A founding partner of Flanagan Partners, LLC, Harold J. Flanagan is a former shareholder in the Maritime, Oilfield, and Insurance Section of the New Orleans office of Liskow & Lewis. His practice includes both contracts and litigation in the areas of insurance coverage/recovery, construction, admiralty, oil and gas production, casualty, and commercial matters.
Mr. Flanagan's insurance law practice is extremely broad, covering transactional matters and litigation in the contexts of oil and gas production, maritime operations, construction, casualty, and products liability. He leverages his practical and academic experience to counsel clients in transactional and litigation matters. He is frequently associated by other law firms to assist in litigating the insurance aspects of casualty claims. He has extensive experience in contract drafting for oil and gas producers, including drilling contracts, master service agreements, vessel charters, and US Customs/Jones Act compliance.
In the area of construction law, he has extensive experience drafting construction contracts and litigating construction disputes for contractors and property owners. With respect to casualty litigation, Mr. Flanagan is frequently called upon to investigate casualties, and advises clients on matters involving well blowouts, explosions, drilling rig and vessel accidents, and other oilfield tort claims.
Mr. Flanagan graduated from Loyola University with BS in Business Management in 1984, and from the Loyola School of Law in 1995, cum laude. He has taught insurance law at Tulane Law School since 2000-01. His outstanding service to the school was recognized when he was awarded the Monte M. Lemann Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003 and 2010. He is a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of oil and gas law, construction contracts and litigation, and insurance coverage.
Mr. Flanagan enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1985 and recently retired at the rank of colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve after 26 years of service, including overseas service in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Fall 2012 - Insurance Law