Robert Killeen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1962. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1984, and a Juris Doctor in 1987. Mr. Killeen was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1987, and the Texas Bar in 1990. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas, and United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana.
Mr. Killeen primarily focuses his practice on numerous areas of civil litigation and trial. He has extensive expertise in the maritime field, representing vessel owners and underwriters on vessel collisions, cargo losses, personal injury defense, charter disputes and insurance matters. In addition, Mr. Killeen also has significant experience in handling general liability, corporate matters, general subrogation, trucking, energy, products liability, property and casualty, construction, commercial, contractual litigation, security litigation and coverage disputes, toxic tort defense and nursing home litigation.
Mr. Killeen has spoken at several seminars as well as conducted continuing legal education seminars for insurance companies. He is the author of “Fear and Loathing in the P&I World: A Simple Primer to a Complex Universe;” “Ethical Dilemmas Facing Insurance Adjusters: From an Attorney’s Point of View” “Texas Construction;” “Reservation of Rights”, and “Welding Rod Litigation and Manganese Exposure.”
Mr. Killeen has a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV, the highest rating for legal ability and professional and ethical standards. Mr. Killeen also has a Martindale Hubbell AV lawyer’s peer review rating. He is listed by Martindale-Hubble as a preeminent lawyer. He is active in the legal community and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Maritime Law Association of the United States, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Defense Research Institute, New Orleans Mariner’s Club and Houston Mariner’s Club. Mr. Killeen was selected by H Texas Magazine as one of Houston’s best litigators in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.