Mr. W. Brett Mason focuses his practice on the representation of businesses in the transportation industry. He has particular experience in significant property damage and personal injury litigation and class actions involving chemical exposure and catastrophic accidents.
He has negotiated and documented numerous marine related transactions, including vessel construction, repair contracts, preferred ship mortgages, charter agreements, trans-loading agreements, shipping contracts, terminal services agreements, batture leases and fleet lease agreements.
- Supreme Court of Louisiana
- Supreme Court of Texas
- U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas
- LL.M., Admiralty Law, Tulane School of Law, 1994
- J.D., Tulane School of Law, 1993
- B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1990
Professional and Civic Activities:
Mr. Mason is a member of the Propeller Clubs of the United States and the Port of New Orleans. He served as President of the Port of New Orleans Propeller Club from 2009-2011 and is currently serving on its Board of Governors.
In 2011, he served on the Executive Committee and was the International Third Vice President and Co-Chair of the International Convention for the Propeller Club of United States.
He serves on the Transportation Committee of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and in 2014 was awarded the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional.
He is also a member of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Environmental Law Institute, the Federal Bar Association – Baton Rouge Chapter, and the American, Louisiana, Texas, and Baton Rouge Bar Associations.
He is also a former President and Treasurer for the Wex Malone American Inns of Court and a former Magister of the White Inn of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society at Tulane.
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