Mr. S. Gene Fendler was the recipient of the New Orleans Bar Association's Maritime and International Law Committee's Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award on Monday, November 3rd. A ceremony and luncheon honoring the recipient was held at the JW Marriott. The Hon. Lance Africk, Donald Abaunza, and Frank Lamothe offered praise of Mr. Fendler's career and dedication to the field of Maritime Law. Mr. Fendler is a shareholder at Liskow & Lewis and served as the firm's president and managing partner from 2003 until 2009. His litigation and trial experiences span more than 35 years in both casualty and business matters. Prior to joining Liskow & Lewis, Mr. Fendler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin B. Rubin, District Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
He has tried to verdict or judgment more than 75 lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana, as well as Texas, Illinois, and Massachusetts and has served as lead trial counsel in mass tort and class action matters. Mr. Fendler's multiple trial achievements involve casualty litigation, commercial and construction disputes and patent infringement matters. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Master of the Bench of the Judge John C. Boutall American Inn of Court, Mr. Fendler was formerly vice-chair of the Maritime and Energy Law Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel and President of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Mr. Fendler, a licensed private pilot, is active in many leading legal professional organizations and is a frequent speaker for those groups. He often appears as a guest lecturer at the Louisiana State University Law Center.Type the text here