Maritime Law

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Downs & Stanford’s Houston office provides clients with expertise in defending claims under general maritime law, the Jones Act, and Section 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The firm also defends clients in claims arising under extensions of the LHWCA, including the Defense Base Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and the Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act. Maritime law involves in-depth knowledge of both state and federal laws. Downs & Stanford’s years of experience in these practice areas attests to the firm’s mastery of this complex field.