Norman “Skeet” Anseman is a partner in the Maritime Practice Group, where he concentrates on maritime, energy, aviation, commercial, and casualty litigation, as well as employment and products liability.
Skeet has served as trial counsel in cases involving maritime and energy issues, contractual disputes, and various casualty claims. He has served as lead counsel in several mass marine casualty claims, including representation in the Deepwater Horizon incident. Skeet has extensive practice and trial experience representing restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail establishments in courts at the state and federal levels. He has also tried matters before several administrative agencies, including the US Department of Labor, the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission. He has authored several appellate briefs, argued before federal and state appellate courts, and has authored a successful certiorari opposition brief before the US Supreme Court.
Skeet utilizes his practical litigation experience to advise clients on a variety of energy and offshore contract matters and issues. He works with companies to draft all-encompassing contracts that take full advantage of the company’s risk allocation, including indemnity and insurance protection. He has broad experience analyzing, drafting, and revising master service agreements and onshore and offshore drilling contracts. Additionally, he routinely negotiates and drafts various commercial and financial contracts for local businesses.
Skeet maintains an active seminar and speaking schedule. He has given numerous presentations on issues related to maritime law, mass maritime causalities, unrepresented seamen, the prospects of drilling off of the Eastern US seaboard, and related economic issues facing the industry. He was one of a select few lawyers and the only person from Louisiana asked to serve on the 2018 Planning Committee of the Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference.