Mary Campbell Broughton Of Counsel




Mary Broughton has extensive litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels in the areas of maritime casualty, personal injury, cargo, pollution, product liability, insurance coverage, and commercial disputes for vessel owners, towers, P&I Clubs and underwriters. She has conducted oil spill contingency planning, counseling and evaluation, and has lectured on various aspects of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the International Safety Management Code. She has coordinated oil spill responses and investigations and provided response planning and counseling services, and she is a member of the firm's National Emergency Response Team. Mary works primarily in the firm’s satellite office in Mobile, Alabama, established to better serve the firm’s clients in nearby port and coastal cities, and she often collaborates with firm colleagues New Orleans on maritime, environmental and energy law matters. 

In the commercial maritime field, Mary has successfully represented banks in cases in which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has made important clarifications and definitions of U.S. maritime lien law. She has successfully represented domestic and foreign companies in complex disputes over personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens, often involving corporate veil-piercing. 

Mary has defended numerous personal injury and death cases in both judge and jury trials. The cases have arisen from casualties on the high seas, inland waters and docks, and have involved many types of injuries, including long-term exposure to toxic substances. In non-maritime insurance cases, she has defended claims arising from a variety of types of casualties. Mary also has represented insurers in coverage disputes based on a number of different types of policies, including general liability, property and inland marine coverages.