- Maritime, Oilfield and Insurance
- Aviation, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
- Product Defense
- Energy Litigation
- Business Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: (337) 232-7424|
Fax: (337) 267-2399
|University ||Louisiana State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1980|
|Law School||Louisiana State University, J.D., 1983 Order of the Coif, Louisiana Law Review, Associate Editor, 1982-1983|
Honors & Affiliations
•LSU Law Center Hall of Fame 1987
•Lafayette Parish Bar Association - Board of Directors, 1998 - 2004
•Lafayette Parish, Louisiana State, American and Federal Bar Associations - Member
•Maritime Law Association
•Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
•Judge John M. Duhe Chapter of the American Inns of Court (Team Leader)
•Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
|Born||Minden, Louisiana, 1958|
Mr. Lowe is the Team Leader of the firm's Lafayette Maritime, Oilfield and Insurance Section. His litigation and trial experience spans three decades in casualty, energy and business matters.
He has successfully defended hundreds of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, and enforced contractual defense and indemnity provisions, at both the trial and appellate court levels. His practice includes a wide variety of litigation, including personal injury, property damage, insurance coverage, products liability, and contract disputes, as well as oilfield legacy disputes, downhole tool failures, vessel collisions, joint operating agreement disputes, mineral lease disputes, and reservoir engineering and loss of production cases.
Mr. Lowe has more than three decades of experience as lead counsel for major corporate clients in both bench and jury trials, and at the appellate levels, in both state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Lowe is in the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame and a leader in the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. He has served two terms on the firm's board of directors, served as the Lafayette office management liaison, and has been active in both the recruitment and development of new associates.
Representative Reported Cases:
•Gaspard v. Amerada Hess Corp., 13 F.3d 165 (5th Cir. 1994); Campbell v. Sonat Offshore Drilling, Inc., 979 F.2d 1115 (5th Cir. 1992), aff'd on other grounds, 27 F.3d 185 (5th Cir. 1994); Rodrigue v. LeGros, 563 So. 2d 248 (La. 1990)
•LSU Law Center 2011 Recent Developments in Legislation & Jurisprudence-Appellate Practice, November 9, 2011, Lafayette, LA
•“Professionalism,” Lafayette Parish Bar Association Bench - Bar Conference, September 1999 and October 2000
•“Procedural and Evidentiary Tactics,” Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, January 1995 and 1996
•Numerous in-house seminars and American Inns of Court presentations on contractual indemnity, maritime law and general litigation topics and tactics.
New Louisiana Statute Limits Indemnity in “Construction Contracts” (La. R.S. 9:2780.1)
• Louisiana Lignite - A Lumberman's Lament, 42 La. L. Rev. 1148 (1982)
|Reported Cases||Representative Reported Cases: Gaspard v. Amerada Hess Corp., 13 F.3d 165 (5 th Cir. 1994); Campbell v. Sonat Offshore Drilling, Inc., 979 F.2d 1115 (5 th Cir. 1992), aff'd on other grounds, 27 F.3d 185 (5 th Cir. 1994); Rodrigue v. LeGros, 563 So. 2d 248 (La. 1990)|
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