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Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath, & Brown, L.L.P. is an AV-rated civil litigation firm that represents domestic and foreign companies in federal and state courts. Our firm's office is located in Houston Texas and our attorneys are licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana and California.  The Firm provides services to businesses involved in the energy, marine, insurance, financial, manufacturing, hospitality, health, construction and technology industries.

 

 
Strategic Solutions for Global Clients
 
 
bullet Legge Farrow partner Michael Wray was recently quoted in a Law360 article about the long-term legal impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill 25 years ago.  To read more, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow attorney Jacob Esparza was recently named to the "Texas Rising Starts" list by Super Lawyers.  To read more, click here.
 
bullet On March 12, 2014, Legge Farrow partner Jim Brown delivered a presentation to the Ship Masters and West Coast Ship Pilots entitled "The Master-Pilot Relationship:  Command vs. Control?"  at the Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle, Washington.  For more information, please contact Jim at jimbrown@leggefarrow.com.
 
bullet On February 11, 2014, Legge Farrow partner Jim Brown delivered a presentation on electronic navigation and collision litigation to the Corps of Cadets of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston, Texas.  For materials on these subjects, please contact Jim at jimbrown@leggefarrow.com.
 
bullet Legge Farrow partners Jim Brown and Mike Wray comment on the U.S. Coast Guard's proposed SEMS rules for offshore vessels in FuelFix publication.  To view the article, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow will be chairing the EUCI Conference BSEE Investigations 101 on January 24, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  To learn more or to obtain a discount code for conference registration, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Texas' Top Ranked Law Firms for 2013.  This achievement is based on Martindale Hubbell lawyer ratings as compiled by our fellow Texas attorneys.  To view the newsletter, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow Partner Jim Brown was recently featured in Houston Chronicle article on Houston's Marine and Energy practice.  To read more, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow Attorneys Glenn Legge and Michael Wray Named to 'Who's Who in Energy' by the Houston Business Journal.  To read more, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow Attorneys Glenn Legge and Andrew Stakelum will be speaking at the 2013 IBC Deepwater Drilling Seminar in London on September 19 and 20.  To learn more, click here.
 
bullet The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law at the University of Texas has recently published an article by Legge Farrow attorneys Michael Wray and Rachel Reese entitled Does a Good Deed Go Unpunished?  The Availability of Responder Immunity in an Oil Pollution Response.  For more information about the article or to obtain a copy, please click here to send an email to Michael Wray.
 
bullet Legge Farrow attorneys Glenn Legge and Andrew Stakelum have been invited to speak at the 9th Annual Deepwater Intervention Forum on August 15, 2013.  To learn more about the Deepwater Intervention Forum and view the agenda, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow attorneys Glenn Legge and Andrew Stakelum interviewed about BSEE's regulatory approach and its impact on the offshore energy industry for Decomworld, providing business intelligence for the offshore decommissioning industry.    To view the article, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow Presents EUCI's Contract Risk Management for Upstream Oil and Gas Conference - April 29-30, 2013 at the Houston Marriott West Loop.  For more information or to register, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow is participating in the Houston Bar Association's Spring Children's Clothing and Diaper Drive.  The HBA Drive collects clothing for infants, children and teens, which are donated to shelters and agencies that serve homeless children in the Houston area.  The HBA Drive provides valuable assistance to those in need and the firm is proud to support such a worthy cause.
 
bullet On February 14, 2013, Sheshe Taylor Evans of the Legge Farrow Women in Law Group participated in a panel discussion at the University of Houston Law Center on "Achieving Work-Life Balance as a Practicing Attorney".
 
bullet Legge Farrow Obtains a Complete Defense Verdict in a $2.9 Million Property Damage Case.  Click here to read our newsletter.
 
bullet Legge Farrow partners Glenn Legge and Michael Wray provided presentations to leading energy insurers and claims groups in the London Market in late October 2012.  The presentations dealt with:
 
 
bullet The attempts by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to expand its jurisdiction over service companies and contractors working on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the issues involved in responding to a BSEE investigation.
 
bullet Allocating risk and obtaining coverage with respect to BSEE's new regulations requiring professional engineering verification for well control devices and plug and abandonment plans.
 
bullet Post Macondo risk allocation and insurance coverage issues facing operators, contractors and service companies working on the OCS.
 
bullet Recent developments concerning responder immunity and the impact on contractors and service companies that become involved in oil spill response activities.
 
