Hugh P. Lambert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in New Orleans, LA

The Lambert Firm
 | 701 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3629
Phone: 504-581-1750
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (0%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing exclusively on maritime law, Hugh P. Lambert represents clients in Lafayette, New Orleans and Houma, Louisiana. He founded the Lambert Firm PLC in 1977 and has built it into one of the most respected practices in the area when it comes to class actions and mass torts.

For his many accomplishments, Mr. Lambert holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; he was listed in the American Institute of Legal Counsel's 10 Best Attorneys and Firms For Client Satisfaction; and he was listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Having decades of successful cases under his belt, Mr. Lambert knows the importance of giving back. He frequently travels across the country to speak to law students and fellow attorneys about maritime issues. Mr. Lambert has also written extensively on these matters, and has published works for organizations such as the Louisiana Association for Justice and the New Orleans Bar Association.

Representing injured seamen and dock workers requires a deep understanding of the industry as well as the ability to examine every detail. In 1969, Mr. Lambert earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Michigan. He then worked as an engineer, developing invaluable analytical skills. Deciding to pursue a legal career, Mr. Lambert earned a Juris Doctor in 1973 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. During his time there, he served as the lead article editor for the school's law review.

Mr. Lambert is a member of a number of legal organizations, including Public Justice, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the Louisiana Bar Foundation and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Transportation/Maritime (50%): Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (0%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Transportation/Maritime: Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Class Action/Mass Torts: Class Actions

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Hugh Lambert

Admitted: 1974, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.thelambertfirm.com/lawyers/hugh-p-lambert/

Honors and Awards:

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award
  • Louisiana Association for Justice Board of Governors Member
  • American Association for Justice Board of Governors Member
  • American Association for Justice Leaders Forum Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Blue Key, Loyola University  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, The Class Action Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Governors Member, Former Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association  
  • Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers  
  • American Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • US Tax Court
  • US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana  
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Louisiana  
  • National Transportation and Safety Board Bar Association, Aviation Section
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Council for Directors, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, State and Federal Bar Association in Louisiana

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • President's Club Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Public Justice Foundation

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lead Article Editor, Loyola Law Review
  • Taught various law school classes at Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana; guest lecturer in Environmental Law and complex litigation courses at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana; University of Texas in Austin, Texas and Duke University in North Carolina
  • "Maritime Updates", La. Assoc. for Justice Cont. Legal Educ., 2016 High Stakes on the High Seas Maritime Law Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016
  • "Whistleblower Bounty Programs and their Crossover with Retaliation Claims", La. Assoc. for Justice, 2014 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • "Deposition Techniques in a Personal Injury Case – Vocational Rehabilitation/Economist ", New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators' Program presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2015
  • "Deposition Techniques in a Personal Injury Case – Medical Expert/Treating Physician", New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators' Program presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2015
  • "Whistleblower Bounty Programs and their Crossover with Retaliation Claims", La. Assoc. for Justice Last Chance Cont. Legal Educ. presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • "Whistleblower Bounty Programs and their Crossover with Retaliation Claims", La. Assoc. for Justice Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • "Settlement Dynamics and Considerations in Multi-Party Cases ", La. State Bar Assoc. MDL Conference presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • "Testimony: Direct and Cross Examination", New Orleans Bar Association Litigation Lessons for Lawyers presentation, New Orleans, LA, October 3, 2014
  • "Panel Discussion on Recent Developments in Products Liability" with Judge Lance M. Africk, New Orleans Bar Association Products Liability CLE presentation, 2014
  • "Class Action Update: Today's Trends & Strategies for Success", National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education presentation, 2006
  • "Panel Discussion on Recent Developments in Products Liability" with Judge Lance M. Africk, New Orleans Bar Association Products Liability CLE presentation, 2014
  • "Demonstrative Evidence", La. Assoc. for Justice, 2009 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • "Damages at Settlement and in Trail", La. Assoc. for Justice presentation, 2008
  • "The Art of the Settlement", National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education presentation, 2007
  • "Environment Law: Qui Tam Actions Under the Refuse Act", Loyola Law Review, Volume XVII (1971)
  • Guest Instructor, Maritime Torts, Tulane University Law School
  • Guest Instructor, Environmental Law, The University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Guest Instructor, Environmental Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Guest Instructor, Environmental Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, Loyola Law School

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1969

Industry Groups

  • Maritime Law
  • Office Location for Hugh P. Lambert

    701 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130-3629

    Phone: 504-581-1750

     

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