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Brandon K. Thibodeaux
Associate

Phone: 504-599-8253
Fax: 504-619-4985
Email: Brandon K. Thibodeaux

 

PRACTICE AREAS
Admiralty & Maritime
Commercial Litigation
Transportation & Trucking

EDUCATION
Tulane University School of Law, 
New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D., 2009) 
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

University of Glasgow Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences
Master of Science, with Distinction, in International Finance and Economic Policy, 2006
Honors:National Recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Honors: National Recipient of an IHS Fellowship for Graduate Study

University of Ulster, Magee Campus Faculty of Arts
Master of Arts, with Distinction, in Peace and Conflict Studies, 2005
Honors: National Recipient of a George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Loyola University New Orleans College of Business Administration
(Bachelor of Business Administration,2004) 
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: National Recipient of an Una Chapman Cox Fellowship for Foreign Service 

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Louisiana 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
US-Ireland Alliance 

LAW CLERK
United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Law Clerk to the Honorable S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. 
United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Walter 

Brandon K. Thibodeaux is an associate in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime, Commercial Litigation and Transportation & Trucking practice areas. He handles a wide range of complex litigation in both federal and state court. 

In admiralty and maritime matters, Mr. Thibodeaux represents the interests of P&I clubs, hull and machinery underwriters, foreign and domestic vessel owners, cargo interests, NVOCCs, freight forwarders, oil companies, ship agents, ship brokers, maritime salvors and marine surveyors. His practice includes litigation of cargo claims, personal injury claims, charter party disputes, vessel collisions, professional negligence, marine insurance disputes, and toxic tort/environmental pollution matters in both traditional blue water, oceangoing steamship trade and brown water inland operations. He also specializes in the implementation of the remedies and procedures set out in the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions such as the maritime attachment and arrest of vessels and other property. 

Mr. Thibodeaux's practice also focuses on complex issues revolving around domestic overland transport.  In that area, Mr. Thibodeaux specializes in defending freight brokers from all manner of claims, including cargo and personal injury. 

Mr. Thibodeaux joined the firm after working as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Walter and the Honorable S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. both in the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana. 

Mr. Thibodeaux brings a strong educational background to the firm. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law. While in law school, he was Symposium and Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, the preeminent student-edited law journal in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law. Prior to law school, he earned his Master of Science, with Distinction, in International Finance and Economic Policy from the University of Glasgow Faculty of Law, and he received his Master of Arts, with Distinction, in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster, Magee Campus Faculty of Arts in Derry, Northern Ireland. Additionally, he graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor of Business Administration.