Alan G. Brackett
Alan G. Brackett

Alan G. Brackett, Managing Member

Alan G. Brackett is one of the founders and is the Managing Member of the firm. His practice focuses on the defense of claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act as well as Jones Act and maritime injuries. Alan litigates claims nationwide for large corporations and insurance companies.

As supported by the many peer honors he has received, including Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in Louisiana, Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in New Orleans, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, Alan has developed a reputation as an extremely skilled litigation attorney, who maintains the highest standards of professionalism, qualities that have attributed to him being widely recognized as one of the top litigators in the industry. He has developed long-standing relationships within the judicial system, enabling him to resolve his clients’ claims more efficiently.

Alan is known for being personally invested in his clients, many of whom he has worked with for decades. “I am a facilitator by nature. I like listening to people and solving problems. My goal is always to clearly understand the objectives of who I am representing, so everything can move toward that result on the best terms possible.”

He has been highly involved in his profession. Alan is a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, whose members have been nominated by their peers for possessing “the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership” during their careers. He is also a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Alan has been a contributing author to The Longshore Textbook and has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board and Seminar Moderator for the Loyola University College of Law Annual Longshore Conference since 1998. He has lectured at numerous maritime, labor and workers’ compensation law seminars around the country and abroad.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Alan came to New Orleans to attend Tulane University and has lived here ever since, becoming active in the community. He serves as Chancellor and the principal Verger for Christ Church Cathedral, and previously served two terms as Senior Warden. He served for five years as Treasurer and on the Executive Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and previously served two terms as President of the Disciplinary Board. He is a past chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Martin’s Episcopal School.

Professional Activities

  • Loyola University College of Law, Annual Longshore Conference, Chairman (1998-Present); Advisory Board Member (1998-Present); Seminar Moderator (1998–Present)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Immediate Past President; President (2022-2023); Vice President (2021-2022); Treasurer (2020-2021); Secretary (2019-2020); Board Member (2013-Present); Fellow
  • DOL-Joint Bar Association, Board Member (2010-2016); President (2012)
  • Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Inc., Advisory Board Member and General Counsel (1994–2009)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member


  • Super Lawyers – Top 50 Lawyers in Louisiana (2020, 2023, 2024)
  • Super Lawyers – Top 50 Lawyers in New Orleans (2020, 2023, 2024)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Workers’ Compensation, Transportation/Maritime (2008-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Admiralty/Maritime (2017-2024); Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (2024)
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation – President’s Award (2019, 2021)
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers – Admiralty & Maritime Law (2017, 2019, 2020, 2023), Workers Compensation Law (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” (2005, 2018, 2020); Hall of Fame (2020)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Fellow
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Fellow
  • Inside New Orleans’ Readers’ Favorite Elite Lawyers – Workers’ Compensation (2023, 2022)

Panels and Presentations

  • Loyola University College of Law, Annual Longshore Conference, Seminar Moderator (1998–Present)
  • RIMS, Speaker
  • LSBA, Speaker
  • Loyola University College of Law, Professionalism Facilitator
  • Tulane University Law School, Professionalism Facilitator
  • Co-presenter, LMS International Webinar on Defense Base Act, “Decisions on DBA Compensability: The Challenges, Its Impact on Liability & the Ultimate Cost of the Claim” (2023)


  • Regular contributing columnist on Workers’ Compensation Law for Reuters Legal News and Westlaw Today
  • The Longshore Textbook, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Editions (Chapter: Disability), Lawyer’s & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
  • “Workers’ Compensation in Three Acts: Understanding Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Comp, Jones, and Defense Base Acts,” Workers Compensation magazine (February 10, 2016)

Civic and Community

  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee for the Bicentennial of the 1825 Louisiana Civil Code
  • Louisiana Access to Justice Commission, Louisiana Bar Foundation Board of Directors Representative (2020-2021)
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, Board Member (2022-2023)
  • Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, Treasurer, Executive Committee (2018-2023)
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Board of Trustees (2003–2012); Chairman (2007 – 2010)
  • Louisiana Civil Justice Center, Former Treasurer and Board Member
  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, International President (2010–2012); VP (2008–2010); Second VP (2004–2008); Secretary (2002–2004); Southern Division President (1999–2002); Director of the Educational Foundation (2002-2019)
  • North-American Interfraternity Conference, Former Board Member

Special Experience

  • Member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Advisory Board of the Loyola University New Orleans Maritime Law Journal

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