Jessie Shifalo is a member of the firm’s Maritime, Oilfield, & Insurance practice group. She is also an experienced mariner, holding a USCG Unlimited Tonnage Master’s license.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessie had an eight-year seagoing career and has experience sailing on oil and chemical tankers, container ships, car carriers, and salvage vessels both domestically and internationally. She spent half of her sailing career working as senior management on vessels and truly understands the day-to-day operations and what happens onboard.
Jessie received her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law, where she earned the Admiralty and Maritime Law Certificate and served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. While in law school, Jessie also served as an intern to the Honorable James L. Dennis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.