Fox Smith LLC

Fox Smith is a law firm made up exclusively of trial lawyers. Comfortable before a jury in a single-plaintiff claim or in a boardroom crafting the solution to a nationwide set of cases, they seek creative answers to help our clients win.

The Fox Smith Marine Team is comprised of lawyers with over sixty years of experience defending marine interests in state and federal courts throughout the United States. These cases are often in “tough” jurisdictions for marine defendants. They represent numerous marine entities including towing companies; fleeting and harbor services; barge owners; dry dock and terminal operators; shipyards; marine construction companies; underwriters and brokers.

They are frequently retained to board vessels or go to accident sites to investigate incidents involving serious personal injuries, fatalities, or high dollar property damage. Fox Smith is available 24/7/365 for these emergency assignments. They have a great deal of experience advising clients on the preservation and handling of key evidence including Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”).

The Fox Smith Marine Team also advises its marine clients on transactional issues including vessel sales/purchases, first preferred ship mortgages, charter parties, indemnification, and “naming and waiving.”

Other areas of focus include:

  • Transportation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Ted has over 30 years of litigation experience with an emphasis on maritime law including many complex multi-party wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and large property damage cases, as well as Coast Guard and OSHA investigations. He has successfully defended numerous high exposure, complex cases in federal and state courts throughout the midwest, working most frequently in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Kentucky. Ted also has substantial experience drafting and negotiating maritime contracts such as vessel purchase/sale agreements, charters, indemnity agreements and terminal handling and storage agreements.

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Fox Smith LLC
Theodore “Ted” Lucas
One South Memorial Drive
12th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63102

(314) 588- 7000 Office
(314) 880-5553 Direct
(314) 588-1965 Fax