Frank D. Calvert

     F. Blair Clarke

     Michael K. Eaves

     Alex J. Stelly Jr.

Managing Partner    

Mr. Eaves is an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He concentrates his practice in the areas of admiralty and maritime law, appellate work, insurance defense litigation, personal injury, and toxic tort litigation.

Areas of Practice: 

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Appellate Practice

Automobile Litigation


Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation

Insurance Litigation and Counseling

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Litigation

Personal Injury, Products Liability and Premises Liability Defense

Lamar University
        - Beaumont, Texas, B.B.A. with a concentration in
          Industrial Engineering, 1990 (with honors)
        - Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society
        - Sigma Iota Epsilon Honorary Management Fraternity
        - Blue Key National Honor Society
        - Who's Who Among Students in American
          Colleges and Universities
        - Outstanding Member of the Graduating Class of 1990
        - Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
        - American Society of Industrial Technology
          (Secretary, 1987-1989)

South Texas College of Law
        - Houston, Texas, J.D., 1993
        - Dean's List (Spring 1991; Fall 1992)
        - Order of the Lytae
        - American Jurisprudence Award, Secured Transactions

Admitted to Practice:

State Bar of Texas, 1993
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1994
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1995
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1995
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1995

Professional Associations:

State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Jefferson County Bar Association
        - Secretary, 2010-2011
        - Board Member, 2007-2009, 2011-2012
Jefferson County Bar Association Foundation
        - Secretary, 2009-2010, 2011-2012
        - Treasurer, 2010-2011
        - Spindletop Spin Event Chairman, 2014-Present
Michelle M. Mehaffy Inn of Court
St. Thomas Moore Society
        - Red Mass Committee Member, 2007-Present
College of the State Bar of Texas, 1993-1998, 2003
The Defense Research Institute
The Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor Member)
United States Propeller Club, Port of the Sabine
        - Board Member, 1994-2007
        - Vice-President, 1995-1997
        - President, 1997-1999
        - Special Advisor, 2007-Present
Judge, Annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition (2014-Present)

Civic Involvement:

Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center
        - Board Member, 1997-Present
        - First Vice-President, 2001-Present
        - General Counsel, 2005-Present
        - New Building Committee Chairman, 2002-Present
        - Board Development Committee Chairman, 2012-Present
        - Finance Committee Member, 2012-Present
Graduate of Leadership Beaumont, 1998
Diocese of Beaumont
        - Retirement Committee Chairman, 2014-Present
Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board, 2015 - Present

Professional Honors:

Listed, Texas Super Lawyers, 2006-Present
Listed, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Sept. 2009

Published Works and Papers Presented:

"The Current State of Mediation in Texas," The Baltic, March 1998

"SARS, The Law of Quarantine and the Possible Effects Upon Marine P&I Policies," presented at Spring 2003 Meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States

"P&I Coverage for Quarantine Expenses Relating to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome," 2 Benedict's Mar. Bull.1 (First Quarter 2004)

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