Adelaida J. Ferchmin

Partner

As a member of the firm’s Insurance practice, Adelaida “Adi” Ferchmin focuses on advising clients in a wide variety of insurance, energy, and maritime matters. Her experience includes representing the interests of domestic and international insurers, government entities, marine terminal owners, dock owners, ship owners, ship charterers and P&I Clubs on a variety of issues, including:

  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injuries
  • Vessel Collisions
  • Cargo Disputes
  • Charter Party Disputes

As part of her litigation practice, Adi regularly represents clients in federal and state courts and assists in arbitration and mediation proceedings.  Adi is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico is fluent in Spanish and has a strong working knowledge of both Polish, and Croatian having previously assisted clients and interviewed witnesses in these languages.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named as a “Top Lawyer” in Admiralty Law in New Orleans Magazine, 2012 -2013 & 2016 -2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for Transportation & Maritime, 2015 – 2018

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, New Orleans Chapter ~ President (2011 – 2015)

RECENT PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Diggs v. DHD Offshore Services, LLC, Civil Action No. 17-cv-01894 Successfully resolved direct action claim against Insurer by Vessel Owner in an offshore personal injury matter
  • Vance Construction Co. v. Tierra South Florida, Civil Action No. 12-cv-80131, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida – Successfully mediated a charter party dispute.
  • Equipment Leasing, L.L.C. v. Three Deuces, 2011 U.S. Dist Lexis 82930 – Successfully obtained summary judgment recognizing client’s ownership rights to a vessel under Rule D of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims.

Key Matters

RECENT PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Diggs v. DHD Offshore Services, LLC, Civil Action No. 17-cv-01894 Successfully resolved direct action claim against Insurer by Vessel Owner in an offshore personal injury matter
  • Vance Construction Co. v. Tierra South Florida, Civil Action No. 12-cv-80131, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida – Successfully mediated a charter party dispute.
  • Equipment Leasing, L.L.C. v. Three Deuces, 2011 U.S. Dist Lexis 82930 – Successfully obtained summary judgment recognizing client’s ownership rights to a vessel under Rule D of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims.