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As a New Orleans native and lifelong resident, I focus my practice on the companies and industries that rely on the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico for their livelihood. My comprehensive representation of maritime clients spans the gamut of claims and issues arising on the water. I am always focused on achieving the best possible outcomes through coordinated preventative measures, incident investigation, litigation and appellate advocacy.


As a member of Lugenbuhl’s Maritime & Transportation group, Alan Davis represents vessel owners and operators, terminal and cargo interests and marine insurers in all manner of disputes and incidents arising from domestic and international maritime commerce. Alan’s diverse practice includes litigation arising from vessel collisions, allisions, environmental incidents, personal injuries, maritime liens, carriage of goods and criminal matters. He also represents clients in administrative and regulatory agency proceedings before the National Pollution Fund Center, Customs and Border Protection, and the Office of Foreign Asset Control, among others. As well, Alan assists clients with contracts, charter parties and company policies aimed at avoiding disputes before they arise.

Alan provides start-to-finish representation and creative solutions to his clients. He often begins the process within hours of an incident with an on-scene investigation and by coordinating with state and federal authorities, and concludes with briefing and oral argument before an appellate court. From beginning to end, Alan looks for opportunities to add value on his clients’ behalf with imaginative and insightful legal arguments, settlement proposals and litigation strategies.

Outside the Office

Alan spends a majority of his free time working on home improvement and DIY projects, including tinkering with the garage home theater he built to sustain his family’s passion for movies during the COVID lockdown. He also enjoys cooking and distance running, including having run several half-marathons and marathons with more on the horizon.


  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Tulane University, B.A., 2003


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • All U.S District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts Louisiana
  • U.S. District Courts Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Young Leadership Council

  • Best Lawyers in America (2024)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2024)
  • Inside New Orleans Reader’s Favorite “Elite Lawyers” (2022-2023)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars” (2015-2020)
  • Benchmark Litigation, “Future Star” (2019)

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