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Larry Curtis
Charter Member
Maritime Law

300 Rue Beauregard, Bldg C, Lafayette, LA 70508


Larry Curtis is recognized as one of Louisiana’s preeminent personal injury lawyers. Larry repeatedly has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements and judgements for his firm’s clients. Larry was admitted to the Louisiana bar nearly 30 years ago. Larry is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. Larry has also been admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Larry attended St. John's University, in Jamaica, New York (B.A. 1974) and Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D. 1977). Larry was honored by St. John's University in 1994 with the Alumni Outstanding Achievement Medal. Larry has also been listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the Practice Areas of Admiralty/Maritime Law and Personal Injury.

Thomas Discon
Charter Member
Maritime Law

424 N. Causeway Blvd., A, Mandeville, LA 70471


Christopher Fertig
Charter Member
Maritime Law

200 SE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


John Garner
Charter Member
Maritime Law

PO 4080, 1319 24th Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501


John S. Garner brings decades worth of litigation experience to Scialdone Law Firm, specializing in commercial dispute resolution & trial preparation. He combines naval experience on large & small combatants to effectively achieve the best & most efficient results for both large corporate clients & the family next door. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Garner was retired as a Naval Officer completing two tours to the Persian Gulf on a forward deployed minesweeper & a lengthy tour assigned to a cruiser out of Subic Bay. Mr. Garner obtained his J.D. in Law from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 1995, & his L.L.M. in Admiralty in 1997. After completing his formal education, Mr. Garner began working as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Black from Jan 97 - 98 (D.N.M.). As first & second chair in numerous trials before the state & federal courts of Louisiana, Mississippi & Texas, he obtained several favorable verdicts, while extending practice areas to family & criminal law.

John H. (Jack) Hickey
Charter Member
Maritime Law

1401 Brickell Ave, Ste 510, MIAMI, FL 33131-3504


John H. (Jack) Hickey started his career at a large law firm representing cruise lines, railroads, and other self- insured corporations. He switched sides and for the last 22 years has represented only Plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. Hickey is a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, the body which licenses and regulates all lawyers who practice in Florida. He is a Past President of the Dade County Bar Association, the largest voluntary bar association in Florida. Hickey is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law (by The Florida Bar) and Civil Trial (by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy). He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) and a State Delegate of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Jack is also the Chair of the Motor Vehicle, Highway Safety, and Premises Liability Section of AAJ.