Peter L. Hilbert , Jr. - Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.

Peter L. Hilbert , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

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 is 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 actively engaged in numerous areas of maritime law representing underwriters, marine drilling contractors, oilfield service companies, operators of oilfield supply and crew vessels, barge owners, shipyards and product manufacturers. He has served as trial counsel in major litigation concerning personal injury and death claims brought by seamen, commercial oilfield divers, longshoremen, passengers and invitees aboard vessels. He has also litigated claims for property damage, including claims arising out of loss of vessels, claims concerning breach of contract, claims concerning interpretation of insurance policies and insurance coverage's and subrogation and recovery matters. He has experience in vessel documentation, preparation of charter agreements and contracts for vessel management and towage and affreightment contracts. He has significant experience in the field of maritime products liability. He has actively litigated indemnification contracts, contractual liability, insurance coverage and the applicability of the Louisiana and Texas Oilfield Anti-Indemnification Statutes. He has served as counsel for shipyards in negotiation of vessel construction and repair contracts.

University of New OrleansBA 1974Tulane UniversityJ.D. 1977
Tulane Maritime Law Center, Board of AdvisorsTulane Maritime Law Center, Committee of AdvisorsTulane Maritime Law Center, Endowment CommitteeMariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, 1979Houston Mariners Club, 1984New Orleans Bar AssociationLouisiana State Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationLouisiana Bar Foundation

Case History

In re Katrina Canal Breaches Consol. Litigation — WL 3815670 (E.D.La 2012)
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)

Client Comments

"Peter Hilbert is the type of lawyer that you can give a matter to, and you know that every angle, every detail, and every claim will be well tended. He is extremely talented in every aspect of litigation, from research, to drafting, to the courtroom. I have every faith that when I give a matter to Peter, I can relax and know it will be handled with the greatest competence and zeal."

-Scott Scher
Vice President
Implicit Oil & Gas, L.P.

Office Location

909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the New Orleans Metro Area
Peter L. Hilbert, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law (Bankruptcy, Cargo, Charter Parties, Collision, Commercial, Litigation, Marine Insurance, Personal Injury, Salvage)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Environmental
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs