Firm Mourns the Passing of Former Chaffe McCall Partner Robert Bryan Deane

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases, Site Blog

Longtime partner Robert “Bob” Deane, an integral member of Chaffe McCall’s Marine and Admiralty practice, passed away on May 1, 2020.  Bob joined Chaffe McCall in 1959 and practiced in the firm’s New Orleans office for over 42 years.  

At Chaffe McCall, Bob had an outstanding legal career in litigation,  focusing his practice on the areas of Admiralty, Insurance, and Casualty law.  He served on the firm’s Management Committee and was a Practice Area Coordinator.  During his illustrious tenure, Bob litigated some of the toughest cases the firm has handled. He retired from Chaffe McCall in 2001.

“Bob embodied so much of what we hold dear at Chaffe McCall,” said Managing Partner Julie Livaudais.  “Bob will be remembered as a wonderful man devoted to his family, friends, colleagues, and clients alike.  He will be missed by all who knew him.”

Bob was a prominent member of the local and national legal community, serving as a Proctor in the Maritime Law Association of the United States on the Law of the Sea Committee and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Committee.  He was a member of the American Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association, as well as an associate member of the Association of Average Adjusters of London.  He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1964 from Louisiana State University Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and a member of Phi Delta Phi.  He received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1953. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1953 to 1955. 

For more information on his memorial mass, please view his obituary here