NEW ORLEANS – Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC or SBSB Law is pleased to announce the addition of veteran maritime lawyer Elton Foster to its New Orleans office. As partner, Mr. Foster will utilize his more than 30 years of industry experience to assist clients and deepen the firm’s premiere bench of maritime attorneys.
“Mr. Foster is a wonderful addition to our maritime team and a great example of why clients continue to turn to us for counsel,” said SBSB Law firm founder John Schouest. “In addition to delivering successful and favorable results for clients throughout the country, he maintains a solid understanding of the laws and complexities that often come with maritime and offshore incidents. We feel fortunate to have such a highly regarded lawyer at our firm.”
In his role at SBSB Law, Mr. Foster will focus his practice on cases involving Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Jones Act, and general Maritime Law matters.
Prior to joining SBSB Law, Mr. Foster served as Senior Maritime Counsel for Travelers Insurance Groups Holdings, Inc. for more than 10 years. He also served as General Counsel for a California based company providing services to clients in the domestic and DBA workers compensation arenas.
Mr. Foster received his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. During his time at Tulane, he held the position of editor-in-chief of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
Mr. Foster is licensed in Louisiana and has been admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.
He also comes from a long line of sea captains and attributes his appreciation for and gravitation to maritime-related matters to his early exposure to waterway commerce.
“Though I have worked in a variety of complex business and regulatory environments, I consider this an incredible milestone and opportunity in my legal career,” said Mr. Foster. “SBSB Law has built a stellar reputation for being a premiere law firm in Maritime, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and Defense Base Act law and I am eager to contribute to the firm’s success and continued growth.”