Raymond Waid is an associate in the firm's New Orleans office where his practice focuses on marine and energy cases involving property damage, personal injury, cargo, pollution, contract disputes, and regulatory issues. He has represented clients through all phases of litigation and in government investigations. As part of his practice, he is frequently called to conduct post-casualty investigations throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Waid was an officer in the United States Navy. He was stationed onboard USS O'BRIEN (DD 975) in Yokosuka, Japan from 2001 to 2004. During that time he stood watch on the bridge, engine control room and combat information center. He accumulated over 500 days at sea, including 55 consecutive days at sea between Bahrain and India after September 11, 2001 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Waid attained the rank of Lieutenant on active duty, and he was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve.
After his time in the Navy, he graduated with his juris doctorate, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 2007.
Prior to joining Liskow, Mr. Waid was an associate at Phelps Dunbar LLP.
•“Vessel Responses to Emergencies on Board or Casualties, ” American Conference Institute's Fourth Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation (Panelist) (2015).
•“Government Roundtable, ” American Conference Institute's Fourth Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation (Moderator) (2015).
•“Fundamentals of Vessel Arrest and Attachment, ” ABA Tort and Trial Insurance Practice Midyear Meeting (2015).
•“Maritime Law Update, ” New Orleans Bar Association's Procrastinator's Programs CLE Series (2013).
• Admiralty Practice in the 21st Century - the Government and Private Practice Perspective, ABA Tort and Trial Insurance Practice Spring Meeting, (Panelist) (2013).
•“Maritime Law Update, ” New Orleans Bar Association's Procrastinator's Programs CLE Series (2009).
•“Recent Developments in the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, ” Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) (2009).
•“Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law, ” ABA Tort and Trial Insurance Practice Law Journal, Fall 2012, Vol. 48, Issue I (contributing author).
• Supreme Court Provides Clarity for Cargo Damage Liability Arising from Multimodal Shipments, Shipping and Transport International (April 2011).
•“Cargo Law: Recent Developments in the Law, ” Benedict's Maritime Bulletin Vol. 8, No. 1 (First Quarter 2010).
•“Carmack Gets Sea Legs - The Widening Gap in the Carmack/COGSA Circuit Split, ” ABA Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter (Spring 2009).
•“Piloting in Post-Kirby Waters: Navigating the Recent Circuit Court Split Over Whether the Carmack Amendment Applies to the Land Leg of an Intermodal Carriage of Goods on a Through Bill of Lading, ” 34 Transp. L. J. 113 (Summer 2007).