Peter L. Hilbert Jr.

Member

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.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of New Orleans
    • B.A. - 1974

Contact Information

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-299-2107
Fax:
504-299-2307
Email:

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Faculty, Trial Advocacy, Tulane University, 1988 - Present
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Region, 1990
  • Author and Lecturer, Injuries in the Workplace in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Inc., 1993
  • The Marine Leg of Intermodal Transportation, International Bar Association, 1993
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Inc., 1995
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Inc., 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2009 with special designations, during 2017 or a prior year, in Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2009-2017

Professional Associations and 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