Mark R.

Mark R. "Tiger" Pharr, III

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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.

Phone(713) 599-0700

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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Maritime & Admiralty
  • Construction Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • Bad Faith
  • Amusements, Sports & Recreation
  • Hospitality, Entertainment & Leisure
  • Mass Tort & Class Action
  • Retail & Restaurant
 
University Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting 1986, Finance 1987
 
Law SchoolSouthern Methodist School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
 
Admitted1991, Louisiana; 1990, Texas; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

Louisiana Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

National Ocean Industries Association

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Maritime Law Association

 
Biography

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.

Professional Associations

Louisiana Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

National Ocean Industries Association

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Maritime Law Association

 
ISLN901500074
 


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Mark R. "Tiger" Pharr, III

1301 McKinney Street, Suite 1400
HoustonTX 77010




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