Gordon & Elias, LLP - Maritime Law

Representing Maritime Workers

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Representing Maritime Workers
Based along the Texas Gulf Coast, the attorneys of Gordon & Elias LLP represent offshore workers in maritime accident and Jones Act injury cases. Our goal is to help you recover the full compensation to which you and your family are entitled, when the negligence of an employer or a fellow employee leads to a serious accident.

Formed in 2000, the attorneys of Gordon & Elias LLP have dozens of years combined legal experience and a proven reputation for successfully litigating on behalf of injured workers. We have a national focus and the resources to handle Jones Act cases for clients in all kinds of maritime professions.

Contact us today to put our aggressive and client-focused approach to work for your injury.

Jones Act and Maritime Injury Lawyers
Most every industry relies on the hard work of seamen and longshoremen. The work done across the oceans, in warm gulf waters, in icy floes of nearly arctic seas and along flowing river currents of interior America, supplies and supports our nation in countless ways.

On barges, tugboats, oil rigs and fishing vessels, the work is always hard and often dangerous. Our office is built around the mission of supporting the workers who support us. We help injured maritime employees throughout the country recover compensation under the Jones Act and other federal maritime law.

When we take your case, you will work directly with an experienced Jones Act and maritime law attorney who understands how to pursue your case and seek compensation for your injuries.

Main Office


5821 Southwest Freeway,
Suite 422
Houston  TX  77057

Phone
  • (800)-773-6770
  • 713 668-9999
Fax
  • (713) 668-1980

Steven J. Gordon

Mr Gordon is Of Counsel to the firm.

I have had the pleasure of representing injured persons for over 23 years. The first year of my practice was spent representing insurance companies against persons who were injured. I quickly learned that was not where my heart nor capabilities should be. I tried to bring compassion to what is an area where the insurers' sole desire was to save money. So, I changed my practice to where I was best suited. That is, an area where I could represent my client with compassion but also put a hurting on the insurer where they hurt most, i.e., in their wallet.

I have also enjoyed working with my partner, Todd Elias. At first, he was a bit "wet behind the years" and needed to learn. However, he was a quick study and has developed into a premier lawyer that gets excellent results and maintains the level of compassion that is needed when representing families that have been devastated by an injury to a family member. Also, he is "nicer" than me. It is a perfect fit that works to the betterment of our clients' recovery. We have been described as "a chain saw and a fine belt sander";...I will let you figure out who is who!


Bar Admission
Texas
Louisiana
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas


Affiliations
Professional Associations and Memberships:

Texas State Bar Association, 1985
Member
Louisiana Bar Association
Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member
American Association for Justice
Member


Languages English and Spanish

Joined the Law Firm in 2000


Attorney’s Areas of Practice
Admiralty & Maritime
Jones Act

Additional Practice Areas: FELA, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


Career
Professional Experience
Certification/Specialties:
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Past Employment Positions
Representative Clients: Injured People


Education
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1985
J.D.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1982
B.A.

Todd Elias

Attorney’s Profile


Todd Elias represents victims of personal injuries
including maritime and offshore accidents, automobile/eighteen wheeler
accidents, work related accidents, industr


Attorney’s Profile


Todd Elias represents victims of personal injuries
including maritime and offshore accidents, automobile/eighteen wheeler
accidents, work related accidents, industrial site accidents, products
liability, chemical/toxic exposure cases, and claims for injured railroad works
under the FELA. He has represented over one thousand individuals and recovered
millions of dollars for his clients through trial and settlement during the past
ten years.

In addition to his personal injury practice, Todd also
represents individuals and businesses in commercial litigation including claims
involving breach of contract, non-compete agreements, breach of fiduciary duty
and debt collection services.

Todd is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court
to practice before all Texas state Courts and is also admitted to practice
before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He is a member of the State
Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers
Association and the American Association for Justice.

Todd earned his
undergraduate degree from the Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of
Law.

Areas of Practice:



  • Jones Act, Admiralty & Maritime
    Law



  • Truck / Commercial Accident Litigation



  • FELA Railroad Injuries




Bar
Admissions:
Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S.
District Court Eastern District of Texas

Education:
Texas Tech
University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence

The
Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina

Professional
Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Member

Texas Trial
Lawyers Association
Member

Houston Trial Lawyers
Association
Member

American Association for
Justice
Member


Languages English Spanish

Joined
the Law Firm in
2000


Attorney’s Areas of Practice



  • Jones Act, Admiralty & Maritime
    Law



  • Truck / Commercial Accident Litigation



  • FELA Railroad Injuries


 




Additional Practice Areas: FELA

Videos

Jones Act Claims - The "HOW TOs" of a Jones Act Claim

Articles Written

Recent Decision Impacts a Seaman’s Rights to Punitive Damages

Created On: 09/04/2009

The United States Supreme Court decided on June 25th, on a case, Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc. et al. v Edgar L. Townsend, in which an employer wilfully withheld maintenance and cure payments...

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