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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Louisiana State University Law Center
      J.D., B.C.L., 2004
    • Louisiana State University
      B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, 2001
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Texas
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+

Clients turn to Lisa Kaufmann's industry insight and litigation experience when facing claims of damage or loss from their trucking, transportation, marine or energy operations. She defends dredging and oilfield service companies against claims involving inland waterway and offshore activities, including platform production, dredging and drilling. She advises oil and energy companies, motor carriers, trucking and transportation companies, and their insurers in legal matters, which often involve:

  • Catastrophic injury (e.g. burns, amputation and/or traumatic brain injury)
  • Wrongful death
  • Property damage
  • Cargo loss

Lisa's transportation clients vary in size, ranging from nationwide long-haul carriers with thousands of tractors to oilfield service companies with a few trucks. She is licensed in Texas and Louisiana, which allows her to service clients who haul freight along major highway corridors.

Lisa fully understands the competitive and economical needs and the unique regulatory structure of the trucking industry. Lisa's knowledge of evolving state and federal laws, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and transportation standards of care, helps her guide clients through each phase of litigation. She actively monitors recent court decisions and legislative policies to determine their impact for clients. 

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional

  • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association
  • Houston Mariner's Association
  • Maritime Law Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Civic

  • Louisiana State University Houston Alumni Association 

Industries

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    J.D., B.C.L., 2004
  • Louisiana State University
    B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, 2001

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Professional

  • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association
  • Houston Mariner's Association
  • Maritime Law Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Civic

  • Louisiana State University Houston Alumni Association