820 O'Keefe Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Telephone: (504) 581-4892
Firm: Herman Herman & Katz
One of the most complex aspects of maritime law is jurisdiction. Admiralty jurisdiction is founded on Article 3, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, but in many cases it can be difficult to understand where a maritime claim should be heard and which laws will affect the claim. While generally, maritime cases, can only be heard in federal court, some maritime claims, such as those involving local issues and the Jones Act, can be heard in state courts. An admiralty law attorney can help you understand which laws apply to your case and where it may be heard.
At Herman, Herman & Katz, we have an intimate understanding of admiralty law, especially as it pertains to the safety and health of seamen, longshoremen, and other maritime workers. We are here to assist injured workers and their families, whether the incident took place off the coast of Louisiana, off another state coast, or anywhere in the world.
Russ M. Herman is a Senior Partner of Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C. He graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. Degree and L.L.B. in 1966. In 1977, he was chosen “Outstanding Trial Lawyer” by the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, and was LTLA President in 1980-81.
He has authored over 200 articles, papers and books in various aspects of Civil Trial Practice and has been published in various works including Am Jur; Trials; Shepard’s/McGraw Hill; The National Business Institute; Trial Magazine; The Forum; and Personal Injury Annual by Matthew Bender.
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