Jay T. Huffman
Jay is involved in the litigation of civil cases in both state and federal courts involving disputes within the areas of admiralty and maritime law, collisions, MARPOL violations, personal injury defense, oil and gas, commercial transactions and insurance coverage. Jay joined Royston Rayzor in 2007 and was promoted to Partner in 2013.
Jay served as an active-duty Military Intelligence officer in the United States Army from 1998-2003, attaining the rank of Captain. During his service he earned the Airborne (Parachute) and Air Assault badges and served in various positions to include a company executive officer and a Mechanized Infantry Battalion Intelligence officer.
Jay is also dedicated runner having completed three marathons and over a dozen half-marathons.
Bar and Court Admissions
- State Bar of Texas, 2007
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 2007
- United States Military Academy, B.S. 1998
- Texas Rising Star (Transportation/Maritime Law) 2012 & 2013
- AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Baylor Order of Barristers
- Larsen v. T&T Offshore Inc. and Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement (Singapore) PTE Ltd.; Cause No. 2009-67404; 151st District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2nd Chair trail experience defending ship management company in personal injury lawsuit involving an offshore transfer operation. Jury verdict for ship management company finding no liability.
- In Re M/T EAGLE OTOME, 2nd Chair experience defending domestic tanker owner at Joint USCG and NTSB investigation into collision and oil spill.
- Represented foreign ship owner and negotiated deferred prosecution agreement for alleged violations of MARPOL and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS).
- Defended numerous cases involving the unfortunate deaths of Jones Act seamen and longshoremen, and defended many more cases of serious injury to maritime and land-based workers.
- Maritime Law Association of the United States
- Federal Bar Association - Southern District of Texas Chapter - President Elect (2013), Vice President (2012), Secretary (2011) and Young Lawyers Chair (2010 - 2011)
- Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
- Conneticut Maritime Association
- The Propeller Club of Houston
- Houston Mariners Club