Don K. Haycraft

Adjunct Professor of Law

Don K. Haycraft
Don K. Haycraft

Don K. Haycraft, of counsel in the New Orleans office of Liskow & Lewis, practices in the Maritime, Oilfield and Insurance, Aviation, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation sections.  He also maintains an Appellate practice.  Mr. Haycraft graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1983, where he was Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to James H. Michael, a federal district judge in Virginia, before beginning his career with Liskow & Lewis.  He also received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary in 1977.  Mr. Haycraft has extensive experience in maritime and aviation personal injury litigation and property damage claims, as well as defense of product liability cases, and has lectured on litigation topics. He has served as a Defense Liaison Counsel in the Multi-District Litigation involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and was a member of BP’s Phase One trial team. He has handled cases ranging from Jones Act personal injury and longshoremen’s injuries to major toxic tort class certification hearings.  His trial venues have included numerous state and federal courts in Louisiana, as well as state and federal courts in Texas, Mississippi, Illinois and West Virginia.  He is a past president of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and served for many years on its board of directors. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers of Louisiana.

Degrees

J.D., University of Virginia Law School, 1983; A.B., College of William & Mary, 1977, with high honors

Classes Taught

Admiralty II