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Jeanie Tate Goodwin



5151 San Felipe
Suite 400
Houston Texas 77056
United States of America

Office Telephone: +1 (713) 917 0888
Office Fax: +1 (713) 953 9470

Direct Dial (Houston): (713) 706-1945 Download VCard

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Jeanie is an experienced civil trial lawyer. Her practice focuses on maritime law, including Jones Act personal injury, vessel status, and cruise ship cases. She also defends energy companies in complex commercial litigation. In addition, she has substantial experience in insurance law, including both first party and third party litigation, as well as coverage opinions.

Jeanie's recent work includes:

  • Obtaining a jury verdict in favor of the defendant in a heavy weather passenger personal injury case in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Succeeding on petition for writ of mandamus to the First District Court of Appeals of Texas on issue regarding independent neuropsychological examination of a plaintiff claiming brain injury.

Jeanie is admitted to practice in Texas and before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She spent three (winter) months seconded to Catlin (now XL Catlin) in London in 2015.

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The Houston office, which opened on 3 January 2017, established the firm's first office in the USA when HFW merged with leading Texas-based energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, a firm with whom we have been successfully collaborating for several years.

This is a significant strategic development for the firm, underlining the fact that Houston is an important geographical market for HFW and its clients, being a key touchpoint for several of the firm's chosen sectors, including energy, marine and insurance in particular.

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