Michael Harowski Partner




Michael Harowski maintains an integrated practice in the fields of maritime law, environmental law, marine and pollution casualty response, insurance coverage and insurance defense. His cases involve marine casualties, collision, pollution, fire, personal injury, complex maritime products liability, oil spill response, maritime and environmental regulation, cargo claims, insurance coverage and defense, charter parties, commercial litigation, contract disputes and a wide range of transactional matters. While based in New Orleans, Mike handles cases in numerous jurisdictions around the country, in both litigation and arbitration.

A member of the firm’s Emergency Response Team, Mike is on-scene within hours of an emerging crisis as part of a “go team” comprising attorneys and support personnel best equipped to handle major vessel casualties and oil spills. The team gathers information and witness insights that can help clients manage investigatory demands and fortify potential future litigation defenses. Mike contributes valuable insights and leverages his extensive exposure to federal and international regulatory investigations and pollution liability laws.

Mike also is a member of the firm’s Insurance and London Market groups, focused on providing consistent, quality services nationwide to the firm’s many insurance clients. In this capacity, he has handled a variety of insurance coverage and defense matters for the London Market and domestic insurers. In addition, Mike has represented insurers in all manner of suits brought under the Louisiana Direct Action Statute.

Mike serves as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University Law School, where he teaches a course on the Maritime Law of Collision and Limitation of Liability.