Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett's admiralty and maritime practice encompasses many of the issues arising in this field including personal injury defense litigation arising from the operation of oceangoing vessels, inland marine vessels, offshore rigs, and other offshore equipment – from the straightforward "slip and fall" to the complex wrongful death case. We also handle issues related to property damage, contract disputes, chemicals, and pollution. Our clients include many of the world's leading ship owners, oil and oil field service companies, drilling rig and platform owners, seismic companies, supply boats, tank farms, and other service providers. We help those companies handle allisions, collisions, blow outs, towage, OPA 90, chemical issues, charter parties, indemnities and limitation of liability. We represent them in litigation and in defense of Jones Act claims, LHWCA claims, and cargo claims in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas state and federal courts.