Looper Reed Expands Services

Press Release
Monday, March 04, 2013
Shannon Thorne

Looper Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Julia Palmer and Carrie Weitinger as Members and Shannon Thorne and Monika Moore as Associates to its Houston office. 

 

The addition of these four attorneys has added great depth to the firm's Admiralty, Onshore and Offshore Energy and Insurance Law Practices.   


Julia M. (Adams) Palmer, formerly Julia M. Adams, is an active member of the admiralty and energy bar. Her practice focuses on the representation of marine and energy interests, insurers, and insurance brokers. For more than 28 years, Julia has handled marine and energy litigation, including collision cases, hurricane losses, onshore and offshore oil and gas claims, hydraulic fracturing cases, marine and energy products liability litigation, the defense of personal injury and death actions, contract and lien claims, dock and stevedore liabilities and subrogation litigation. Her expertise includes the handling of down hole losses, environmental claims, property damage, business interruption, vessel and dock operations and offshore and marine construction. Julia is often called upon to analyze insurance, indemnity and defense provisions in marine and drilling contracts and issues arising under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Julia counsels domestic and international insurance clients on a wide variety of complex coverage issues. She also works with underwriters to develop policy language. She regularly defends carriers in coverage and bad faith litigation and represents insurance brokers in errors and omissions actions. She received her B.A. from the University of Dayton and her J.D. from the South Texas College of Law. She served as a briefing clerk to US District Court Judge Hugh Gibson.


Carrie Weitinger focuses her litigation practice in the areas of maritime, insurance and general tort claims. With more than 20 years of litigation experience, she is recognized for her abilities both inside and outside the courtroom. Carrie has prosecuted to conclusion cases for both defendants and plaintiffs. This 360-degree view of the legal issues within her areas of expertise provides her with a greater understanding of the business and personal interests of her clients and opposing parties. With this additional insight she can more effectively argue cases at trial or settle cases through negotiation. As a member of Houston's maritime bar, Carrie has handled numerous disputes within this arena. These cases have involved issues such as property damage, personal injury and death, insurance coverage and professional negligence. In addition to her litigation practice, Carrie also conducts contract and insurance policy reviews for clients within a variety of industries. She received her B.A. from Texas A&M University and her J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.


Shannon Thorne's practice consists of marine and energy litigation matters including property damage, insurance coverage, and personal injury. Shannon also has experience representing clients in the areas of pharmaceutical, environmental, and insurance coverage litigation. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Southern Methodist University and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.


Monika Moore focuses on several practice areas including admiralty & maritime, litigation and insurance coverage counseling. Monika has successfully briefed and argued matters before state and federal district courts, Texas appellate courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of London and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She is also fluent in Spanish and French.  

 

  • Monika Moore

    Monika Moore

  • Carrie Weitinger

    Carrie Weitinger

  • Julia  Palmer

    Julia Palmer

  • Monika Moore
  • Carrie Weitinger
  • Julia  Palmer
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Petrobras, Mitsui Study South Brazil LNG Import Terminal

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and Japanese trading house Mitsui Corp will study building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the country's southernmost state,

ISS Network Expands to Venezuela

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz. Port Manager, Aldo M.

300 Missing After Korean Ferry Capsizes

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters,

Legal

Litigation Can Cost Shipbrokers an Arm & a Leg

A survey of London solicitors by specialist intermediaries insurer ITIC has highlighted the high cost of litigation for shipbrokers and others seeking judgment in the English courts,

Attestation / Endorsement services for seaman in UAE

The Maritime Administration of the United Arab Emirates has introduced services for the attestation of seaman contract and issuance of oil/chemical/gas tanker endorsement.

Concordia Captain Tried to Blame Wreck on Electrical Blackout

The captain of the Costa Concordia tried to persuade the crisis coordinator of the cruise line to pretend an electrical blackout had caused the shipwreck, a court was told on Monday.

Offshore

USCG: Deepwater Horizon Response is Far from Complete

The U.S. Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” (“Middle

Three European firms win Angola deepwater deals

Three European companies have won contracts for almost half the value of Angola's $16 billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo oil project, confirming a trend toward bigger

GoM Drill Rig Damaged, Coast Guard Monitoring

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is overseeing response efforts, as the offshore drilling rig ENSCO 8506 began taking sea-water into a ballast tank after being hit by

News

US Sens. Kaine and Reed Visit Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Tuesday for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

Petrobras, Mitsui Study South Brazil LNG Import Terminal

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and Japanese trading house Mitsui Corp will study building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the country's southernmost state,

Update: Spill Response Continues in Miami

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut in Miami Wednesday, following a leak discovered aboard the 95-foot tug Neptune Tuesday night.

Insurance

South Korean Ferry Incident Update

Almost 100 ships, 18 helicopters involved in rescue; as many as 340 people from one school thought to be on board. Accident may be South Korea's biggest in 20 years.

TT Club Signs Partnership in The Philippines

Specialist transport insurance provider, TT Club has appointed a network partner in The Philippines.  Del Rosario Pandiphil Inc. becomes the seventh such partner

Coast Guard Seeks Comment on New Safety Training

U.S. Coast Guard advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks comments on maritime safety training requirements   The U.S. Coast Guard Monday, April 14, 2014,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2827 sec (4 req/sec)