Providing Maritime Consulting & Adjusting Services Since 1938

Company History

Gulf Coast


Stephen J. Smith

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Stephen Smith began his career in the marine insurance industry in 1989, with Lamorte Burns & Co., Inc. and currently manages the Louisiana office. In addition to his management duties he handles marine personal injury and USL&H claims along with passenger claims involving the gambling boat industry.

Scott Resor

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Scott Resor began his career in the Insurance Industry in 1989. Over his career he has handled aviation claims, auto claims, general liability claims, Workers' Compensation claims, Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims and Jones Act claims. Since 1997 his primary focus has been on U.S.L. & H. claims, Jones Act claims and State Workers' Compensation claims. Scott received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans in 1987.




Robert G. Hanson

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Robert Hanson started with Liberty Mutual in 1978, where he handled MEL, Jones Act, and USL&H. His marine experience continued while working with Freeport Sulfur Company, Land & Marine Services and Dravo Mechling (now ACL). These employers all provided a variety of exposures including USL&H, cargo, hull and P&I liabilities.

In 1986, Bob joined Lamorte Burns & Co., Inc. in Louisiana. He learned blue water exposures and was promoted to Assistant Office Manager in Louisiana in March 1989. In February 1991, he became Manager of the Texas office. Bob handles all types of P&I cases and H&M for both the blue water and brown water clients.

He is a past-president of the Houston Claims Association (elected to the Board of Directors in 2005), a member of the Houston Mariners Club and past president of the University of Missouri Alumni Association; Houston Chapter.