After 40 years of active practice, I still enjoy working with and helping clients and other lawyers on interesting and complex matters within the areas of my expertise.
Jim Blain has concentrated his practice on maritime law since March of 1979 and has represented vessel owners and other maritime interests, including insurers, in personal injury litigation defense, collision and allision claims and defense, charter party drafting and litigation, U. S. Coast Guard, customs, immigration and other regulatory matters, and in insurance coverage litigation.
He has substantial experience in defending personal injury and death cases brought under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and in defending and prosecuting cargo contamination and damage claims. He has also been involved in general insurance defense practice, including coverage litigation and defense of toxic tort and product liability claims. Jim's practice involves litigation, mediation, arbitration, trials and appeals, principally in federal court.
Jim has also been an adjunct instructor at the University of Houston Law Center teaching legal research and writing and coaching moot court teams.