Jonathan Tweedy

Partner / New Orleans

P: 504.561.0323 X. 478

Early in his legal career, Jonathan Tweedy spent two years as a clerk with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, gaining invaluable exposure to federal workers’ compensation, federal employment law, Jones Act and whistleblower claims and learning how to navigate such cases from an insider’s perspective.

Since then, he has established a reputation as one of Louisiana’s top-rated attorneys. His areas of specialization include civil litigation, maritime and personal injury cases, the Defense Base Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. His efficient and dexterous handling of claims has produced significant monetary relief for his clients.

He doesn’t let practice areas define him, though. His indefatigable approach to cases and ability to quickly get to their cores has resulted in scores of dedicated clients turning to him for almost any legal issue they encounter.

He exhibits the kind of dedication that used to be associated with family doctors — he will go wherever cases take him and answer client calls whenever they need him. His clients know he will work tirelessly on their behalf.

He is often brought into cases that are considered unusually challenging. He is able to quickly diagnose the issues and the risks, and the thoroughness of his research and investigatory skills enable him to find what others tend to miss.

He keeps clients informed at every turn, emphasizing clarity and transparency and his billing reflects extraordinary efficiency. His track record, skill and work ethic have taught him to expect good results; the trust and repeat business his clients bestow upon him show it is also the reality.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Defense Base Act
  • Federal Workers’ Compensation
  • Insurance
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Commercial Litigation

Education

  • B.S., Louisiana State University
  • MBA, Loyola University New Orleans, College of Business
  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Additional Certifications

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – Certified Public Arbitrator

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • Louisiana – State and Federal Courts
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors and Distinctions

  • Louisiana Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2020
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Published Works

  • “A Tedious Balance: Third-Party Claims Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act,” Loyola Maritime Law Journal
  • “Exclusivity and International Torts Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Extension Acts,” Benefits Review Board Service: Longshore Reporter
  • “Practical Application of Roberts vs. Sea-Land Services, Inc.,” Benefits Review Board Service: Longshore Reporter
  • “Longshore Act: Is Application of the Section 14(f) Penalty Mandatory When Equitable Considerations Warrant Otherwise?” Benefits Review Board Service: Longshore Reporter

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Primer on Marine Insurance” – Louisiana Claims Association Annual Conference, 2019
  • “Delayed Onset Claims and Average Weekly Wage” – Longshore Claims Association Annual Conference, 2019
  • “Complex Issues in Causation Under the Defense Base Act” – Advanced Consulting Inc. Annual Defense Base Act Seminar, 2018
  • “Analysis of Recent Case Law for 2016-2017” – Loyola University of New Orleans Annual Longshore Conference, 2017
  • “Analysis on Impactful Decisions in Longshore” – WCI Florida Workers’ Compensation Conference, 2016
  • “Working Together: Insureds, Carriers, and Vendor Relationships” – Advanced Consulting Inc. Annual Defense Base Act Seminar, 2015
  • “Complex Settlements Under the Defense Base Act” – Advanced Consulting Inc. Annual Defense Base Act Seminar, 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Claims Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel