Houston, TX – Kelley Kronenberg, a nationwide full-service law firm, announced that attorney John L. Schouest was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013in the fields of Admiralty and Maritime law (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Mr. Schouest is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office. His diverse practice includes a special emphasis on defending claims arising from injuries/deaths and property losses, associated with marine, energy, transportation, and military support enterprises. He is also experienced in defending claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Defense Base Act (DBA). He has represented Jones Act Employers, Ship Owners, Charterers, and Energy Contractors in Blue Water claims, Brown Water claims and claims arising under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), which include limitation of liability actions and large scale maritime disasters involving OPA and US Coast Guard Joint Command operations.
Mr. Schouest obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology/Pre-medicine from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1985. He later obtained his law degree from LSU, where he was a member of the Chancellor’s List. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana.
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