Mark J. Spansel

Mark J. Spansel

Partner, Adams & Reese, LLP

Contact Info

Adams & Reese, LLP
One Shell Square
701 Poydras Street, Suite 4500
New Orleans, LA 70139
Phone: (504) 581-3234
Fax: (504) 566-0210


Mark Spansel is a partner in Adams and Reese’s New Orleans office. As a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Spansel concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and complex litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation, and energy and maritime litigation.

Mr. Spansel has served as trial and coordinating litigation counsel for a major international energy company for 30 years, obtaining successful trial verdicts and outcomes in casualty and commercial litigation arising in connection with offshore and onshore drilling operations.

Mr. Spansel frequently lectures on maritime law and offshore/oil field liabilities at professional and industry seminars and has been a regular speaker at IRMI’s Construction Risk Conference since 1984 and at its Energy Risk & Insurance Conference since its inception. He also has co-authored several articles on maritime law for its Risk Report and was honored with the "Words of Wisdom" speaker’s award presented at the Construction Risk Conference in 2007.

In his community, Mr. Spansel serves on the Executive Committee of Greater New Orleans, Inc., as secretary and is involved in the Super-Region Committee, a collaborative effort between Greater New Orleans, Inc., and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber to focus on beneficial economic outcomes for Southeast Louisiana.

Mr. Spansel is a New Orleans native and received his juris doctorate and undergraduate degrees from Tulane University.


Mr. Spansel was the 2007 recipient of the IRMI Words of Wisdom (WOW) Award, presented at the 27th IRMI Construction Risk Conference.