J. Patrick Cooney - Royston Rayzor

J. Patrick Cooney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 713-224-8380

Mr. Cooney has an active trial and appellate practice and has argued before both the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He authored the Amicus Curiae Brief filed the Maritime Law Association of the Unites States in the U.S Supreme Court case of Intertanko v. Locke and the Amicus Curiae Brief filed by the IADC in Stewart v. Dutra Construction. 

Mr. Cooney devotes his practice to admiralty and maritime law. His extensive experience spans a nearly 50-year career, where he’s handled both major maritime casualties as well as transactional matters for vessels. He has also represented lenders holding ship mortgages in bankruptcy proceedings.


Associate Editor, American Maritime Case, 1995 to date

Law Clerk to Hon. Lewis Morgan, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1969-1971


University of Notre DameAB 1966University of Notre DameJ.D. 1969
Maritime Law Association of the U.S.Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Houston International Seafarers CentersMaritime Arbitration Association of America

Office Location

1600 Smith Street, Suite 5000
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty and Maritime Law of the Houston Metro Area
J. Patrick Cooney has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law