Joseph B. Marino
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Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty


J.D., B.C.L., Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2005
B.B.A., Banking and Finance, The University of Mississippi, 2001

Professional Memberships

Federal Bar Association
Offshore Marine Service Association
Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council
Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans

Bar Admissions

State Courts:
Federal Courts:
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. District Courts for Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts:
Eastern District of Louisiana
Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Joseph B. Marino

Joseph Marino is a partner in the firm's Admiralty section who provides valuable guidance to clients on a diverse array of litigation disputes arising from maritime property damage, personal injury, cargo, and maritime commercial relationships. He has provided significant counsel to clients advising on issues concerning:

  • The Jones Act
  • Comprehensive Iran Sanctions
  • Accountability and Divestment Act
  • International pollution treaties
  • OPA 90
  • Colregs

Marino has also represented clients on 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. 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, 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.


  • Selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2014-2015


  • New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center, Board member and former President, Vice-President, and Treasurer