For over 37 years, Mr. Orlando has practiced maritime, energy, commercial, products liability, appellate, insurance defense and coverage, construction, transportation, and professional liability law, representing many different business interests in a broad spectrum of litigation and arbitrations in venues throughout Texas. His clients have included oil and gas companies of all sizes from the super-majors to family owned, oilfield contractors of every type and size, mid-stream energy companies, ship owners, manufacturers, charterers, stevedores, terminal operators, cargo owners, insurers, and a wide variety of marine and energy service and supply companies, financial institutions and many others involved in commerce on the Gulf Coast and in international trade. He is National Counsel for a foreign and a domestic manufacturer for products liability and commercial litigation.
Mr. Orlando is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has tried cases throughout Texas in federal and state courts. In addition to his litigation practice he drafts and negotiates contracts for energy and marine companies.
Mr. Orlando has been the Chair or held leadership positions in a number of bar and civic associations. He has written and lectured extensively on marine, energy and insurance topics. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Houston Law School teaching pretrial litigation. He has been honored for a number of years by various lawyer rating services.
Mr. Orlando is a 1979 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, and from the University of Houston Law Center in 1981.