Thomas O. Deen

Thomas O. Deen

Partner at Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaeir, PLLC
  • Insurance Defense, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Maritime Law ...
  • Texas
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Practice Areas: Maritime, Energy Transportation, and Insurance Law.

Experience Includes: Maritime liens, vessel allisions & collisions, maritime personal injuries, ocean marine and inland cargo, interpretation of insurance policies, insurance bad faith actions, premises liability, acting as a mediator and arbitrator


Services: Along with providing legal services to clients I am also asked from time to time to provide consulting services and expert testimony on maritime law and insurance law matters. I am also asked from time to time to act as an arbitrator and/or mediator in disputes.

Peer Rated: AV Preeminent by the Martindale â Hubbell peer review rating system, the highest rating attainable by an attorney.

Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Emory University
B.S. | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Sole Proprietor
Thomas O. Deen - Attorney
Current
Formed Thomas O. Deen - Attorney, to provide legal services to insurers as well as to the oil and gas & maritime industries along the gulf coast. In addition to providing legal services to clients, I also provide services as a mediator and arbitrator.
Executive Claims Consultant
XL Insurance
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Hired by XL to establish and manage its Houston marine and offshore energy claims department. Oversaw primary and excess liability claims, energy and hull claims. Reviewed and interpreted insurance policies. Managed and advised adjusters on claims handling. Managed outside counsel and provided oversight on litigation.
Partner
McFatridge, Baker & Den P.C.
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Co-founded small business oriented law firm with offices in Houston and Galveston, Texas. As partner handled and oversaw litigation in both Houston and Galveston offices, aided transactional partners in advising clients in matters touching on litigation
Partner
Brown Sims, P.C.
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Chief Operating Officer/Managing Partner, 1999-2001 In addition to duties as a partner, managed all operations of law firm consisting of forty attorneys and sixty support staff. Served as a member of the Board of Directors and as an officer for the firm developing policies and strategies to increase firm's clientele, associate productivity and cooperation between equity partners. Brought firm out of a financial crisis in 1999 by developing and implementing a turnaround plan for the firm to re-establish its footing and grow. Partner/Shareholder, 1990-2001 Evaluated litigation matters, developed strategies to handle cases, insured that the developed strategies were carried forward as well as advised clients on litigation. In addition, managed an assigned group of the firm’s associates, providing them with the appropriate training and oversight to develop themselves into competent and ethical lawyers. Associate Attorney, 1983-1990 Worked under senior partner of firm learning and developing legal skills as well as taking on small responsibilities of firm such as firm’s library.
Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in The Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Houston
Member
Current
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International Transportation Management Association
Member
Current
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Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association
Member
- Current
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The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Member
- Current
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Houston Mariner’s Club
Member
- Current
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Texas Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Supreme Court of Texas
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U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Texas
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U.S. District Courts, Northern District of Texas
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U.S. District Courts, Southern District of Texas
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Practice Areas
    Insurance Defense
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Utilities
    Maritime Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier, PLLC
1001
McKinney, Ste. 1400
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (713) 588-0446
Monday: 8 AM - 5 AM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 AM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 AM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 AM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 AM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Houston, TX, USA