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Robert P. Vining

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Direct: 713.627.7116
Cell: 713.855.1727

1717 St James Pl
Suite 360
Houston, Texas 77056

Robert represents maritime employers, vessel owners and operators, shipyards, onshore and offshore energy-related contractors, and Underwriters in connection with Jones Act personal injury claims, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims, Title VII claims, collisions, allisions, and other maritime matters. He has been engaged in numerous Rule B maritime attachments and Rule C arrests, lien priority and maritime bankruptcy disputes, and charter party disputes. Robert has also negotiated and drafted master service agreements, access agreements, leases, and rental agreements on behalf of clients.

He has tried cases and argued motions before numerous federal, state and appellate courts. Robert has also conducted shipboard and site investigations in support of maritime litigation and coverage disputes.

Jurisdictions Licensed to Practice

Mississippi, 1996

Louisiana, 1997

Texas, 2005

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

U.S. District Court, Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas


Juris Doctorate, University of Mississippi , 1996

  • Chairman of the Moot Court Board

Master of Business Administration, University of Mississippi, 1992

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Mississippi, 1989

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Partner Member of the Shipbuilders Council of America

Honors & Awards
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale‐Hubbell rated (5.0 out of 5) Robert P. Vining, AV Preeminent 2017