Perry Dampf


Richard O. Kingrea

Richard O. Kingrea

Mr. Kingrea has spent thirty-seven years as a litigator in private practice in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and south Alabama. He has worked primarily in the areas of admiralty, railroad, and construction law. In addition to his experience as a litigator, Mr. Kingrea served as a program manager and in-house counsel for Halter Marine Services, Inc., a New Orleans based ship builder. His diverse personal and professional life has included being honored as an All American football player at Tulane and an eight year career in professional football (including four years as a NFLPA representative).

After receiving training at the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Mr. Kingrea mediated a wide range of disputes over the last fifteen years. His experience includes Jones Act and other maritime claims, personal injuries, contract disputes, and harassment and abuse cases.

Mr. Kingrea, who is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Alabama, is smart, energetic and uniquely qualified to mediate a wide range of conflicts.

Areas of Concentration

Construction Litigation

Maritime & Railroad Litigation

Product Liability

General Casualty


B.A., Tulane University (1971)

J.D., Loyola University School of Law (1980)


Experienced mediator and arbitrator

Thirty-seven years of practice in Maritime Law and General Casualty including Construction

Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Completed Advanced Training at the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution

Listed on the Louisiana Register of Qualified Civil Mediators

Listed on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster since 2002

Eight-year Professional Football Player and NFL Player's Association Representative


“Rick, I thought you did a fine job as mediator in this case and have to tell you I was surprised that it settled.”

“You know I am a big fan of your firm and always suggest you as the mediator.”

“Rick did an excellent job. We were not optimistic we would be able to resolve this matter prior to mediation.”

“I enjoyed working with Rick.”