John Schouest is the Managing Partner of the firm. In his more than 25 years of practicing law, John has represented and counseled clients in the defense of personal injury and property damage claims arising under GL, EL, MEL, Foreign Voluntary, and other coverage or self insured situations.
John grew up with a family business of inland and coastwise towing, which led to an interest in General Maritime and Admiralty law. His practice regularly includes matters involving the Jones Act, LHWCA (Longshore), OCSLA, Offshore Service Industries, and Transportation. His Longshore experience has translated to an active and international Defense Base Act (DBA) practice.
John is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. He has also been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer and included in The Best Lawyers in America ® – (Peer Review)