Peter L. Hilbert, Jr.

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Biography

Peter L. Hilbert, Jr. is a Member of the firm. He obtained a B.A. degree from the University of New Orleans and obtained his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School in 1977. Mr. Hilbert was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1977 and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association of the United States (member, Committee on Marine Insurance, Sub-Committee on P&I Insurance, 1984 to present), the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, the Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, the Houston Mariners Club and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.

He was an Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, at Tulane University School of Law and has served as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Region. Mr. Hilbert is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He authored "Inland Marine Leg of Intermodal Transportation, International Bar Association Meeting," October 1993; "Injuries in the Workplace in Louisiana," November, 1993; and "Bad Faith Litigation in Louisiana," March, 1995 and January, 1996.

Mr. Hilbert has been an active litigator, operating in civil litigation, regularly participating in both jury and bench trials. He has been selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers since 2009, and by Best Lawyers since 2009 in the areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Environment and Personal Injury Litigation.


HONORS & AWARDS:

Best Lawyers in America since 2009 with special designations, during 2016 or a prior year, in Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2009-2016

Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2016


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

Tulane Maritime Law Center, Board of Advisors, Member

Tulane Maritime Law Center, Committee of Advisors, Member

Tulane Maritime Law Center, Endowment Committee, Member

Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, Member, 1979

Houston Mariners Club, Member, 1984

New Orleans Bar Associations, Member

Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors, New Orleans Chapter, Member, 1995 - 1998

American Bar Association, Member

Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member

Maritime Law Association of the United States, Committee of Marine Insurance, General Average and Salvage, Subcommittee on P & I Insurance, Member, 1984

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member

Louisiana Association of Insurance Defense Counsel, Member

Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Maritime and Energy Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
504-322-1277  Phone
504-299-2107  Phone
504-299-2307  Fax
www.shergarner.com
University Attended:
University of New Orleans, B.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977
Admission:
1977, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1977, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1977, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana; 1977, Louisiana
Memberships:
New Orleans, Louisiana State, Federal (Member, Board of Directors, New Orleans Chapter, 1995-2000) and American Bar Associations; Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member, Committee of Marine Insurance, General Average and Salvage, Subcommittee on P & I Insurance, 1984-); Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Louisiana Association of Insurance Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reported Cases:
Victory Energy Operations, L.L.C. v. Rain CII Carbon, L.L.C., 335 P.3d 809 (Okla. Civ. App. 2014); Greenspoon Marder, P.A. v. Andry Law Firm, LLC, WL 1681979 (E.D.La 2014); In re Katrina Canal Breaches Consol. Litigation, WL 3815670 (E.D.La 2012); Active Solutions, L.L.C. v. Dell, Inc., 73 So.3d 934 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2011); Great American Ins. Co. of New York v. CIMA Companies, Inc., WL 6180030 (E.D.La 2011); Taylor v. Tesco Corp. (US), WL 4007873 (S.D. Tex. 2011); Powell v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2981352 (E.D.La 2011); Powell v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2457689 (E.D.La 2011); Powell v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2293238 (E.D.La 2011); Safeguard Storage Properties, L.L.C. v. Donahue Favret Contractors, Inc., WL 1226419 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2011); Richards v. Board of Com'rs of the Port of New Orleans, WL 322197 (La.App.4Cir. 2011); Taylor v. Tesco Corp. (US), WL 4539394 (E.D.La 2010); Vaughn Medical Equipment Repair Service, L.L.C. v. Jordan Reses Supply Co., WL 3488244 (E.D.La 2010); Barham, Warner & Bellamy, L.L.C. v. Strategic Alliance Partners, L.L.C., WL 2105889 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2010); Ben-Trei Fertilizer Co., L.L.C. v. Celtic Marine Corp., WL 532821 (E.D.La 2010); Ben-Trei Fertilizer Co., L.L.C. v. Celtic Marine Corp., WL 431696 (E.D.La 2010); CF Industries v. Ben-Trei, Ltd., WL 2765972 (E.D. IL 2009); Ben-Trei Fertilizer Co., L.L.C. v. Keytrade North American Inc., WL 2579354 (M.D.Fla. 2009); Jeasonne v. New York Life Ins. Co., 11 So.3d 1160 (La.App. 3 Cir 2009); Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Patriot Asphlat, LLC, WL 455600 (S.D.Ala. 2009); McGhee v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2597925 (E.D.La. 2008); Greenfield Commercial Credit, L.L.C. v. Catlettsburg Refining, 2007 WL 97068, 61 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 755 (E.D. La. 2007); McGhee v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 4144955 (E.D.La. 2007); Dillard University v. Lexington Ins. Co., 466 F.Supp.2d 723, 2006 WL 2850014 (E.D.La. 2006); City of New Orleans' Dept. of Finance v. Touro Infirmary, 905 So.2d 314 (La.App.4Cir. 2005); Lee v. Clinical Research Center of Florida, L.C., 889 So.2d 317 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2004); Blessey Marine Services Inc. v. Houston Marine Services Inc., 75 Fed.Appx. 232 (E.D.La. 2003); Singleton v. Northfield Ins. Co., 826 So.2d 55 (La.App. 1 Cir. 2002); Equitable Equipment Co. v. Director, Office of Worker's Compensation Programs,, 191 F.3d630 (5th Cir. 1999); Casper Maine, Inc. v. Seatrans Shipping Corp., 969 F.Supp. 395 (E.D.La. 1997); Complaint of Christiansen Marine, Inc., WL 616188 (E.D.Va. 1996); Insurance Co. of North America v. West of England Shipowners Mut. Ins. Ass'n, 890 F.Supp. 1296 (E.D.La. 1995); Insurance Co. of North America v. West of England Shipowners Mut. Ins. Ass'n, 890FSupp. 1302 (E.D.La. 1995); Smith v. Gretna Mach. and Iron Works, 646 So.2d 1096 (La.App. 5 Cir 1994); Hebert v. Exxon Corp., 953 F.2d 936 (5th Cir.(La.) 1992); Ashley v. Epic Divers, Inc., 818 F.Supp. 172 (E.D.La 1991); Fanguy v. Dupre Bros. Const. Co., Inc., 588 So.2d 1251 (La.App. 1 Cir. 1991); Weaver v. Kitchens, 570 So.2d 508 (La.App. 5 Cir. 1990); Weaver v. Kitchens, 556 So.2d 120 (La.App. 5 Cir 1990)
ISLN:
906489244
Hobbies & interests:
Horse-back riding.

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