New Alliance with The Bale Law Firm Adds Depth and Experience

June 29, 2022

SBSB Eastham is pleased to announce it is joining forces with The Bale Law Firm, combining Bale Law’s decades of courtroom experience representing national and international business clients with SBSB Eastham’s highly respected Maritime, Catastrophic Claims, Longshore, Defense Base Act,. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Law and Eastham Joining Forces to Create Legal Powerhouse: SBSB Eastham

March 8, 2022

A new era has begun. SBSB Law and Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney – two of the most highly respected law firms in the country – are pleased to announce they have finalized a merger. The merger combines Eastham’s renowned. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Welcomes Veteran Trial Lawyer Daryl Daigle as Partner in Firm’s New Orleans Office 

February 24, 2022

SBSB Eastham is pleased to welcome veteran trial lawyer Daryl Daigle to the firm as a partner in our New Orleans office. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Daigle bolsters the firm’s already robust transportation and maritime practice. . . .  READ MORE

Two SBSB Eastham Lawyers Earn Recognition on Louisiana Super Lawyers List

January 12, 2022

Richard Cozad and Jonathan Tweedy, two partners from the New Orleans office of SBSB Eastham, have been selected to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 list of Louisiana’s top legal talent. Mr. Cozad has earned recognition as a Louisiana Super Lawyer, while Mr.. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Featured in Texas Lawyer on Opening of New Corpus Christi Office

December 10, 2021

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC has been featured in Texas Lawyer on the announcement of the firm’s new Corpus Christi office. The article, “Houston’s Schouest Bamdas Opens Up Shop in Corpus Christi” (subscription required), discusses SBSB Eastham’s intent to. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Featured in Law360 on Firm’s New Corpus Christi Office

December 10, 2021

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC was recently featured in Law360 in an article on the firm’s expansion into Corpus Christi, Texas. In the article, “Maritime Firm Schouest Bamdas Opens Corpus Christi Office,” (subscription required), SBSB Eastham Partner Susan Noe. . .  READ MORE

Three SBSB Eastham Attorneys Speak at WCI Annual Conference

December 2, 2021

The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) Annual Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida on December 12-15. This year, three SBSB Eastham attorneys will be there to speak on a variety of topics. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1:00-4:00pm & Wednesday, Dec. 15,. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Opens New Office in Corpus Christi, Growing Already Robust Admiralty and Maritime Practice

November 17, 2021

SBSB Eastham, is pleased to announce the opening of its new law office in Corpus Christi. The addition will allow the firm to focus on growing its already robust Admiralty and Maritime practice and expand its depth of services in. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Secures Seventh Consecutive Best Law Firm Honors from US News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America

November 4, 2021

Houston-based firm ranked in insurance and admiralty & maritime law HOUSTON – Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC or SBSB Eastham has again been ranked among the leading law firms for admiralty & maritime law, earning a place on the. . .  READ MORE

Three SBSB Eastham Lawyers Earn Repeat Placement on Texas Super Lawyers List

November 2, 2021

HOUSTON – Three partners from the Houston office of SBSB Eastham, John L. Schouest, Kelly M. Haas, and Susan Noe Wilson, have earned selection to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers guide, a widely respected peer-review listing of top attorneys. Less than 5 percent. . .  READ MORE

Seasoned Maritime Lawyer Elton Foster Joins SBSB Eastham  

April 29, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – SBSB Eastham is pleased to announce the addition of veteran maritime lawyer Elton Foster to its New Orleans office. As partner, Mr. Foster will utilize his more than 30 years of industry experience to assist clients and deepen the firm’s premiere bench of maritime attorneys.    “Mr.. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Trial Lawyer Craig Stocker Selected to Texas Rising Stars

March 23, 2021

HOUSTON – For the fourth consecutive year, Houston attorney Craig Stocker of SBSB Eastham has been named to the Texas Rising Stars list of top young lawyers. Recognized for his work in civil litigation: defense, Mr. Stocker joins an exclusive. . .  READ MORE

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC Prevails in Delayed- Onset PTSD Claim

March 10, 2021

HOUSTON – SBSB Eastham attorneys Kimberly Rahn and Melissa Anderson secured a significant defense victory for their client after an administrative law judge for the U.S Department of Labor issued an order granting a favorable Motion for Partial Summary Decision. . .  READ MORE

John L. Schouest of SBSB Eastham Named a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2020

HOUSTON – John L. Schouest, firm founder of Houston-based SBSB Eastham, has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in admiralty and maritime law by The Best Lawyers in America. This honor is awarded to individual lawyers. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Attorneys Volunteer at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

November 16, 2018

SBSB Eastham Associates Colten Chapman and Mitch Ford volunteered with the GovCon Team of Willis Towers Watson for a day of giving back at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery to help maintain and beautify the resting place of our fallen. . .  READ MORE

Join us for the 2018 Orlando Longshore/DBA Breakout Expanded 2 Day Program

August 22, 2018

This year’s program again takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott and will have national speakers including top attorneys and experts in the industry, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges,. . .  READ MORE

Success at the FWCI Longshore Breakout

August 22, 2018

Great turnout at FWCI Longshore Breakout! Thank you to the US Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges and Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs for donating your time, talent and participation in today’s conference. Thank you also to the. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Expands Firm Expertise and Services

August 1, 2018

Houston, Texas (August 1, 2018) The law firm of Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea and BenMaier P.L.L.C. (SBSB Eastham) continues to add senior level resources and has made the acquisition of New Orleans firm McAlpine and Cozad effective August 1, 2018. Michael McAlpine,. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Litigation Team Secures A Significant Win

July 20, 2018

The SBSB Eastham Litigation team secured yet another significant win in Houston federal court. This time a declaratory judgment action brought against firm clients Teichman Group, LLC and T&T Offshore, Inc. was dismissed by Southern District Chief Judge Lee H. Rosenthal.. . .  READ MORE

Congratulations to our newest SBSB Eastham Partners!

April 14, 2017

We are very proud to announce that Kent Rogers and Dana Ladner have both been promoted to Partners at SBSB Eastham.​ SBSB Eastham is committed to helping young attorneys develop into leaders within our firm and in the legal community.. . .  READ MORE

Craig Stocker, Associate in the Houston Office, Named as Rising Star

March 23, 2017

SBSB Eastham is pleased to announce that Craig Stocker, an associate in the Houston office, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list. The April 2017 issue of Texas Monthly Texas Super Lawyers®– is a Thomson. . .  READ MORE

John R. Walker, Partner in the Houston Office, Invited to Present Mock Oral Argument at the Loyola Longshore Conference In New Orleans

February 17, 2017

Houston partner, John R. Walker, has been invited to present a mock oral argument at the Loyola Longshore Conference in New Orleans. The mock oral argument will present a hypothetical case involving longshore sites and status. John will represent the employer and. . .  READ MORE

Eric J. Stockel, Partner in the Boca Raton Office, Selected as one of Florida’s “Top Lawyers” for 2016-17

August 16, 2016

Having been featured for several years as one of the “Top Up & Comers” by the South Florida Legal Guide, Eric J. Stockel has been selected as one of Florida’s “Top Lawyers” for 2016-17 by the legal publication. A graduate. . .  READ MORE