Maritime Law

Texas Maritime Attorneys

Decades of maritime experience.

With decades of maritime experience, Strong Pipkin’s maritime lawyers regularly defend their business clients against personal injury claims brought by coastal and offshore industry workers, both longshoremen and seamen. Our attorneys have successfully represented maritime businesses in a variety of matters, including claims involving:

  • the Jones Act,
  • unseaworthiness,
  • maintenance and cure,
  • the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA),
  • the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA),
  • the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA),
  • product liability, and
  • general maritime law.

These cases frequently require that our attorneys simultaneously prosecute or defend associated contractual matters (particularly indemnity and insurance claims) under both state and federal maritime law.

Both our Houston and Beaumont, Texas locations also handle cases involving property damage and business loss, including cases arising from Oil Pollution Act events and from allisions and collisions causing damage to vessels, barges, terminals, docks, and wharves.

 

We have both defended and prosecuted cases involving contaminated marine bunkers as well as contractual disputes surrounding the purchase and sale of bunkers and its constituents.