Houston Maritime Law
As the location of the founding office of The Lanier Law Firm, our Houston law office is strategically placed to handle a variety of Houston maritime law matters. Our Houston office is located in the largest economic center in the Gulf Coast region, which also is known for The Port of Houston ship channel.
The practice of maritime law, sometimes called admiralty law, can involve any number of maritime-related activities. Our Houston maritime law attorneys provide experience in a wide variety of cases, including cargo carriage disputes, oil spills, and water pollution claims.
The Lanier Law Firm was among the first law firms to file a class-action lawsuit against major company BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in 2010. Our Houston maritime law attorneys filed this lawsuit in order to represent several hundred clients whose livelihoods were affected by the oil spill. Houston attorney and The Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier asserted that BP consciously put the Gulf Coast region in ever-increasing danger.
Our Houston maritime law attorneys provide abundant knowledge of maritime legal matters. Firm attorney Charles F. Herd Jr. provides extensive experience in Jones Act cases and he represents clients in maritime-related claims, maritime products liability matters, and maritime-related commercial disputes. Mr. Herd is a member of – and has held office in – The Mariners Club of Houston, The Maritime Law Association of the United States, The Houston Marine Arbitration Association, and The Propeller Club of the United States, Houston and Louisville Chapters.
Other attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm who deal with Houston maritime law include Charles F. Herd, Judson Waltman and Dara Hegar, managing attorney of the Houston office.
To find out more about our Houston maritime law services, please contact our office.