Douglas W. Truxillo is a shareholder and has practiced Admiralty and Maritime Law with Onebane Law Firm since 1977. Doug graduated from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1975. He went on to Louisiana State University Law School and earned his J.D in 1976, graduating second in his class and as a member of the Order of the Coif. Doug started off his legal career serving 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. After the one year clerkship, he joined the firm and since then has handled cases in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. He has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis in federal cases throughout the United States over the past 35 years. Doug has the co-chaired Maritime Seminars for over 20 years. He has been involved in litigation on behalf of providers and insurers against Department of Health agencies on both Medicare and Medicaid claims. He is has acted as local counsel in federal litigation in claims involving trademark and patent. 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, and trade and business organizations. Doug has also served as the legal adviser to the Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. since 1991.
During the past 35 years, Doug’s practice has focused on 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, in addition to acting as local counsel in numerous contract, patent, trademark, labor and health care litigation cases in federal court. He has been involved in and assisted clients with the negotiation of oilfield master service contracts, vessel charters, commercial shipbuilding, ship sales, and mortgage transactions.
In his non-day job, Doug has been a classical, folk, rock, blues and finger-style guitarist for most of his life. On the rare occasions where you have been placed on hold when calling in, you are listening to music composed and played by Doug.