Thomas J Wagner

Attorney Thomas J. Wagner

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

Born New Orleans, Louisiana, July 8, 1946; admitted to bar, 1970, Louisiana. Education: Tulane University (A.B., 1968; J.D., 1970). Tulane Moot Court Board, Outstanding Senior Judge. Lecturer, Marine Pollution Liabilities and Environmental Insurance Coverages, Tulane University, University of San Francisco School of Law; OPA 90 Pollution Liabilities at Yalta Conference for University of London and University of Moscow. Member: New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; International Association of Defense Counsel; New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; The Maritime Law Association of the United States (Director, 1996 - 1999), Chairman, Marine Ecology Committee, (1987- 1994); Chairman, Domestic Subcommittee, (1985-1987); ABA, Chair, Admiralty and Maritime Law Subcommittee of TIPS (1997); Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Director, 1983-1984).

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PUBLICATIONS: 

Listed below are select publications written by Attorney Thomas J. Wagner ...

Maritime Liens, Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, December 2004; The Law of Spoliation, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, June 2004; Causation and Apportionment of Damages in Admiralty, Southeastern Admiralty Institute, 1996; Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Southeastern Admiralty Institute, 1991; Recoverable Damages Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal (Editor Emeritus, Vol. 5 No. 2 Spring 1993); The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 An Analysis, Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce (Vol. 21 No. 4 October 1990); Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution - Maritime Liability, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 1984.

SELECTED CASES:

American Dredging Company v. Miller, 1994 A.M.C. 913, 114 S.Ct. 981 (1994); Holcim (US) Inc. v. Reed, 291 Fed. Appx. 647 (5th Cir. 2008); Waas v. IKAN MEXICO MV, 2011 WL 2183411 (5th Cir. 2011); Harrison v. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., No. 02-40307, 61 Fed. Appx. 719 (5th Cir. 2003); Richard v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., 2015 WL 1357013 (W.D. La. 2015); Poolson v. Malley Repairs, Inc., No. CIV.A. 09-7105, 2011 WL 6000873 (E.D. La. Nov. 30, 2011); Cronin v. St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, 2009-0256 (La. App. 4th Cir. 8/26/09), 19 So.3d 45; Wendelboe v. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., 2008 CA 1846 (La. App. 1st Cir. 02/13/09), 6 So.3d 882 ("Wendelboe II"); Wendelboe v. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., 2006 C.A. 0013 (La. App. 1st Cir. 11/03/06), 950 So.2d 826 ("Wendelboe I"); Coakley v. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., 319 F.Supp. 2d 712 (E.D. La. 2004), aff'd, 2005 AMC 2979 (5th Cir. 2005); Trosclair v. Halliburton Co., 97-30942 (5th Cir. 1998); Barbetta v. S/S BERMUDA STAR, 848 F.2d 1364 (5th Cir. 1988); United States v. M/V BIG SAM, 693 F.2d 451 (5th Cir. 1982), cert. denied, 462 U.S. 1132 (1983); United States v. Laborde, 601 F.2d 219 (5th Cir. 1979); Robin v. Sun Oil Company, 548 F.2d 554 (5th Cir. 1977); Walter v. Marine Office of America, 537 F.2d 89 (5th Cir. 1976); Hannon v. Waterman Steamship Corporation, 567 F. Supp. 90 (E.D. La. 1983); Markzannes v. Bermuda Star Line, Inc., 1989 A.M.C. 2988, 545 So. 2d 537 (La. 1989), cert. denied sub nom., Bermuda Star Line, Inc. v. Markozannes, 493 U.S. 1043 (1990); Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Progress Marine, Inc., 1980 A.M.C. 1637 (5th Cir. 1979); Cyril Hinds v. Clean Land Air Water Corporation, et al., 693 So.2d 321 (La.App. 3 Cir. 1997); Ferromet Resources v. Chemoil Corp., 1995 A.M.C. 157, 5 F.3d 902 (5th Cir.1993); Ham Marine, Inc. v. Dresser Indus., 72 F.3d 454 (5th Cir. 1995); Stockstill v. Geophysical, 888 F.2d 1493 (5th Cir. 1989); Chemoil Holding Co. v. Delta Commodities, No. 96-3770, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7119 (E.D.La. 1997); Monteville v. M/V ENCHANTED SEAS, No. 95-3762, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5033 (E.D. La. 1996); Hamilton v. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., No. 94-1263, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4122, 1995 AMC 1639 (E.D. La. 1995).


Contact

Office Phone: (504) 525-2141
Direct Line: (504) 293-1617
E-Mail: twagner@wb-lalaw.com
Home Phone: (504) 849-0924
Cell Phone: (504) 427-0894

Thomas J. Wagner
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