Adelaida J. Ferchmin

Adelaida J. Ferchmin

Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Recognized since 2023

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

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As a member of Lugenbuhl's Admiralty & Maritime Group, Adelaida (Adi) Ferchmin focuses on advising clients in a wide variety of maritime, insurance, and energy matters. When working with her clients, Adi uses her knowledge of Spanish, Polish and Croatian to assist clients with international transactions and matters involving foreign entities or witnesses. Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico Adi has a thorough understanding of not only the languages, but barriers that can be brought on by cultural differences which has proven to be an asset when advising clients. Her sharp tactics guided by her compassionate personality have helped to reach a variety of clients' desired resolutions. Adi's experience includes representing the interests of domestic and international insurers, marine terminal owners, ship owners, charterers and P&I Clubs on matters related to insurance coverage and defense, personal injuries, vessel collisions, vessel purchases and documentation and charter party disputes, among others.

Adi is an active member and the former President (2011-2015) of the New Orleans Chapter of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association since 2006. She is also actively involved in the Maritime Law Association.


  • Pan-American Life Center, Suite 2775
    601 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130


  • Tulane University , J.D., graduated 2005
  • Tufts University, B.A., graduated 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2005


  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Member
  • Maritime Law Association - Member
  • Women's International Shipping and Trading Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law


  • New Orleans Magazine, Top Lawyer, Admiralty Law (2012 -2013 & 2016 -2017)
  • Best Lawyers (2023)
  • Super Lawyers (2019 – 2022)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015 – 2018)

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