Todd G. Crawford

Todd G. Crawford

Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Recognized since 2021

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

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Todd G. Crawford has handled a broad scope of complex litigation, ranging from toxic exposures to marine disasters to catastrophic oilfield blowouts. Todd remains busy splitting his time between the firm’s Houston office and New Orleans office, while still managing the Gulfport office allowing him to easily represent his clients all along the Gulf Coast region.

Todd's practice includes general maritime law matters, including arrests and attachments, cargo claims, limitation of liability, collisions and allisions; charter disputes; personal injury defense, including claims under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act/DBA, and passenger claims under the general maritime law; counseling and litigation regarding marine insurance coverages, including inland marine policies, P&I, MEL, hull, bumbershoot, builder’s risk hull coverages, and special coverages provided by the London marine market; reviewing, drafting and implementing master service agreements, charter parties, leases and construction contracts, and contractual indemnity and insurance provisions; and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal courts across the gulf south and along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Todd provides aggressive, cost-efficient and effective legal representation, beginning with a prompt investigation, an early evaluation and a narrowly tailored plan to meet the client’s goals for each case, whether through trial or a favorable settlement. He arms his clients with the information necessary to make intelligent risk management decisions.

Todd was born in McComb, Mississippi and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1987. His background in science is an asset in cases involving technical subject matter. In 1990, he received his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center Louisiana State University. Mr. Crawford served as the Law Clerk for the Honorable William P. Polk in the Ninth Judicial District Court of Louisiana from 1990 to 1991. Todd is admitted to practice in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, and New York.

Contact & Links


  • 801 Travis Street, Suite 1800
    Houston, TX 77002
  • 2501 Fourteenth Street, Suite 202
    Gulfport, MS 39501


  • Louisiana State University, J.D., graduated 1990
  • Louisiana Tech University, B.A., graduated 1987


  • Alabama State Bar Association - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Member
  • Maritime Law Association - Member
  • Mississippi State Bar Association - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • Southeast Admiralty Law Institute - Member
  • Texas State Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law


  • Best Lawyers (2021-2022)
  • Super Lawyers (2007, 2013-2019, 2021-2022)

Representative Matters

  • Mike Hooks Dredging Co. v. Eckstein Marine Serv., No. 08-3945, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53103 (E.D. La. Mar. 28, 2012)
  • Mike Hooks Dredging Co. v. Marquette Transp. Gulf-Inland, L.L.C., 716 F.3d 886 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • Spencer v. Hercules Offshore, Inc., No. 13-4706, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55722 (E.D. La. Apr. 22, 2014)
  • of Comm'rs of the Se. La. Flood Prot. Auth.-East v. Tenn. Gas Pipeline Co., LLC, 29 F. Supp. 3d 808 (E.D. La. 2014)
  • Slatten, LLC v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., No. 13-673, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155223 (E.D. La. Oct. 31, 2014)
  • Boudreaux v. Transocean Deepwater, Inc., 721 F.3d 723 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • Operaciones Tecnicas Marinas, S.A.S. v. Diversified Marine Servs., L.L.C., 658 F. App'x 732 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • Transocean Enter. v. Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc., 33 So. 3d 459 (Miss. 2010)Johnson v. Gulf Tran, Inc., CIVIL ACTION No. 99-1741 SECTION: E/1, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16888 (E.D. La. Nov. 15, 2000)
  • Cargo-Levant Schiffahrtsgesellschaft MBH v. PSL Ltd., No. 1:13-CV-2296-AT, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192138 (N.D. Ga. Dec. 9, 2013)
  • Carrier v. ENSCO Int'l, Inc., CIVIL ACTION NO: 99-1030 SECTION: "R"(4), 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 326 (E.D. La. Jan. 5, 2001)
  • Billiot v. Marquette Transp. Co. Offshore, L.L.C., 2013-2218 ( La. App. 1 Cir 06/06/14)
  • L & L Marine Transp. v. M/V Hokuetsu Hope, 895 F. Supp. 297 (S.D. Ala. 1995)
  • Savarese v. Pearl River Navigation, LLC, No. 09-129, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103201 (E.D. La. Sep. 14, 2010)
  • In re Eckstein Marine Serv., LLC, No. 10-10-BAJ-SCR, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41959 (M.D. La. Mar. 24, 2011)
  • Carnett v. Marquette Transp. Co., No. 08-4189, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103732 (E.D. La. Oct. 28, 2009)

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