W. Brett Mason

W. Brett Mason

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.
 | One American Place, Suite 1150
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
Phone: 225-490-5812
Fax: 225-490-5860
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Mason helps transporation compaies in thier desire to focus on their core business by handling complex law suits that would otherwise distrcact them from what matters most.  He has particular experience in defending and prosecuting contractual indemnity claims, insurance coverage disputes, significant property damage and personal injury litigation and class actions and mass torts involving chemical exposure and catastrophic accidents. He has negotiated and documented long term supply contracts, terminaling agreements, vessel construction conracts, vessel repair contracts, preferred ship mortgages, charter agreements, trans-loading agreements, shipping contracts, batture leases and fleet lease agreements.

    About Brett Mason

    Admitted: 1993, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: http://www.stonepigman.com/attorneys-Brett-Mason.html


    • Mr. Mason is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Litigation Management Professional by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2014
    • LL.M., Admiralty Law, Tulane School of Law, 1994

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mr. Mason is a member of the International Freight Frowarders and Customs Brokers of New Orleans; The Federal Bar Association; The Tansportation Laywers Association; The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance ("CLM"); The Maritime Law Association of the United States ("MLA"); The Invironmental Law Institute, The Lousiana Bar Foundation; and the Louisiana and Baton Rouge Bar Associations.  Mr. Mason is a former President and Treasurer for the Wex Malone American Inns of Court.  Mr. Mason also serves on the Transportation Committee CLM and in 2014 was awarded the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional by the CLM. Mr. Mason is a former President and current Board Member of the International Propeller Club Port of New Orleans. 

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mr. Mason enjoys defending merchant mariners in United States Coast Guard Suspension and Revocation Proceedings on a pro bono basis.  He has also served as a Probation Monitor at the request of the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel.


    • Mr. Mason successfully assisted a steamship agent on the Lower Mississippi River in securing a full and complete recovery of maritime liens against the M/V POMORYE and contract claims against the vessel's owner JSC Murmansk Shipping Company in the case "Boland Marine & Industrial, LLC v. JSC Murmansk Shipping Company, et al", United States Disctrict Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Civil Action No. 18:05544 c/w 18:5565., 2019
    • Mr. Mason successfully assisted a third party transportation and logistics company in connection with a dispute regarding a shipment of goods from the United States to the Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait., 2019
    • Mr. Mason successfully defended a multistate trucking company that was sued by a former dispatcher under the Americans With Disablities Act.  Mr. Mason won a pretrial motion that dismissed Randall's entire case prior to trial.  William Randall v. United Petroleum Transports, Inc., No. 14-0947 (W.D. La. 9/17/15).


    • Mr. Mason and his team assisted a global logistics leader with the development of a 1.27 million-square-foot packaging and logistics center in Ouchita Parish, Louisiana., 2018

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1990

    Industry Groups

    • Transportation/Maritime; Business Litigation
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    Office Location for W. Brett Mason

    One American Place
    Suite 1150
    Baton Rouge, LA 70825

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    Last Updated: 7/23/2020

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