Bob Barbier practices in the areas of admiralty and tort litigation. He has litigated cases in all areas of maritime law and non-maritime products liability law in Louisiana, Mississippi and the territory of Guam, and has handled numerous appeals in the Louisiana Court system and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. While he has litigated cases in all areas of maritime law, he generally represents owners, charterers, and/or underwriters in defense of personal injury claims, both blue and brown water, and cargo claims, as well as handling FD&D claims, ship construction disputes, Rule B attachments, dock damage, environmental, and Coast Guard matters.
Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, he was with Terriberry, Carroll & Yancey LLP law firm in New Orleans.
Licensed since 1972
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||1972||08/16/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Listed||Louisiana Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Southeast Admiralty Law Institute||Chairman||2003 - 2003|
|New Orleans Bar Association||Executive Board||1976 - 1979|
|Maritime Law Association of the United States||Member||N/A|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Southeast Admiralty Law Institute||Member||N/A|
|Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)||The Widening Gap in Uniformity: The Carmack-COGSA Dispute||2009|
|Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)||Jones Act Standard of Care||1998|
|Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)||Recent Developments in the Fifth Circuit||1995|
|Loyola University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|Louisiana State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1968|