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Sam L. Fuller

Sam L. Fuller

Direct Line: 504-525-6802

As a litigator, Sam works side-by-side with his clients to develop and implement goal-oriented and cost-efficient solutions to confront the myriad challenges presented by complex multinational commercial shipping disputes. He is a firm believer in “beginning with the end in mind;” a philosophy that informs his representation at every turn. Prior to joining the firm, Sam worked as a public defender, and before that was a member of the plaintiffs’ bar. He finds the perspective gained through working on both sides to be of great benefit when advocating for his clients.

Sam’s practice primarily consists of representing and advising multinational shipping companies, insurers, and underwriters in matters regarding international law and maritime and admiralty litigation. He litigates suits that arise out of vessel collisions and allisions, cargo claims, charter party disputes, personal injuries, and regulatory matters. Sam’s practice also includes general insurance defense, such as property damage claims and insurance coverage issues.

In his free time, Sam enjoys sailing on Lake Pontchartrain, hunting for pick-up volleyball games, and experiencing the food, music, and history of the Gulf Coast.

Representative Matters

  • Defended carrier interests following a demand for $4.5 million in security for damaged project cargo, resulting in the prevention of arrest and zero damages.

OVERVIEW

As a litigator, Sam works side-by-side with his clients to develop and implement goal-oriented and cost-efficient solutions to confront the myriad challenges presented by complex multinational commercial shipping disputes. He is a firm believer in “beginning with the end in mind;” a philosophy that informs his representation at every turn. Prior to joining the firm, Sam worked as a public defender, and before that was a member of the plaintiffs’ bar. He finds the perspective gained through working on both sides to be of great benefit when advocating for his clients.

Sam’s practice primarily consists of representing and advising multinational shipping companies, insurers, and underwriters in matters regarding international law and maritime and admiralty litigation. He litigates suits that arise out of vessel collisions and allisions, cargo claims, charter party disputes, personal injuries, and regulatory matters. Sam’s practice also includes general insurance defense, such as property damage claims and insurance coverage issues.

In his free time, Sam enjoys sailing on Lake Pontchartrain, hunting for pick-up volleyball games, and experiencing the food, music, and history of the Gulf Coast.

Representative Matters

  • Defended carrier interests following a demand for $4.5 million in security for damaged project cargo, resulting in the prevention of arrest and zero damages.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School
    • Member of the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic, representing clients as a Rule XX student attorney
    • Intern, Seamen’s Church Institute’s Center for Seafarer’s Rights
    • Intern, Oceans Beyond Piracy
  • B.S., Marine Affairs, B.A., Writing and Rhetoric, University of Rhode Island

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • 34th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Friends of Lafitte Greenway