Glenn and Michael will be returning to London in the spring of 2013 to provide presentations to additional underwriters and brokers on these issues and other recent developments impacting operators, contractors and service companies working on the OCS, and the insurers that provide coverage for these activities.

bullet Legge Farrow will be leading and participating in the 2013 Contract Risk Management for Upstream Oil & Gas Course sponsored by EUCI.  The course will take place on April 29-30, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  The topics for the course include:
 
 
bullet Operator vs. Contractor Perspectives of Contractual Risk Allocation
 
bullet Contracts Overview:  From the MOU to the MSA
 
bullet Risk Allocation for Pollution Risks and Third Party Liabilities
 
bullet Post-Macondo Developments Impacting Offshore E&P Activitiesq
 
bullet Force Majeure Clauses:  Now What?
 
bullet Litigation vs. Arbitration:  Who Is Going to Interpret This Contract?
 
bullet Choice of Law Provisions
 
bullet Fracking/Water Issues in Texas
 
bullet Insurance Coverage Warning:  Your Insurance Coverage May Be Interpreted Differently Than It Appears
 
bullet BSEE/Federal Regulatory Issues and Investigations
 
If you have any questions or comments about the EUCI course, you can contact Glenn Legge, Michael Wray or email events@euci-events.com.

bullet Legge Farrow is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Texas' Top Ranked Law Firms for 2012.  This achievement is based on Martindale Hubbell lawyer ratings as compiled by our fellow Texas attorneys.  To view the publication, click here.
 
bullet Xchanging's London market publication, Onstream, has published an article about two recent insurance opinions from the Texas Supreme Court.  Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown, LLP was honored to represent the insurers in these two matters.  To view the publication, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow special report on maintenance and cure published in maritime issue of Texas Lawyer.  To view the article, click here.
 
bullet In July 2012, Jerry Kimmitt, managing partner of the Firm, spoke to a group of Underwriters at Lloyds of London and provided suggestions on how to manage property claims in Texas and efforts to reduce the volume and value of both catastrophe and daily claims.  For a copy of Jerry's PowerPoint presentation, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow Participating in the 9th Annual Advanced Contract Risk Management Conference for Oil and Gas May 15-16, 2012.
 
bullet Tom Nork and Jacob Esparza join Legge Farrow
 
bullet In October 2011, Legge Farrow partner, Jim Brown, served on the faculty of the International Marine Claims Conference in Dublin, Ireland where he delivered a presentation on electronic navigational data and its use in subsequent collision litigation.
 
bullet Legge Farrow Participating in the 8th Annual Advanced Contract Risk Management Conference for Oil and Gas May 24-25, 2011.
 
bullet Legge Farrow partner, Glenn Legge, quoted in Law360 Article - Texas Firms Take On Policyholders to Recoup Business (May 17, 2011).  To view the article, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow partner, Glenn Legge, quoted in Law360 Article - Broad CGL Ruling May Leave Texas Contractors in Lurch (April 8, 2011).   To view the article, click here.
 
bullet Legge Farrow represented various Underwriters at Lloyd’s London in securing a landmark decision from the Texas Supreme Court in Gilbert Tex. Constr. Co. v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, issued on December 17, 2010.  This insurance coverage matter arose out of construction dispute involving the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system and involved claims in excess of $25 million.  Despite the amicus curiae support that was filed in support of Gilbert Texas Construction Co., the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of Underwriters at Lloyd’s London that provided $100 million in coverage for the DART project.  The National Insurance Law Forum listed the Gilbert opinion as one of the “most influential opinions of 2010.”  Legge Farrow attorneys Glenn Legge and Karen Conticello represented Underwriters through the trial court, the appellate court and the Texas Supreme Court in this matter.  A copy of the Texas Supreme Court opinion and the Legge Farrow Newsletter concerning this matter can be found here.
 
 
bullet Legge Farrow partner, Glenn Legge, participated in the 2010 Advanced Contract Risk Management Conference for Oil and Gas.  Mr. Legge’s presentation was entitled  “Contractual Indemnity, Warranty and Additional Insured Provisions – Yours, Mine and Ours” and was directed at the contractual risk allocation issues that are faced by both operators and contractors in the onshore and offshore exploration and production areas.  A copy of Mr. Legge’s presentation can be found here.
 
 
bullet Legge Farrow partner Glenn Legge appeared before the Texas Supreme Court for the second time in 11 months, in the matter of The Houston Exploration Company  v. Wellington Underwriting Agencies Limited, et. Al.  Mr. Legge represented various Underwriters at Lloyd’s London in this insurance coverage matter which arose out of an offshore construction dispute.  The insurance coverage at issue was provided by a Welcar 2001 builder’s risk policy, which is used in major construction projects throughout the world.  This matter is the first time that a state or federal court in the United States has interpreted the Welcar 2001 policy wording.  The Texas Supreme Court has not yet issued its opinion in this matter.  Copies of the briefs filed on behalf of Underwriters can be found here.
   
 
bullet Legge Farrow partner Jim Brown recently spoke at the American Pilots’ Association Biennial Convention in Las Vegas.  The topic of his presentation was protecting the rights of vessel owners, mariners, and other Parties-in-Interest in U.S. Cost Guard investigations.  Mr. Brown also provided updates on ongoing Legge Farrow efforts to enforce favorable Coast Guard policy letters issued as a result of previous Legge Farrow appeals of Coast Guard actions.  For our Newsletter outlining the foregoing activity, please click here.
   
 
bullet Legge Farrow Partner Jim Brown was on the faculty of this year's annual Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute in Charleston, SC and presented a paper on Voyage Data Recorders entitled "Voyage Data Recorders:  CSI on the High Seas".  To read Mr. Brown's paper, click here.