Devin C. Reid: Lawyer with Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation

Devin C. Reid

Phone(504) 556-4151

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Practice Areas

  • Maritime, Oilfield and Insurance
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Aviation, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: (504) 556-4151
Fax: (504) 556-4108
University Louisiana State University(B.A., Latin; B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2006) Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa
Law SchoolPaul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University(J.D./G.D.C.L., summa cum laude, 2009) Louisiana Law Review, Member, Order of the Coif, CALI Excellence Award
Admitted2009, Louisiana

Honors & Affiliations

•Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member
•Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
•New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member
•New Orleans Bar Association, Member
•Federal Bar Association, Member
•Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, Member
•Phi Delta Theta (Louisiana Beta) House Corporation, Secretary-Director
•Louisiana State Law Institute - Tutorship Procedure Committee, Member


Mr. Reid is an associate in the firm's Maritime, Oilfield, and Insurance section. He has experience in managing discovery, deposition defense, preparation of expert reports and experts for trial, assisting in direct and cross-examinations during trial, and motion practice. Mr. Reid has also assisted with environmental issues related to oil spills, including serving on a legal team providing support for response compliance under both federal and state laws.

He has been involved in the litigation of a variety of matters, including federal multi-district litigation, offshore blowouts, personal injury, property damage, insurance coverage, vessel allisions, and joint operating agreement disputes. As part of his experience, he has completed a course in Well Control Fundamentals and served as an on-site attorney representing the interests of major oil companies during governmental forensic examinations of well control equipment as well as the preservation of physical evidence related to maritime casualties.

Mr. Reid earned his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Mr. Reid was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a member of the Louisiana Law Review. During his studies, Mr. Reid served as a research assistant to Professor William E. Crawford, Director of the Louisiana State Law Institute, and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Robert D. Downing of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals in Baton Rouge.


•Availability of a Sliding Scale for Seaman Status: How and Why Pragmatism Has Survived, 8 Loyola Maritime Law Journal 73 (2010)

Reported CasesRecent Representative Matters; Served on trial team defending major oil company in quantification of oil released from an offshore loss of well control under the Clean Water Act ( U.S. v. BP Exploration & Production Inc., No. 10-4536 (E.D. La.), Served as on-site attorney representing a lessee's interest in the forensic examination of oilfield equipment during both a governmental investigation and civil litigation related to an offshore loss of well control, Served as on-site attorney for pipeline operator responsible for evidence preservation and legal supervision of repairs and remediation after allision of vessel with submerged pipeline in Louisiana territorial waters, Served as part of team that won summary judgment in federal court against claims of oyster leaseholders for alleged damages to lease interests from offshore oil spill ( In re Manson Constr. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71114 (E.D. La. May 20, 2013)), Served as part of team that won summary judgment in federal court against intellectual property claims brought by claimant who alleged that major oil company appropriated individual's suggestion to control offshore blowout without compensation to individual ( Cutler v. BP, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143764 (E.D. La. Oct. 4, 2012)), Obtained summary judgment that was subsequently affirmed for oilfield services contractor against personal injury plaintiff on grounds that contractor owed no duty of care to plaintiff during concurrent operations in the Gulf of Mexico ( McCarroll v. Seatrax Servs., et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103452 (E.D. La. July 24, 2013), affirmed 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6504, April 9, 2014 (U.S. 5th Cir. April 9, 2014)).
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Devin C. Reid

701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New OrleansLA 70139


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