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An experienced litigator specializing in Marine and Oil & Energy matters. with over seventeen years of legal experience practicing in federal and state courts.  I am  licensed in both Louisiana and Texas.  My areas of practice include all manner of Admiralty and Maritime matters including cargo loss and damage, collision and salvage, personal injury defense and maritime products liability. I have an active Marine and Oil & Energy commercial practice drafting, revising and negotiating various contractual agreements.  Expeience representing parties in U.S. Coast Guard casualty investigation, administrative proceedings and civil litigation.

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  1. Maritime: 85%
    19 years
  2. Insurance: 15%
    19 years

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    Very intelligent, loyal and hard-working admiralty and maritime lawyer with decades of experience and expertise in federal court litigation.

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W. Sean O'Neil, Attorney at Law

1880 S. Dairy Ashford Road
Suite 208
Houston, TX, 77077

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200207/16/2016
LAEligible to practice law199601/15/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
MembershipOrder of the Barristers1996
Champion - Senior Appellate CompeitionTulane Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerW. Sean O'Neil, Attorney at Law2007 - Present
AssociateLegge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown, LLP2001 - 2007
AssociatePhelps Dunbar1999 - 2001
AssociateO'Neil, Eichin, Miller, Saporito & Harris1996 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Cruise Lines and Passenger Ships CommitteeVice-Chair2003 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor Member1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Maritime Law AssociationRecent Developments and Trends in Maritime Personal Injury2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane Law SchoolAdmiralty/Maritime LawCertificate in Maritime Law1996
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
College of William and MaryPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Choate Rosemary HallN/ADiploma1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MLA FALL MEETINGRECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS IN MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY2007
HOUSTON CLAIMS ASSOCIATIONHANDLING MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY CASES2006
COMMERCIAL STRATEGIES FOR LNG SUPPLYCo-Instructor-UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITIES OF OFFSHORE AND ONSHORE TERMINAL REQUIREMENTS AND APPROVALS2006
19TH ADVANCED PERSONAL INJURY LAW COURSEADMIRALTY UPDATE2003