Lamothe Law Firm attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience practicing in federal court. Richard Martin recently wrote an article for other attorneys on “Legal Standards for Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12 Motions to Dismiss” for the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, Louisiana Advocates. Here is the article in its entirety. LEGAL STANDARDS…

Here is Richard Martin talking about why he became an attorney.

A win for Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin and our client! Defense motions to dismiss were denied March 20, 2017 in Willis D. O’Berry vs. ENSCO PLC, et al., No. 16-3569 “E” (E.D. La.). Mr. O’Berry, a Jones Act seaman from Mississippi, was injured during required helicopter escape at sea certification. The injury took…

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin recently published an article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, Louisiana Advocates.  Mr. Martin is a veteran trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases including maritime, Jones Act, automobile, product liability, aviation and pharmaceutical claims.  Mr. Martin has tried and…

LLF attorney Richard Martin will be giving a Maritime Law 101 seminar as Continuing Legal Education to other attorneys this month.   This Maritime CLE will be part of the Louisiana Association of Justice “CLE á la Carte New Orleans” program at the Windsor Court Hotel on December 29, 2016.

THE LONGSHOREMAN AND HARBOR WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT AND ISSUES WHICH AFFECT DAMAGE RECOVERY BY THE PLAINTIFF by Richard M. Martin, Jr. The Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”),1 allocates the costs of industrial accidents through a compromise between the rights of employees and employers that is typical of many workers’ compensation schemes: an injured…

General and Rule 4(k)2 Jurisdiction by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Most of the time, thankfully, our Jones Act clients work in the Gulf of Mexico aboard locally-owned vessels. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, your American client has a Jones Act employer which claims to be, e.g., from the Cayman Islands, while its corporate…

Richard Martin is a new member of the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Association for Justice. The Louisiana Association for Justice is a voluntary bar association whose members are trial attorneys who pledge to promote justice and work to uphold the honor and dignity of the civil justice system and the legal profession.

Here’s Richard J. Martin, Jr.’s latest maritime article recently published in the Louisiana Association for Justice’s Louisiana Advocate. JONES ACT STATUS REVISITED In Alexander v. Express Energy Services Operating, L.P., 784 F.3d 1032 (5th Cir. 2015)1, the U.S. Fifth Circuit held that a platform worker whose duties were assisted by an adjacent vessel more than…

Here’s the latest published article for the Admiralty Section of the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, Louisiana Advocate: Future Lost Income And Work-Life Expectancy by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Lamothe Law Firm, LLC If you represent maritime injury victims in federal court, one of your routine tasks is exchanging economic reports. Your client’s report typically…

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