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Susan G. Keller-Garcia


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400 Poydras Street
30th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Direct Line: (504) 595-5105
Telephone: (504) 595- 5190
Fax: (504) 523-2705
E-Mail:  skgarcia@frfirm.com

Susan Keller-Garcia joined Fowler Rodriguez in 2010. Her practice has focused on cases involving marine casualties, pollution, collision, personal injury, oil spill response, maritime and environmental regulation, cargo claims, insurance defense, abestos litigation and charter parties, as well as commercial litigation, contract disputes and a wide range of transactional matters. She also has extensive experience litigating claims under the Defense Base Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Ms. Keller-Garcia is a member of the firm’s on-scene casualty/pollution response team, through which she has responded to major vessel casualties and oil spills and gained extensive exposure to state, federal and international regulatory investigations and pollution liability laws.

Raised in Atlanta, Georgia and St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. Keller-Garcia also lived in Caaguazú, Paraguay during high school, where she quickly became fluent in Spanish. She graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor and Admiralty Law Certificate from the Tulane University School of Law in 2006. Ms. Keller-Garcia’s Spanish fluency, affinity for Latin America and fascination with international trade have proven invaluable in her law practice.


  • Maritime Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Marine Casualty and Pollution Response
  • Regulatory Investigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Contract Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bars & Courts:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • B.A., Tulane University, 2003, Latin American Studies
  • J.D., Admirality Law Certificate, Tulane University School of Law, 2006


  • Spanish
Professional Associations:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (New Orleans Chapter), Younger Lawyers Division Board Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association
  • Pro Bono & Juvenile (PB&J) Program


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