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