Elton F. Duncan, III

Elton F. Duncan, III is admitted to the Louisiana, Texas and South Carolina Bars, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He received his education from Tulane University (B.A., 1980; J.D., 1984).

Elton “Chip” Duncan has argued before the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals numerous times, including the following three (3) leading cases:

  • Roberts v. Cardinal Services, Inc., 266 F.3d 368 – a leading case regarding Seaman status
  • Ducrepont v. Baton Rouge Marine Enterprises, Inc., 877 F.2d 393 – one of the leading cases regarding vessel status
  • Rowan Companies, Inc. Griffin , 876 F.2d 26 – leading case regarding declaratory judgment action in the Jones Act – maintenance and cure context.

The following are cases Mr. Duncan has tried to conclusion before a judge or jury:

Clifton Dennis, et al vs. E. I. Dupont USDC-EDLA
(Judge Mentz)

State of Louisiana vs. Larry McNeal Orleans Parish
(Pro Bono defense)

Walter Lee Derouen vs. Basin Exploration, Inc.

Davenport vs. Baton Rouge Marine Enterp
USDC-EDLA (Judge Feldman)

Charbonnet vs. Consolidated Coa
Civil District Court of New Orleans

Lake Charles Diesel vs. LLPBD Marine

Cubbedge v. Dupont, Conoco
USDC-EDLA (Judge Sear-Jury)

Samford vs. Kostmayer Construction
USDC-EDLA (Judge Jones w/Jury)

Dana Noel vs. Omega Protein, Inc.
16th JDC, Parish of St. Mary

Ionian Wind vs. Bisso Marine Company
USDC-EDLA (Judge Collins)

McMillian vs. Zapata Protein, Inc.

Lucky Stevens vs. Omega Protein, Inc.

Cormier vs. Lalond Towing, Inc.
USDC-EDLA (Judge Putnam w/Jury)

Flights Asbestos Trial
Civil District Court of New Orleans

John Joseph Small vs. Omega Protein, Inc., et al

Marable vs. IC and Dupont
24 th JDC (Judge Tieman w/Jury)

Turner vs. Zapata Protein, Inc.
Amite , Louisiana

Halliburton Energy Services vs. Denet Towing

Quade Vernan vs. Mimi Cole, et al
USDC-EDLA (Judge Collins)

Joseph Marion Franevich vs. Calliou Island Towing
25 th JDC, Plaquemine Parish

Farah Folse vs. Total, Inc.

McCallister vs. Illinois Central Railroad Amite , Louisiana

Levine vs. Zapata Protein, Inc.
USDC-EDLA (Judge Clement w/Jury)

Jack Jones vs. Cardinal Services, Inc.

Owens vs. Cardinal Services, Inc.
USDC-EDLA (Judge Sear)

Danielle Saladino vs. Illinois Central Railroad
USDC-EDLA (Judge Feldman w/Jury)

He is a member of the Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations, the South Carolina and Texas Bar, the Maritime Law Association, the Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), the Defense Research Institute, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.

Admiralty & Maritime; Transportation; Energy; Workers’ Compensation; Insurance Defense

Professional Liability; Employment; Personal Injury

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