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F. William Mahley

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Office

Houston

909 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77010
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Fax: 832.397.3545
Education
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1981
B.A., University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1978
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
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F. William Mahley

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F. William Mahley is a litigator whose primary areas of practice are insurance, maritime, energy and commercial litigation. He serves as chair of Strasburger's Admiralty & Maritime practice.

EXPERIENCE

  • Defended marine construction company in a personal injury action by a worker claiming to be a seaman.
  • Defended barge line in a claim by one of its charterers alleging numerous instances of short delivery of liquid cargo over a several year period.
  • Prosecuted property damage claims for a barge line and dock facility caused by the wake of a passing ship.
  • General representation of shipyards in personal injury, regulatory, financial and commercial disputes.
  • Prosecuted property damage claim by the operator of an offshore platform which was struck by a foreign flag ship.
  • Defended tug and barge flotilla following collision with and sinking of fishing vessel which resulted in the drowning deaths of two persons aboard the fishing vessel.
  • Defended sellers of a business in a subsequent suit by a former employee alleging entitlement to a portion of the sale proceeds based on an alleged oral promise of stock in the venture.
  • Defended operators of offshore towing and supply vessels in various maritime,æpersonal injury and property damage claims, including the Jones Act.
  • Prosecuted claim for contamination of potable ethanol cargo while in tank storage awaiting transshipment to Asia.
  • Intervention in proceedings to seize a gambling ship to assert lien claim on behalf of company supplying casino equipment to vessel.

Publications

  • Maritime Law, 16th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (2000)
  • Selected Issues in Maritime Occupational Illness Claims, State Bar of Texas Admiralty Law Seminar (April 1994)
Awards/Achievements
Named among The Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty and Maritime Law by Best Lawyers (2016- 2019)
Memberships
Houston Bar Association, Member
Maritime Law Association of the United States, River and Ocean Towing Committee, Chair
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member