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Andrew S. deKlerk
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Phone: (504) 599-8010
Fax: (504) 599-8110
Email: Andrew S. deKlerk
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PRACTICE AREAS
Admiralty & Maritime
Insurance Coverage

EDUCATION
Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980
LL.M. Admiralty
Honors: With Distinction

University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Law, Cape Town, South Africa, 1997, LL.B.

University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, 1975, B.Com.

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Southeast Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association

LANGUAGES:
Afrikaans
AWARDS & HONORS:
Louisiana Super Lawyer, 2007-2014



Frilot partner Andrew S. deKlerk specializes in the litigation and arbitration of international maritime cases. As co-leader of the Admiralty and Maritime Practice Group, Mr. deKlerk handles a wide range of clients, including domestic and international Protection and Indemnity Clubs, commodities traders, marine suppliers, tug boat owners and barge owners.

Originally from South Africa, Mr. deKlerk has practiced in the United States for 30 years. He handles a large share of the firms international arbitration workload, traveling around the globe to help settle complicated international maritime cases ranging from personal injury, property damage, collision and allision, defense and indemnity obligations pursuant to contract, as well as insurance coverage issues. Mr. deKlerk has handled cases for clients in a host of locations around the world, including Vietnam, Paris, Cairo, and London. These cases mostly involve disputes related to commodity contracts, particularly fertilizers and nitrates.

A graduate with distinction from Tulane Law School, Mr. deKlerk has taught in the Admiralty Program at his alma mater for over 20 years. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Southeast Admiralty Law Institute, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the New Orleans State Bar Association. Mr. deKlerk has twice been named a Louisiana Super Lawyer.