Areas of Practice
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1994; American Jurisprudence Award
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1991
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1994
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir., 1997
  • E.D. La., 1994
  • M.D. La., 1994
  • W.D. La., 1994
R. Jenkins
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8346 tel
504.589.8346 fax

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Scott Jenkins is a partner in and leader of the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group. His practice focuses on several areas within maritime law, including coastwise trade, security, citizenship, manning, and vessel documentation issues; contracts; service agreements; charter agreements; disputes arising from commercial, construction, insurance coverage, and indemnity issues; personal injury and casualty litigation; and general vessel and operational compliance advice. Mr. Jenkins regularly handles offshore and maritime-related regulatory matters, including those involving the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Jenkins also has assisted clients in meeting the requirements of the Maritime Labor Convention (“MLC”), including the drafting of employment contracts required by the MLC.

Mr. Jenkins was a member of a subcommittee of the National Offshore Advisory Committee which provided recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard in connection with the U.S. Coast Guard's efforts to revise its Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular pertaining to the Outer Continental Shelf citizenship requirements and exemptions. He also has given presentations on offshore regulatory matters, including Outer Continental Shelf manning requirements, the MLC, and coastwise trade issues.


  • Recommended by Legal 500 US in the areas of Transport: Shipping - Litigation and Transport: Shipping - Regulation (listed annually since 2017)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Matters

  • Avondale Industries Inc. v. Pulliam, 137 F.3d 326 (5th Cir. 1998)
  • Schultz v. Louisiana Dock Company, et al, 94 F. Supp 2d 746 (E.D. La 2000)
  • Charles v. Universal Services, Inc., 773 So.2d 771 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2000)
  • Bank One, Louisiana N.A. v. MR. DEAN MV, 293 F. 3d. 830 (5th Cir. 2002)
  • Fishbones, Inc. v. Southern Boat Service of La., Inc., 849 So. 2d 803 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2003)
  • Barcliff, LLC d/b/a Radcliff/Economy Marine Services v. M/V DEEP BLUE, 876 F.3d. 1063 (11th Cir. 2017)




  • Jenkins to Present at American Petroleum Institute International Trade and Customs Conference 2017, March 27, 2017
  • "Outer Continental Shelf Manning Requirements," Strategic Maritime Leadership Program - Louisiana State University, September 10, 2014
  • "The Jones Act & Coastwise Trade / Outer Continental Shelf Manning Requirements," Petroleum Fundamentals Seminar, April 24-25, 2014
  • "Emerging Issues in Offshore Energy", November 2013, Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Oil & Gas Industry Workshop
  • "U.S. Vessel Owners & the Maritime Labour Convention," Houston Marine Insurance Seminar, September 2013
  • "Jones Act and Coastwise Trade," National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones Annual Conference, September 2013


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
  • Maritime Law Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • The Thomas More-Loyola Law School American Inn of Court (Student Member, 1993)