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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2003, summa cum laude; Member, Loyola Law Review; William L. Crowe, Sr., Scholar, 2003; Brief Writer/Oralist, Moot Court Spring Evidence Team; Staff Member, Moot Court; Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2003; Two–Time Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award; Recipient, Loyola Law Review Best Comment Award, 2002–2003; Recipient, Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2000; Recipient, National Merit Scholarship
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William Wynne
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8750 tel
504.589.8750 fax

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Bill Wynne is a partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office, focusing on both maritime and land side insurance coverage issues. Mr. Wynne began his career at Jones Walker in fall 2004 after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Helen "Ginger" Berrigan, Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was elected to partnership in 2010.

Mr. Wynne has extensive experience litigating all manners of insurance coverage and maritime matters in both state and federal courts in Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama. Mr. Wynne has litigated insurance coverage issues involving construction defects (both onshore and offshore), asbestos and silica exposures, oilfield legacy matters, pollution cases, landfill matters, governmental expropriations/appropriations, and intellectual property issues. In the maritime realm, Mr. Wynne has litigated collisions, allisions, cargo damage cases, limitation of liability proceedings, vessel seizures, state and Outer Continental Shelf platform cases, indemnity disputes, and personal injuries to Jones Act seamen, longshoremen, and non-seafarers.

Mr. Wynne has represented a variety of both policyholders and insurance companies in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Besides insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, and maritime work, his practice also extends to appellate practice, class actions, toxic torts, and products liability.

Mr. Wynne is an active member in the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Maritime Law Association, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and The Thomas More-Loyola Law School American Inn of Court.

Noteworthy

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Transportation/Maritime in the 2017 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers (listed annually since 2014)

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Presentations

  • "Punitive Damages in the Maritime Law", New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel Luncheon, February 27, 2014
  • "Emerging Issues in Offshore Energy", November 2013, Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Oil & Gas Industry Workshop
  • "Maintenance and Cure and Punitive Damages", April 25, 2013, Maritime Personal Injury in Louisiana
  • "Maritime Law for the Non-Maritime Lawyer", September 14, 2011, New Orleans Bar Association
  • "Maritime Law for Paralegals", September 17, 2010, New Orleans Paralegal Association Education Seminar

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Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Dancing For Dystrophy (Board Member and General Counsel)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • The Thomas More-Loyola Law School American Inn of Court