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Admiralty

Our attorneys have worked in the maritime field for thirty years.

We represent a wide range of clients, including those involved in the energy and transportation industries, in matters governed by admiralty law. These matters include:

  • Jones Act Claims
  • 905(b) Claims
  • General Maritime Law Claims
  • Salvage
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Well Blow Outs
  • Lost Treasures
  • Employment Discrimination

For years, our attorneys have been presenters at the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association (GNOBFA) maritime seminar on admiralty law, insurance, conducting marine investigations, and privileges.

ABC Night Line did a story on the case of Nathan Smith v. The Abandoned Vessel. The firm represented Smith, who asserted the right to own and salvage a lost treasure ship from the 1700's. After a bench trial, the federal district court determined that the ship was located in navigable waters of the United States and had been abandoned.  In their report on the case, ABC kindly referred to Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout, LLP as one of the most prestigious law firms in Houston, Texas.

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Office Location

Schwartz, Junell,
Greenberg & Oathout, LLP

Two Houston Center
909 Fannin Street, Suite 2700
Houston, Texas 77010

713-752-0017 Telephone
877-752-2477 Toll Free
713-752-0327 Fax

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Awards & Affiliations


* These attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service:
Shawn Bates - 2005, 2006
Suzanna Bonham - 2005, 2012
David Finck - 2006
Roger Greenberg - 2010-2012
Kelli Gunter - 2012
William Junell, Jr. - 2003-2012
Heather Kabele - 2008-2011
Steven Rech - 2004 - 2005, 2012
Richard Schwartz - 2003-2012


** These attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers as among "The Best in America":
William Junell, Jr. – Commercial Litigation 1999-2013
Richard Schwartz – ADR 2007-2011, Commercial Litigation 2008-2013, Labor and Employment 2011-2013, Arbitration 2011-2013, Mediation 2011-2013

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