Machale A. Miller 2018-05-07T09:48:54+00:00

1515 Poydras Street, Suite 2130
New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: 504-525-9800
Toll Free: 800-856-1241
Fax: 504-525-9820


Mac is a partner in the firm and practices primarily in admiralty law.  Over the course of his career, his practice has been maritime in the international arena involving the trade of grain; commodities; recovery actions in connection with shipments to and from the United States consisting of power generating and transmission equipment (turbines, transformers and  generators). He has also been involved in numerous admiralty issues involving collisions/allisions, crew-boats that have either been hit or have hit another vessel or dock while operating on blue or brown waterways. Mac has also been involved in cases involving personal injury defense, as well as indemnity cases relating to oil field work and the application to contractors and subcontractors.  He has experience in matters regarding the chain of enforceability and applicability, and in rig explosions. He has also handled blue-water marine matters regarding collisions, fires, sinkings, and blue-water seamen’s injury cases.

In the area of maritime insurance matters, he has defended hull damage claims, engine and power failure, and handled a good deal of insurance coverage issues regarding machinery policies, marine general liability policies, as well as land-based general liability coverage issues.

Over the course of his career, Mac has enjoyed a practice involving complex hull and highly technical machinery problems, and has been involved in cases involving metallurgy, chemical properties, and numerous sorts of technical and scientific-oriented cases.

Mac also participated in a large case where a rig came adrift during Hurricane Ike and was later hit by a vessel in its submerged state.  He has also been involved in shipyard cases involving claims by the customer that commissioned the build of a vessel regarding defects and construction disputes.

In the area of maritime cargo, Mac has a good deal of experience working for fleeting companies that involve the loading and unloading of commodities.  He also represented ancillary businesses such as the tugboat industry that would service the fleet shipments and handles property damage cases when fleet barges break loose or cause damage.

Mac is dedicated to his clients and success-oriented every step of the way throughout representing his clients.

During his professional practice, he also served as an Assistant Professor, 1976-1980 and Professor, 1980-2001, Maritime Law and Carriage of Goods by Sea, Tulane University Law School.

  • Civil Practice
  • Admiralty Law
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation Involving Scientific Properties
  • Trial Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Tulane University, 1969, B.A.
  • Tulane University, 1972, J.D.; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Member, Board of Editors, Tulane Law Review, 1970-1972
  • Louisiana, 1972
  • Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana,
  • Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Second, Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States

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