Lugenbuhl’s attorneys are well versed in the unique and complex laws associated with the Defense Base Act. Our attorneys have specialized experience with DBA cases in the maritime industry, including defense of burn pit and PTSD claims, as well as commercial litigation involving DBA claims in the energy sector.

In the event of accidents, Lugenbuhl’s attorneys adopt a hands-on approach, promptly deploying to the scene. This rapid response allows our team to provide valuable counsel to our clients in cases involving offshore casualties, explosions, vessel collisions, property damage, personal injuries, and even fatalities. It also enables us to support our clients during interactions with the Coast Guard and witnesses. We firmly believe that taking immediate action leads to thorough investigations and facilitates seamless coordination for our clients in high-profile incidents.

Our expertise extends to defending claims from Jones Act seamen and longshore workers. In the unfortunate event of a fatality, we are prepared to represent our clients in wrongful death claims under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). Moreover, our reach spans across the globe, allowing us to handle ongoing DBA claims with a focus on our profound knowledge of longshore operations. Should our clients require assistance following such incidents, we can guide them in interpreting and enforcing maritime indemnity and insurance agreements found in charter parties, Master Service Agreements (MSAs), or other contractual arrangements.