“Always seeking the best outcome for the client be it by way of vigorous defense of a matter or achieving an amicable resolution short of trial. The interests of our marine and energy clients and their underwriters is always at the forefront of what we do.”
Bill Schwartz’s practice consists primarily of litigation with a focus on admiralty and maritime matters. His experience includes personal injury defense, collision, charter parties, offshore energy matters, inland towing and insurance/indemnity issues. Bill regularly distributes content on maritime developments and he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense, Louisiana Super Lawyers for his work in Transportation/Marine and by New Orleans Magazine as one of their “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” for Admiralty and Maritime Law.
Bill has trained with the American Arbitration Association and received certification as a mediator. This has expanded Bill’s practice to include alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on serving as a mediator to assist other attorneys and their clients with bringing closure to their litigation matters.
Bill is involved with several professional and community outreach organizations including Tour de Lis – an organization he co-founded to fund support and services for the local cancer community; A Child’s Wish of Louisiana – which grants wishes to terminally ill children; HELP – which was organized by federal Judge Jay Zainey to provide legal services to the homeless; and SOLACE – which was formed to assist legal professionals in need.
Bill moved down from St. Louis to New Orleans in 1972 to attend Tulane University. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history, he attended Tulane School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1979. Prior to joining Liskow, Bill was a partner at Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer.
“Mr. Schwartz has represented our company for close to a decade and has provided us with nothing less than top notch representation, whether it is against a Jones Act plaintiff or another maritime entity. Bill is extremely thorough and detail oriented. His passion for his work is unmatched and shows in the results he obtains for us.” – Best Lawyers Client Comment