Michael M. Butterworth - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Michael M. Butterworth

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

California Maritime AcademyBSc 1980Tulane UniversityJ.D. 1989
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesTulane University Law SchoolUnited States Coast Guard - Merchant Mariner's Credential

Case History

The JALAVIHAR — General Average case with complex facts arising out of a collision and grounding - Fifth Circuit agreed with our client's position that the COGSA Error in Navigation exception was unconditional and applied before as well as after voyage commencement.
The CHERRY VALLEY — Salvage case involving a loaded oil tanker salving a striken tug and barge carrying a Space Shuttle fuel tank during Tropical Storm Georges.
Largest voluntary salvage award in history.
The TINTOMARA — Mississippi River collision involving a products tanker and a tug and red flag barge flotilla. The resultant oil spill closed the Mississippi River for almost two weeks, and cost about $100 Million USD for response and barge wreck removal expenses. Trial Court Verdict Sole Fault against opponent tug and barge interests.

Office Location

365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70130-6534
United States

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male