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A veteran defense counsel Attorney McKamie has represented defendants in state felony and federal criminal matters involving allegations of white collar crime, interstate drug distribution, defendant asset forfeitures and other felonies.
Reginald E. McKamie has been a licensed attorney for over seventeen (17) years. Experienced in civil, administrative and criminal law, he is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. He is also licensed in U. S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U. S. Supreme Court.
Attorney Reginald E. McKamie has achieved the AV® Rating in the "Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory," one of America's most exclusive directory of lawyers. To achieve this prestigious distinction, Attorney McKamie has been designated by his colleagues to be preeminent in his field. A member of the U. S. Navigation Safety Advisory Council, Captain McKamie has been appointed to the Council by two U. S. Secretaries of Transportation. Captain McKamie is also a Board member of the National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. Attorney McKamie also attained Proctor status, the highest membership category for practicing lawyers of "The Maritime Law Association of the United States." He received a B.S. from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Kings Point, New York in 1975, an M.B.A from the University of Southern California in 1976, and a J.D. from the University of Houston in 1986 where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. Attorney McKamie has been involved in maritime personal injury and collision cases and in 1991, as lead counsel for the Port of Houston, in a case involving a major maritime casualty and oil spill in Galveston Bay, successfully argued in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, in Golnay Barqe Company, et al., v. M/T Shinoussa, et al., that the Port of Houston, as a governmental entity, was conveyed a proprietary interest by the legislature in the waters where the oil spill occurred and, therefore, had a claim for economic damages to the port. This case was considered by the Court a case of first impression for the Fifth Circuit and is reported in American Maritime Cases. While a graduate student at the University of Southern California, Mr. McKamie worked as an Assistant Marine Underwriter with the Insurance Company of North America. Following graduation from the University of Southern California he accepted a position as an Able Bodied Seaman aboard an ocean going vessel. While pursuing a seagoing career he also worked with the certified Public Accounting firm of Cook & Robinson, CPA. In 1981 Mr. McKamie earned his license as an Unlimited Master Mariner and his license as a certified Public Accountant. While a law student at the University of Houston he gained valuable business experience working for Exxon Shipping Company where he held the positions of Assistant Fleet Manning Supervisor, a position that dealt with personnel and labor issues and Senior Financial Specialist, a position that focused primarily on the analysis of the financial and operating results of Exxon Shipping Company. Captain McKamie returned to sea in 1986 after graduation from law school and served as Captain of the S/S Exxon North Slope, S/S Exxon Philadelphia and the S/S Exxon Benicia. He is a member of the Texas and Houston Bar Associations and Texas Society of certified Public Accountants.