James R. Sutterfield, Attorney


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Admiralty & Maritime, Environmental Law, Insurance, Products Liability, General Practice, Reinsurance, Professional Responsibility


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JAMES R. SUTTERFIELD; Senior Member of Sutterfield and Webb, L.L.C., New Orleans, Louisiana; DID (504) 596-2440; email: jsutterfield@swslaw.com   Practice: Emphasis on first party/third party insurance/reinsurance, maritime law, product liability, professional liability and case management.  Member, House of Representative, State of Louisiana, 1970-1972.  Born Houston, Texas , August 6, 1942.  Education: Tulane University; University of Texas; Loyola University (LL.B., 1967); Tulane University (LL.M. in Admiralty, with distinction, 1981).  Admitted:  Louisiana (1967), District of Columbia (1977); United States Supreme Court (1977); Texas (1993).  Member: Louisiana Bar; District of Columbia Bar; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association [Section of Litigation (Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee)]; [Section of Torts and Insurance Practice (Standing Committee on Professionalism, 1994-95), (Excess Surplus Lines & Reinsurance Committee, Chair 1993-94), (Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; Chair, Ocean Marine Insurance Sub-Committee 1990-92)]; Maritime Law Association of the U.S. [Maritime Product Liability Committee (Chair 1996-2000]; International Association of Defense Counsel [Class Actions and Mass Torts Committee, Chair 1995- 1998], [Maritime and Energy Law Committee (Chair 1993-95)]; Lawyers for Civil Justice (Member, Strategy Group on Mass Torts and Class Actions); Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances; Defense Research Institute (Insurance Law Committee); Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.  Author: In Personam Jurisdiction: How Long is the Long Arm' in Products Liability? 691 Ins. L.J. 447 (1981); Marine Insurance: Express Warranties and the Wilburn Boat Case, 48 Ins. Counsel J. 76 (1981); Personal Injury and Death Aboard Racing Yachts, 12 J. Mar. L. & Com. 233 (1981); Foreign Offshore Workers Injuries in Foreign Waters - Why a United States Forum? 48 Ins. Counsel J. 472 (1981); Relationships Between Excess and Primary Insurers - The Excess Judgment Problem, 52 Ins. Counsel J. 638 (1985); Breach of a Liability Insurance Policy, Commercial Damages (Matthew Bender & Co., 1989); Class Actions in a Single Event Occurrences, Declarations, Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association, Winter, 1995-96.  Mr. Sutterfield has been listed in every annual edition of Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, and The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers, since their inceptions, and serves as Honorary Consul General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Mr. Sutterfield, a registered mediator, remains an active trial lawyer in the defense of civil litigation and has handled a number of high profile case, over 60 of which have been reported.  He also serves as an expert witness in litigation involving insurance and reinsurance.  In January, 2001, he completed a two-year term as President of The Harmonie Group, an affiliation of law firms throughout the United States whose practices concern the defense of insurers, insureds and self-insureds in civil litigation, and remains a member of its board. He also serves as an expert witness in insurance and admiralty matters.

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