Waits, Emmett, Popp & Teich, LLC


John F. Emmett
John F. Emmett practices in the area of insurance coverage disputes, maritime personal injury and property damage claims, collections and commercial matters, vessel documentation and the acquisition, sale or charter of assets used in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries.  His area of practice includes litigation and appellate practice arising out these disputes and transactions.  Mr. Emmett represents vessel owners, boat brokers and marine insurers in connection with maritime property damage and personal injury and death claims.  His work for insurers regularly involves providing coverage opinions under hull, P&I, comprehensive general liability and bumbershoot policies.  He also represents several vessel owners in connection with the negotiation of their commercial transactions including master time and master service agreements with the objective of protecting them from personal injury and property damage claims that may arise during the course of the work. 

In addition to his work in the maritime field, Mr. Emmett has experience in medical malpractice defense and governmental regulation of nursing homes and hospitals. Mr. Emmet retains an AV rating from Martindale and Hubbell.

Professional Activities:

  • Member Louisiana and Federal Bar Associations
  • Member – Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Admissions:
    Louisiana, 1983
    Texas, 1985
    United States Supreme Court, 1993


  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D. 1983
  • Undergraduate – Swarthmore College and Tulane University

John Emmet at jemmett@wep-law.com



Waits, Emmett, Popp & Teich L.L.C.

1515 Poydras Street
Suite 1950

New Orleans Louisiana 70112

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