J. Fredrick Kessenich

J. Fredrick Kessenich: Attorney with Daigle Fisse & Kessenich AV stamp icon
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Mr. Kessenich is a Senior Partner and manages the firm's Admiralty Group. He specializes in admiralty and maritime, commercial litigation and commercial transactions. In his 27 years of experience he has specialized principally in the defense of maritime litigation; both brown and blue water personal injury and death, collision, towage, marine insurance coverage, contractual and charter disputes, dredging and pipeline damage. He has broad experience in maritime commercial transactions, charters and other related areas, particularly with respect to the offshore oil and gas industry throughout the Gulf Coast. He has represented a diverse range of maritime interests in the ocean and inland towing, shipping, oilfield service, stevedoring, terminal operations, offshore construction and dredging industries. He is approved as counsel and coverage counsel for nearly all major domestisc marine insurers both in the defense of maritime litigation and recovery actions through subrogation. He has spoken at seminars sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association on the subjects of marine insurance coverage, contractual indemnity and limitation of liability.
Phi Alpha Delta.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Maritime Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Litigation
  • Admiralty Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
985-871-0800  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5350, New Orleans, LA 70116
University Attended:
Rice University, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, Louisiana; 1994, Texas
Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Maritime Law Association of the United States; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
New Orleans, Louisiana, January 9, 1951

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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