Plauché & Carr LLP’s expertise in the land use and environmental fields is complemented by our admiralty and maritime practice. The firm’s Lafayette office has experience in state and federal courts in both Louisiana and Texas. Plauché & Carr LLP attorneys have transactional experience in drafting and negotiating contracts and participating in commercial transactions in the offshore oil and gas industry. We provide legal counsel involving a full range of issues in the oil and gas industry sector, including:

  • Blue water and brown water casualties
  • Vessel collisions and allisions
  • Offshore platform losses
  • Personal injury claims by both Jones Act seamen and offshore workers
  • Vessel arrests and attachments
  • Charter disputes
  • Pollution
  • Maritime products liability claims
  • Marine insurance
  • Indemnity and other marine risk transfer agreements
  • Maritime and oil well liens
  • Suits on maritime contracts
  • “ Energetic, dedicated, smart, and strategic ”

    Chris Cziesla, Partner, Confluence Environmental Company
  • “Expansive knowledge of maritime law ”

    Court B. Ramsay, President, Aries Marine
  • “Very responsive and successful advisors”

    Bill Taylor, President, Taylor Shellfish Corporation
  • “Tremendous rapport with decision makers ”

    Chris Cziesla, Partner, Confluence Environmental Company
  • “Great insight, sound judgment & strategic counsel”

    Bill Taylor, President, Taylor Shellfish Corporation
Seattle, Washington

Plauché & Carr LLP

811 First Avenue, Suite 630

Seattle, WA 98104

T: 206-588-4188

F: (206) 588-4255


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Lafayette, Louisiana

Plauché & Carr LLP

130 S. Audubon Blvd, Suite 102

Lafayette, LA 70503

T: (337) 237-1213

F: (337) 232-3248


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