Strauss & King was formed in 1986 as a strictly maritime and personal injury firm. Berney Strauss is one of the only attorneys in the South who is licensed in every Gulf Coast state including Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and Alabama, as well as the State of New York. Because he is licensed throughout the Gulf Coast, Strauss & King can file your case and handle it to conclusion wherever it needs to be filed. Some cases, for example, can be filled in either Louisiana of Texas and, in such situations, Strauss & King will not refer your case to a lawyer in another state but rather will file it and handle it where it is most advantageous to you. Strauss & King is not stuck filing the case in just one state because that is the only state in which they are licensed.