Chaffe McCall Attorney Lisa M. Kaufmann

Lisa M. Kaufmann

Partner

Lisa M. Kaufmann brings great depth and experience to her practice in the areas of transportation, trucking, and maritime defense litigation. She is a partner in Chaffe McCall’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s Admiralty and Litigation sections.

As a seasoned litigator, Lisa’s 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, she represents Fortune 500 companies, motor carriers, trucking and transportation companies, and their insurers in legal matters throughout Texas and Louisiana, which often involve catastrophic injury or death.

Lisa has specific knowledge of numerous state and federal laws, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and transportation standards of care.  She actively monitors legislative initiatives and recent court decisions in order to implement vigorous legal defense strategies for clients.

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