Chaffe McCall Attorney Lisa M. Kaufmann

Lisa M. Kaufmann

Partner

Lisa M. Kaufmann focuses her practice in the area of maritime litigation.  She is a seasoned litigator, whose experience includes handling the defense of claims involving inland waterway and offshore activities including platform production, dredging, and drilling activities. In addition to providing legal services to dredging and oilfield service companies, Lisa represents trucking companies in personal injury matters involving interstate and intrastate transportation.  She is a partner in Chaffe McCall’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s Admiralty section and Litigation sections.

Lisa’s practice encompasses a wide variety of litigation matters, including:

  • Marine/offshore casualties
  • Personal injury
  • Premises liability
  • Insurance defense and coverage
  • Railroad
  • Transportation

Lisa earned her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Laws degree from Louisiana State University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Lisa is licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana State and Federal Courts. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

  • In Re The Complaint and Petition of RLB Contracting, Inc. as Owner of the Jonathan King Boyd, Its Engines, Gear, Tackle, Etc. In a Cause for Exoneration From or Limitation of Liability, C.A. No. 4:15-cv-00054 and C.A. No. 4:15-cv-00055 (S.D. Tex. Feb. 2016) – Successfully brought and maintained a Limitation of Liability Action including multiple Claimants involving multiple incidents arising out of a single voyage, including Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr.’s denial of Claimants’ Motion to Lift Stay

Key Matters

  • In Re The Complaint and Petition of RLB Contracting, Inc. as Owner of the Jonathan King Boyd, Its Engines, Gear, Tackle, Etc. In a Cause for Exoneration From or Limitation of Liability, C.A. No. 4:15-cv-00054 and C.A. No. 4:15-cv-00055 (S.D. Tex. Feb. 2016) – Successfully brought and maintained a Limitation of Liability Action including multiple Claimants involving multiple incidents arising out of a single voyage, including Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr.’s denial of Claimants’ Motion to Lift Stay