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 - 2019
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

Honors/Awards:

  • 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.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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).

Transactions:

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

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

One American Place
Suite 1150
Baton Rouge, LA 70825

W. Brett Mason:

Last Updated: 9/19/2018

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