Kenneth

Wayne Bullock, ll

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700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

With a strong background in energy and maritime matters, Ken has wide-ranging experience representing corporate clients in litigation and arbitrations throughout the Gulf Coast region.

In the Energy Sector, Ken represents a host of various upstream and midstream entities in all manners of commercial and personal injury litigation, both defending and prosecuting breach of contract, tort liability, product liability claims, as well as employment-related litigation. Throughout his career, Ken has represented a variety of oil field service providers, drilling and exploration companies, operators, pipeline operators and heavy construction companies.

In the Maritime Sector, Ken has extensive experience representing clients in connection with claims brought under the Jones Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA), Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) and the General Maritime Law. Ken’s clients include dredging contractors, diving contractors, offshore supply vessel owners and operators, seismic and geophysical operators and drilling contractors.

Ken also regularly represents both onshore and offshore service companies and other energy clients in connection with internal investigations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections and in defending against citations and penalties before the Occupational Safety Health Review Commission (OSHRC).

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2012-2016)
  • H-Texas Magazine – Houston’s Top Lawyers (2013)
  • Houstonia Magazine – "Top Lawyer" (2016)
  • Memberships

    • Houston Young Lawyers Association
    • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law and Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Sections
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Overview

With a strong background in energy and maritime matters, Ken has wide-ranging experience representing corporate clients in litigation and arbitrations throughout the Gulf Coast region.

In the Energy Sector, Ken represents a host of various upstream and midstream entities in all manners of commercial and personal injury litigation, both defending and prosecuting breach of contract, tort liability, product liability claims, as well as employment-related litigation. Throughout his career, Ken has represented a variety of oil field service providers, drilling and exploration companies, operators, pipeline operators and heavy construction companies.

In the Maritime Sector, Ken has extensive experience representing clients in connection with claims brought under the Jones Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA), Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) and the General Maritime Law. Ken’s clients include dredging contractors, diving contractors, offshore supply vessel owners and operators, seismic and geophysical operators and drilling contractors.

Ken also regularly represents both onshore and offshore service companies and other energy clients in connection with internal investigations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections and in defending against citations and penalties before the Occupational Safety Health Review Commission (OSHRC).

Experience

  • Jones Act

    Won the dismissal of Jones Act claims for offshore exploration and drilling clients based upon lack of vessel status of a deep-water floating gas production and drilling platform.

  • Maritime Litigation

    Successfully defended offshore drilling company in litigation arising from a fatal electrocution occurring aboard a semi-submersible in territorial waters of Angola.

  • OSHA

    Successfully defended a drilling, completions and well services client during OSHA investigations and subsequent OSHRC litigation arising from fatality incident.

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