Deutsch Kerrigan has been involved in maritime litigation for over 60 years in New Orleans and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our admiralty and maritime attorneys routinely handle matters related to Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA) claims, offshore platform casualties, marine insurance coverage opinions and disputes, Jones Act, collision, allision, fire, stranding, sinking, towage and property damage cases of all kinds, including pipeline, rig and platform damage arising from marine operations in the offshore petroleum industry.

We are also experienced in drafting oilfield contracts and master service agreements, as well as reviewing these agreements to ensure our clients are positioned for the most favorable return on their investments.

One partner in the firm won the leading “gas balancing” contract litigation case in Louisiana and has handled significant oil and gas litigation, including “farm out” agreements. Several of our partners have experience in mineral leases, joint operating agreements, preferential rights and assignments, unitization, pool agreements and other contracts related to the oil and gas industry.