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Louis Koerner Terrebonne Parish

PelicanBorn and raised in New Orleans, I learned to fish and swim at an early age, but it was sailing that instilled in me a love for being on the water. My summers were spent on Mallini Bayou, Bay St. Louis, and the Mississippi Sound, where I sailed the Gulf waters on Blitzen, our lightning-fast sailboat, and Lagonda, our Luders 16.

A graduate of Jesuit High School, I read every history book that I could get my hands on. I went on to study both history and law at Tulane, then my lifelong fascination with the sea led me into the practice of admiralty and maritime law -- maps, charts, weather conditions, satellite imagery, engines, radios, radar, captains, deckhands, cooks, seamanship skills, tides, currents, buoys, lighthouses, a seemingly never-ending list of variables, plus the law of the sea.

Scores of seamen and other maritime workers and their families have sought the help of Koerner Law Firm over its four decades of service to the Gulf Coast Region.

I live the way I practice law, and I practice law the way I live. I've learned important lessons from sailing. Safety and responsibility come first. Do it right the first time. Shortcuts will only leave you stranded and paddling for shore.
-- Louis R. Koerner, Jr.

Beyond sailing and the sea, I relax on land by planting and growing fruits and vegetables and flowers:

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Another view of azaleas
Kale and thyme
Lettuce garden
More of the lettuce garden
Pool garden azalea
Northeast corner of pool garden azalea
Pool garden still life
White azalea in the pool garden
Tomatoes, grapevine and kale




"The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats."
- Ernest Hemingway.