Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Lawrence R. DeMarcay III

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Lawrence “Larry” DeMarcay III joined Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer in 2017 as a partner after working with another law firm for over 19 years. His practice is predominantly litigation based, including maritime, commercial and personal injury matters. He is admitted to practice law in Louisiana, Texas and Florida.

Larry is a sought after writer and speaker on legal topics, having written over forty-five articles that have been published in maritime industry magazines. He has also given numerous presentations to audiences ranging from industry groups, such as the Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), to his maritime lawyer peers at Tulane Law School’s admiralty law seminar.

Larry received his B.A. from the University of Florida, M.B.A. from The George Washington University and his law degree from Loyola University. He is also a graduate of the Loyola Institute of Politics and a former board member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, where he was selected to participate in the Leadership Jefferson program. Prior to attending law school, Larry served on the Washington-based legislative staff of Congressman Jimmy Hayes.

Outside of the office, Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, Lorie, and their two daughters. He is an avid triathlete who has completed numerous half Ironman races and is a full Ironman Florida finisher. Larry is also passionate about our community, where he serves on multiple boards, including a leadership position with the Krewe of Hermes and as President of the Board of Trustees for the Academy of the Sacred Heart. He also serves on the board of the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation.



Marine News: “Beware of the Nominal Entity” (December 2019)

Marine News: “It Is Finally Settled: There Will Be No Punitive Awards for Seaworthiness Claims” (September 2019)

Marine News: “The FBI Doesn’t Record Statements, But You Should” (October 2018)

Marine News: “Catching a Jones Act Seaman’s ‘Golden Parachute’”(November 2017)

Marine News: “For Payroll Purposes, is Your Seaman Really a Seaman?” (July 2017)

Marine News: “Plan for Safety” (February 2017)

Marine News: “Clear Contractual Language – What Are You Agreeing To?” (November 2016)

Marine News: “Additional Insured Coverage – Make Sure that Marcel is Your Friend” (June 2016)

Marine News: “Limit Exposure with the Uniform Commercial Code” (February 2016)

Marine News: “Safety and the Law Collide on the Water” (July 2015)

Marine News: “Avoiding Pitfalls on the Water” (February 2015)

Marine News: “Business, Bankruptcy, Bad Debt – and You” (September 2014)

Marine News: “The Government has a Plan for Responding to Your Oil Spill. Do You?” (April 2014)

Marine News: “The Pitfalls of Post Incident Paperwork” (February 2014)

Marine News: “Beyond Your Control – Minimizing Exposure” (September 2013)

Marine News: “Managing Jones Act Personal Injury Litigation” (May 2013)

Marine News: “Using Mediation to Eliminate Risk” (April 2013)

Marine News: “Purchasing Equipment or Services – The Devil is in the Details” (February 2013)

Marine News: “What Will You Do When a Spill Occurs?” (November 2012)

Marine News: “Marine Insurance Pitfalls – Making Sure That You are Adequately Covered” (July 2012)

Marine News: “Punitive Damages in Maritime Cases” (February 2012)

Marine News: “A Different Kind of Liability” (December 2011)

Marine News: “The Jones Act, Medicare Set Asides & You” (November 2011)

Marine News: “Alternative Dispute Resolution Provisions” (October 2011)

Marine News: “Implementing a Salvage Plan” (August 2011)

Marine News: “The ABCs of MSAs” (June 2011)

Marine News: “The Zone of Uncertainty – Seaman or Longshoreman” (December 2010)

Marine News: “Drilling Moratorium” (October 2010)

Marine News: “Record Retention” (July 2010)

Marine News: “How Effective Leadership Saved the Crew of Deepwater Horizon” (June 2010)

Marine News: “Should Vessel Owners Deny Maintenance and Cure?” (April 2010)

Marine News: “Deja Vu – New Rules For Uninspected Towing Vessels?” (February 2010)

Marine News: “Coast Guard Stability Regulation Reform” (December 2009)

Marine News: “Texting Could Create Liability for Vessel Owners” (October 2009)

Marine News: “Vessel Security – Can You Comply With Regulations?” (September 2009)

Marine News: “Minimizing Your Liability for Environmental Incidents” (July 2009)

Marine News: “The Government Made Me Do It” (May 2009)

Marine News: “Don’t Get Burned by a Poorly Implemented Training Program” (March 2009)

Marine News: “Why it’s Crucial to have Proper Crew On-board” (December 2008)

Marine News: “Marine Insurance – What Do You Really Need?” (October 2008)

Marine News: “Settling with an Unrepresented Seaman” (September 2008)

Marine News: “Limitation of Liability – A Good Deal If You Can Get It” (July 2008)

Marine News: “Getting the Right Crew May Save You a Bundle” (May 2008)

Marine News: “Proper Planning Can Minimize Liability” (March 2008)

Marine News: “Improve Your Fleet Using a Tax Free Exchange” (February 2008)

In the Community

The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA)

The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

The Defense Research Institute (DRI)

New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF)
· Board Member

Board of Trustees for the Academy of the Sacred Heart
· President (2019-present)
· Vice President (2018)
· Secretary (2017)

Krewe of Hermes
· Parade Chairman

The Hermes Beyond the Parade Foundation
· Board Member

Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce
· Leadership Jefferson Class of 2003
· Former Board Member

Louisiana, Florida and Texas Bar Associations

The American Bar Association

Graduate of the Loyola Institute of Politics

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Lawrence R. DeMarcay III

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Louisiana, 1998

Texas, 2003

Florida, 2006


Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana J.D., 1997

The George Washington University, M.B.A., 1994

University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, 1991


Lawrence R. DeMarcay, III

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