THE HARMONIE GROUP MARINE RELATED CLAIMS ATTORNEYS IN SELECT STATES THIS HIGHLY TECHNICAL AREA OF THE LAW POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK. THESE HIGH STAKES CASES REQUIRE QUALIFIED REPRESENTATION. Tim Violet, Executive Director 651-222-3000 www.harmonie.org AVAILABLE IN BOTH PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC FORMAT PLEASE CONTACT US SHOULD YOU NEED ADDITIONAL COPIES DECEMBER 2005 ALASKA Michael C. Geraghty email@example.com Penny Zobel firstname.lastname@example.org DeLisio Moran Geraghty & Zobel, P.C. 943 W. Sixth Avenue Anchorage AK 99501 907-279-9574 Fax: 907-276-4231 Mr. Geraghty and Ms. Zobel have experience in marine claims, accidents, property damage, cargo, and related matters. CALIFORNIA Anthony Ellrod email@example.com (213) 624-6900 Lawrence D. Esten firstname.lastname@example.org (949) 440-6690 Alfred M. De La Cruz email@example.com (619) 515-0269 Manning, Marder, Kass, Ellrod & Ramirez, LLP 660 South Figueroa Street, 23rd Floor Los Angeles, California 90017 Phone: 213-624-6900 Fax: 213-624-6999 Manning, Marder, Kass, Ellrod & Ramirez, LLP has experience in handling marine claims, both recreational and commercial, including product liability, general negligence, property damage, cargo, and other related matters. HAWAII Paul Yamamura firstname.lastname@example.org Yamamura & Shimazu Central Pacific Plaza Suite 1770 220 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96813 808-523-6969 Fax: 808-599-5580 The members of Yamamura & Shimazu have handled a number of general marine related claims involving ship owners, cargo, and related matters. KENTUCKY John L. Tate email@example.com 502-681-0460 Stites & Harbison PLLC 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800 Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3352 Phone: 502-587-3400 Fax: 502-587-6391 Web: www.stites.com Situated on the banks of one of the nation's busiest commercial waterways, the Ohio River, Stites & Harbison's admiralty experience and expertise arises from representing the owners and operators of inland barges, towboats, and dock facilities. Spanning the full range of maritime claims, from the Jones Act to the Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the firm's attorneys have a markedly successful record defending property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death actions. One of the firm's most recent admiralty cases, Southwire Co. v. DeArmond, 109 Fed. Appx. 722 (6th Cir. 2004), cert. denied, 2005 U.S. LEXIS 2495 (Mar. 21, 2005), ended with the appellate court vacating a multi-million dollar jury verdict and entering judgment as a matter of law for Southwire Company. LOUISIANA James R. Sutterfield firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Webb email@example.com Gordon P. Serou firstname.lastname@example.org Catalina Guillen email@example.com Sutterfield & Webb, L.L.C. 650 Poydras Street Suite 2715 New Orleans LA 70130 (504) 598-2715 Fax: (504) 529-7197 Mr. Sutterfield received an LL.M in Admiralty with Distinction from Tulane University. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association, and its Marine Insurance, Offshore Energy, and Marine Products Liability Committees, where he served a four year term as Chair. As a practitioner of maritime law for over 35 years, Mr. Sutterfield has defended over 1000 maritime cases; drafted policy wordings for carriers; and has recently been engaged as an expert witness in marine insurance matters in LA federal court, TX state court and FL state court. Mr. Sutterfield is a Proctor in Admiralty. LOUISIANA (continued) Mr. Webb is a member of the Maritime Law Association and has defended over 1000 maritime cases. His particular specialty is in marine products liability cases. Mr. Webb is a Proctor in Admiralty. Mr. Serou is a member of the Maritime Law Association and has defended over 100 maritime cases and is a Proctor in Admiralty. Ms. Guillen received her LL.M in Admiralty from Tulane University. She is currently assisting on a number of maritime cases currently being handled by senior members of the firm including matters involving marine insurance, indemnity, LHWCA, products liability, Jones Act and general negligence. Ms. Guillen is an Associate in Admiralty. MARYLAND David W. Skeen firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen F. White email@example.com Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP One Charles Center, 16th Floor 100 N. Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3812 410-659-1305 Fax: 410-659-1350 Mr. Skeen is a Proctor in Admiralty Member, a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States (1974 to present); "Best Lawyers in America" listing for admiralty (1989 to present); Assistant Editor, "American Maritime Cases" (1976 to present); 32 years of experience in defense of cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, Jones Act, Longshore Act, products liability, commercial and recreational boating, collisions, property and cargo damage, towing, salvage, maritime liens, and arrest and attachments. Mr. White is a Proctor in Admiralty, a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States (1984 to present); Director, National Marine Charter Association; Commander, USNR (retired); author of at least 25 published articles on maritime law and speaker to various maritime law organizations; Mr. White has extensive experience in defending maritime products liability actions, towing/salvage claims, wrongful death/personal injury claims, limitation of liability actions, marine insurance issues, Jones Act/Longshore claims, arrests, fire cases, collisions, and bailment claims against marinas and boatyards. MICHIGAN Thomas W. Emery firstname.lastname@example.org Garan Lucow Miller 1000 Woodbridge Detroit MI 48207 313 446 5525 Mr. Emery is a Proctor in Admiralty, admitted to practice in Michigan (1981), New York (1983), Illinois (1983), Florida (1983) and throughout the Federal Courts in the Great Lakes States. Mr. Emery has served as defense counsel for international group members representing ship owners and recreational boat owners in injury, environmental, employment, coverage, cargo, demurrage and related litigation. MISSISSIPPI Robert C. Galloway email@example.com 228-575-3019 James B. Galloway firstname.lastname@example.org 228-575-3023 John M. Harral email@example.com 228-575-3038 Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC Jackson Office 210 East Capitol Street, Suite 1700 Post Office Box 22567 Jackson, MS 39225-2567 Phone: (601) 948-5711 Gulfport Office Whitney National Bank Building Suite 204 Post Office Drawer 4248 Gulfport, MS 39502-4248 Phone: (228) 864-1170 Butler Snow has a broad-based liability defense practice including maritime and other types of transportation cases. Bob Galloway, Jim Galloway and John Harral have significant experience in maritime litigation, including vessel collisions, vessel allisions, claims for damage to wharves and docks, maritime liens, arrests of vessels, Jones Act and general maritime law claims and claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act. Butler Snow attorneys are active in maritime-related professional organizations, including the Maritime Law Association of the United States. They have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America. Collectively, they are members of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), The Mississippi Bar and the Harrison County Bar Association. MISSOURI Donald O'Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C. 100 South Fourth Street, Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63102-1821 314-421-5545 Mr. O’Keefe has handled numerous marine matters including accidents, cargo claims, coverage matters, and the like. NEW YORK Harry F. Mooney, Esq. email@example.com Hurwitz & Fine, P. C. 1300 Liberty Building Buffalo, NY 14202-3670 (716) 849-8900 Fax (716) 855-0874 Attorneys at Hurwitz & Fine, P. C. have extensive experience in marine litigation including accident claims, property damage, cargo, and related matters. TEXAS G. Byron Sims firstname.lastname@example.org Kenneth G. Engerrand email@example.com Brown Sims, P. C. th 1177 West Loop South, 10 Floor Houston, Texas 77027-9007 Phone: (713) 629-1580 Fax: (713) 629-5027 Mr. Sims has done maritime law defense work for over 25 years and is a Proctor in Admiralty and is experienced in Maritime PI (Jones Act) matters, Cargo, Charter Parties, Collision, Salvage, OCSLA matters, ORVA matters, Maritime Insurance, General Average cases and Ship Mortgages. West Law’s Fifth Circuit Data Base lists cases handled by Mr. Sims including numerous marine matters handled on appeal. Mr. Engerrand has 29 years experience in this field and has taught Admiralty/Maritime law at one of the Houston Law Schools for many years. He has experience a wide variety of marine matters. WASHINGTON Steven W. Block firstname.lastname@example.org Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S. One Convention Place, Suite 1400 701 Pike Street Seattle WA 98101-3927 Tel: 206-292-9988 Betts, Patterson & Mines has a significant marine (wet and inland) practice group. Mr. Block has an LLM in Admiralty and has practiced extensively in the field for several years. A number of other partners and associates of Betts, Patterson & Mines have extensive maritime backgrounds and litigation experience. WISCONSIN Jim Murray email@example.com Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. 733 N. Van Buren Sixth Floor Milwaukee, WI 53202 414-278-8800 Fax: 414-278-0920 Mr. Murray has handled a considerable number of maritime and admiralty cases involving inland waterways as well as property and personal injury accidents occurring on Lake Michigan. THE HARMONIE GROUP Tim Violet, Esq. Executive Director THE HARMONIE GROUP 634 Woodbury Street St. Paul, Minnesota 55107 Office: 651-222-3000 Cell: 612-875-7744 Fax: 651-222-3508 Web: www.harmonie.og Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Harmonie Group provides NATIONAL ACCESS TO EXCELLENCE. 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