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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.


Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 100%

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Phelps Dunbar

Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534


LAEligible to practice law197207/08/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
ListedLouisiana Super LawyersN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southeast Admiralty Law InstituteMemberN/A
Southeast Admiralty Law InstituteChairman2003 - 2003
New Orleans Bar AssociationExecutive Board1976 - 1979
Publication nameTitleDate
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)The Widening Gap in Uniformity: The Carmack-COGSA Dispute2009
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)Jones Act Standard of Care1998
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)Recent Developments in the Fifth Circuit1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Louisiana State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1968