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 ...

The U. S. Maritime Lien For Necessaries In The Wake Of The OW Bunker Financial Collapse, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, June 2017; 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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