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
http://www.liskow.com
 
University Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999
 
Law SchoolTulane University, J.D., cum laude, 2007
 
Admitted2007, Louisiana
 
Memberships Louisiana State Bar Association.
 
Biography

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.

Representative matters include:
•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.

 
Reported CasesRepresentative matters include: 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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