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Anthony J. Staines

  • Partner

Practice Areas:

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Marine Insurance Coverage
  • General Casualty
  • Transportation Law
  • Commercial Insurance Defense
Distinguished AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standard And Legal Ability
Best's | Client Recommended | Insurance Attorneys | Over 10 Years


Anthony J. “Tony” Staines was born in Belize, British Honduras.  He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans in 1976 and earned a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1980.  Following law school, Tony served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Frank J. Poloza, United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana. In addition to his regular practice, he has served as a delegate to the Louisiana State Bar Association; has been a member of the faculty for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy; a participant at Professionalism Orientation for the Louisiana State Bar Association; has presented articles to the admiralty committee of the Maritime Law Association and has presented at the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Seminar.  Tony has also participated in pro bono litigation in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana and is a Board Member of the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy. Tony is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, United States District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and all Louisiana state courts.  He is married and the father of three sons.


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor - 1980
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 00/1976

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana, 1980
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1981

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow and Committee Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Faculty Member: Trial Academy
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Claims Association
  • Greater New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
  • Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
  • Mariners Club of the Port of Houston