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									                          THE HARMONIE GROUP
                         MARINE RELATED CLAIMS
                       ATTORNEYS IN SELECT STATES

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                        Tim Violet, Executive Director
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DECEMBER 2005
ALASKA

Michael C. Geraghty
mgeraghty@dmgz.com

Penny Zobel
pzobel@dmgz.com

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
aje@mmker.com
(213) 624-6900

Lawrence D. Esten
lde@mmker.com
(949) 440-6690

Alfred M. De La Cruz
amd@mmker.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
pyamamur@gte.net

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
jtate@stites.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
jsutterfield@swslaw.com

Dan Webb
dwebb@swslaw.com

Gordon P. Serou
gserou@swslaw.com

Catalina Guillen
cguillen@swslaw.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
dskeen@wcslaw.com

Stephen F. White
swhite@wcslaw.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
temery@garanlucow.com

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
bob.galloway@butlersnow.com
228-575-3019

James B. Galloway
jim.galloway@butlersnow.com
228-575-3023

John M. Harral
john.harral@butlersnow.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
dokeefe@rabbittlaw.com

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.
hfm@hurwitzfine.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
gbsims@brownsims.com

Kenneth G. Engerrand
kengerrand@brownsims.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
sblock@bpmlaw.com

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
jmurray@pjmlaw.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.


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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
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Email: tviolet@harmonie.org

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