Maritime Proctor Blog
As a practicing attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston, the focus of my practice is two-fold: I represent companies and individuals in civil litigation. I also do extensive work (of both a litigation and transactional nature) in the Admiralty, Maritime, and Energy fields.
I have been licensed to practice law since 2003. During that time, I've first and second chaired several trials to verdicts, as well as handled hundreds of other cases to amicable resolutions.
I'm a product of public schools, specifically Friendswood High School in Friendswood, Texas (Class of 1996), The University of Texas at Austin (BA-2000), and The University of Texas School of Law (JD - 2003).
Texas Super Lawyers magazine named me as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the field of Transportation/Maritime Law in 2019 and 2020. Prior to turning 40, I was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Transportation/Maritime Law “Rising Star” from 2011-2018. In the past, both H-Texas Magazine and Houstonia Magazine named me as a “Top Lawyer in Houston” in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law.
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This week’s blog post deals with a new soon-to-be reported decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, In re 4-K Marine, LL.C.. Citation is pending, but the case can be accessed through Lexis at 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 3095 or through the Fifth Circuit’s website, which can be found here. The case number is 18-30348.
The primary issue before the Fifth Circuit deals with one of the oldest remedies available in Admiralty law – that of maintenance and cure owed to a seaman. To give In re 4-K Marine proper treatment, one must have an understanding of this ancient remedy.
This decision ...