Julia M Haines

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Julia Haines is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Houston office and a member of the firm's Maritime Team. Ms. Haines focuses her practice on marine, energy, insurance and commercial litigation issues.

For more than 30 years, Ms. Haines has handled complex marine and energy litigation, including collision cases, hurricane losses, onshore and offshore oil and gas claims, hydraulic fracturing cases, marine and energy products liability litigation, the defense of personal injury and death actions, contract and lien claims, dock and stevedore liabilities, and subrogation litigation. She has extensive experience in matters involving downhole losses, environmental claims, property damage, business interruption, vessel and dock operations, and offshore and marine construction. Ms. Haines is often called upon to analyze insurance, indemnity and defense provisions in marine and drilling contracts, as well as complex issues arising under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

In addition, Ms. Haines handles commercial litigation matters, and counsels domestic and international clients on a wide variety of complex insurance coverage issues, including the development of policy language. She also regularly handles insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as broker errors and omissions litigation.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2018, 2019 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Person of the Year, Houston Propeller Club, 2010


  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • The Bar Association of The Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Board Member
  • Houston Maritime Museum, Advisory Board
  • Judy's Mission, Advisory Board
  • Houston International Seafarers' Center, Immediate Past President, 2016-2017; Executive and Corporate Board Member; Maritime Gala Committee, 2012-2018; former Maritime Gala Chair, 2008, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, 2011
  • University of Texas Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Planning Committee
  • Houston Propeller Club, former President and Board Member