C. William “Bill” Emory

Member Bill Emory has more than 25 years of experience as a litigator in all areas of admiralty and maritime law as well as insurance, general casualty, transportation, environmental, class actions, and commercial matters. Bill focuses his practice on the litigation needs of his clients and has represented their interests in class actions, environmental matters, general corporate matters, and the ownership and use of property in Louisiana. He has served as trial counsel for a diverse client base ranging from global Fortune 500 corporations and leading insurance companies to local companies and individuals throughout the United States.

Bill handles every case as if it were his own. His board experience enables him to recognize and adjust quickly to the unique demands of his clients and their situations. “Being familiar with every facet of the case and having years of experience working on a wide range of matters and with people from those at the highest corporate level to the average Joe, allows me to quickly and effectively respond to changing dynamics in order to best serve my clients’ interests.”

Bill, who is originally from Virginia where he lived in Martinsville, Charlottesville, and Richmond, moved to Louisiana in 1979. He plays golf and tennis, and enjoys traveling, reading and music.

CONTACT

Work: (504) 595-3000
Cellular: (504) 583-7136
Home: (985) 626-6250
bemory@mblb.com
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Admiralty and maritime law
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • General casualty
  • Transportation litigation
  • Workers’ compensation

EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Vice-Chancellor, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity (J.D. 1990)
  • Louisiana State University (B.S. 1986)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth 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
  • United States Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Claims Association, Member
  • Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Member

RECOGNITION

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers – Transportation/Maritime (2013-2017)
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyer – Admiralty and Maritime Law

PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Eye in the Sky: How Compulsory Automatic Identification Systems Can Impact Your Bottom Line,” Professional Series Conference Program at the International WorkBoat Show (2012)
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in the Law,” OMSA Industry Seminar (2010)
  • Presenter, “The Death on the High Seas Act,” CNA Presentation (2010)

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Vessel Owners Limitation of Liability Act – What Is It and Will It Be Limited?” For the Record (Summer 2011)
  • “Expanding Punitive Damages in Miles,” For the Record (2009)
  • Contributor, Legal Lagniappe

 

C. William Emory
Bill Emory has more than 25 years of experience as a litigator in all areas of admiralty and maritime law as well as insurance, general casualty, transportation, workers’ compensation and commercial matters. Bill has served as trial counsel in state and federal litigation and has represented a range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to national insurance companies to local boat companies throughout the United States and abroad. Bill handles every case as if it were his own. He is adaptable and adjusts quickly to the unique demands of his clients and their situations. “Being familiar with every facet of the case and having years of experience working on a wide range of matters and with people from those at the highest corporate level to the average Joe, allows me to quickly and effectively respond to changing dynamics in order to protect my clients’ interests.” Contact Bill at (504) 595-3000 or bemory@mblb.com.
C. William Emory
C. William Emory

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