Alan G. Brackett

Member Alan G. Brackett, who is one of the firm founders, leads the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act defense team, which also handles claims arising under the Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act. Alan litigates claims nationwide for large corporations and insurance companies, including Chubb and American Longshore Mutual Association.

As supported by the many peer honors he has received, including The Best Lawyers in America and Super 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 on the Vestry and as a Verger for Christ Church Cathedral. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and two terms as President of the Disciplinary Board. He is a past chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Martin’s Episcopal School.

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CONTACT

Work: (504) 595-3000
Cellular: (504) 494-7651
Home: (504) 484-2155
abrackett@mblb.com
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Defense of employers and insurance carriers under Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act
  • Maritime personal injury defense

EDUCATION

  • Tulane University Law School, Finalist, Senior Moot Court Appellate Competition (J.D., 1984)
  • Tulane University, Dean’s List (B.A., 1982)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

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, Board Member (2013-Present)
  • DOL-Joint Bar Association, Board Member (2010-Present); President (2012)
  • Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Inc., Member, 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
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member

RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America – Admiralty/Maritime (2016, 2017)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Workers’ Compensation, Transportation/Maritime (2008-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers – Workers Compensation Law (2015)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness – Leadership in Law Class of 2005
  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Fellow
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Fellow

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 Program Developer
  • Tulane University Law School, Professionalism Program Developer

PUBLICATIONS

CIVIC

  • Louisiana Civil Justice Center, Board Member
  • Martin’s Episcopal School, Board of Trustees (2003–2012); Chairman (2007 – 2010)
  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Director of the Educational Foundation (Current); International President (2010–2012); VP (2008–2010); Second VP (2004–2008); Secretary (2002–2004); Southern Division President (1999–2002)
  • North-American Interfraternity Conference, Former Board Member

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Bar Examiner for the State of Louisiana
Alan Brackett
A firm founder, Alan G. Brackett leads the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act defense team, which also handles claims arising under the Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act. Alan litigates claims nationwide for large corporations and insurance companies. As supported by the many peer honors he has received, 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 is known for being personally invested in his clients. “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.” Alan has served as Chairman of the Advisory Committee and Seminar Moderator for the Loyola University College of Law Annual Longshore Conference since 1998. Contact Alan at (504) 595-3000 or abrackett@mblb.com
Alan Brackett