Daniel J. Hoerner

Top rated Transportation & Maritime attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett
Daniel J. Hoerner
Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Practice Areas: Transportation & Maritime, General Litigation

Licensed in Louisiana since: 1992

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020, 2022

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

701 Poydras Street
Suite 600
New Orleans, LA 70139 Phone: 504-595-3000 Email: Daniel J. Hoerner Visit website


Member Dan Hoerner anchors the firm’s Lafayette, Louisiana office. He has been with Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett since it was founded in 1997 and practiced with the firm’s founders for five years prior to that. His practice is primarily litigation-based, with emphasis on admiralty and maritime law, general casualty and insurance defense, personal injury defense, property damage claims, employer and premises liability, and contract negotiations and disputes. He has successfully represented his clients, which include companies in the insurance, shipping, and transportation industries, in state and federal district and appellate courts and before various governmental agencies.

As supported by his Super Lawyers peer honor, Dan has developed a reputation as a skilled litigation attorney, who maintains the highest standards of professionalism, qualities that have attributed to him being widely recognized as one of the top litigators in the transportation and maritime industries. He is known for his goal-oriented approach to litigation. “I have a depth of experience in the areas of law in which I practice and have honed my litigation skills to enable me to resolve my clients’ cases favorably and efficiently.”

He is currently admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Dan is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts Arkansas. He has obtained special temporary admission before courts in numerous other states from coast to coast.

In his personal time, Dan enjoys traveling, reading, cycling and other outdoor activities. He lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is the proud father of two teenage sons.

First Admitted: 1992, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://mblb.com/attorney/daniel-j-hoerner/

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, litigation (both frivolous and meritous) was a foregone conclusion. The floodgates have opened, and the court dockets are now bursting with lawsuits for wrongful death, personal injury and worker’s compensation claims arising out of this global health crisis., Suit for Fear of Contracting COVID-19 Dismissed
  • With increasing frequency, personal injury litigants are utilizing the services of doctors and pseudo medical experts to help define the value of their personal injury claims. What is commonly known as a “life care plan” has evolved into a weaponized method of outlining (and often-times embellishing) the costs of an injured person’s future medical care needs., Life Care Plans Driving Up Cost of Personal Injury Litigation
  • In February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a significant ruling regarding the test for seaman status. However, unlike most cases on this issue, the challenge to the employees’ classification dealt not with their legal rights and remedies under the Jones Act, but stemmed from a claim by an AB seaman and his co-employees for overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FSLA”)., Able-Bodied Seamen Deemed Not a Seamen
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Transportation/Maritime (2013-2020), Super Lawyers
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law (2021, 2022), The Best Lawyers in America
Educational Background:
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, Loyola Law Review (J.D. 1992)
  • University of New Orleans, Dean’s List (B.A. 1989)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Member
  • American Inn of Court of Acadiana, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Propeller Club, Port of New Orleans, Member (1998–Present); Past Member of the Board of Governors

Office location for Daniel J. Hoerner

701 Poydras Street
Suite 600
New Orleans, LA 70139


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020, 2022

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