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I have clients throughout the gulf coast in every segment of the maritime and energy industries and am recognized in courts and by clients from Texas to Florida for my successful litigation experience in state and federal courts. I attribute my longevity in this practice to my deep concern for and relentless pursuit of my clients’ interests, and to my close relationships with clients who repeatedly turn to me for assistance.


Delos (Dee) Flint’s practice includes both commercial and civil litigation within the maritime and energy fields. He serves as Director of Lugenbuhl’s Admiralty section, with maritime industry experience that includes representing drilling and service companies, blue and brown water vessel owners, charterers and insurers. Particularly related to his maritime practice, Dee has developed a specialty with DBA cases, defending burn pit and PTSD claims.

In the energy sector, Dee 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.

Outside the Office

An avid sports enthusiast, Dee enjoys spending time on a soccer field as a referee for professional teams and high schools throughout the Gulf South, including refereeing the High School Louisiana All-Star Team. Embracing his love for the game and assisting in the development of youth sports, Dee holds a board seat on the Louisiana Soccer Association and Lafreniere Park Soccer Association and is a former president of the Crescent City Referee Association. He also enjoys the occasional golf game, is an active snow skier and, for many years, taught ballroom dancing! A graduate of Dartmouth, he is an active contributor to the Dartmouth Alumni Council.


  • Louisiana State University School of Law, J.D., 1981
    • Associate Editor, Louisiana Coastal Law Newsletter
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1978


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Colorado

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • All Colorado State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Waterways Operators
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Tulane Admiralty Law Institute

  • Super Lawyers, Transportation/Maritime (2016-2024)
  • Best Lawyer in America, Admiralty and Maritime Law and Commercial Litigation (2016-2024)
  • New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Admiralty Law (2015, 2019-2023)
  • Inside New Orleans Reader’s Favorite “Elite Lawyers” (2022-2023)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York) (2016-2022)
  • New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law Award
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

  • Co-presenter with Benjamin Kadden, “Effects of Insolvency on Maritime Transactions and Rights”  Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Seminar (2019)
  • Presenter, “Acts of God: From Cathedrals to the Courtroom, ”Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Seminar (2016)
  • Presenter, “Maritime Legislative Developments, Proposed Changes, Congressional Hearings and DOSHA Overview, Arising From the Deepwater Horizon Casualty,” Louisiana State Bar Association 18th Annual Admiralty Symposium (2011)
  • Presenter, “Ethics: SOP’s for SOB’s Redux ,”Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (2010)
  • Presenter, “History of the Defense Base Act Purpose, Scope and Coverage,” Government Contractor International Risk Management Summit (2006)
  • Presenter, “Navigating the Reaches of East River – Revisiting the Supreme Court’s Products Liability Decision in East River Steamship Corp. v. Transamerica Delaval, Inc.,” Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (2005)
  • Presenter, “Dealing Professionally with the Unprofessional Adversary (SOP’s for SOB’S),” Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (2000)
  • Presenter, “Indemnity and Contribution, Critical Issues for Discussion on the Eve of a New Century,” Louisiana Bar Association (1999)
  • Author, The International Lawyer, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Vol. 31 No. 2 1997 – The American Bar Association in Cooperation with the SMU School of Law
  • Author, “Current Developments in United States Maritime Lien Law,” University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal Volume 8, No. 2. (Spring 1996)

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