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Timothy W. Strickland


Tim Strickland is a trial partner in the Houston office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2021 and practices in the offshore energy and marine litigation, and emergency and incident response practice groups. He has been actively involved in several notable maritime cases, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Thunderhorse production platform salvage. In both cases, he was actively engaged with the client from the earliest opening hours of each crisis and then was involved with the emergency response center in Houston for months.

One of Texas’ most notable and respected admiralty lawyers, Tim has also litigated claims in state and federal courts including maritime and general personal injury defense, emergency response, premises liability, international salvage disputes, insurance coverage, energy construction disputes, and complex international business trade matters. Tim has sat for and passed his United Sates Coast Guard O.U.P.V. test to obtain a USCG Captain’s license.

Tim is a Certified Mediator and an officer in the Coastal Conservation Association Texas.

  • Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC v. S. Marine Concepts, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist., Lexis 109327
  • Cross Chartering v. RIPC, 2005 U.S. Dist., Lexis 27499
  • Lunday v. Carnival, 2004 U.S. Dist., Lexis 29370
  • Williams v. M/V JUBILEE, 2003 U.S. Dist., Lexis 27028
  • Wiggins v. Carnival, 2005 U.S. Dist., Lexis 18235
  • BNSF v. LAF, 2005 Tex. App., Lexis 6428; 2006 Tex. App., Lexis 443
  • BNSF v. Interdom; 2003 WL 23110385, 2004 U.S. App., Lexis 25551
  • BP Oil Int’l. Ltd. V. Petroecuador, 332 F3d 333, 2003 U.S. App., Lexis 12013
  • Allison v. Carnival, 2006 Tex. App. Lexis 2751
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1991
  • Texas Tech University, B.S., 1988
  • Admitted, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Maritime Lawyers Association
  • 2nd Vice President, International Propeller Club Port of Houston, Board of Governors
  • Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association
  • Houston Mariners Club, Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Member, Insurance Committee and National Management Committee, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)
  • League City Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Southeastern Admiralty Lawyers Institute (SEALI)
  • Chairman, CCA Gulf of Mexico Committee
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2024
  • Texas Top Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • AV Preeminent peer review rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • From Pores to Pearls: A Broad Discussion of Trending CCS Initiatives Along the Gulf Coast, Stay Out of Hot Water, A Kean Miller CLE, Houston, TX, April 18, 2024
  • Onshore/Offshore Emergency Response – Lessons Learned from The Lawyers on The Ground, Stay Out of Hot Water Kean Miller CLE, April 21, 2022
  • Houston Mariner’s Club
  • Houston Mariner’s Insurance Seminar
  • The Nautical Institute and Marine Insurance Association of Seattle
  • Emergency Response in the Maritime and Offshore Energy Industry, University of Texas Petroleum Extension Service