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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    JD, summa cum laude, 2003
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    BA, 2000
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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 Maritime Practice Group. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, maritime litigation, and both maritime and shore-side insurance coverage issues.

Bill began his career at Jones Walker in 2004, after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Helen "Ginger" Berrigan, Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has extensive experience litigating all manners of insurance coverage and maritime matters in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama.

Bill has litigated insurance coverage issues involving construction defects (onshore and offshore), asbestos and silica exposures, oilfield legacy matters, pollution cases, landfill matters, governmental expropriations/appropriations, dust migration, and intellectual property issues. In the maritime realm, he has litigated commercial and contractual disputes, 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. His practice also involves general commercial litigation, including contractual breaches, partnership duties and dissolutions, and movable and immovable property partitions.

Bill has represented a variety of policyholders and insurance companies in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. His practice also extends to appellate practice, class actions, toxic torts, and products liability.

Noteworthy

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Transportation/Maritime (2018; listed annually since 2014)
  • The Legal 500 United States, Transport: Shipping - Litigation (2018)

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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
  • 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