Michael H. Bagot, Jr.

Attorney Michael H. Bagot, Jr.

CONCENTRATION: Maritime and Casualty Litigation; Salvage; Environmental and Insurance Disputes; Personal Injury Defense; Maritime Contracts.

Born New Orleans, Louisiana, May 10, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Louisiana and Texas. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., cum laude, 1977); University of Texas (J.D., with honors, 1980). Omicron Delta Kappa. Member: New Orleans, Louisiana State (Member, House of Delegates, 1991-97, Member, Nominating Committee, 1993-95) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member, Offshore Industries Standing Committee); Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Port Director, 1988-1990, 1998-2000, Editorial Committee, 2004-2007, Long Range Planning Committee, 2007-2008, Officer (2009-2013), Chairman (2012); Master, New Orleans Bar Association Inn of Court.



Listed below are select publications written by Michael H. Bagot, Jr. ...

Author, "The Ebb and Flow of East River; Consideration of the Supreme Court's Decision on Products Liability in Shipbuilding Contracts," 30 Tul M.L.J. 137 (2006); and "What Damages May This Way Come? Damages Arising Out of Wrongful Seizure," Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, June, 2000; co-author with Dana A. Henderson, "Seize and Desist: Damages for Wrongful Maritime Seizure," 25 Tul. M.L.J. 117 (2000); and "Not Party, Not Bound? Not Necessarily: Binding Third Parties to Maritime Arbitration," 26 Tul. M.L.J. 413 (2002).


Exco Resources, Inc. v. Cudd Pressure Control, Inc., 2016 WL 2726539 (Tex. App. - Dallas [5th Dist.] 2016); Crawford v. BP Corp. North America, Inc., 2015 A.M.C. 1119, 2015 WL 1190123 (E.D. La. 2015); Danos & Curole Marine Contractors, Inc. v. BP America Production Co., 61 F.Supp.3d 679 (S.D. Tex. 2014); Eagle Pipe and Supply, Inc. v. Amerada Hess Corp., 2010 C 2271 (La. 10/25/11), 79 So.3d 246; Fairways Offshore Exploration, Inc. v. Patterson Services, Inc., 355 S.W.3d 296 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2011); Sonat Exploration Co. v. Cudd Pressure Control, Inc., 340 S.W.3d 570 (Tex. App. - Texarkana 2011); Preston Law Firm, LLC v. Mariner Health Care Management Co., 622 F.3d 384 (5th Cir. 2010); Fitch Marine Transport, LLC v. American Commercial Lines, LLC, 2010 WL 2523062 (E.D. La. 2010); Sonat Exploration Co. v. Cudd Pressure Control, Inc., 271 S.W.3d 228 (Tex. 2008); Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc. v. Seabulk Tankers, Inc., 2004 WL 1290576 (E.D. La. 2004); Brooks Well Servicing, Inc. v. Cudd Pressure Control, Inc., 34,796 (La. App. 2d Cir. 6/27/03), 850 So.2d 1027 ("Brooks II"); Smith v. Cudd Pressure Control, Inc., 126 S.W.3d 106 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2003); Submersible Systems, Inc. v. Perforadora Central, S.A. de C.V., 249 F.3d 413 (5th Cir. 2001); Brooks Well Servicing, Inc. v. Cudd Pressure Control, Inc., 34,796 (La. App. 2d Cir. 8/22/01), 796 So.2d 66 ("Brooks I"); In re Cudd Pressure Control, Inc., 109 F.Supp.2d 486 (E.D.La. 2000); John W. Fisk Co., Div. of Fisk Corp. v. Michel, 1997-2105 (La. App. 4th Cir. 3/25/98), 709 So.2d 1061; Steel Warehouse Co., Inc. v. Abalone Shipping Ltd. of Nicosai, 141 F.3d 234 (5th Cir. 1998); Wilson v. Palmer Petroleum, Inc., 97-2386 (La. App. 1st Cir. 11/26/97), 706 So.2d 142; Trico Marine Operators, Inc. v. Dow Chemical Co., 809 F. Supp. 440 (E.D. La. 1992); Trico Marine Operators, Inc. v. Champagne, 1992 A.M.C. 1883 (E.D. La. 1992); Armstrong v. Trico Marine, Inc., 923 F.2d 55 (5th Cir. 1991); Boyle v. Pool Offshore Co., a Div. of Enserch Corp., 893 F.2d 713 (5th Cir. 1990); Farrell Lines, Inc. v. Insurance Company of North America, 789 F.2d 300 (5th Cir. 1986); Sistrunk v. Circle Bar Drilling Company, 770 F.2d 455 (5th Cir. 1985); Dusenbery v. McMoRan Exploration Co., 458 So.2d 102 (La. App. 1st Cir. 1984).


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E-Mail: mbagot@wb-lalaw.com
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Michael H. Bagot, Jr.