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Thomas Nork

Partner and Master Mariner


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): +1 (713) 980-8954

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Thomas focuses in the areas of admiralty and tort litigation and is an experienced licensed master mariner. His practice areas include Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation personal injury claims, collision and cargo claims, contract and general liability claims. He represents clients with energy, insurance, marine and land transportation related disputes, including COGSA and Carmack Amendment issues. He is also experienced in maritime-related transactions, including vessel construction loans, shipyard contracts, vessel purchases and charterparties.

In 2017, Thomas was selected to Thompson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers list.

Thomas is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Mariners Club and the Council of Master Mariners. He is admitted to practise before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits of the US Court of Appeals.

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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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