Panel one: chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Chapter 1: Damages Recoverable in Collisions, Allisions and other Maritime Incidents



Jeanne L. Amy is an associate in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker LLP and is a member of the Maritime Practice Group. Jeanne advises clients in a variety of industries on litigation and transactional matters. Her litigation experience includes insurance coverage issues, indemnity disputes, complex commercial disputes, construction litigation, maritime lien disputes, vessel seizures and attachments, maritime personal injury cases, property damage cases, and vessel collisions and allisions.  



Michael T. Amy is an associate in the New Orleans office of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP and is a member of the firm’s Marine and Energy Practice Group. Michael focuses his practice on litigation, representing vessel owners, oilfield service companies, and offshore platform owners and operators in a wide variety tort and contractual disputes. Michael has experience litigating cases involving collisions, allisions, groundings, maritime personal injury, property damage, indemnity issues, and other complex commercial disputes.   

Chapter 2: Damages Recoverable by Seafarers (Jones Act and General Maritime Law)



Chase A. Jansson is an Associate for Kennedys CMK LLP in the firm’s Miami office, where she practices admiralty and maritime law. She represents international insurers and reinsurers, Lloyd’s syndicates, shipowners and charterers in relation to a variety of marine liability claims, including passenger and crew claims, property damage and personal injury liabilities, collisions, marine salvage claims and limitation actions.  

Chapter 3: Damages Available To Passengers Under Maritime Law



Donald “Andy” Mau received his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of New Orleans. In 2011, he received his J.D. and G.D.C.L. from Louisiana State University. During his time at LSU, he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Mineral Rights, served as a Research Assistant for Professors Jasmine McNealy and Patrick Martin, and was a judicial extern for Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson. Since being admitted to practice law in Louisiana, he has worked in the New Orleans area and been involved in the ABA’s Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee. 

Chapter 4: Damages Recoverable Under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) And its Interplay of State Wrongful Death Statutes



Robert L. Gardana is the founder of Robert L. Gardana, PA, and is the Chair of the American Bar Association TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, 2018-2019.  Mr. Gardana is a U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain-Master and Maritime Attorney for over 37 years.  Captain Gardana handles cases in many foreign countries through his association internationally with foreign counsel. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Admiralty and Maritime Law.   He is admitted to practice before all Florida United States District Courts, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. He is an AV peer-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. 



Ashley S. Gardana Arrarás is admitted to the Florida Bar and District of Columbia Bar. She is a member of the Admiralty Law Committee of the Florida Bar and the ABA-TIP Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee. Her practice focus is in environmental law and she works as a Staff Attorney in Lakewood, Colorado.  She received her J.D. from  American University, Washington College of Law in 2012. 

Chapter 5: The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act



 Nina M. Mitchell is a member of Nicoll Black & Feig PLLC in Seattle, Washington. She primarily defends employers and their carriers in USL&H claims involving marine construction, ship building and repair, and the loading and unloading of vessels.  She also advises and represents entities involved in terminal operations and other commercial maritime activities in Washington and Alaska. 



Angie L. Frederickson joined Palmer Biezup & Henderson as an associate in 2016.  While in law school, Ms. Fredrickson gained experience in matters involving marine insurance, admiralty procedural issues, maritime contract disputes, seamen and longshoremen personal injury claims, environmental regulatory compliance, environmental litigation, and the law of the sea through clerkships with admiralty and environmental law firms.   



Nina Hogan Sellers is a member of the bars of North Carolina and Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice in the Courts of the Eastern District of North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  She concentrates her practice on the representation of injured workers in the litigation of claims arising under the Defense Base Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and its extensions.