Mark Hill is a litigator with first chair experience specializing in admiralty and marine matters.
In addition to marine claims, Mark is also an experienced appellate practitioner. He has also handled several other claims involving other areas of law including, but not limited to, insurance defense, business organization, construction law, commercial litigation, consumer protection, contracts, environmental law, exposure cases, property disputes, estate planning, and probate law.
Skilled in fostering positive and trusting client relationships, Mark considers each and every case to be of equal importance and strives to provide the most effective and efficient legal services to any legal problem.
Proceeded to trial on many occasions on behalf of vessel owner defendants and their insurers in either first or second chair capacity.
On multiple occasions, successfully defended vessel owners against Jones Act negligence, general maritime law unseaworthiness, and general maritime law maintenance and cure claims brought by former employees by receiving defense verdicts at trial.
On multiple occasions, successfully defended vessel owners against Jones Act negligence, general maritime law unseaworthiness, and general maritime law maintenance and cure claims brought by former employees through motions for summary judgment by receiving judgments dismissing all or some of the respective Plaintiff’s claims.
Successfully defeated Plaintiff’s claim for alleged exposure resulting in mesothelioma diagnosis by motion for summary judgment.
Successfully recovered sums due and owing to vessel owner utilizing the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.
Successfully defended vessel owner from marine tort claims brought by a town of residents and several quasi-government claimants following a vessel allision by motions for summary judgment (and subsequent appeals) utilizing the marine standard first promulgated in Robins Dry Dock & Repair Co. v. Flint, 275 U.S. 303 (1927).
Successfully defeated several different Plaintiffs’ respective claims for general maritime law maintenance and cure benefits in both federal and state courts utilizing the marine defense first promulgated in McCorpen v. Cent. Gulf S.S. Corp., 396 F.2d 547 (5th Cir. 1968).
Successfully recovered sums due and owing to construction contractor utilizing the Louisiana Open Account Statute and other revised statutes protecting subcontractors.
Assisted several different business owners by organizing their new businesses under the laws of the State of Louisiana.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
J.D. / G.D.C.L., 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Award Recipient
Louisiana State University
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Court of Louisiana
Western and Middle
United States District Court of Texas
Southern and Eastern
United States Bankruptcy Court of Louisiana
Eastern and Western
United States Bankruptcy Court of Texas
Professional and Community Activities
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Journal
Texas State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Maritime Law Association of the United States
The Federalist Society
President of Louisiana State Chapter, 2010-2011
The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
The Houston Mariners Club