Its is not what I said that is important, its what you heard me say. - John Wooden Tiger is the Managing Director of the firm's Lafayette, Louisiana office, which opened in April 2001, and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Prior to opening the Lafayette office for the firm Tiger worked in the Houston office of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr and Smith.
Tiger has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on attorneys worldwide. The AV rating is an indication of very high to preeminent legal ability, an exemplary reputation and a well-established practice-a designation attained by only 2 percent of attorneys in the country. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment-a testament to the fact that judges and peers rank Tiger at the highest level of professional excellence.
Tiger's practice is centered around general casualty defense with an emphasis in maritime personal injury under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Jones Act, the General Maritime Law, and Death on the High Seas Act, premise liability, automobile/trucking, environmental/toxic tort liability, and subrogation.
Tiger also serves as outside corporate counsel for several oilfield service companies. His work in this area includes transactional work such as Asset Purchase Agreements, Stock Purchases and Sales, Contracts - including creating and analyzing Master Service Agreements, Time Charters, Bareboat Charter Agreements, Vessel Purchase Agreements, and Teaming Agreements.
Tiger is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Federal Bar Association, Maritime Law Association, and the Lafayette Parish Bar Association.
Tiger is a private pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings that allow him to access all cities in the Gulf Coast region in a cost efficient and timely manner. His practice frequently involves matters pending in Texas. He is also an avid golfer and has played many of the Top 100 golf courses in the country.