Stanley has practiced since 1981 in the areas of maritime, oilfield, energy, and commercial litigation. His experience includes personal injury, death, collision, allision, cargo, toxic tort, insurance, lease, liens, condominium law, and business litigation in state and federal courts.

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From our New Orleans office, Stanley focuses on several insurance coverage practice areas including marine insurance coverage, construction defect liability coverage, and property insurance  coverage.

Stanley’s practice is concentrated in admiralty and business litigation. He has trial experience in the Federal and State Courts throughout Louisiana. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and all Louisiana Federal and State Courts.

Stanley has been involved in numerous professional and civic activities. Most recently, he served as the president for the All-State Sugar Bowl, is past-president of the Hebrew Rest Cemetary Association, past-president of the National Football Foundation (Sugar Bowl Chapter) and past-president of the New Orleans Bar Association for the 2008-2009 term. He has served in numerous leadership capacities with the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and General Practice Section, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a former President and Secretary-Treasurer of the American Counsel Association, an organization of U.S. and foreign attorneys and firms. Additionally, Stanley is a past president of the Tulane Inn of Court and the Tulane Alumni Association. He has also served multiple terms on the All-State Sugar Bowl body’s executive committee. He is currently President of the Sugar Bowl.

Litigation Experience

  • Representation in defense of maritime and offshore deaths
  • Representation in platform damage litigations
  • Representation in maritime collision litigations
  • Representation in commercial litigation
  • Representation in the recovery of construction claims and maritime services claims
  • Representation in commercial real estate matters
  • Representation in condominium litigation

Professional Honors & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers (2018)
  • Super Lawyers (2017-2019)
  • Past President: New Orleans Bar Association  
  • Past President: Tulane Inn of Court
  • Past Chairman: New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Past Chairman: New Orleans Bar Association, Admiralty and Maritime Committee      
  • Past President: American Counsel Association  
  • American Bar Association - House of Delegates
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Civic Honors & Recognition

  • Past-President: Allstate Sugar Bowl
  • Past-President: Hebrew Rest Cemetery Association
  • Past-President: National Football Foundation - Sugar Bowl Chapter
  • Past-President: Lakeview Property Owners' Association


  • Speaker at the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association Seminar
  • Speaker on application of the Americans with Disabilities Act within the maritime industry
  • Speaker at New Orleans Bar Association litigation-related seminars

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