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Douglas W. Truxillo

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  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation Defense
  • Shipyard and Construction Disputes
  • Shipbuilding, Sales and Oilfield Master Contract Drafting/ Negotiation
  • Insurance Review and Litigation
  • Construction Law
Voted: Louisiana Super Lawyer -- Transportation/Maritime (2012-2015)
Martindate Rating:AV


Douglas W. Truxillo is a partner and has practiced Admiralty and Maritime Law with Onebane Law Firm since 1977. His primary area of practice is civil litigation in state and Federal courts in maritime and oilfield jury and non-jury cases, including interpretation and coverage review of P&I, Hull, CGL and Employer’s Liability Insurance policy, as well as the negotiation of oilfield master service contracts, vessel charters, commercial shipbuilding, ship sales and mortgage transactions. He has handled cases in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi and has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis in cases throughout the United States over the past 35 years.Mr. Truxillo has been the Co-Chair of annual Maritime Seminar at Cypremort Point for the Lafayette Parish Bar Association.He is a frequent speaker on the topic of oilfield and maritime contracts and litigation at seminars put on by Law Schools, Universities, Bar Associations, as well as trade and business organizations.He has also served as the legal advisor to the Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. since 1991.


University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana), B.A., 1975

Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1976 -member of the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Truxillo served as a law clerk to the renowned maritime judge, Honorable Edwin F. Hunter, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Lake Charles.


Louisiana since 1976

Texas since 1996


U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts for the State of Louisiana

U.S. Southern, Eastern and Western District Courts for the State of Texas

Louisiana Bar Association

American Bar Association

Maritime Law Association of United States, Proctor in Admiralty

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Federal Bar Association - 1990 to present (Fifth Circuit Vice President 2012)

Lafayette Acadiana Chapter of FBA since its creation in 2003

  • Board of Directors of the Chapter, 2003 to present
  • President of the Chapter, 2004 -2005 and 2010-2012.
  • National Delegate for the Chapter to the FBA, 2005 to present


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