Michael W. McMahon

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Mr. McMahon is a Partner of the firm's Admiralty and Energy Group. He specializes in personal injury and wrongful death litigation brought by seamen, longshoremen and passengers aboard commercial and recreational vessels. He has special expertise in marine insurance litigation and represents clients against OSHA citations and BSEE investigations.

Mr. McMahon received his Bachelor in Accountancy and his Master in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi and his J.D. from the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. He served as law clerk in the United States Eastern District Court for the State of Louisiana. He is admitted to the Louisiana (1995) and Texas Bars (2004) and all State and Federal District and Appellate Courts throughout Louisiana and Texas. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. He was a licensed Certified Public Accountant for ten years and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and past member of the Louisiana State Board of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. McMahon is Past President of the Mariner's Club of the Port of New Orleans.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Civil Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • Marine Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
985-871-0800  Phone
985-871-0899  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5350, New Orleans, LA 70116
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.A., 1989; University of Mississippi, M.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
Loyola School of Law, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1995, Louisiana; 2004, Texas
Louisiana State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.
Birth Information:
Fort Lee, Virginia, June 20, 1967

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (22 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 10/05/12 in Marine Insurance Defense

    Very honest and trustworthy. Very dedicated to his clients.

    Very honest and trustworthy. Very dedicated to his clients. Read less

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  • 4.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/05/12 in Admiralty Law

    I have worked with Mike McMahon, and found him to be a very capable attorney.

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