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 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 is also a member of the Sugar Bowl, and has served multiple terms on that 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
  • 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

  • President: Allstate Sugar Bowl
  • 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