Jody Schisel-Meslin is a maritime lawyer in the firm’s Houston office focused on assisting clients in the maritime and energy sector in litigation, commercial disputes, and alternative dispute resolution. Jody’s experience includes collisions and allisions, personal injury, property damage, salvage claims, vessel arrests and attachments, and drafting and interpreting charter agreements. Jody’s practice covers all stages of litigation, from emergency casualty response and investigation through litigation, trial, and appeals. Prior to practicing law, Jody managed the daily operations of a fleet of offshore research, subsea construction, and multi-purpose support vessels operating out of US and international ports of call, including overseeing compliance with class, flag, and port state requirements.
Jody served as an intern to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. She also served as a legal clerk for the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program. Jody received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School.