Chaffe McCall Attorney Jon W. Wise

Jon W. Wise


Jon W. Wise is a seasoned oil and gas, admiralty and insurance litigator who has tried cases in state and federal court in both Louisiana and Texas. His extensive experience in energy litigation, includes matters involving:

  • Well blowout and control
  • Loss of hole and other down hole issues
  • Explosions, fires and property damage
  • Contractual disputes
  • Reservoir damage and destruction claims
  • Subrogation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Environmental litigation arising from surface pollution events and underground blowout

Jon has been involved in almost every aspect of maritime law, including:

  • Collision
  • Personal injury defense
  • Products liability
  • Marine insurance
  • Maritime liens
  • Cargo
  • Oil pollution

Jon also has significant experience in commercial litigation, including breach of contract, deceptive trade practices and construction. He has successfully handled appeals and writs in a variety of appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, Louisiana Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit.


  • Successful reversal by Louisiana Supreme Court in Hayes Fund, et al. v Kerr McGee, et al,, resulting in the reinstatement of a trial court verdict in favor of client in a reservoir destruction case in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. (December 2015)


  • Selected for Inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell