exceptional experience in handling admiralty and maritime matters. Since its inception, our attorneys have worked in the maritime field. We are skilled in litigating complex maritime and offshore commercial disputes, collisions, marine coverage issues, product liabilities claims, personal injury and wrongful death claims. We represent vessel owners and their insurers in an array of disputes that can occur in the maritime transport industry. We represent owners, operators and charters of freight, tankers, tugs, barges, supply boats, offshore drilling rigs and vessels, offshore platform vessels and other vessels involved in the oil field services. Our typical areas of practice include maritime insurance coverage, evaluation of litigation, defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims brought by seaman, longshoremen and passengers, collisions, grounding and sinking’s, cargo loss and damage claims, vessel fires, dock damage, vessel charter disputes, disputes over the rights to salvage sunken treasure, maritime commercial transaction, limitation of liability, oil spills, water and air pollution, maritime contract disputes and negotiation, vessel arrest and attachment, maritime subrogation, tugs and towage.