Raymond T. Waid


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Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Maritime
  • Oilfield and Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 504-556-4042
Fax: (504) 556-4108
University Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science/Psychology
Law SchoolTulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007 Trial Team
Admitted2007, Louisiana

Honors & Affiliations

•American Bar Association - Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy, 2014-2015
Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2015
•Louisiana State Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association
•Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute - Member of the Long Range Planning Committee 2010-2013
•American Bar Association - Tort Trial & Insurance Section, Vice Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Committee
•Tulane Maritime Law Journal - Board of Advisory Editors


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).

Reported CasesRepresentative matters; Represented owners of a chemical tanker involved in a collision and 282,000-gallon oil spill resulting in claims of approximately $90 million. Obtained a zero fault verdict after a nine-day trial in federal court. Represented a ship owner in a Jones Act personal injury case involving a plaintiff who was severely burned in a diesel engine explosion. Recovered several million dollars from third-party defendants after a 12-day state court jury trial. Increased the recovery on appeal. Represented a working-interest holder in litigation seeking to recover repair costs for property damaged in an offshore production platform explosion. Represented underwriters in litigation of a $30 million builders' risk insurance coverage claim arising from cost overruns on construction of an oil tanker. Represented a container ship owner as part of a global litigation team defending claims of $336 million arising from a collision in Chinese territorial waters. Represented an offshore services company in asserting a salvage claim against a jack-up rig that was drifting in the Bay of Campeche during a tropical storm. Represented a container ship owner in litigation arising from a grounding and allision in the Mississippi River. Represented a ship owner whose tanker was involved in a three ship collision in the Mississippi River. Represented clients in numerous Jones Act, LHWCA 905(b), and general maritime law personal injury actions.
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Raymond T. Waid

701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New OrleansLA 70139


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