Suite 1660 - 601 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - (504) 525-2141

Firm Overview

Our Firm has earned a distinguished reputation in the practice of admiralty and maritime law, oil and gas matters, and contract and insurance disputes – including property damage claims and personal injury defense involving catastrophic accidents on land, at sea, and offshore. In addition to litigation, we negotiate and prepare contracts, handle commercial and contract disputes, and counsel our clients regarding environmental laws, liabilities, international treaties and agreements. read more

Wagner Bagot Rayer New Orleans Law Firm Publications

Firm Publications

The Ebb and Flow of East River; Consideration of the Supreme Court's Decision On Products Liability in Shipbuilding Contracts, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, (Vol. 30 2006)

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Wagner Bagot Rayer New Orleans Law links

Useful Links

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

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Wagner Bagot Rayer  Maritime Law Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Welder Not a Seaman; No Indemnity for Defense Costs
In Wilcox v. Wild Well Control, Inc., 13-31281 (5th Cir. 2015), a welder was a borrowed employee of Wild Well. The worker ate and slept aboard a Wild Well vessel for the job, but was working on a fixed platform at the time of his injury. The Court found that the worker was not a seaman . . .

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Our Attorneys


Thomas J. Wagner of Wagner Bagot Rayer New Orleans Law Firm

Thomas J. Wagner
CONCENTRATION: Maritime, Employment, Casualty Matters; Commercial and Marine Transactions; Personal Injury Defense; Commercial, Environmental and Energy Litigation, Appeals and Counseling.

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Michael H. Bagot, Jr. of Wagner Bagot Rayer New Orleans Law Firm

Michael H. Bagot, Jr.
CONCENTRATION: Maritime and Casualty Litigation; Salvage; Environmental and Insurance Disputes; Personal Injury Defense; Maritime Contracts.

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Thomas A. Rayer, Jr. of Wagner Bagot Rayer New Orleans Law Firm

Thomas A. Rayer, Jr.
CONCENTRATION: Admiralty Law; Maritime Personal Injury Law; Insurance Defense Law; Commercial Law; State and Federal Worker's Compensation Defense.

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G. Bearuegard Gelpi of Wagner Bagot Rayer New Orleans Law Firm

G. Beauregard Gelpi
CONCENTRATION: Admiralty Law; Carriage of Goods by Sea; Jones Act; Marine Insurance Defense; Maritime Personal Injury; Insurance Defense Law; Personal Injury Law.

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C. Gordon Starling, Jr. of Counsel to Wagner Bagot Rayer New Orleans Law Firm

C. Gordon Starling, Jr.
THE LAW OFFICE OF GORDON STARLING, LLC. OF COUNSEL TO WAGNER, BAGOT & RAYER CONCENTRATION: Maritime Property Damage; Maritime Contracts; Personal Injury Law; Products Liability Law; Environmental Law.

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