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3500 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 820
Metairie, Louisiana 70002Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 504-838-0019
Fax: 504-838-0043
E-Mail: SE@staines-eppling.com
www.staines-eppling.com
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Established: 1992

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Inland and Ocean Marine
  • Cargo
  • Automobile
  • Transportation
  • Premises Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Energy
  • Construction Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Product Liability
  • Asbestos Litigation
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACEAIG
Allianz Global Corporate & SpecialtyArgenta Syndicate Management Ltd.
Bowen Miclette & Britt of LouisianaBrit Insurance Limited
CNA Insurance CompanyCondon Claims Management, Inc.
Ellsworth CorporationESIS
FARA Insurance ServicesFidelis Group Holdings LLC
Gallagher BassettThe Gray Insurance Company
Gulf Coast Marine, Inc.Houston Casualty Company
IMU/OneBeacon InsuranceLiberty Mutual Group
Lockton CompaniesLouisiana Insurance Guaranty Association
McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.Navigators Insurance Company
Newman, Martin and Buchan, Ltd.Osprey Underwriting Agency Ltd.
Paul's Insurance Services LLCPrice Forbes, Ltd.
R K Harrison Group LimitedSt. Paul Travelers
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Ltd.Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
Starr Marine AgencyTravelers Property Casualty Corporation
Trident Marine Managers, Inc.USI Southwest
VeriClaim, Inc.Willis Limited
Wright & Percy InsuranceXL Catlin
XL Insurance Company, Ltd.
Non-Insurance Clients
Aaron's Inc.Accutrans, Inc.
American Cargo Assurance, LLCAmicus, Inc.
Aqueos CorporationAshland Services LLC
Ashton Marine, LLCBayou Fleet, Inc.
Boat Services of Galveston, Inc.Carpenter & Paterson, Inc.
Cheniere Construction, Inc.Circle K Stores, Inc., a division of Tosco Corp.
Coastal Catering, LLCCommunity Coffee
Cospolich, Inc.Couvillion Group LLC
DIRECTV, LLCDS Waters of America
Ergon, Inc.Florida Marine Transporters, Inc.
Glazers, Inc.The Hiller Companies, Inc.
Inland Dredging Company LLCJefferson Marine Towing, Inc.
Kentwood Spring WaterK & K Offshore LLC
The Krystal CompanyLin-Bar Marine, Inc.
Louisiana Machinery, LLCLouisiana Safety Association of Timbermen
Low Land Construction Company, Inc.Magnolia Marine Transport Company
Max Welders, Inc.M & M Wireline & Offshore Services, LLC
Offshore Services of AcadianaOlympic Marine Company
Premiere Offshore CateringP & S Transportation
Rhino Shield Gulf SouthSAIA Motor Freight Line, Inc.
Sailboat Bay Apartments, LLCScope Logistical Specialist, Inc.
Shore Construction, LLCSouthern Towing Company
Specialty OffshoreSunburst Media-Louisiana, LLC
Superior Derrick Services LLCT & D Towing, LLC
VT Halter Marine, Inc.Weber Marine, Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.Y & S Marine, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Anthony J. Staines
Metairie, LA
E-Mail:tony@staines-eppling.com
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.S., 1976
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1980
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. Frank J. Polozola, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Louisiana, 1980-1981
Born:1955
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Thomas J. Eppling
Metairie, LA
Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • General Casualty
  • Construction
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Coverage Issues
  • Commercial Auto
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Certifications:
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Louisiana
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S.Engineering, 1979
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1984
Born:1957
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Lance E. Harwell
Metairie, LA
Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • General Casualty
  • Construction
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Auto
  • Commerical Collections
  • Materialmen's and Mechanic's Liens
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Longshore
  • Contract and Commercial Disputes
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S., 1984
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1992
Born:1962
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Julie Steed Kammer
Metairie, LA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • ERISA
  • Labor and Employment
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Transportation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Contract Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • Centenary College of Louisiana, B.S., 1993
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1996
Born:1970
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Craig W. Brewer
Metairie, LA
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Seminar Presenter, "Maritime Contracts - Defense, Indemnity and Additional Insurance", 2003
Education:
  • Rhodes College, B.A., 1991
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1995
Born:1969
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Sara P. Scurlock
Metairie, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2001
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2005
Born:1980
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Jason R. Kenney
Metairie, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2002
  • Tulane University, J.D., 2005
Born:1980
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Associates
Corey P. Parenton
Metairie, LA
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2010
  • Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2005
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2009
Born:1984
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Jeff D. Peuler
Metairie, LA
Practice Areas
  • Energy
  • Construction Law
  • Class Actions
  • Maritime Law
  • Automobile
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2002
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2005
Born:1980
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James A. Crouch, Jr.
Metairie, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • The University of New Orleans, B.S., 2010
  • Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 2014
Born:1985
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David C. Bernard
Metairie, LA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Defect
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Civil Practice
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2016
Education:
  • A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, B.S.M., 2007
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1985
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Of Counsel
Ashley Boyd
Metairie, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
Education:
  • University of North Texas, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2009
Born:1983
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