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Firm Profile

Fowler Rodriguez

Firm Profile

New Orleans

  • Profile
  • 400 Poydras Street
  • 30th Floor
  • New Orleans
  • Louisiana
  • USA
  • LA 70130

Firm profile submitted by Fowler Rodriguez

Managing Partners: George J Fowler, III and Antonio J Rodriguez
Number of partners: 30
Number of lawyers: 41
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Founded in 1988, Fowler Rodriguez is a strong international law firm with offices both abroad and throughout the United States. The firm’s primary offices are in New Orleans, Miami, Tampa, Houston, and Mobile, and internationally in Bogotá, Colombia, however, the firm maintains affiliations with law firms around the world. The firm is one of the largest admiralty firms with over 40 attorneys serving the maritime industry.

While the firm has been recognized for well-developed concentrations in admiralty and maritime, energy, international, pollution, immigration, and insurance law as well as commercial and civil litigation, the firm’s lawyers strive to provide paramount advocacy and dispute resolution in almost any area of law. Both the firm and its attorneys are the recipients of several accolades, including recognition in “Chambers,” “Best Lawyers,” “Super Lawyers,” “Leadership In Law” and the “Top Lawyers” awards.

Admiralty & Maritime:
Fowler Rodriguez is internationally renowned in the maritime industry. The firm represents cruise lines, shipowners and charterers, Protection and Indemnity associations, marine and other insurers, and major energy companies. The firm has guided clients in the development of major marine casualty and pollution response plans, for which the firm has a long-established legal organization. The firm has extensive experience with shipbuilding and repair, in both contracting and dispute resolution. Some of the firm’s attorneys are professional mariners.

Liability Defense (National & International):
Fowler Rodriguez attorneys are renowned by numerous publications that rate and rank law firms for being some of the best litigators in the country. Before, during, or after trial, our attorneys promise utmost advocacy and vigor to protect the interests of their clients. The firm’s attorneys are likewise committed to the efficient and cost-effective disposition of matters, without dragging them on needlessly. The attorneys have experience in all types of matters, including, but not limited, to:
■Asbestos Related Matters
■Admiralty Matters
■Construction Claims
■Defects / Products Liability / Warranty Matters
■Defense of Municipalities
■Defense of Personal Injury Claims
■Defense of Premises Liability Claims
■Defense of Professionals in Errors and Omissions Claims
■Employment Related Claims
■Governmental Investigations / Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
■Labor Law Violations
■Manufacturers’ and Retailers’ Product Liability
■Motor Vehicle Claims
■Pipeline Owners’ Exposures
■Premises Liability
■Professional Malpractice
■Silica Related Matters
■Toxic Tort & Environmental Liability

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance:
Fowler Rodriguez is internationally known for coordination of pollution and casualty response efforts, including cleanup, firefighting, salvage, interfacing with federal and state authorities, natural resource damages and their assessment, and other efforts to minimize client exposure. By keeping updated on the latest legislation, Fowler Rodriguez attorneys are authorities on:
■Counseling Regarding National & International Environmental Requirements
■Defense of Enforcement Actions by Federal & State Agencies
■Environmental Litigation Work
■Participation in Rule Making Proceedings, & Strategic Defense of Clients Charged with Environmental Crimes
■Pre-incident Response Planning

Clients: The American Club, The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited, BP America Inc., BP Exploration & Production, Inc., Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc., Chubb Insurance, Crystal Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruise Lines, ED&F Man Holdings Limited, Edison Chouest Offshore, ENSCO, Florida Crystals, Forum Oilfield Technologies Inc., Gard Service AS, Halliburton, Holland America, Hornbeck Offshore Services L.L.C., MasTec Corporation, Noble Corporation, Northeast Construction, North of England P&I Association Limited, Pan-American Life, Princess Cruise Lines, Rowan Companies Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda), Limited, John W. Stone Oil Distributors, LLC, Tidewater Marine, Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda), Limited

Branches

  • 400 Poydras Street,
  • 30th Floor,
  • New Orleans,
  • Louisiana
  • USA
  • LA 70130
  • Tel +1 504 523 2600
  • Fax +1 504 523 2705
  • Website : www.frfirm.com
  • Four Houston Center,
  • 1331 Lamar Street, Suite 1560,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • 77010
  • Tel 713 654 1560
  • Fax 713 654 7930
  • 335 Alhambra Circle,
  • Suite 801,
  • Coral Gables,
  • Miami,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • 33134
  • Tel +1 786 364 8400
  • Fax 786 364 8401
  • 56 St. Joseph Street, Suite 1301,
  • Post Office Box 40008 (36640),
  • Mobile,
  • Alabama
  • USA
  • 36602
  • Tel 251 344 4721
  • Fax 251 343 7503
  • 2505 14th Street, Suite 500,
  • Post Office Box 4080 (39502),
  • Gulfport,
  • Mississippi
  • USA
  • 39501
  • Tel 228 822 9340
  • Fax 228 822 9343