Joseph B. Marino
Mr. Marino primarily practices in the firm's Admiralty section. He predominantly handles litigation rising from maritime property damage, personal injury, cargo, and maritime commercial relationships. Mr. Marino has advised clients concerning the Jones Act, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, international pollution treaties, OPA 90, Colregs, U.S. gross transportation income tax, and many other federal and state statutes and regulations affecting maritime commerce. He has experience prosecuting and defending maritime arrests and attachments, and he has assisted in arbitration in the U.S. and abroad. He has conducted numerous shipboard investigations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. He has taken numerous depositions of fact and expert witnesses and he has conducted direct and cross-examination of witnesses at trial. He also has assisted vessel interests with drafting and interpreting charter parties.
Mr. Marino also has represented clients involved in "land-based" commercial, property damage and personal injury litigation. He represents two vehicle financing companies in bankruptcy and collection matters throughout Texas.
Before joining Chaffe McCall in 2007, he served as a Briefing Attorney for Justice David Medina of the Supreme Court of Texas and as a law clerk to Chief Judge Richard T. Haik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Mr. Marino serves as a board member and former President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center. He actively supports the Center's mission to improve the communication of children and adults who are affected by speech, language, and hearing disorders and to enhance their quality of life and help them connect with others.