With a national ranking in Chambers USA for Transportation: Shipping/Maritime; Litigation (outside of New York), Mr. Delos (Dee) E. Flint, Jr. is recognized in courts from Texas to Florida for his trial and litigation experience.
Mr. Flint is a Shareholder in the New Orleans office with a practice that includes both commercial and civil litigation within the maritime and energy fields. His maritime industry experience includes the representation of drilling and service companies, blue and brown water vessel owners, charterers, and insurers. Particularly related to his maritime practice, Mr. Flint has developed a specialty with DBA cases defending burn pit and PTSD claims. His longevity in the practice area and concern for his clients’ best interests have built strong relationships that repeatedly request his expertise.
In the energy sector, Mr. Flint has been involved in oil field exploration, major offshore casualties, personal injuries, as well as energy insurance, well blowout and control, loss of hole, production delay, and tank explosions. He also has experience in commercial litigation involving Defense Base Act claims, asbestos, breach of contract, products liability, and environmental law.
Born in Santiago, Cuba, Mr. Flint attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and graduated, with honors, with a B.A. in history in 1978. He received his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Law School in 1981, where he served as an Associate Editor for the Louisiana Coastal Law (1981).
Modie Jordan brought a Jones Act claim in State Court in Mississippi alleging asbestos exposure. Flint won a summary judgment for Rowan Companies dismissing the claim with prejudice.
Flint successfully defended claims by Nexen against Transocean and was able to collect $22million for Transocean in a contractual dispute relating to the conclusion of the drilling contract and demobilization charges.
Delton Coutee filed suit in state court in Lafayette against Global Marine Drilling Company for back injuries sustained aboard the drilling rig ADRIATIC II. The suit was tried and Judge Castle returned a defense verdict for Global Marine. The case was appealed and went up to the Louisiana Supreme Court, who affirmed the trial court’s decision.
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