“I help our clients decide when to fight. I don’t waste time or money or litigate for the sake of litigation. On the other hand, I’m not afraid to go to court and take a trial all the way to the end if need be.”
Brett Wise is an experienced maritime lawyer representing domestic and international companies in the energy and chemical industry sectors in complex claims - on the Mississippi River and in the Gulf - in state and federal courts. Clients turn to Brett for advice for high exposure tort and contractual matters involving vessels, ports, shipyards, oil platforms and both personal injury claims and cabotage issues relating to the Jones Act.
Brett offers clients a depth and breadth of technical know-how that translates into a competitive advantage in contentious admiralty matters such as:
- Cargo claims
- Offshore drilling
- Vessel collisions and allusions
- Vessel construction and repair litigation
- Drilling and completion accidents and
- Well blowouts
He has assisted clients with reservoir damage, insurance, casualty, pipeline accidents and other oilfield tort claims, as well as toxic tort, aviation and products liability defense matters in the admiralty context.
Brett is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Navy Nuclear Power School. He served on active duty for seven years as a submariner in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy Reserve.